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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3 Great Places to Find Joint Venture Partners

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On October 8, 2018
No matter how proudly you embrace the “solopreneur” title, there comes a time when you absolutely must reach out for help. And for savvy business owners, that help often comes in the form of joint venture (JV) partners. Also considered affiliates in some cases, JV partners act as your own private sales army, spreading the […]
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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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5 Easy Ways To Boost Your Credibility

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On June 19, 2018
If you want to earn top dollar for your services, it’s clear you’ll first have to become a go-to expert in your niche. You’re likely already working toward that goal, and probably have been for some time, but if you’re not quite there yet, here are five ways to give your business a jump start. […]
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Solopreneur Business Makeovers: Time for Some Changes

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On June 18, 2018
When is the last time you updated your website? Changed your headshots? Refreshed your “About” page? If the answer to any of those is “more than a year ago,” listen up: if you’re running an online business, bigger deals often require more than a fancy sales page and an email pitch. If you want to […]
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Do You Have A Business Or A Hobby?

  • Posted by Alaia Williams
  • On June 12, 2018
Online business owners – and even coaches – can easily “open their doors for business” without a firm business plan in place. Depending on the owner, this can be a blessing or a huge mistake. Some people may test the waters to see if they attract any clients and some start out doing this online […]
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