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Top Tips on How to Train Your Employees

Top Tips on How to Train Your Employees

Setting Your Staff Up For Success

When you are a busy small business owner, it can be tempting to let your new employees hit the ground running. With all of the things you have to worry about in your normal day-to-day operations, you may feel that taking time to formally train your new hire would be the best use of your time. Failing to do so, however, could create a struggle with employee retention. To help business owners build—and keep—their best staff, here are some employee training tips.

  • Hire Smart: The training process is going to be much more effective and go much quicker if you hire people who are self-starters. When you have someone who is driven to learn, training them becomes more of a guidance than hand-holding process, freeing up more of your time even as you pour into your new hire.
  • Tap Your Team: Fortunately, you do not have to be the sole person offering guidance to the newest member of your team. Ask your other employees to get involved. Having your new hire shadow the staff member in the role closest to theirs can be a great way to use everyone’s time and resources, for example.
  • Use Tools: Training can start to feel tedious after a few days of repeatedly saying “Do this.” To get more creative and more effective with your training, utilize online resources and the power of your own position. Positive feedback from you can help encourage productive behaviors in your newest employee.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

How to Manage Your Email Inbox

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Stop Getting Backlogged With Emails

Email has transformed business, and the majority of us are grateful. Gone are the days of problematic fax machines or the need to drive across town—or fly across the country—to get a contract executed. Email has made communication easier.

The problem for many of us, though, is that our sheer email volume makes it difficult to keep up, leaving us with overflowing inboxes. Here are a few tips to help you get yours under control.

  • Commit: Since your inbox is already backlogged, it will take some time to get it back to 0. Set aside a day to do just that. It will be time consuming, but once you have your inbox cleared out entirely you will be able to stay organized moving forward.
  • Unsubscribe: Look, you barely got to that email from your manager yesterday. There is no way you are going to have time to look over that newsletter of recipes or health tips. Unsubscribe from all of your non-work related emails and save yourself the trouble of having to navigate those unimportant emails.
  • File: If you walked into an office without a filing system, you would be appalled. Why, then, do we think it is okay to leave our inboxes unorganized. Implement a filing system in your inbox to help you prioritize the most pressing matters while keeping others where they will not be forgotten.
  • Archive: To prevent inbox backlog, archive all messages that either do not need a response or do not need to stay immediately top of mind for you. You can also relocate archived emails by searching if you need them, and this system will help you keep your inbox clutter-free.

Managing your inbox is just one step on the road to success. To get the full roadmap, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. Our premier wealth creation program helps you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Create Stability While Growing Your Business

Starting your business can be a little shaky over here, and wobbly over there. Once you know what owning a business is actually like, it’s time for some stability! Follow these steps to help your business gain some stability as you continue growing.

  1. Regulation.

Staying with regulations are very important for the continued growth of your business. Join organizations and seminars to know the updates on any regulations your business should follow.

  1. Hiring the right people for the job.

Hiring the right person for the right position is the most valuable asset for your organization. When interviewing your candidates, make sure that you give them an opportunity to talk about their experience in the field, their training, and what lead them to apply for this position. While money may be the real answer for all your applicants, the clever ones will have researched your company and given you an answer that fits your company’s values.

  1. Trust & Trustworthiness

Employers want the ability to trust employees, customers, vendors and the others with which they conduct their business, and vice-versa. However, in order to gain trust one must be trustworthy. Being a good leader is the best way to gain the trust of your employees. Learn from your mistakes and communicate well with your clients. Leadership begins with the careful and purposeful integration of identity and performance, being and doing, essence and activity.

Stability is sought after by everyone. After you’ve worked so hard to get your business off the ground, achieve the stability your business deserves. It is time to figure out how you can start earning more, working less, and enjoying life! Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program to do just that!

Tips For Generating Business With LinkedIn

Want to get more business out of LinkedIn? Read this!

Nearly three out of every four marketers use LinkedIn, and one out of every five say it’s the absolute most important form of social media they use. Does this surprise you? Lots of people see LinkedIn as a means to, well, link in with their business contacts, but don’t use it for much else.

In fact, though, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool for creating more business – you just have to know how to use it! Here are a few tips to get you started with leveraging this social media platform.

  • Get Set Up: No matter how hard you work on LinkedIn, if your profile and business page are lacking you’re not going to look legitimate. Use keywords in your profile and business page description, make sure you’re actually active (liking other people’s posts just isn’t that hard), and share relevant content.
  • Get Personal: Stop sending the generic “I’d like to connect with you on LinkedIn” message. Replace it with something personal that will encourage that individual to take action. For example, “It was great to see you at X networking event! Lunch next week to talk more?”
  • Get Help: LinkedIn has built in tools to make your life easier. Use them! Their Marketing Solutions suite has Sponsored Updates that populate to the site for users you’re targeting, a Lead Accelerator to populate possible leads’ (i.e. people who have visiting your website) pages with those customized Sponsored Updates, and Sponsored InMail to send emails to prospects who are active on the site.

To learn more about how your business can leverage LinkedIn and other digital media to see success in 2015 and beyond, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. We’ll be offering even more information on these types of topics at our November “Leave No Regrets” boot camp in San Diego, California. Don’t miss it!

Tips For Learning Skills Faster

Pick Up Skills More Quickly With This Guide

Do you ever feel like you have a hard time keeping up in today’s business world? As we move further into the technology age, things are changing faster than ever before. To succeed, you need to stay on the cutting edge (or at least not too far behind it). How do you do that with limited time, though?

To help you learn new skills faster so you can succeed in the modern business world, use these tips.

  • Give Yourself Tools: Sure, the free class might be cost-effective, but it likely is not the most effective. Get yourself the best equipment and resources your budget will allow. Oftentimes, the tools make all the difference.
  • Go Digital: Just because you do not have time to drive to your colleagues office who already has this skill does not mean you two cannot connect. Use videoconferencing to get immediate access to people who can help you learn this new skill even if they are not in the same location as you.
  • Let Pride Go: Learning a new skill is challenging and can even be a little scary. Kiss your ego goodbye and let yourself make a mess as you learn this new skill. By worrying about how you look, you will hold yourself back and slow yourself down.
  • Go Deep: You are not going to pick up very much if you do 10 minutes a day for four weeks. You may, however, be able to take those 280 minutes and use them for an immersive session that will help you learn. Expose yourself to the new skill as deeply and frequently as possible to learn faster.

Now that you have these tips, you can learn more quickly but what, exactly, should you learn? To connect with business experts who can guide your growth so you can see the most success this year, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. You will not want to miss our premier wealth creation program that can help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Integrating Video Into Your Marketing Strategy

Leverage Video For Great Marketing

The internet is changing the way we live, and now the internet itself is changing. By 2017, it is estimated that 74 percent of internet traffic will be video. It is not particularly surprising; today, videos are shared 1200% more than text and links combined! If you are not capitalizing on the video age, you are missing out.

Want more proof? Landing pages that had video resulted in a conversion rate that is 8 times higher than those without video! Perhaps that is because viewers walk away retaining 95 percent of what they see in a video, while readers only remember 10 percent of what they read.

To help you capitalize on the power of video, here are just a few tips for integrating video into your marketing strategy.

  • Facebook: Did you know that you can add a video to your “About” section? People are much more likely to watch a quick clip than they are to read a wall of text, so make sure you use this feature. Include your domain in the description of the video to encourage click-through.
  • Twitter: Tweet with video! Although at first Twitter may not seem like the most obvious place for video, tweets with video are actually retweeted 28% more frequently.
  • LinkedIn: Adding video to your summary section is a great way to let visitors to your page know about your products and services without coming across like you are pitching your business.

If you would like guidance from the experts on the best way to leverage video for your business, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. We are here to help you succeed in the digital age, and we offer a premier wealth creation program that can help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Easy Tips To Lower Your Business Travel Costs

How To Cut Costs On The Road

Business travel is an essential part of building your business. When you have the opportunity to meet with your clients and potential leads face to face, you can make a much more impactful connection than you would over email, phone, or even with videoconferencing.

While you know business travel is important, you likely also know that it is expensive. Here are a few tips for discovering low cost business travel to keep your budgets balanced even as you make meaningful connections with clients.

  • Love Lunch: If you have ever looked at your business expenses while you travel, you have probably realized that dining out accounts for a significant portion of your cost. The good news is that lunch is generally more affordable than dinner, so by making lunch your main meal of the day and opting for a smaller dinner, you can cut costs.
  • Test Travel Options: Cabs are pricey. Why not try rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft to help you get a more affordable ride? These apps are easily downloaded to your smartphone and you can call a ride with just a couple clicks. Easier and cheaper, this is a win-win.
  • Pack Like A Pro: Checking a bag is unfortunately expensive. The good news is you can skip this too-high cost by packing in your carry on. Roll clothes, wear your bulkiest pieces on to the flight, and get travel-sized everything in order to easily fit everything you need in this smaller space. Bonus: No more waiting at baggage claim!

Want to learn more about how to affordably take your business to the next level? Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program today! As business experts, we stand ready to help your professional ventures succeed. Our premier wealth creation program can help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Tips For Taming Your Inbox

Stop Getting Backlogged With Emails

Email has transformed business, and the majority of us are grateful. Gone are the days of problematic fax machines or the need to drive across town—or fly across the country—to get a contract executed. Email has made communication easier.

The problem for many of us, though, is that our sheer email volume makes it difficult to keep up, leaving us with overflowing inboxes. Here are a few tips to help you get yours under control.

  • Commit: Since your inbox is already backlogged, it will take some time to get it back to 0. Set aside a day to do just that. It will be time consuming, but once you have your inbox cleared out entirely you will be able to stay organized moving forward.
  • Unsubscribe: Look, you barely got to that email from your manager yesterday. There is no way you are going to have time to look over that newsletter of recipes or health tips. Unsubscribe from all of your non-work related emails and save yourself the trouble of having to navigate those unimportant emails.
  • File: If you walked into an office without a filing system, you would be appalled. Why, then, do we think it is okay to leave our inboxes unorganized. Implement a filing system in your inbox to help you prioritize the most pressing matters while keeping others where they will not be forgotten.
  • Archive: To prevent inbox backlog, archive all messages that either do not need a response or do not need to stay immediately top of mind for you. You can also relocate archived emails by searching if you need them, and this system will help you keep your inbox clutter-free.

Managing your inbox is just one step on the road to success. To get the full roadmap, contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program. Our premier wealth creation program helps you work less, earn more, and enjoy life!

Tried-And-True Training Tips

Setting Your Staff Up For Success

When you are a busy small business owner, it can be tempting to let your new employees hit the ground running. With all of the things you have to worry about in your normal day-to-day operations, you may feel that taking time to formally train your new hire would be the best use of your time. Failing to do so, however, could create a struggle with employee retention. To help business owners build—and keep—their best staff, here are some employee training tips.

  • Hire Smart: The training process is going to be much more effective and go much quicker if you hire people who are self-starters. When you have someone who is driven to learn, training them becomes more of a guidance than hand-holding process, freeing up more of your time even as you pour into your new hire.
  • Tap Your Team: Fortunately, you do not have to be the sole person offering guidance to the newest member of your team. Ask your other employees to get involved. Having your new hire shadow the staff member in the role closest to theirs can be a great way to use everyone’s time and resources, for example.
  • Use Tools: Training can start to feel tedious after a few days of repeatedly saying “Do this.” To get more creative and more effective with your training, utilize online resources and the power of your own position. Positive feedback from you can help encourage productive behaviors in your newest employee.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! To learn more about how you can become the best leader for your team, make sure you sign up for our “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp. It will be held in San Diego this November and offer you the tools you need to see the most success this year.

Engaging Your Customer For More Meaningful Communication

Use This Guide To Connect With Your Clients

In our fast-paced world, many people do not regularly connect with the businesses that serve them. This is fine, until it comes time for them to renew their service or purchase a new product. If business owners have not implemented ways for your team to build customer relationships, they could lose that client. To help your business improve communication with customers to see more success, implement these tips.

  • Be Proactive, Not Reactive: If you only ever talk with your customers when they have a question or a complaint, you are missing out on fostering conversations that help them build trust and loyalty to your brand. Encourage your team to stay in regular communication with your customers, offering guidance and help.
  • Stay Current: Utilize the means of communication that your clients actually use. Studies show that the average text message is opened within seven minutes of receipt, so consider utilizing SMS to reach your customers. Just ensure that you choose an option that will be free to the end user.
  • Get Creative: Do not just send out run-of-the-mill, copy and paste industry templates to your clients. Think about what you would want from your communication with the businesses that serve you. Send interesting, engaging communications that brand your company as friendly and forward thinking.
  • Know Your Clients: When you send digital communications, you have the ability to track which are being best received. Utilize the resources available to you to ensure that your outreach is actually making an impact on your client base.

Contact Mike Stromsoe’s Unstoppable Profit Producer Program for a premier wealth creation program that will help you work less, earn more, and enjoy life! To learn more, join us at our upcoming “Leave No Regrets” Boot Camp in San Diego.