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How To Get A Free Harvard MBA For Solopreneurs

Posted on | March 2, 2011 | No Comments

Rarely do we find a gem that provides a magic elixir that can help a business grow and provide solopreneurs with uncanny business acumen; almost like having a Harvard MBA at your beck and call.  Do you know of such a gem?

Well, my friends, it’s right under your noses.  More to the point, you are using it right now.  I’m talking about Biznik.  Yes, Biznik, and you need to be taking advantage of it to grow your business.

I joined Biznik 1 ½ years ago on the recommendation of a business colleague.  I must admit I was a bit skeptical, thinking I might get a few contacts, but probably not much more.  Man, was I wrong.  I quickly learned it is a potpourri of business expertise, potential contacts, and very educational.  If you have not learned that by now you have really missed the boat.  Biznik provides solopreneurs with so much that it’s hard to know where to begin.  Let me give you my take on some of the most important ingredients of this magic elixir called Biznik. 

In my humble opinion the most important ingredient is you, and me and all of us at Biznik.  Biznikers are a font of information and most are willing to help you in any way they can.  I really mean that; I see it every day.  All you need to do is reach out.  Get to know others through networking functions and by connecting electronically on the Biznik.  I’ve done this and as my network grows, so does my business.  You will soon discover key people in the Biznik community that you need to connect with.  You will develop referral partners, mentors and other beneficial relationships.  A very special solopreneur culture has developed within Biznik, one that you will not see anywhere else.  Who could ask for anything more?

Another important ingredient is your profile page.  This is where you get to shamelessly promote your business, which for the most part, is you.   Through the other resources on Biznik, which I will mention shortly, you will draw people to your profile page.  Make sure it really does promote your business, as succinctly as possible, and I guarantee you will bring in more business.  Treat your profile as you do your website.  Make sure it presents a professional and inviting image and actually explains what sets you apart from others. 

Another important ingredient is archived articles.   I would wager to say that for any business related topic you might be interested in, there are Biznikers out there who have already written about it or are willing to, if asked.   I know firsthand that many of you have been reading articles.  This is my first article in over a year.  In 2009 I wrote six articles which were reasonably well read when they were published.  Those six articles continue to be read on a daily basis.  Just last week I had almost 100 hits on those six articles.  I’m not saying that to pat myself on the back.  What I want you to take from this is that you can benefit greatly from writing articles and from reading them as well.  Writing articles is an excellent way to give back to Biznik.  It is my belief that you get out of Biznik what you put into it, actually, a lot more.   You have certain talents and information that other Biznikers would love to have and learn.  Share that expertise by writing articles.  Polish the articles and make them interesting.  There are consequences of doing so.  You will have readers from within and outside the Biznik community.  In time, your Biznik profile will move up in Google rankings. And you know that means more business.  I live on the U.S. side of the Canadian border.  An unintended consequence of my articles and improved Google ranking is that I am now contacted frequently by Americans living in British Columbia needing to have their U.S. taxes done.  I never thought of that when I started writing articles.  Go ahead and Google <tax professional, Blaine, WA> and see who pops up as the first two listings on page one, after the paid listing.  That’s what I’m talking about. 

Yet another ingredient of Biznik is Biz Talk.  Here’s where you can ask a question, provide an answer to other Biznikers or just take part in a conversation to make a connection.  Lately I’ve been very active on Biznik.  It’s easy to do.  As a result, I get many hits on my profile page, including people who have found me on Google or other sources; potentially leading to more new business. 

I highly recommend you upgrade to Pro or Pro VIP status if you can at all afford it.  It will be money well spent.  Biznik Co-founder Lara Feltin has written several articles on how to take advantage of Biznik.  Here’s one of them.  Read it and the others she has written; there is a wealth of information in them, all of which will help you and your business.   

Review the advantages of becoming a paid member of Biznik.  I joined as a Pro VIP and have never regretted it.  I have been repaid many times over and so will you.

I credit Biznik for much of the success of my business.  I’ve worked hard, of course.  Who hasn’t as they are struggling to start up a business?   I’ve used other resources to grow my business as well, but I can unequivocally state that Biznik has been a major source of information, a source for my referral partners, a catalyst for the growth of my business and the reason behind my excellent rating in Google. 

Thank you Biznik for being here and doing what you do.  You provide an unmatched service to all of us.  And thank you fellow Biznikers for being members of the Biznik community and for being there for the rest of us. For those of you who have not discovered the magic of Biznik, all I can say is you have no idea what you are missing.  Try it, you’ll like it!


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As an Enrolled Agent and consummate tax professional, Bill provides year-round, affordable tax services for his clients. Bill is experienced in small business start-up and tax planning in addition to a full range of tax return preparation.

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