Help! How do I find clients?

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When starting a professional organizing business, one of the questions most people ask me is, “how do I find clients?”  The first thing to recognize is you do need to seek out clients and not wait for clients to seek you out. Four months into the start-up of my organizing business, my husband, Stefan, and…

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Grow Your Business – Volunteering

At the beginning of my professional organizing business, I immediately joined NAPO and NAPO Oregon.  I attended NAPO meetings monthly, and within six months, I was asked to serve on the Oregon board as board secretary. I was thrilled that they wanted me and of course, said yes! I remained on the Oregon board for…

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10 Best Organization Apps to Simplify Your Life

As a female business owner, I was asked to share my favorite organization/productivity apps and why for an article in Oprah Magazine. I responded with: Microsoft To-Do– to track all of my personal and business tasks. Why? It is easy; I can set reminders, see the day, week, or entire list, create multiple lists (great…

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Grow Your Business – Networking

Strategic alliances are individuals or businesses that share similar clients with you. Network every day. Talk to everyone about your business. Who do you know that can help you promote your business? Who can you partner with and strategically align yourself with to provide mutual marketing opportunities? A few strategic alliance examples include: realtors interior…

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Grow Your Business – Speaking

During my first year in business, I discovered public speaking as a beneficial way to grow my contact base, meet potential clients, and create another revenue stream. What? Another revenue stream? I had not imagined multiple revenue streams when I started this profession. I thought I would work with people to organize their homes, and…

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