February 2012 

Note from Elizabeth




Today is the 'heart' month!  What will you do this month to love your clients?  One idea is a simple hand-written note card which would be so appreciated by them.

I am so excited to be sending each of my clients this month my new book Confidence: Now is Your Time.  After a lot of hard work and joy and tears in writing this book it is at the printer right now and should be in my hands the week of February 13.  Valentine week!  How fitting as I LOVE this book.

My theme for my business this year is Everything Platinum. This means that I'll be stepping up in everything I do.  If you want this, too I'd love for you to join me.  Check out in the 'Elizabeth Recommends' section how we can set up a time to visit.

Have a great month!
Success Story

After I hired Elizabeth as my business coach I grew my business by 20% with the first four months. By the end of the first year I had tripled my business (yes, a 300% increase!).  I know longer waste time being unclear. My focus is doing activities that get me more of what I want and take me to my goal in order to create the business I want. No more spinning around. If it gets me toward my goal, I do it, if not I say 'No, Thank You'. 


Tracey Gritz

The Efficient Office

Apex, NC 


3 Marketing Strategies
30 days   



Unfortunately, most independent professionals are marketing by a 'wing and a prayer'.  They toss out random (if any) marketing strategies and then hope and pray someone will call them or e-mail and say "Hire me now". 


This plan will keep your business at poverty level.


So,what should you do?

Pick 3 of the 8 Core New Contact Marketing Strategies and execute them at least ONCE every 30 days.  Consistently, not when you feel like it.

Consistency is key.

Which of the 8 Core New Marketing Strategies will you pick and stay with?
  1. Direct Mail - sending something in snail mail
  2. Telemarketing - calling someone you do not know 
  3. Networking - attending a group event 
  4. Trade Show - have a booth at an event 
  5. Showcase or Free Service Strategy - offer your services/assessment/consultation/teleclass for free 
  6. Advertising -a paid ad 
  7. Publicity - become more visible in the marketplace 
  8. Advocate or Target 25 - create top-of-mind presence with those who believe in you and your work

(These strategies are found in Mark LeBlanc's book "Growing Your Business")  


Make a decision.  Pick 3. Now get your calendar and make appointments to execute your 3 strategies every 30 days.  When a marketing strategy fails it is not the strategies fault but in how you executed the strategy. I know we'd rather blame the strategy but that gets us no where...fast.


Would you like help in designing and implementing your 2012 Marketing Plan so you will have more courage in your business, more focus on the right things to move your business forward, more momentum in your day-to-day business activities,  and be more productive instead of wondering what to do every day?   


Attend the "Discover the Step-by-Step System to Design a Marketing Plan for 2012 that Works" teleclass.  You do not want to miss this opportunity!  All the info is here and I can't wait to help you explode your business this year!




Now is your time, .2012 IS YOUR YEAR.

Elizabeth Recommends


There are times in each of our lives where something amazing happens.  


Sometimes they are surprises and sometimes these moments come from a plan and hard work.   Today is one of these times for me.      


In June of 2011 I started writing my book Confidence: Now is Your Time and after a lot of work, joy, tears, and every other emotion my book is being printed.


I can't believe it! In Confidence: Now is Your Time  I share thirty-one stories that offer dramatic lessons I've learned to help you start loving who you are and what you do right now.  Now is your time to discover the peace and beauty of taking responsibility for where you are and who you want to become.



I am so excited to announce my new book to my wonderful list of subscribers first! And you can read the first chapter as my gift to you.  Please go to www.TheConfidenceBook.com and enjoy the first chapter and a special video message from me.


You can order here and if you would like your copy autographed please make a note on the shopping cart page who you'd like me to address the message to and I will happily personalize it.




, thanks for taking the time to read the 'Growing Your Business with Confidence' tip and I'm excited to help you accelerate your success. Of course we want to grow our business and make more money, but let's not forget - the busier we are the more people we get to help. And the happier our clients are the more they will tell others!


Love and confidence,

Speaker  Member of the National Speakers Association

Coach     Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching 


CPO       Certified Professional Organizer and Member of the

                National Association of Professional Organizers

Issue: 46

In This Issue
Success Story
3 Marketing Strategies...every 30 Days
Elizabeth Recommends
Elizabeth Hagen, CPO

If you're a determined woman entrepreneur who wants support, is ready to take focused action, and wants to accelerate your success and grow your business - welcome!!
I'm Elizabeth Hagen and I'm here to help.  I've put together the best tips/tools/advice that I've used to grow and maintain a successful organizing and speaking business and I want to share them with you!

Every month I'll be sending you a quick tip for you to implement immediately.  It's all about making a decision, taking action, and staying focused!

I can't wait to hear about your success!

Want to use the Feature Article on your Ezine/Blog/Site?

You're welcome to share this article. When you do, please include this complete blurb with it:

"Would you like to learn more simple ways women and women entrepreneurs can have more focus, more courage, more momentum and be more productive? Check out my web site,  www.ElizabethHagen.com, for free articles, free resources and to sign up for my gift to you of the "10 Fearless Lessons Every Woman Must Know" eBook.


Award-winning small business expert Elizabeth Hagen is the Growing Your Business with Confidence Coach.

Elizabeth Hagen

Coach - Mark LeBlanc's Small Business Success Coaching Network  

(605) 357-8767