How to thrive during quarantine.

Yes, for some, being stuck at home sucks. But we should also keep in mind, working from home is the lifelong goal of many. Tons of people have been yearning for the opportunity to break free from the monotony of the office life and start a business of their own… well, now you have a chance. So, instead of thinking about everything you could possibly miss out on during this crisis, you should think of the money you will be missing out on by not taking action NOW. Because, I…

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A message from our CEO.

In times like these, we all need to take a step back and evaluate what is important to us. For some, it’s business, for others, family, for few, it’s our legacy – what we will leave behind, as well as be remembered for. As I sit here writing this, my mother is in the hospital, and cannot have visitors, because the hospital cannot risk allowing the virus into its doors. What an eye-opener – being turned away from visiting someone you love. When I created Smartr, the entire purpose of…

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Stuck at home? Get your side hustle on.

I never knew getting toilet paper would be such a difficult task. After visiting 6 stores, I was losing my motivation, but that doesn’t stop an entrepreneur, right? In fact, once I felt that sudden urge of discouragement, it was followed by an immediate surge of energy and determination. I am going to find some paper for our family to wipe their butts, no matter what I have to do. As I walked into the 7th store with my new feelings of success, I found toilet paper. Suddenly, I am…

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5 Tips For Working From Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

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We are in the midst of the most unprecedented and difficult times in modern times due to the new coronavirus pandemic. Most of us are ordered to remain in our homes, and companies are taking various initiatives to get people working from their homes. Working from home is nothing new, and freelancers have been doing that since forever. But, this a substantial and unusual challenge for lots of us, especially those who will be working from home for the first time, full-time.   Here are 5 tips that will help…

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Over 95% of Shopify businesses fail.

Is it surprising? It may be to some, but not to me. I walked into the local pizza place the other day to pick up our pies, and the team behind the counter had 6 different tablets and screens in front of them. When I asked why so many, the manager told me, “Well, this is our POS, this is for GrubHub, this one is for Favor, this one is for….” She named off a few delivery models I had never even heard of before. I was stunned! As a…

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Sales 101: What is a prospect?

If you said “small businesses” are your prospects… you are wrong. If you said “everyone” is your prospect, you are very, extremely, outrageously wrong. “But Jason, we have a product we sell to small business owners. How can I be wrong?” The truth is, while we wish EVERYONE could be a prospect, sales is a numbers game. So, if you are out and about looking for leads the old fashioned way, you need to clearly separate who are your leads and who are prospects. A lead is a person you…

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Sales 101: Getting them to buy from you.

The biggest issue I see with sales people is the sheer fact that they are trying to sell their products or services. Relentlessly at that. Day in, day out… taking a list of leads, and turning them into a list of duds, hangups, and countless times, being sent to voicemail. Why are they doing this? Don’t they realize it won’t work? Well, when someone is calling you to sell you something without having any real interest in you as a person, how do you normally respond? I would be willing…

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How to scale.

Everyone wants to grow their business, but there is a four letter word that always gets in the way, and that word is LIFE. Life is what happens regardless of the size of your business. Life is those 50 things you do on a daily basis to keep things status quo. They range from taking care of kids, to walking the dog. Getting in a morning run, to showering before laundry takes all the hot water away. So, if someone wants to grow their business, how can they expect to…

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Sales 101: Anticipated Objections

When we first launched Smartr Marketing, it took hours of calls, emails, and meetings to sell an app. Not only were they not as affordable as they are now (think MORE than twice as much), affiliate marketing was still a new, strange thing to many businesses and entrepreneurs. Not to mention, we didn’t have any commercials, frequently asked questions, or even an app for them to look at. Crazy, right? Can you imagine selling a product or service without a product/service to show? I can. All of those beautiful commercials…

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How to create a high-performing organization.

High performing organizations have well-structured rules, plans, and proper strategies to make their companies perform at a higher level. Whether you already have an organization or you are willing to create one, you should be aware of tips and tricks which may lead your organization to the top of its designated field. Here are some valuable points which will help lead you to a high performing organization. Continually educate both your managers and employees. This is one of the most essential parts to making your organization perform at higher levels.…

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