Heads up! We've started the countdown for the fall issue of Flackery magazine and I'm sharing the insider details right here, right now. (It's awesome - you're going to want to keep reading)
This year we made an editorial decision to give the fall issue a permanent success theme.
Knowing we would have the same theme next year challenged us to look beyond the usual “how to write a goal” type content and come up with fresh ideas about success.
Once we started thinking about the things that hold micro-business owners back, we knew we had a winner.
The thing is, even though we plan the issue several months ahead, we accept content submissions up to 60 days before publication. What we didn’t know when we started scheduling content back in January was that some of those articles would be replaced by an incredible variety of timely, useful information from our contributors.
Hiring is one of the biggest pain points for many small business owners.
They need more staff to run their business, but they can’t afford big city pay or benefits.
The Leddy Group, a regional staffing and human resource firm in northern New England, wrote a comprehensive guideline for how to:
Their article details an easy, no-nonsense approach that uses the resources small business owners like you already have to attract and keep employees. (Hint: Think about what’s in it for them)
Another challenge we’re all facing right now is how to connect with customers.
After 2+ years of virtual meetings and remote work, many people are feeling isolated and out of touch. They want to connect and be heard, but they don’t want to deal with sales pitches.
Don Winn, from Winn Consulting, wrote a fantastic article about active listening.
Successful people know how to listen. Making the effort to actively listen to what your customers are saying may seem like a small thing, but people will notice. Remember, customers want to do business with people they know, like, and trust, and this type of personal engagement will strengthen those relationships and take them to the next level.
Do you struggle with time vampires, confidence, or finding the right clients?
We’ve got you covered.
In addition to regular features like the book review, tax topic, and planner download, the fall issue of Flackery touches on all the little, and not so little, things that hold us back. — Just wait until you see the new tool for overcoming obstacles.
This issue has something for everyone, no matter where you are in your business. Watch your inbox. The fall issue is live on September 1st.
And finally, don’t forget to visit Flackery’s new website. This is where you will find all of our back issues, as well as forms for advertising and content uploads.