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Why Aren’t You Asking Permission?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, Anchorage, business, Coaching, communicate, Facebook, Grow, Social Community, Social Media, Success | No Comments

So… I guess you now know one of my pet peeves?  Yup, getting automatically added to a Facebook Group. I think that people don’t realize all of the amazing business growth opportunities that come with asking people to join a Group first.  Are you in this category?  Well, good news! I am going to share some benefits of asking permission before assuming everyone wants to be in your Facebook Group! Why create a Facebook Group when you already have a Facebook Business Page?   A private group can add value to a program or special product you have. It offers exclusivity to your potential customers or clients that could become buyers of whatever offering you have.  Maybe you create a Group for a certain event and do a Facebook Live from the actual event. No matter what your Group is for, you can set it to be private or public. …

Stop Ignoring Them?

Posted on by Tracy in Alaska, business, communicate, Connect, entrepreneur, Facebook, Grow, instagram, linkedin, Social Community, Social Media, Social Media Tribe, socialmedia | No Comments

Social Media can be tricky, however once you get the basics rules down growth is endless! Over and over and over I see this mistake being made on Social Media.  The mistake that could grow a companies following and their life. I share this from personal experience, watching and working with countless businesses.  It is usually the very first mistake I discuss when coaching and consulting.   When people start taking these simple actions, they are often blown away with the power they provide. Curious? Let me explain with an example.  You enter an elevator and someone says hello, and asks you how you are.  You ignore that person.  You then go to the grocery store, and the cashier asks you a question, again, you ignore that person. Hmmmm…..how do you think the person feels?  How would or could a person function in life doing this?  They probably would not …

How I Became Successful

Posted on by Tracy in business, entrepreneur, Facebook, focus, goals, linkedin, Social Community, spiritual experience, Twitter, Uncategorized | No Comments

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” –Albert Einstein What does success mean to you?  To me success is following my heart.  In doing so, I have been able to create a heart centered business.  When I follow my heart, I am able to be useful to others.  When I am of use to others all sorts of opportunities become available (including money).  If I continually think about what is in it for me and how can I get MORE, business and life become a struggle. About eight years ago, I sold a mobile dog grooming business that I had started in Anchorage, AK. My husband and I had hit a little bump in the road of life and I got busy looking for a new career. My background was marketing and sales. My heart and soul fought what I was doing entering a real estate career… and yet… …

The Impact of Business Cards

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Do you have a habit of collecting business cards? Do they sit in a pile on your desk until eventually you get tired of looking at them and toss them? You know you really should do something with them ……but what? Here is a simple plan for you that will actually grow your database and your business.  Schedule thirty minutes, 3 times a week, to pick up the phone and contact these wonderful people that gave you their cards.  Scared? Not sure what to say?  I am going to give you the script.  The most important thing to remember is to keep the call simple and quick. Script:  Alaska Tracy (AK T): Hi Mary, this is Alaska Tracy, Tracy Williams, is this a good time?   Mary: Hi, Tracy! Yes, I have 2 minutes!  AK T: Great! 2 minutes is perfect!  I got your business card a while back at …

Out of the Box – Again!

Posted on by Tracy in communicate, Connect, Gratitude, Grow, growth, life | No Comments

I was asked to be on a committee to help put together a community Art Block Party. I said yes, and did not really know why as I have never thought of myself as an artist. I got to spend time with very creative people from my community that I had not known until volunteering. The event took place last week. At the event, I started thinking (which can often be scary) what the heck am I doing here, I am not an artist. These people are all super talented painting, doing, creating ArT! My husband showed up and we walked about looking at all the booths, I even picked up a paint brush and painted. I told him my thought…and he said yes you are an artist. You are always painting our home, you are writing a book and you are the last to know you are an artist. …

Humanizing Your Business

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What comes to mind when you hear the word Humanize? According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary definition, it means “to make (someone or something) seem gentler, kinder, or more appealing to people.”   For years, businesses and organizations have been trying to brand and sell themselves or their products via print, radio, TV, websites, and digital marketing (social media), etc. These are all effective platforms for creating consumer awareness and ultimately growing a business.  But…   …what if you heard that your business could multiply simply by being gentler, kinder and more appealing to people? Being married to a ‘numbers’ guy, I would probably get, “What does that MEAN” and, “What are the numbers to support that statement?”     I have grown multiple businesses, my own included, by simply teaching people how to share their stories, lift others up (or promote others), engage in conversations, and then ask for their support. I have the numbers in …

5 Key Steps to Social Media Success

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After an hour consultation with a business owner yesterday, I am again reminded that many businesses do not have a clue about the benefits of Social Media and the impact it can have on their overall growth. Here are 5 key steps that you can do today to start growing a social media ‘tribe’ that can grow your business. 1.  Pick one social media platform ie; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and spend 15 minutes five days a week learning how to use it. Do this for 3 weeks. 2.  Follow, like, connect with the gurus using that platform in your industry. Watch  what they are doing and do what they are doing (without copying).  Ask them questions with an open mind that you will learn from them.  Many times people feel too competitive to do this.  Realize there is enough business to go around…if you can’t do this look …

Don’t Forget to Ask

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Oh, the mystery of Social Media! How does one use social media to attract clients, customers, and buyers as a means to sustaining one’s livelihood? I was on a coaching call with an entrepreneur yesterday. As I was reviewing her Facebook business page, I noticed that she was attracting thousands of followers and generating hundreds of comments, likes and shares on each of her posts!   I usually don’t see this kind of action on a business page and was thrilled for her! I then asked the question: “How are your sales via Facebook?”  Dead silence followed. She said that she had sold only two products via Facebook in over a year. I asked her if she wanted to know the secret to getting more sales via social media and, of course, she said “Yes!” I told her that she must begin to ASK people to buy her product! If she asked and also provided her customers with directions to her product’s landing page, I knew she would see …

Three Things You Need To Know To Tweet

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How can Tweeting grow your business? Here are the three things that have grown my business and countless other’s. They are simple, however take patience and time, like all good things in life! > 1. Follow Back! When a person or company follows you, follow them back. Do a quick check to make sure what they are tweeting is on the ‘up and up’ and that they are not ‘spammers, then click ‘follow’. 2. Retweet information that is educational to followers and clients. Information relevant to your business and community. Make sure to give credit to the person that you are retweeting from. (example; RT @alaskatracy Three Things You Need To Know To Tweet www._______). Over time this will position you as an expert in your field. It will also grow a supportive, educational network of people in your field. 3. Join a weekly Tweet Chat. Here is a list …

Three Business Secrets Revealed by Alaska Tracy

Posted on by Tracy in business, Uncategorized | No Comments

    So you have done it! You have your business license, your new logo on your fancy business cards, your website is up and running, your social media sites are set.  Now you are finally your own boss, able to come and go as you please!  You are thrilled and unsure of what to do next to create monthly income to cover all that it took to startup. I have been exactly where you are and often times need to go back and implement the very basics — the basic tools needed to keep the funnel flowing.  These three basic tools work.  They work when scattered, floundering, successful, busy, and in between!  Continuing to take these actions will keep you moving forward.  When we are moving forward, we are growing. 1.  DataBase ~ This is such an import tool!  I learned about having a database in my very first …

Low on Dough?

Posted on by Tracy in business, Challenge, communicate, Connect, Facebook, google+, Grow, linkedin, Social Community, Success, Twitter | No Comments

New biz gotcha’ overwhelmed? FIVE Simple Inexpensive Social Media Tips for you to DO Now ~ Tips that will save your pocket book,  your hiney and keep you moving forward. 1.  Acknowledge anyone that LIKES, follows, comments, shares, retweets, or pays any attention to you on any of your Social Media Platforms (unless they are scary, stalkers).  Reach out and engage with a ‘thank you.’  Follow them back, watch and learn from them.  Pay attention to ‘them.’  The more you acknowledge them, the more they will keep watching and acknowledging you. 2. Learn only one Social platform at a time ie; Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn.  My experience with trying to grow more than one platform at a time;  OVERWHELMNESS’ – which leads to doing nothing, or napping.  Keep it simple and FUN! 3. DM (direct message) fans/followers and ask questions about their biz, their lives pertaining to their social shares. Example …

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