Deborah Moyer, Author at The Downsizing Institute

Posts by Deborah Moyer

10 Things to Ask a Mover Before You Hire Them

If you’ve ever gone through a move, and most of us have, you know that hiring the right mover can mean the difference between a smooth, stress-free experience and a living nightmare. Unfortunately, there are some unscrupulous moving companies throughout the U.S. that scam customers out of thousands of dollars every year. So, it’s critical…

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A Cure for the Fear of Selling

Thinking about starting a new business but the thought of selling leaves you cold? Then I have just the cure for your fear! Fear of selling is very common. In fact, ask just about anyone what selling means to them and many will come up with descriptions like “pushy”, “manipulative” or even “slimy”.  It’s obvious…

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The Power of Having a Coach in Your Corner

One of the things that will hold people back from creating the business of their dreams is the feeling that they’d be facing it all on their own. No doubt about it!  Building a business takes hard work, focus, and passion. When I started my senior downsizing business in 2009, I was grateful for the…

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Taking the Overwhelm Out of Creating a Business Plan

Mention the words “business plan” to a new business owner and you’ll probably immediately see them cringe and slowly edge toward the exit door. Business plans have gotten a bad rap for two reasons. First, they intimidate and overwhelm business owners who are already on start-up overload.    Second, they question if there’s enough benefit…

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How to Identify Your Ideal Client

Finding the “Ideal Client” is at the top of any new business start-up list. Most new business owners have at least a general idea of the type of client they’ll be serving when they began to formulate their business plans.   When I started my senior downsizing business back in 2009, I assumed that every…

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4 Business Start-Up Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

Let’s deal with the elephant in the room. Business start-up mistakes. You’re excited about starting a business.  The last thing you want to do is to focus on the most feared “F-word” in business: “Failure”.  To be successful in any business, plan early for potential bumps in the road, the better chances you’ll have in…

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