Safety Practices for Small Business Social Media Use

No longer the “New Kid in Town.” Social Media and its marketing resources have gone from a compulsive form of recreation for many to a fundamental piece of any business plan, large or small.

What is still not readily known by many business owners and managers is that use of social media by companies and their employees can seriously compromise a businesses’ security.  Very often, when it comes to maintaining safety and security via social media, employees can end up being the biggest issue.

Whether it’s from posting on their personal page about things happening at work, or clicking on things they shouldn’t while using an office computer, employees can accidentally leak information or download mal-ware into your network without even realize they are doing it.

To help avoid the issues that can result in these seemingly small actions, here are some tips to assist you in keeping your business and your employees safe from social-media troubles, both at work and at home. [click to continue…]


Pictures Can Say It All. Make Sure They Get Seen.

This video gives you step by step instruction on the best way to use images for your business. From choosing your filename to adjusting the image size or resolution to using Alt-text/alt-tag, and choosing between jpeg, gif or png. It’s made simple and easy to follow to make those images work best for you and your business.


Taking Care of Myself.

This summer I took it upon myself to commit to being fit. With help from a friend, I started eating better and in the first 4 weeks, I dropped 10 lbs with just the changes in eating habits.
I feel better, I have more energy, sleep better and enjoy the time making my primarily plant-based dinners. Veggies rule. (OK, I never thought I’d say that)
Now I step it up, literally, and head to the CrossFit gym near my home next week. It’s not about the outcome, for me it’s about the commitment. The outcome will be what it is going to be, no less than great, as I intend to be tenacious.
Next goal deadline…Dec 31, 2017.

“If you want to be successful in your career, start by working on yourself.”

~ Richard Van Liempt


Whiteboard alternative – be creative.

I like to use a whiteboard for my strategy sessions with clients or for myself, however, yesterday I found my whiteboard full and I didn’t want to erase it quite yet.

Hmmm, what could I use? I remembered in a video Russel Brunson posted, he used a client’s window.  Ah. My client and I moved to the patio window, with a nice view I must say, and proceeded to brainstorm her sales funnel.

Once we were done, I hung a white sheet behind the window to take pictures of our whiteboard notes to send her and for future reference.

Be creative, don’t let the little details hold you back from getting work done.

Have a wonderful day.

To your online success,

Richard van Liempt.


Create More Time to Grow Your Business and Enjoy Your Life by Utilizing Virtual Assistants

In this video, you are given a primer on how you can get most from your business by hiring Virtual Assistants. It goes on to define what a VA is and what benefits can be obtained with the help of VAs. Tasks that can be assigned as well as possible list of websites where freelancers can be found are also provided.


Learn to live in the present.

Many of us live in the past or are busy worrying about the future but life actually can only exist in the present. If one is to truly “live life” then one must live in the present.

Richard Van Liempt


Increase Your Marketing Exposure with Amazon’s FBA, “Fulfillment by Amazon”

Most of us know by now that Amazon is the largest online retailer.  People often go directly to Amazon when considering a purchase before searching anywhere else.  And, when they do implement a search, Amazon’s extensive marketing and SEO techniques usually bring them to the top of the search results.

So, why not take advantage of their marketing to promote your own products?  Amazon has provided a platform for you to do just that.

So, what exactly is Amazon’s “Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)?” [click to continue…]


Live Life Now.


You 2: A High Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps

Here is my latest recommendation to add to your “must read” library as you march ahead toward a life you design and live on purpose.

You 2: A High-Velocity Formula for Multiplying Your Personal Effectiveness in Quantum Leaps

Price Pritchett author created this book to promote an unconventional, quantum leap strategy for achieving breakthrough performance. This powerful new method replaces the concept of attaining gradual, incremental success through massive effort. Instead, it puts forth 18 key components for building massive success while expending less effort. Your staff learns to multiply their personal effectiveness, leverage their gifts, and leap beyond ordinary performance expectations.

Order your book here: You2 – by Price Pritchett

May you live life on purpose on your terms.

Richard Van Liempt


4 Ways to Offer Proof in Your Online Marketing Claims

No matter how honest you are with your marketing efforts, consumers aren’t so quick to accept your claims without proof. When you say that your product or service offers a specific benefit, consumers want some sort of evidence that backs your claims.

Including proof isn’t hard. It’s an extra step, but it can go a long way towards increasing conversion rates. From customer testimonials to verifiable statistics, learn how to offer proof in your marketing. [click to continue…]