Happy New Year: Planning 2010 for Great Success

Happy New Year!

What a wonderful start to the year with fresh snow, happy kids and a bit of time for reflection. Compass Rose Consulting, is geared up for 2010 and I am very excited about all that is happening! I want to welcome you to 2010 and I look forward to our journey together this year, because I see it being a very great year! CNN just reported that it is The Year of the Entrepreneur!!! A good year to go into business and a good year to BE in business! That is us! And we are each going to see growth.

Each year, I start the year with a time for visioning and “envisioning” and I invite YOU to join me, next Thursday January 14th at 12 Noon EST. I will share my visioning process and guide participants through a powerful process of envisioning 2010.

This year I am adding live events each month, here in northern New Jersey, webinars for those that can’t make the “live, in-person” events and Entrepreneur’s Talk Radio is back online!

My goals for 2010 and to support you in building greater and greater success. Please read through all of the opportunities that are here right now!

In this issue:
Entrepreneur’s Talk Radio
Envision 2010 Webinar
List Building Intensive Webinar
Bizology.Biz LIVE
Bizology.Biz Membership
Article: List Building: I’m an Entrepreneur, Do I Need a List?
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Entrepreneur’s Talk Radio: Mind, Body, Business: Putting It All Together

Tuesday January 12th 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM EST

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/entrepreneurs-talk

Susan Creal is a dynamic entrepreneur who helps mom entrepreneurs give birth to their businesses, teach them how to love and embrace what they do and celebrate their phenomenal success making more money than they thought was possible. She educates, inspires, has a gift of getting right to the issues while bringing fun and play back to business!

Susan and I will talking about how to put it all together based on her. unique Mind, Body, Business lifestyle model and approach to building success. Join Susan and I for a fun filled conversation.

Visit Susan’ Blog at:
http://transformingwomennow.com/blog/mom-entrepreneurs/

Callers are welcome to join the conversation during the show by calling (718) 664-6194 The live, Internet talk radio show will stream from the host page at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/Entrepreneurs-Talk

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Envision 2010 Webinar: January 14th 2010: 12:00 Noon EST
Visioning is one of those vital steps in building your business success. Maybe you had a vision when you first started out, but have lost touch with it; or maybe you didn’t take the time to really site down and write your vision down. During Envision 2010, I will guide you through process of envisioning your business for 2010.

To regiser: http://www.envision2010.eventbrite.com
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List Building Intensive Webinar

No matter what type of entrepreneur you are, you need to be building a list. During this three week series I will teach you how to build a list and how it really integrates into your business plan. In addition, we will explore WHAT to do with the list once you have it, and how to convert prospects into clients. You will have a chance to mastermind with other participants in weeks two and three. You will receive an incredible workbook and other materials that will give you detailed information about how to build a targeted list.

Three Thursdays starting: January 21st

http://www.listbuildingintensive.eventbrite.com
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Bizology.Biz LIVE

January 20th 2010 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon EST.
Located in Sparta, New Jersey

Join me for an incredible live workshop: Bizology LIVE to put together your powerful strategic plan for 2010. Beyond the vision, you need to have a plan. A plan that you can work and that you can accomplish.
http://www.bizologylive1.eventbrite.com

Bizology.Biz The Science of Building Thriving Businesses
Bizology is now available in a couple of different formats!!
The published version is NOW available as a complete home study program. It includes all of the workbooks and audios and even the 9 special reports. They are shipped from the publisher to you and you are able to work in the area you want, skip around or go sequentially through the program. As I have edited it for the final print version, I have, myself been working through the program because it is GOOD. It guides you step by step through building your business success.

http://www.bizology.biz/bizpackage

And it is still available online in as a membership program that provides to you two lessons or workbooks each month. You are able to go through the program step by step.
http://www.bizology.biz/membership

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I am an Entrepreneur: Do I Need a List?

No matter what your business is you should be building a list of contacts and prospects. Entrepreneurs and small business owners need to be as diligent at this as Internet Marketers are. What Internet Marketers have demonstrated time and again is that a list of prospects and contacts CAN build great business success. A list in essence is a business’ “bread and butter”. The list is what become your valued customers and clients.

Whether you are a “brick and mortar” business or an online business, you need to building a list. Many, many offline businesses fail to effectively build a list online. Most businesses can use an online list. The idea of building a list is that you are “capturing” contact info for your website visitors. These visitors are so important to your business. But when they come and go without leaving you their contact info you have no way of following up, staying in touch or being “front of mind” when they change over to a “buyer” instead of window shopper.

List building is the first, most important and most constant of all the tasks that entrepreneurs should engage in. Maybe you don’t see it now but staying in touch with people consistently increasing your likelihood of converting a person into a client. Many believe that their business just doesn’t exist without their list.

You might see people saying that list building just isn’t that important. But the reality is that it is essential. When you have a list of targeted prospects you have the ability to continue to build your relationship and rapport. Not collecting contact information for your customers and contacts is a dangerous business decision. Even if you have a store front, you should be collecting valuable info from you customers.

Email gives us all the ability to easily stay in touch with people. But it is vital that your email has true value. People’s email boxes are full and you need to stand out. By offering real value with each email you will.

Think about it, someone comes to your store, you collect their contact info, and you are able to let them know about special events, sales and online opportunities to do business with you.

The CAN SPAM act of 2003 made is illegal to send bulk marketing emails without the consent of the recipients. That is the law. The penalties for disobeying this law are tough! You can be fined up to $11,000 per unsolicited marketing email that you send! You must be sure that you are collecting permission as well as email addresses. Even in your store you can have people sign up on your email list. Just keep the log of sign ups. You can personally add them to your list and that is okay.

There are many good ways to build your list. List building is an art, and at the same time the steps are easy to do. You can build a targeted list in person and online. Everyone on your list will be a valued subscriber, just on the verge of being a valued client.

If you are an entrepreneur you need to be building a list of contacts and prospects that you can continue to stay in touch with. Whether you are online of offline a list can be the “bread and butter” of your business, and its ability to weather the ups and downs of the economy and business environment.

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As you can see there is a lot happening here at CRC. I hope you join me on the journey. Pick the right program for you, right now, in your business, but pick one, because each is designed to help you, the entrepreneur, to build your business.

Happy New Year!
May yours be happy and prosperous.

All the best,
Donna

Donna Price
Compass Rose Consulting
973-500-8094

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