NEW! Trigger Workflows Automatically Via Lead Capture

By Donovan Janus on Jan 25, 2017 in 17hats News, Growth

Here comes another super exciting update! In our never-ending quest to help you build a better business, we always look for ways to make running things more efficient and headaches less existent when it comes to new client onboarding, and our latest feature release does both!

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5 Steps to Successfully Pitching Yourself to New Clients

By Jill Kipnis on Sep 29, 2016 in How-Tos, Growth

There’s almost nothing more nerve-wracking than going to a job interview. You try to prepare as much as you can, thinking about potential questions you might be asked, and how you can put your best foot forward no matter what is thrown your way. So, what happens when that anxiety comes from meeting a great, potential new client?

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The Eight Questions to Ask to Close the Sale

By Shannon Baylor-Henderson on Sep 26, 2016 in Business, Growth

Not everyone is born with the “sales” gene. You know, the gene that gives you the ability to attract customers and their wallets and don’t take “no” for an answer? Unfortunately, being born “sales deficient” isn’t good for those who are also born with the entrepreneurial spirit. Here's how to fix that...

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We Made Lead Capture Forms A Lot Better This Week

By Buford Taylor on Jul 08, 2016 in 17hats News, Growth

If people pay me $1,000 to tell them a joke... then it would be a grand joke. Hahahaha...oh, hey! Listen, I've got some news for you. We launched this big Ally thing the other day (basically, it's a service on top of 17hats that runs your business so you can focus on whatever makes you happy -- like decorating teacakes so that I can subsequently eat them). I'm not here to talk about Ally, but I have to admit that it has really opened my eyes.

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Growing Intangibles: Up Your Creativity When You Hit a Wall

Consistency is the key to success. As a business owner, whether you are providing a product or a service, what your clients expect from you is a certain quality that they have gotten accustomed to.

But when you’re in a creative field, it often feels like consistency is at war with creativity. How do we take on growing a skill set that is seemingly intangible?

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Growing Your Business the Organic Way: One New Entrepreneur's Take

By Justin Housman on Mar 11, 2016 in Freelancer Files, Q&A, Growth

For Kelly Fayer, commercial photography producer, clients are harvested from personal connections not fancy tricks.

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Three Ways You Can Grow Your Facebook (and Sales) Right Now

By Gigi Steinbarth on Mar 09, 2016 in How-Tos, Growth, Social Media

Facebook has become ubiquitous when it comes to branding and marketing for entrepreneurs worldwide. It's easy to use, but have you done all you can to grow it effectively? With a little time and attention to detail, you'll see more engagement, more sales, and more followers interested in what you're doing.

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Grow Your Confidence as a Public Speaker

By Jill Kipnis on Mar 03, 2016 in How-Tos, Business, Growth

As a solo entrepreneur or small business owner, mastering the art of talking about yourself and what you do with confidence are invaluable skills that will help you consistently grow your business.

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When it Comes to Growing Your Business, The Time is Now

By Adam Wood on Mar 02, 2016 in Business, Growth

This year is certainly flying by, and with the day-to-day ground game keeping us moving forward, it’s time to take a look through the dashboard of the car and focus on the horizon.

Where is your business going, and more importantly, how is it getting there? This month at 17hats, we’re focused on giving you the tools you and your business need to grow!

 

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