Ali Brown

7 Simple Formulas for Writing Articles That Get Read

  Many of us have had to write an article at one time or another, be it for a blog or a newsletter. But no matter the purpose, it’s your responsibility to make it interesting—otherwise no one will read it. (Except you.) So how can you make your article interesting and engage your reader? It’s all about […]

How to Use Social Media to Deliver Stellar Customer Service

You’re probably familiar with this scenario: You log onto Facebook, post a cool factoid of the day for your community to process during their morning coffee break. And, by 3pm, among the dozens of comments and likes your post has generated, there it is—a random comment along the lines of: “I ordered my product last […]

Turn Your Passion into Profits

As an entrepreneur, one of your most important duties is keeping your mind open to fresh moneymaking ideas. Holding regular brainstorm sessions can uncover fresh spins on our original ideas, and keep the passion alive—not only within ourselves, but for our customers and clients as well. But, if you want to have an eye-opening brainstorm session, […]

Is Your Time Worth What You Think It Is?

Time is the most important asset you have—and unlike money, once you’ve spent it, you can’t earn any more. That’s why it’s so important to make the most of your 24 hours, especially as a business owner. So, how can you become more productive and profitable, without working insane hours and sacrificing your personal life? Read […]

Why You Should NOT Wait for a Clear Vision Before You Move Forward

Whenever I’m speaking to entrepreneurs—whether they are around the country or around the world—I’m always asked to share my now famous “ATM Story”. It’s one I kept close to the vest for years, because I was too embarrassed to reveal it. But today, I know it’s important to share. And why. You see, we always […]

Your Fortune is in the Follow Up!

While you’re worrying about bugging a prospective customer or telling yourself that maybe “they’re just not that into me,” someone else is following up and sealing the deal!

How to Hire the Right Web Designer for You

Whether you own a brick-and-mortar store, an ecommerce company, or use the web to promote other services, your website speaks volumes about your business. A poorly designed website with cheap-looking clip art and confusing navigation can turn off potential customers, because it gives the impression that you don’t care enough to create a high-quality site.The right web designer can help you create a website that gets noticed for all the right reasons, so here are some tips to help you navigate the process.

Cull Unprofitable Clients to Help Your Business Thrive

An important part of being a savvy business owner is knowing which business connections are worth your time and energy. Unfortunately, in the rush to stay competitive and maintain strong connections to clients, many business owners don’t take the time to prune dead-end clients, which can cost them substantial amounts of time and money as a result.