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Danielle is a serial entrepreneur and has been creating and running businesses for over 20 years. She currently operates Easy As Pie Design, a website design firm and Build Your Mastermind, a business consulting agency.
Danielle has been featured in over 30 publications, worked with National Geographic in over 50+ countries, and has created a process for extracting an ROI from an ROE in training and development which is currently being used in over 100+ corporations.
Danielle encourages all of those that work with her to deep dive into their values, maximize those natural talents and skills, and create the life they have always dreamed of. She is a full believer that when you align yourself with who you are meant to be, there is an opportunity around every corner.
Danielle’s Top Stories
There is a constant debate about whether a blog is important for your website. Some people are of the opinion that blogs are outdated and unnecessary but most content marketers and SEO experts agree that having an active blog on your website is still VERY...read more
When adding creative professionals to your team you might think you need to find candidates who are creative AND experts in your industry. While it would be amazing to be able to find the perfect creative thinker who also has expert level knowledge, that...read more
Mastering Your Business - Conversation with Author, Karen Koenig of "Women On Top." Karen Koenig is a financial advisor and the author of Women on Top. Her career spans the military and the aerospace industry. She came up in her career in male dominated...read more
Are you a person who wants to grow your business into an empire? Do you have a vision of massive growth, huge success and international influence? When you are standing at the bottom of the mountain of empire building it can seem impossible to reach that...read more
It is difficult to think about building or updating your website when your business is booming. You are so busy you are turning away clients! Why do you need to worry about having a professionally designed website? Well, if you think about your website as...read more
Entrepreneurs often struggle to invest money in their own businesses. We resist paying others because we think we can do everything ourselves and we do not value our time as much as we value our money. Time is finite, we can never get it back. You can earn...read more
When you reach the point in your business that you need to bring on employees or hire out projects to other professionals the biggest hurdle is finding people you can trust. Many business owners will stall their growth because they never find the right...read more
As business owners, we are resourceful people. When we first started our businesses we were likely doing everything ourselves. Sales, accounting, marketing, hr, design where all hats that we once wore. It is understandable to be in all of those roles in...read more
The most important part of working with clients is to have clear lines of communication and an abundance of trust. When a client signs on with you the best way you can ensure that turns into a repeat client is to make the process easy and beneficial. Clear...read more
Mastering Your Business with Danielle La Fleur and guest Karen Rae talk about Starting Your Own Business! How do you face the fears that go along with starting a new business! Danielle addresses how to overcome with action and creating systems! ...read more
Last week we talked all about the types of difficult clients you might encounter in your business. You can read that here. Today we are going to dive deeper and talk about how to deal with each type of client. Indecisive/Committee Decision Makers The main...read more
Bill Gates once said “Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” It can be difficult to see the silver lining when you are in the midst of dealing with a difficult client. In our two-part series we are going to identify six common...read more
As your business grows and your client roster increases you can guarantee that you will start running into issues with your clients. It is likely that the issues could be fixed with a few key policies and boundaries. So, how do you set new boundaries with...read more
Referrals to your business is the easiest way to get a new client. The potential client comes to you with some trust because they have been referred by someone they know or do business with. Usually, referrals take a shorter amount of time to book and are...read more
Once you have made the decision to outsource in your business the next step is to decide what tasks you take off your plate. I recommend that you start by jotting down all the tasks you have in your business. Take a close look at where you are spending...read more
When you own a business there comes a point when you need to have more help. Sometimes you have enough extra work to hire an employee, but often entrepreneurs get to the point that they need to outsource to another person or business. So, when do you know...read more
As small business owners, we are busy ALL THE TIME. It is often worn as a badge of honor! Unfortunately, being busy with work all the time is not really that great for you personally or professionally. Constant hustle leads to burn out and can actually...read more
What to Include Your New Client Welcome Packet It is so exciting when you sign a new client! A new project and a new challenge are always a boost to the energy in the business. A smooth onboarding transition makes for a great start to the relationship you...read more
Sales is the most important part of any business. Without sales, you have no client, which means you have no business. Even though it is a vital part of your business, for most it is their least favorite part. There is a constant fear of rejection, feeling...read more
Business owners at all levels are usually looking for more visibility. You may be just starting out and need all the visibility, or you are looking to launch a new service and need more visibility around your new idea. No matter what level of business you...read more
Goal setting in business is the most important thing we do as entrepreneurs. As the CEO’s of our companies, we are the visionaries and our plans direct the course of the business. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur or you lead a team, your goals and plans...read more
We are currently at the start of 2019, so people are working on goals and resolutions for the year. It is fun and exciting to make big goals that you imaging achieving by the end of the year, but unfortunately, it is also really hard to reach those big...read more
If you are like me you are always looking for ways to be more productive. When I started using the Pomodoro technique I immediately saw an increase in my productivity. If you have not heard of the Pomodoro technique it is worth learning about how it can...read more
As business owners, we have so much freedom in scheduling our time and often with that much freedom we end up being pulled in a million different directions and our seemingly ample time is drained quickly. By creating your ideal day, week and month you can...read more
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