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About Joanne Victoria

Joanne Victoria, Sausalito, CA, US
joanne@joannevictoria.com
http://www.JoanneVictoria.com
Joanne Victoria, owner of New Directions, is a Northern Calfornia based writer who speaks to associations, professional organizations and small business owners on getting more control of your time and life; creating a market position that builds momentum; and taking the right action steps inside a personal plan for progress.
telephone: (415) 491-1344
Market Your Way to Professional Success

It’s never too early to start saying thanks to your clients, vendors and referral sources for what they contribute to your business or practice. Everyone loves to be appreciated and acknowledged, so start now and do something every month.

How To Take the Personal Out of the Workplace

Bringing your emotional baggage into the work place is inappropriate for all the reasons you may imagine. Yet employees, managers and business owners do it all the time.

First Impressions

When is the first time that your business gives an idea of who you are to potential clients or customers? I say one important way is the telephone.

Change – What’s It Really About?

As you sit in your office wondering what other successful business owners are doing differently than you, have you ever asked yourself, maybe I should change? Change is to shift or move which means you are possibly doing some changing as you read this article.

Create A Blueprint For Your Success

Having a strong foundation enables you to build a thriving, profitable life and business. A simple method to create this foundation is with Discovery, Vision, Planning and Benchmarking, the four cornerstones of your life as well as your business.

Team Building For Entrepreneurs

As a business owner and entrepreneur, I need an external and internal team of people to help my business thrive. As a business resource consultant, I also help others build the teams they need for continued success.

Building Your Business

It’s never too early to start saying thanks to your clients, vendors, and referral sources for what they contribute to your business. Everyone loves to be appreciated and acknowledged, so start now and do so every month.

How To Build an Office Team

Help wanted: professional, flexible, dynamic, well-organized, accurate, self-starter, independent thinker, upbeat, energetic, multi-tasked, experienced team player.

Structure + Boundaries = Freedom

No matter what the size of your business, you need to set boundaries and provide structure to your workday. You determine your schedule, not your clients or vendors. If you decide your day starts at 9:30 AM, then don’t answer the phone or turn on the computer until then.

Target Networking

Time is precious and you can’t get it back, so it needs to be used wisely. For those of you who have limited time or don’t have much of a desire to network, but you know you have to, try Target Networking. As you target your work market for clients, you can target or focus your networking market using the same skills.

Travel Light

Bringing your emotional baggage into the work place is not effective for all the reasons you may think. Values should be consistent between your personal and professional life, but being human, that is not always so.

How To Build a Profitable Business

It’s never too soon to start saying thanks to your clients, vendors and referral sources for what they contribute to your business. Everyone loves to be appreciated and acknowledged, so start now and do something every month.

Know Thyself and Thy Business

I recently interviewed a prospective client. I asked her to briefly describe what she did. She said it was complicated, she did so many things. I asked who her clients were. She said she couldn’t define them, that she dealt with everyone. I then asked how her business was growing and she said she was losing money, clients and had no referrals.