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10 Things to Ask a Mover Before You Hire Them

By Deborah Moyer | October 7, 2021

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

By Deborah Moyer | September 21, 2021

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

By Deborah Moyer | September 9, 2021

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

By Deborah Moyer | August 17, 2021

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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Franchise or Business Training Program? Which is The Best Fit For You?

By Deborah Moyer | July 27, 2021

Many people think that purchasing a franchise is easier than building a business from scratch. If you’re thinking about starting a senior downsizing business it’s important to carefully weigh the facts.   If you don’t have a lot of business experience, it can seem very appealing to bypass a business setup for a package program…

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How to Identify Your Ideal Client

By Deborah Moyer | July 12, 2021

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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8 Start-Up Financial Tips to Kickstart Your New Downsizing Business

By Deborah Moyer | June 22, 2021

New business owners have a lot to juggle in their first year, so it’s important that they get the best financial tips that can save them from making costly pricing or financial decisions. Probably the lowest on the fun-meter, in starting and operating a new business, is dealing with finances. But, it should be among…

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4 Business Start-Up Mistakes & How to Avoid Them

By Deborah Moyer | May 10, 2021

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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Increase Listings by Adding Senior Downsizing Services to Your Realty Business

By Deborah Moyer | April 27, 2021

If you want to increase listings, you’ve got to set your real estate business apart? In today’s competitive real estate environment, you need to think outside of the box and find ways to differentiate your business to get noticed. There are plenty of opportunities out there! One of the biggest is the senior market. Get…

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Want to Fast-Track Your Business Start-up – Get the Right “Guide”!

By Deborah Moyer | April 15, 2021

Can having the right “Guide” help you fast-track your business start-up? Absolutely! If you ask a small business owner what was at the top of their “I’d have done it differently” list when they started their business, many would say they wished they’d had more guidance on the tools, resources, and knowledge they needed before…

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