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Living the Highlight!

By Bigg Success Staff
03-25-08

Leading-Edge Application

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Have you ever sent someone a link to a web site, but they didn’t know why?

The Awesome Highlighter is your answer!

Have you ever wanted to point out some specific text on a web site to someone?

The Awesome Highlighter is your answer!

Have you ever passed on sharing an article because only a small part was relevant?

The Awesome Highlighter is your answer!

Just go to the Awesome Highlighter web page. Enter the address for the link you want to send. You’ll be taken to that link. Highlight the text you want to point out. Click “Done” and you’ll get a new web link that will include your highlights! Send it out to your friends!

What’s good about it … there’s nothing to install.

What’s even better is … you don’t have to register!

The best part … it’s FREE!

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Do You Set Your Goals Too High?

By Bigg Success Staff
02-27-08 

Test yourself

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Your goals have to be high enough to get you excited, but low enough so you can reach them if you stretch. Finding that happy medium can be quite challenging.

Do you set your goals too high? We know a great way to find out – the Implausibly High Goals Test from LearnMyself.

It will take you less than 5 minutes to answer the 30 questions.

Before you go, we want to tell you more things about this test …

  • You will be required to enter a small amount of personal information upfront (user name, country, age, and sign). It’s a small price to pay.
  • After you’ve completed the test, but before you get the results, you’ll be asked to enter your e-mail. Just uncheck the box if you don’t want to provide it.

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4 Retirement Questions For Business Owners

By Bigg Success Staff
02-27-08

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Small business owners have some incredible opportunities to prepare for retirement. Yet many entrepreneurs don’t take advantage of them.

Sharebuilder Advisors, LLC recently released their second annual Small Business Annual Retirement Trends survey (SBART). The survey, conducted by Harris Interactive, found that nearly half (47 percent) of small business owners are not adequately prepared for retirement.

What about you?

Are you building a business that can be sold?
You may enjoy a great income from your own business, but that won’t necessarily mean much when you’re ready to retire. If you aren’t there to do the work, will you still be able to draw your income? If so, you probably have a saleable asset. If not, get it to the point where it is, if possible, or divert money to other assets of value.

Do you regularly contribute to a qualified retirement plan?
Small business owners can build a significant portfolio of assets through a qualified retirement plan. Find an advisor who can explain your options so you get the best plan for you and your business.

Your advisor will help you set up a plan that’s not “top-heavy” (i.e. you’re not getting an unfair share compared to your employees), but still meets your retirement needs.

Have you considered a second business?
If your first business can be sold, this may be less of an issue. Even then, why not double the fun? If your first business isn’t saleable, and it’s difficult to see how to turn it into an asset that can be sold, this may be your best move.

There are many ways to do this. However, it’s not as easy as it may sound. Many entrepreneurs succeed wildly with their first business only to get tripped up by their second business.

If you’re interested in pursuing a second business, get our FREE special report, "Don’t Make These Mistakes When You Start Your Second Business."

To get your copy, e-mail us: bigginfo@biggsuccess.com
Type “2nd business report” in the subject line. 

Do you own any income-producing real estate?
If your business isn’t saleable, take the profit from it and invest wisely in real estate to build a significant nest egg. Real estate offers tax-sheltered income, growth in net worth, and an asset that bankers love.

Another nice thing about real estate is that professional management is available in almost every market. So it’s easy for you to own, while someone else manages. That way, you don’t get distracted from your core business.

Many business owners don’t spend enough time planning for their retirement. The years just tick by and the next thing you know, you’re ill-prepared for what should be your golden years. Don’t make this mistake – if you haven’t started already, get started today!

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Don’t Put Off Taking This Test

By Bigg Success Staff
02-22-08

Test Yourself

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We all know the old saying, “Don’t do today what you can put off to tomorrow!”

Oops, wait a minute – we got that wrong. Of course, it’s actually, “Don’t put off to tomorrow what you can do today.”

Ah, procrastination!
All of us do it occasionally. But when it becomes a habit, it is a problem. It often makes accomplishing your task even more difficult. It creates unneeded stress. And it’s one of the hardest habits to break.

The good people at Psychology Today have a test to see how much you procrastinate. It will take you less than 5 minutes to answer the ten questions.

You’ll instantly know if you put things off too much. So check it out now … or later!

Source: Psychology Today Procrastination Test

 

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Become A Dream Weaver For Selling Success

By Bigg Success
02-22-08

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People buy for two reasons – to stop the pain or to get the gain.

So paint a clear picture in your prospect’s mind of how wonderful things will be after they buy what you’re offering.

No matter what you’re selling, become a dream weaver!

In order to do that, you have to clearly understand the benefits of what you’re selling.

And that’s not as easy as it sounds!

Most of the time, we spend too much time talking about features and too little time discussing benefits. Or we stop before we get to the real benefit.

Fortunately, there’s a simple question that helps you get to the real benefit of what you offer.

And that means?

We’ll illustrate this with a service that you probably don’t find that exciting to think about – insulation contracting. Let’s see if you’re more excited after this discussion!

 

Nathan Newbie is a salesperson for a local insulation contractor. He does alright, usually finishing just above the middle of the pack. But he wants to be a top-performer. He just doesn’t know how to get to that level.

So he asks Samantha Sage for help. She started out in sales, just like Nathan. She became the top salesperson in her company. She was so successful that the owner sold her the company when he retired. Now she’s retired and living the good life!

 

Samantha prods Nathan, “Give me your sales pitch.”

“I would say,” Nathan starts off somewhat reserved, “as much as 70% of your energy costs come from heating and cooling your home.”

She inquires, “And that means?”

“Inadequate insulation is a leading cost of energy waste in many homes.”

“And that means?”

“You may be spending too much on your utility bill.”

“And that means?” Nathan responds excitedly, thinking he’s on to it now, “You could save money by adequately insulating your home.”

“And that means?”

“You would have more money to do what you want.”

“And that means?”

“If you insulate you home, you’ll pay for their next vacation!”

“You got it,” Samantha exclaims!

Are you more excited about insulation now? Most people are! Even a product that seemingly has little sex appeal can be quite appealing!

Most people make most decisions emotionally. So become a dream weaver and see your sales skyrocket!

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