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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 2

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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 2

In my last post, I talked about the importance of fixing your business before you grow it. But what if you don't know what needs to be fixed? That's what this post is all about. I've been helping my clients manage their companies since the '90's and I've come up with a simple way to objectively evaluate a small business. Ask yourself, and any employees you have, these three questions: What frustrates you? What do you do that you shouldn't be doing? What do you avoid doing? Take your time in answering. Think about it as you go about your day....

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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 1

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Scaling Your Mini Biz - Part 1

What is Scaling? Let's be honest, when you first start selling, you're happy just to get sales. And if you start getting more sales, you're thrilled. You're growing. But that kind of organic growth will only take you so far. If you want significant growth, you have to take a hard look at the business you have pieced together and make some changes. That's where scaling comes in. It's fixing the problems your business has so you can grow with less effort and expense. It's working smarter. I use an expensive adhesive when I make my Rolodex dividers. When I first...

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex - Part 4

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex - Part 4

The internet also has some inspirational ways in which people use their Rolodex.  LOTS of people use a Rolodex as a desktop scrapbook. And I mean LOTS. There's a whole movement out there. I would put Bible journaling in the scrapbook category, too. Also HUGE!  If you don't believe me - just jump on Pinterest and search "Rolodex". The photo is from Pink Paislee   Kristy Dalman at Some Odd Girl uses her Rolodex to store her hundreds of rubber stamps. This is totally brilliant. Need a flower stamp? Turn to F.   Scrapbook.com suggests using a Rolodex to list all the various stamping...

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex? Part 3

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex? Part 3

My customers have some amazing ways of using their pretty Rolodex cards and dividers, and I LOVE it when they send pictures!   Michelle uses her Rolodex to keep track of the places she has traveled to & the places she wants to go.   Jeannine uses her Rolodex to keep track of all of her knitting and crocheting patterns. Knit one, pearl two.   Jessica uses her Rolodex to keep drink recipes at her bar.   Amy ordered custom kitty Rolodex cards and dividers to use as a seating chart at her wedding.   And Amber used our Rolodex cards and...

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex? Part 2

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Why Would Anyone Use a Rolodex? Part 2

Not only do I use my pretty Rolodex to keep track of my hundreds of internet passwords, I also use it to keep track of my social media ideas. I have Rolodex dividers for every month and an "evergreen" divider at the end. Whenever I get an idea for a blog post or an Instagram post, I jot it down on a Rolodex card and file it under the appropriate divider. I just love turning that handle and watching all of my ideas flipping past. Rolodex for social media ideas - Use # 2.

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