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I'm always clicking the business tips links that I find on Twitter, and here's one that is great for those Indies who are just starting out. Although I think there's more than a few that apply no matter how long you've been in business.

 

1.  Watch your cash.

6. Avoid tempting distractions.

12. Guard your time.

 

I particularly identify with the above three, while number 22 pushes me on:

 

22. Sell something today.

 

Number 41 is often something that is often too short lived. I think we should value any achievement, no matter how small:

 

41. Celebrate your successes.

 

50 simple three word phrases for Indies to browse over. Do any of them hit home with you?

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Comment by Susan Mann - Manor Hall Soap on June 18, 2011 at 8:25am
Hiya, Victoria. "Introduce, Instruct, Promote." I love it! You go, girl!!!
Comment by Victoria Beckner on June 15, 2011 at 9:54am

Introduce, Instruct,Promote.

Tell everyone about your business! Tell them why your product is great! Let them know how they can become your customer.

Opportunities are everywhere. Believe you are successful....how many people have told you they envy your gumption to start a business? You have done it! Now, make your brand into what you aspire it to be.

Off to work on that!

Comment by Susan Mann - Manor Hall Soap on June 15, 2011 at 7:14am

Hiya, Yolanda...

 

Yes, number 28 - Believe in Yourself: I think when we're working at our craft, being in the zone kinda validates what we're doing. But as soon as we leave our work area we're wearing the household shoes again. That's when it's hard to believe that we have a real business with a real purpose. I think our surroundings help greatly with the "belief" we have in ourselves. For me, it's a little bit more than just saying to yourself "I can do this". It's more a case of telling myself "I am this. This is me!" Small difference, but all the difference where self belief is concerned.

 

-Susan

Indies rock! Let's get rockin'.

Comment by Susan Mann - Manor Hall Soap on June 15, 2011 at 7:02am

Hiya, Gigi...

 

6. Avoiding Tempting Distractions: I can so identify with getting distracted with deep inside clicking. I have a timer that rings once my computer "task" time is up. That has helped me greatly with staying on the time track. A simple timer that's used in the kitchen is great, or even an alarm clock. I find that to have it in the hand means more to me than using a computer alarm. I dunno why, but it's too easy for me to "click" the compurter alarm off, and then it's like it never existed. Having one that I take from place to place with me means it's real, and I pay attention to what it's telling me when it buzzes.

 

-Susan

Indies rock! Let's get rockin'.

Comment by Gigi Valina on June 13, 2011 at 2:59pm


6. Avoid tempting distractions
22. Sell something today.
32. Focus, focus, focus.

These three hit home with me as often I feel distracted by reading everything and anything I can about being an entrepreneur/small business owner.  There is a weath of information out there and I find myself clicking on one link then clicking another within that same link, and on and on.  So the phrase "analysis paralysis" definitely rings true.  #22 Sell Something today - I have yet to sell anything because of other logisitics that are not in place like website, packaging, etc etc. Thanks for sharing this list Susan! ~ Gigi

Comment by Yolanda Cathcart on June 10, 2011 at 11:27am
Hi Susan,

Thanks for sharing this. I have to agree with
1. watch your cash
2. Avoid tempting distractions and
12 Guard your time.

But I truly identify with
28. Believe in yourself (something I had always struggled with)
31. Build a brand and
22 Sell something today

Yolanda

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