Columnist: Diane Helbig, Business Coach

Diane Helbig is an international business and leadership change agent, author, speaker, and radio show host. As president of Seize This Day, Diane helps businesses and organizations operate more constructively and profitably.

As a speaker and workshop facilitator Diane merges energy and enthusiasm with rich content. Her goal is to leave her audience with actionable steps as well as the excitement to implement those steps. Diane has expertise in small business, sales, social media, networking, and leadership. She brings over 20 years of small business management and sales to her coaching.

Diane is the author of Lemonade Stand Selling and Expert Insights, and the host of Accelerate Your Business Growth Radio show. She is also a Solution Provider and Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact. Diane is the creator of the Clarity of Course Sales Training Program as well.

Diane is the founder of Business Opportunity Network™, a business referral/mastermind program with chapters throughout the United States.

Diane is a Council of Smaller Enterprises board member, Member of the NSBA Leadership Council, Marketing Chair for WIN Cleveland and past chairwoman of the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce.

‘NO’ Is Not A 4 Letter Word

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  • 8 Months ago
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So many small business owners struggle to grow their client base. They avoid cold calling, or even following up with prospects. And it’s all because they are afraid the other person is going to say ‘no.’ They might even be mean about it! Let’s take a look at what ‘no’ really means. The truth is […]

Timing Plays a Role in Successful Selling

  • by Pat
  • 9 Months ago
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It has been said that you can’t sell anyone anything. You can only match your solution to their problem. As a matter of fact, I’ve been known to say that! When we talk about sales, we aren’t really talking about selling. We’re talking about building relationships and gaining trust. Both of these things take time. […]

New Budgets Mean New Opportunities

  • by Pat
  • 11 Months ago
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Schools have budgets that begin in July. Some companies and organizations begin their fiscal year in October. And others use the standard calendar year as their beginning and end. Throughout the year there are opportunities to tap into those new budgets. Consider who your target market is and investigate when they start their new year. […]

Position Your Business with Effective Marketing

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  • 11 Months ago
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The most effective marketing methods are the ones that get you in front of your target markets. So, in order to decide where to be you first have to know what markets you are interested in. And believe me, your product or service is not good for everyone. It’s good for specific audiences. One reason […]

How to Create Loyal Clients

  • by Pat
  • 1 Year ago
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In both Business to Business (B2B) and Business to Consumer (B2C) there are ways you can surprise and delight your customers so they value you as much as you value them. Two of the most effective methods are giving attention to your clients and providing them with something extra. Attention Pay attention to your clients […]
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