Change doesn’t have to be hard

Posted on April 7, 2017March 14, 2020Categories Business 101, Change Management, Reinvention, Succession Planning

Small business owners constantly deal with change and over the course of time realize it’s the normal way of doing business as a entrepreneur. Most entrepreneurs became entrepreneurs either from drastic change in their life that occurred, such as a loss of job, or from a need for more flexible hours, or perhaps they discovered a need in the market and went after it. These are all good reasons for change. The thing with change is this: it does not … Continue reading “Change doesn’t have to be hard”

The under $2500 Start-up in less than a week

Posted on June 6, 2016April 6, 2021Categories Business 101, start-ups

Sometimes, you just want to get started. Nothing fancy but something more than what you have today. You’ve decided to turn a passion, hobby or interest into something more. Where do you start? Well, that’s the million dollar question and I can help you answer that. Let’s be clear, you need to define what your product or service will be before starting. This is a must. You also need to know who you intend to sell to or have sold … Continue reading “The under $2500 Start-up in less than a week”

Reinvention Project – Approved Mortgage Professionals

Posted on December 13, 2015April 6, 2021Categories Reinvention

Recently Trigve was asked to help  a local business completely reinvent themselves. They were transitioning from one national brand to another which gave them the opportunity to showcase their own brand power moving forward. Audrey Wamboldt has been operating under her own company name, Approved Mortgage Professionals Ltd., for many many years even though her local brand was under the Dominion Lending banner. Recently, Trigve Business Solutions helped her design a completely new brand that allowed her to promote her … Continue reading “Reinvention Project – Approved Mortgage Professionals”

CRM – What is it?

Posted on September 1, 2015March 14, 2020Categories Business 101Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

  CRM: Customer Relationship Management Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia defines it as: “Customer relationship management (CRM) is an approach to managing a company’s interaction with current and future customers. It often involves using technology to organize, automate, and synchronize sales, marketing, customer service, and technical support.” (source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Customer_relationship_management) Every week that passes I find myself asking: “How is it that smart, successful business people do not know about CRM?” After which I remind myself that not everyone has been enveloped … Continue reading “CRM – What is it?”

The CO2 Coaching Model – not just for business coaches

Posted on August 14, 2015March 14, 2020Categories Business 101Tags , , , , , , ,

The CO2 Coaching Model is more than a business coaching model, it is a model designed to help business owners lead their company and better service their customers. Business leaders and managers need to understand that there is more to running a business than looking at the numbers and the bottom line. Business is about how emotionally intelligent you are to lead a business through change, manage your operations and service customers. The core of your business is it’s organizational … Continue reading “The CO2 Coaching Model – not just for business coaches”

Why Google Business Pages?

Posted on July 31, 2015March 14, 2020Categories Business 101Tags , , , ,

How we search the web for products and services is continuously changing, changing to the point where we need to rethink and revisit where and how we spend our time developing ways for our customers to find us and connect with us. One of these evolving changes is with Google and their business profiles. See our example by selecting the image here:           Think about how you look for a restaurant in your area. Whether you are on … Continue reading “Why Google Business Pages?”

Keep it Simple – We’ve all heard this before

Posted on July 28, 2015March 14, 2020Categories Business 101Tags , , , , , ,

  “Keep it Simple” they say.  That’s easy for them to say, they don’t understand the roller coaster ride of entrepreneurship or at least they have never experienced it first hand. But then again, why can’t we as entrepreneurs “keep it simple”? How many of you actually have a written plan and are executing to that plan today? What are your top 3 goals for today? How do they help you achieve your plan? If you didn’t have an answer to … Continue reading “Keep it Simple – We’ve all heard this before”