How to Sell a Denver Home: Advice for Realtors

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Marketing, Small Business Marketing

How to Sell a Denver Home: Advice for Realtors

How to Sell a Denver Home: Realtor Advice from a Home Seller The market in Denver is a seller’s market where houses are selling in days. But some houses still aren’t selling. What can you do as a Realtor to ensure that your customer’s home sells? Here are some tips on how to sell a Denver home from a seller (yes me), that sold within five days and then had to find a home ASAP. Desperate – that is what I was. I had to find a home within 30 days or I would be displaced and homeless after living in my home for over 20 years. I didn’t...

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Listen to Your Gut in Business

Posted by on Sep 4, 2014 in Inspiration

Listen to Your Gut in Business

How to Listen to Your Gut in Business Listen to your gut. Trust your intuition. Pay attention to that little voice. Great advice that we often don’t quite do as entrepreneurs, right? How can you learn to listen- just listen and make the right decisions based on your gut feelings? Have you ever taken on a client and something tells you that you shouldn’t, but you still do? Have you hired an employee, wondered if you should, and then it doesn’t work out? How can you trust your intuition? There have been times when a train might as well have hit...

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Chamber of Commerce Membership – Are They Worth it?

Posted by on Aug 20, 2014 in Small Business Marketing

Chamber of Commerce Membership – Are They Worth it?

Chamber of Commerce Membership: Should You Join? According to the Shapiro Group study, “the likelihood that a consumer will make a purchase soars by 80%” when a company is a member of a Chamber of Commerce. Are Chamber’s worth worth the cost of membership? The statistic are amazing and from first-hand experience -the investment is worth it. For years, I was the owner of a business Meetup. It was free to join and the meetings were also free. Because people did not pay for membership, I found that I was not able to convert...

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How to Find Your Voice and Love It

Posted by on Aug 7, 2014 in Life Lessons, Small Business

How to Find Your Voice and Love It

How to Find Your Voice and Love It Having a hard time showing the true personality of your business? It may be hard to find your voice – your brand – what you stand for. How can you find your company’s voice, and still get clients? Will you turn some off? Is it worth showing your true self in business? How genuine should you be? For years, I wrote my business blogs and I knew there was something missing. I was scared to show the real me – that me that represented the quirky Kick A brand and not so innocently. I took memoir...

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How to Stop Worrying About Business

Posted by on Jul 24, 2014 in Life Lessons, Small Business Marketing

How to Stop Worrying About Business

How to Stop Worrying About Business As business owners, why do we worry so much? Why should we? Watch this video and forget about your worries! Emmanuel  Kelly was born in the middle of a war zone and was found along with his brother in a shoebox. He doesn’t even know his real age. His mom found him in an orphanage and he and his brother were brought to Australia for surgery where she fell in love with them and adopted them. He calls his mom an angel and this story is heartwarming. Every time I see this video I get so emotional and think...

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Entrepreneurs Guide to Coffee Shop Etiquette

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 in Small Business, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Resources

Entrepreneurs Guide to Coffee Shop Etiquette

Coffee Shop Etiquette – The Entrepreneurs Guide How can you as a small business owner make the most out of using coffee shops as offices? Are there some etiquette rules when meeting someone for business at coffee shops? Years ago I was embarrassed to say that I had a home office until I listened to a webinar with Tony Robbins where he said that most of his team worked virtually and they had saved an enormous amount of money by doing this. So, now I am proud to say that everyone with Kick A works virtually. And when we need to meet...

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How Taking a Break from Marketing Works

Posted by on Jul 2, 2014 in Life Lessons, Marketing, Small Business, Small Business Marketing

How Taking a Break from Marketing Works

Overwhelmed? How Taking a Break from Marketing Works. Sometimes Taking a Marketing Break is Great If you struggle to market your business, what can you skip doing and still have mega accomplishments? Here’s my story. There are crossroads that I’ve had in this business. Things were not quite working for me. I had aligned myself with the wrong business folks and had devalued my services and myself – in turn not getting ideal clients where it’s a natural sale and they see the value that I have to offer. Hey, I was not a victim.  I did this...

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Color Website Palette: What it Means

Posted by on May 20, 2014 in Website Design

Color Website Palette: What it Means

The Importance of your Color Website Palette Who knew your color website palette was so important? Because the color, tone and hues you choose can make or break the effectiveness of your website, it’s critical to put some time and thought into your website color palette. With different colors meaning different things to different cultures, you have to take into consideration a variety of factors before deciding on this crucial element of your online presence. Determining Color Although black is associated with mourning in America, red...

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Small Business Myths

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in Small Business

Small Business Myths

Small business myths: Who knew urban legends could apply to small business? And yet it’s true: myths can have a negative, even fatal, impact on business owners as a deterrent to success, with the harmful ability to reinforce or encourage bad decisions, says the Small Business Administration (SBA). Let’s take a look at some common small business myths that could be a deterrent to entrepreneurs if not explored fully. Myth #1: No need to write up a business plan — I’ve got it all up here! Uh, wrong. First off, we’ve...

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Kick A Marketing in the News

Posted by on Apr 2, 2014 in In the News

Kick A Marketing in the News

Anytime you post anything on social media, it can come back to haunt you. I was asked by Fox 31 in Denver to comment on this story that had originally been in the Huffington Post. You’ll see my comments on the following...

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