Dream Business Coach Jim Palmer Latest Posts



Getting the Most from Social Media

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in business growth, content, Social Media | 0 comments

Getting the Most from Social Media

A few quick keystrokes on your laptop can take you to any number of social media networks on the Internet. This is proof positive that the Internet has changed the way we relate to and interact with each other whether we’re involved with business partners, clients, prospects, friends, family or customers. It has become easier to stay in contact with the people we already know and has also introduced us to new and easier ways to connect with people we may have never met. Using social media for business is all about building relationships –...

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Retention Made Easy!

Posted by on Jun 22, 2015 in business growth, common sense | 0 comments

Retention Made Easy!

The key to a successful business is customer retention, and the key to retaining customers is incredibly simple: over-the-top customer service! In order for your customers to love you, you have to love them first. If your customers are not the most important part of your business, you’re missing the only opportunity you really have to explode your business and boost your profits. How you feel about your customers comes through loud and clear at every touch point you have with them. Be easy to do business with – answer phone calls quickly and...

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Battling Fatigue

Posted by on Jun 15, 2015 in business growth, common sense | 0 comments

Battling Fatigue

I recently interviewed Functional Medicine Doc, Dr. Carri Drzyzga, who recently published her new book, Reclaim Your Energy and Feel Normal Again!, on Stick Like Glue Radio. Most entrepreneurs need a lot of energy, and she discussed natural ways to beat fatigue and power up, so you can grow your Dream Business. Her own fatigue story, in returning to school for another doctorate degree and traveling back and forth between school and home and trying to continue her private practice, was an impetus for writing her book. After two years of a lot...

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Decide to Delegate

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in business growth | 0 comments

Decide to Delegate

There are plenty of entrepreneurs who stay in comfortable territory by refusing to say “yes” and take the first step toward a big goal. That first step usually entails delegating, and delegating means letting go. You won’t reach big goals trying to do it all yourself! One of the most important decisions an entrepreneur needs to make to get to six figures and then to move on and create a multiple-six-figure Dream Business is to release and let go. This mindset challenge is one that trips up far too many entrepreneurs, and it is essential that...

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Transactions versus Customers

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 in business growth, newsletter marketing | 0 comments

Transactions versus Customers

Successful businesses don’t get sales they get customers! There’s a huge difference between a sale and a customer. A sale is a transaction. A lot of business owners celebrate when they get a sale. Their products, services and marketing efforts have succeeded to move some money from a buyer’s pocket into their tills. They’ve cleared the “know, like and trust” hurdle… at least enough to get the customer to say, “Okay, I trust you, and I find value in what you’re selling. Here’s some of my money.” Now the business owner mentally “goes in the...

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How Strong is Your Strong?

Posted by on May 25, 2015 in business growth | 0 comments

How Strong is Your Strong?

Warmer months mean construction season. You probably know that a solid foundation is the most important part of a building. No matter how strong the roof is or how thick the walls are, without a good foundation, it will all eventually crumble. The same thing is true in your business. If your foundation isn’t very strong, things are going to start to crumble around you. The foundation I’m talking about here is the relationship you have with your customers… and that relationship stems directly from your customer service. So how do YOU approach...

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Increase Your “Easy” Factor!

Posted by on May 18, 2015 in business growth, common sense | 0 comments

Increase Your “Easy” Factor!

Want to increase your profitability? Then make it easy for your customers to do business with you. Really easy. Like the “Easy Button” featured on the Staples® commercial. As a customer, have you ever walked into a place and heard the phrase “That’s our policy…”? Those words are like a slap in the face with a cold, dead fish. I’m certain you don’t like hearing it. It’s like hitting a brick wall. Well, your customers don’t want to hear it either! Even if you fill a very unique niche with your product or service, if you stand on policy or...

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Decide to Invest

Posted by on May 11, 2015 in business growth, Jim Palmer The Newsletter Guru, marketing | 0 comments

Decide to Invest

If you want to get somewhere faster, ask someone who has made the journey before you for the best route! I’m not at all a fan of reinventing the wheel, and my ego is such that I don’t care who gets the credit for the idea or road map as long as I get where I want to go faster. There are many places in your business where investing comes into play, but no area is more important than in coaching or masterminding. Whenever I’m speaking to entrepreneurs and mention masterminding, I sometimes get questions about accountability groups and how they...

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