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This week’s strategy:  Let’s get ready to rumble

The economy is open and it is time to rumble, stop complaining and take some action. What do you need to do to make September better than August?  Even prior to COVID business had some issues. The quarantine  and lock down periods gave us all time to reflect, revisit our strategy so we can be ready to start again. Are you ready to rumble?

 

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” … Mark Twain

 

Think outside the box,  explore, dream, discover.  There is no way you can continue to do things the same way and expect different results. Some Customers may have different needs now, they may have gained weight, loved one/s may have passed on, some businesses are permanently closed, others may have lost their jobs, what action can you take to help them?

It is not all about the money. You cannot recover what you have lost during the pandemic by increasing your price. It is about the service that you provide, how you treat your customers would go a long way in helping your business to survive.

 

There would always be challenges with the business and life in general.  The only people  who do not have challenges are the people in the cemetery .

 

So let’s not complain but look for the opportunities that present themselves each day, explore, dream and discover.  Review these opportunities and use them, take action and  move forward.

 

Nothing happens without a dream, or exploring your options or taking action – what action can you take today to move your business forward?

 

Having problems to decide which way to go, take a look  there:   http://www.joipf.com/ask-yourself-is-this-the-right-decision/

 

Email us:  joseylifeline@gmail.com

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This Week’s Strategy:  Key Factors to Becoming a Successful Entrepreneur

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Being an entrepreneur is not without its challenges. But few other career paths are as rewarding. Not only does owning a business provide you with more control of your future, but it also gives you the flexibility and freedom to develop a healthy work-life balance.

 

So, where do you start if you want to give entrepreneurship a chance? Glad you asked! Below,   JOIPF & Associates   has provided some practical information and advice for starting a business—from brainstorming ideas to using the right software.

 

Finding a Viable Idea

 

Your first step will be to come up with a business idea that can bring you success. Taking into account your expertise and interests, brainstorm until you have a list of several different ideas. Then, conduct market research to see if there is a gap that you can fill.

 

Once you’ve narrowed down your options to one idea, start writing a business plan. In short, this document will include a lot of information concerning your company, including your overall mission, target audience, offerings, marketing strategies, and financial projections.

 

Forming an Entity

 

You also need to decide on a business structure early on. A lot of entrepreneurs benefit from forming an LLC because it’s relatively simple to set up and manage compared to some other entities. Plus, you are guaranteed a level of liability protection as well as tax advantages. Before getting too deep into the process of establishing your LLC, make sure you understand the regulations in your state.

 

Getting Funding

 

Unless you have plenty of capital for getting your business off the ground, you’ll need to get funding. Having a detailed business plan written out will help you attract angel investors, venture capitalists, and other types of investors. But there are other options to consider as well, from crowdfunding to small business loans to accelerators. Do your research and assess your needs to determine the best path.

 

Spending Wisely

 

Too many entrepreneurs manage their startup capital poorly, which often results in delayed growth or loss of business. When creating a business plan, figure out exactly where your money should be invested. Then, develop a realistic budget that will help you achieve your goals, and stick to your budget no matter what.

 

Despite how you feel, you probably don’t need that world-class office downtown that you’ve been dreaming about. Keep major purchases like that as a goal to reach after you’ve laid a solid foundation for your company.

 

Hiring the Right People

 

Most companies must hire people at some point if they are to see the growth they envision. Be strategic with who you recruit. Hiring the wrong team members can end up harming your business more so than not hiring anyone.

 

You want any candidate you consider to not only be qualified for the position but also believe in the overall goals of your business. Consider working with a staffing agency to get connected with top-notch candidates.

 

Incorporating Tech

 

Finally, there is plenty of technology on the market today to help small business owners of all types grow their companies the healthy way. Look into payroll, payment processing, collaboration, project management, and customer relationship management (CRM) software that can make your operations more efficient and ultimately boost your bottom line.

 

If you want to build a fulfilling career for yourself and you happen to be a self-starter, building a business might be your best bet. You can expect plenty of obstacles along the way, but by incorporating the tips above, you can put yourself in an excellent position to succeed long-term. And of course, always remain open-minded to other ways that you can lay a solid foundation upon which to build your business.

 

 

Would you like to read more helpful content or learn about how our organization can help guide you through challenges? Visit joipf.com today!

 

Credits – Elijah Dawson

 

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This Week’s Strategy – Avoid being stressed

 

In some places business is opening up more and more. If your economy is opening, up be sure to avoid being stress. You see you may want to get so much completed, to make as many sales as you can, but be careful, you can get overwhelmed trying too hard.

 

So remember:

 

Be organized

Be sure you plan your time,  know where you are going to use your time this week and today.

 

Take a break

 

Working under pressure can cause many problems. You may not focus properly and mistakes make happen, or you may forget to do something. So take a break throughout the day and recuperate.

 

Take care of yourself

 

Sometimes we are so taken up with our business and jobs that we forgot to take care of ourselves. So be sure to take care of yourself – have breakfast, enjoy some fruits while going about your activities, listen to some relaxing music.

 

Do just what you are capable of doing

Do not take on anything more than what you think you can do. Sometimes we want to do so much and we want to help this one and that one. When you have too many responsibilities the day and life can be very stressful. When you plan your day and your week leave some flexible time so that you can re-schedule as you go along.

 

Seek out people who can help

 

Remember you do not have to keep everything in your head trying to figure out what to do. Talk it out with somebody. We help you explore your options so you could make better decisions and do not have to be stressed. So gives us a call – 868 465 0603 – email: joseylifeline@gmail.com

In every country the virus is rampant, we want you to  keep your family and yourself healthy, take a look at what you can do:  https://sera.lurraglobal.com/

Are you mashing each other’s toes or bumping each other as you pass? Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/

 

 

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This Week’s Strategy

 

Which way should I take the business?

Mondays are days of action – you want to make sure you know what your week would be like. Where would you be spending those 86,400 seconds per day. You want to take massive action. Also August just started, so really need to take some action.

 

As a result of COVID 19 your business may have hibernated for a while with all the restrictions and now the economy is opening back up so the decision is which way to go. Are you going to choose life for your company, pump some new energy into it, revamp your offerings and your strategies or are you going to say enough is enough I can’t make it anymore?

Decisions like these can be hard but they have to be made. It helps to make informed decisions not just say well I have not done anything for several months and it is going to be hard.  I don’t think I could deal with this. Rather,  let’s explore some options, facts, how can I get this company up and running?  What do I need? Who can I get support from? has anybody in my industry been doing well? How have they survived? This is where we come in to support you along to make the best possible decisions. We do not make the decision for you, but we show you how to go about it. We help you explore options.  After all your business cannot survive on its own and you cannot survive on you own.

 

If you would like to take your business to the next level get in touch with us now – joseylifeline@gmail.com

You really need a head start as Christmas would soon be upon us. Most business are getting rid of all stock and getting new stocks for Christmas. Others are reviewing their strategy, they are looking at ways to better place there business. What are you doing?

 

 

 

Ask yourself – Is this the right decision?

Have you ever made a decision and then regretted it?

 

Decisions can be catastrophic especially those made in haste, in anger or even to please someone.

 

Nobody likes to make a decision only to realize that they did not have the right information, it was not the right time,  they were rushing or had a lot of other things on their mind. Then you ask yourself : Is this the right decision?

We all have to make decisions every day, in fact every minute or second of the day you are making a decision. These can make you or break you, even affect your whole family and your business or career.

 

Getting help in making decisions is one thing but knowing what to look for is quite another. Wouldn’t you love to know how to make better decisions or decisions that count or even to have a process for decision making?

 

Having and running a business can be overwhelming when there are so many key decisions to make, knowing what to look for and how to go about making your business decisions can be very helpful . We know too well that these decisions could make or break the business. Call us 868 465 0603 or email joseylifeline@gmail.com and let’s talk about this.

 

If you have teenagers and young adults it can be very stressful when they make decisions that you wish they didn’t or wish they had check with you before making that decision.  What if there was a way to show them how to make those decisions? You can’t guarantee that they would use it all the time but at least they would have a process for decision making which you can be comfortable with. Give us a Call  868 465 0603 or email joseylifeline@gmail.com and let’s talk about this.

 

You really do not want to keep asking if this is the right decision, so let’s talk about how you can have a process that works, Call us 868 465 0603 or email joseylifeline@gmail.com .

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This week’s strategy – planning is key.

Most people have a to do list that they tick off as they go along.

 

Today I want to talk to you about planning your time instead of making a to do list. In any case having a to do list you can get frustrated when you are not able to achieve all the tasks recorded on your list.

 

Now, for some people kids are totally on vacation, and if you are running a business this is now a different scenario because they may no longer have planned study time. So now you have to plan your time around them and the business. A to do list would certainly not work in this case.

 

Take it week by week, plan your week. What do you want to accomplish each week?  Then, plan what day of the week you would do your various activities and how long do you need to spend on each activity. Add all that you need to do, plan time for the kids, play time, if you have revision session plan a time for this, grocery time, plan all the activities for your business – client and supplier calls or follow ups, plan marketing time for the business etc. Be specific with each activity, names, phone numbers  etc. as this would ensure that you make effective use of your time.

 

This is also the month where some people are looking at new schools and universities, if this is you, these decisions must be afforded adequate time. Plan a time to research and discuss your options.

 

If you need a strategy for making decisions effectively shoot us an email – joseylifeline@gmail.com. We help you explore your options and break them down to get  the best decision base on the information at hand.  We can also show your older children how to make proper decisions. This is lacking in our world today, and a lot of older children end up making the wrong decisions when they leave school or even in university

 

With a number of lockdowns and restrictions it can be a hassle to get all the supplies you need for school. Instead of planning a trip to the stores where only one person maybe allowed to enter check out the supplies store here: Shop now.  We can also arrange to shop on your behalf. Email us – joseylifeline@gmail.com

In every country the virus is rampant, we want you to  keep your family and yourself healthy, take a look at what you can do:  https://sera.lurraglobal.com/

 

Are you mashing each other’s toes or bumping each other as you pass? Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/

 

 

 

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This week’s strategy

 

It is harder to get a new customer than it is to keep one.

 

Must customers  need to know  you, like you and trust you before they do business with you. This can be hard work on your part to woe them to your business. After all that work you would definitely want to keep them.

 

Some business places may be still closed as a result of the pandemic, however instead of complaining, take the time to maintain your customer data base.

 

– A quick call to see how they are going would go a long way with the relationship.

 

– Send them a thank you card. After all they have stayed with you for so long.

 

– Send them a birthday card, or  a card for some other event they may be celebrating. There are so many virtual cards that you can use.

 

– Have a sale just for your customer data base. They would feel very special or go through and see who are your longest customer relationships and send them a card or provide them with a discount.

 

Whatever you do keep in touch with your customers as you would need them when you re-open,

 

We know it can be a hassle to get all the supplies you require for your business so we have made it easy for you . Check out the supplies store: Shop now.  We can also arrange to shop on your behalf. Email us – joseylifeline@gmail.com

 

Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/

 

 

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This week’s strategy – The one thing you must do.

Your industry may be closed, no money coming in, rent has to be paid, other monthly expenses must be paid, relationships not where you want them to be, the job is more stressful, working from home sucks, you can complain about everything but there is one thing that you must do.

 

You see we all want things to go well for us and our families. We all want a thriving business, good relationships at home and on the job. How are all these things going to happen? Business maybe closed now because of the pandemic but what is going to happen when business reopen? Are you going to keep whining and complaining until it is time to open?

 

If you want to get on with anything the one thing you must do is to  take action. Nothing is going to happen unless you do something, that is take action. Your business is not going to make it unless you take some action to get things going. You must review your strategy, your operations, your suppliers. Your relationship is not going to make it unless you take action. Relationships like everything else must be maintained. How are you going to do this? If they are shaky what is your plan to get them back together? The job is not going to get better unless you take action.  Do you need to look for another Job? Do you need to update your skills? What can you do in your present job differently? By now you get the point.

 

How you go about taking action is another story. You can’t just go and start doing things haphazardly.  You have to do some planning. You have to work on each challenge or issue to explore your options and  see what you could do. You have to work the issue – be specific about it, what is happening,  has it happened before? Has this happened to anyone else? Is this a past issue that you are worrying about or is it in  the future? How is it going to affect you?   What are the things in your control? What are the things you do not have control of?  What are the actions you could take to help resolve your challenges? Can you do it alone? Do you need help to explore your options?

 

You know help is always available, however it is where you seek help or who you turn to? We help you explore your options so you could come up with the right direction for you. Whether it is your business, relationship, job, health  we are on it. Look at it this way you won’t know until you try us. Give us a call: joseylifeline@gmail.com

 

We know it can be a hassle to get all the supplies you require for your business so we have made it easy for you . Check out the supplies store: Shop now.

 

Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/

 

 

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How to decide which direction to take in your business or personal life?

Life could be daunting and at times you could get so overwhelmed with so many things hitting you at the same time, and there appears to be no way out. Well, that is not really true. I heard it said once that there are 500 options to one situation or problem so you could decide which direction to go by exploring an option or two.

 

As nature has it we were made to fight or flight. So either way we have to make a decision on which direction to take. Making rash decisions could sometimes cost you a lot of money and also cause business and personal relationship issues.

 

I found an easy way to decide which direction to go. There is a lot more to this process and if you would like to learn more shoot me an email. – joseylifeline@gmail.com

Here is the process for any decision you have to make:

 

1. Get a sheet of paper and divide into 4  and list the following:

 

2.What is the problem? Be as specific as you can.

 

3.Problems are either past or future . So is it in the past or the future?

 

4.Decide if you can do anything  about the problem – or if there is nothing you can do

 

5. Based on what you wrote in 5 take whatever action deemed necessary.

 

If you need help shoot me an email:joseylifeline@gmail.com

 

Also remember solving problems involve you looking at different examples in the past seeing how others deal with the problem and pulling the pieces together to see if there is anything you can use to solve your problem.

 

It also helps to be focus and practice being present when you are dealing with problems so you can come up with a solution that works for you. If you are not present chances are that you could make a decision that may not be what you are looking for.

Remember we are there to help so email us: joseylifeline@gmail.com

 

We know it can be a hassle to get all the supplies you require for your business so we have made it easy for you . Check out the supplies store: Shop now.

 

Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/

 

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ACTIVITIES

This week we are looking at the impact of the activities that you are involved in on a daily basis on your business.

If you want your business to prosper you must consider the activities of each day in your business as a series of ongoing opportunities. There are so many activities that you could focus on, e.g:

  • Which client do you need to call?
  • Which supplier do you need to contact?
  • Which client could get you a referral?
  • Which contact do you know could get you the name of a supplier?
  • Which media platform to use or Marketing?

There are many daily  activities that convert into opportunities for growth in your business.

The amount of your profits or what you are making  from your business is a direct result of the effort you are putting out into each activity in the business. This means that doing the right things the right way and for the right reason in your business is your ticket to a successful business and better life.

Sometimes trying to find which activities to generate growth or convert into opportunities for growth could be daunting. If you require help with this – email: joipfassociates@gmail.co

We know it can be a hassle to get all the supplies you require for your business so we have mad it easy for you . Check out the supplies store: Shop now.

Many people are on the market for a new home because with COVID they recognize they need more space at home. Getting qualified is the first step to acquiring or building a home. Take a look here:  http://www.joipf.com/discover-how-a-pre-approved-mortgage-could-save-you-valuable-time/