Year-End Checklist for Small Business Owners

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On December 27, 2018
Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of arbitrary deadlines and milestones. If you really want to quit smoking, why wait until January 1st when you can start changing your life today? I feel the same when it comes to business matters – why wait for next year to pursue your goals when you can start […]
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Coaches: Stop Being Your Own Worst Client

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On October 11, 2018
Let’s do a little mental exercise, shall we? Imagine you had a coaching client who consistently failed to complete her tasks for the week. She couldn’t find the time to get her email opt-in page completed. She was too busy to write the next chapter of her book. She was working too hard and completely […]
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More Than Money: Understanding Why You Do The Work You Do

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On October 9, 2018
What do super-successful small business owners all have in common? It’s not experience. It’s not extraordinary skills. It’s not even a powerful drive. Although all of these things can definitely help your business grow, they’re not a prerequisite for success. After all, no one is born with experience or skills, and plenty of successful people […]
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How I Skyrocketed My Number of Qualified Leads Using Dubsado and Acuity Scheduling

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On August 11, 2018
Leads. Prospects. Prospective clients. Whatever you call them, if you’re a service-based business owner, having leads in your sales funnel (or pipeline) is important. Even if your dance card is full right now, its ideal to be in conversation with people who are interested in working with you down the line. Why? Because if you […]
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How to Use Quickbooks Self-Employed as a Freelancer or Solopreneur

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On August 11, 2018
  (Note: this post contains affiliate links) Wouldn’t it be nice if we could rewrite history? It would be great if I could sit tall in my chair and tell you how I’ve masterfully managed my finances during the entire 12 year journey I’ve been on as a small business owner. But alas, I cannot. […]
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5 Essential Systems Every Small Business Needs

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On July 26, 2018
For the last few years, I’ve been spreading the word about the five essential systems every small business needs. What started as an idea for a Periscope series became a popular blog post, a video course, and a topic I speak on often. I’ve now given at least a dozen talks on this topic at […]
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How To Do A Mid-Year Reset For Your Small Business

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On July 9, 2018
Mid year is the perfect time to reevaluate your goals and plans for the year. Often times, business owners take the time to set goals in December or January, motivated by the promise of a new year. By June 30th, the plans have either look the same way as they did when originally set, or […]
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Featured on Modern Ontrapreneur: Build Systems and Processes

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On June 26, 2018
I was recently featured on Modern Ontrapreneur, a podcast and video series put out by the awesome folks at Ontraport. I sat down with Landon Ray, head of Ontraport after my workshop at Ontrapalooza, their annual marketing conference. We discuss mistakes I made while growing my business, changing my pricing, facing burnout and, of course […]
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Free download: What to do when business is slow

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On June 26, 2018
Ah, the summer slump. Ever heard of it? Maybe you haven’t heard the term, but have felt its effects in your business. When people are dashing out of town or spending extra time with their kids because school’s out, things may dip in your business (you know, unless you run a hotel, drive for Lyft, […]
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