Networking For Profits (Even If You Hate Networking) – SSM “Take 10″ Episode #7


Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastPerhaps you love networking. Or not. Either way, it’s a simple and highly effective way to create more profits in your business. Listen in as my friend Devora Zack, author of “Networking for People Who Hate Networking” and a veteran consultant shares her best networking tips. (She’s been in business for 15 years and is 100% referral based!) Click on the play button above to listen in.

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Get Clients Now – SSM “Take 10″ Episode #5


Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastYour having a profitable service-based business isn’t really based on the solutions you offer. It’s based on your engaging clients to purchase those solutions on a consistent basis.

Whether you’re a coach, consultant, interior designer, virtual assistant, or deliver some other service, the one thing we all have in common is that we need and want to keep a full pipeline of clients coming in the door.

So how do you do that? In this week’s SSM “Take 10”, I’m interviewing C.J. Hayden, San Francisco based business coach and best-selling author of “Get Clients Now” as she shares her take on how to easily get new clients. Check it out by clicking the PLAY button above.

Here are the 6 steps C.J. recommends: [Read more…]

Make Money With Kindle – SSM “Take 10″ Episode #4


Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastWho hasn’t purchased from (or at least heard of) It’s one of the most profitable, successful ecommerce sites in the world. More importantly, the site is now providing an opportunity for YOU to monetize your expertise, attract new clients and customers and create massive visibility for your work.

This week, I’m interviewing my friend, Kathleen Gage, The Street Smarts Marketer, on her insider tips to making your first Kindle product a best-seller overnight. Click the PLAY button to listen to the audio now!

Here’s the nitty gritty:     [Read more…]

How to Stand Out From Your “Competitors” Online – SSM “Take 10″ Episode #3


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Blogging about your business is an excellent way to drive traffic to your website and attract high-quality leads. You can get even more mileage out of your blog posts, and create massive online visibility for your work, by re-purposing your content into other formats. This strategy will have you showing up EVERYWHERE and standing heads taller than your “competitors” (I prefer to think of them as colleagues) when a prospect goes online looking for the solutions you have to offer. Click on the play button above to listen in as Denise Wakeman, Founder of The Blog Squad, explains how! [Read more…]

SSM “Take 10″ Episode #2 – How to Enroll More Clients & Increase Your Profits

In today’s episode I’m featuring a simple tip you can implement TODAY to help you close more sales and increase your profits. Check it out!


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Organization is the key to more clients!

Did you know that when you fail to follow up with a client, you’re leaving money on the table? Developing an organized and focused system for following up with leads and clients is the most surefire way to grow your business.

Stop leaving money on the table! In this week’s “Take 10” I spoke with Certified Professional Organizer Joshua Zerkel. As founder of Customized Living Solutions, he’s an expert at developing system that small business owners can use to increase their profits.

In this training episode, he offered some great tips for developing a system for tracking and following up with clients. When you apply these steps, you’ll enroll more clients, increase your confidence and feel more in control of your business.

Here are the highlights from today’s Smart Simple Marketing “Take 10” with Joshua Zerkel:      [Read more…]

SSM “Take 10” Episode #1 – Attract MASSIVE Traffic With Online Press Releases


Subscribe to Sydni's PodcastIn today’s inaugural episode, listen in (by clicking the PLAY button above) as I interview Tom Petty, Master-level instructor at the Search Engine Academy in the San Francisco Bay Area, on how to use online press releases to attract massive traffic to your website. Tom and I implemented this strategy last week for Smart Simple Marketing, so I wanted to share with you the details on what we did and how it worked!


  1. Tom and I brainstormed the topic on Monday
  2. Tom and I wrote the press release on Tuesday – You can see the release here:
  3. I recorded a video on Tuesday to accompany the press release (this step is optional)      [Read more…]

Marketing a Small Business in 2012: Free Coffee Break Advice


Sydni Craig-Hart, founder of Smart Simple Marketing, announced that they will be hosting weekly expert conversations with professionals who will help small business owners implement simple, profitable marketing strategies in 2012. These “Take 10” ten minute coffee breaks will be offered free on the company blog and podcast channel.

Emeryville, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2012 – Smart Simple Marketing, a San Francisco Bay Area marketing coaching firm, will be featuring industry experts over the course of 2012 to offer free, ten minute “coffee break” interviews. These interviews will provide expert marketing advice to small business owners and service professionals who want to increase their profits and get new clients this year.

Sydni Craig-Hart, the founder, said, “Small business owners are looking for actionable and practical ideas that they can put into place right away to get new clients or increase their profits. They don’t always have 45 minutes or an hour to spend learning from their mentors. This is a way to get simple, practical, actionable information into their hands FAST!”      [Read more…]