Got a Minute? Tips for Busy Entrepreneurs

Woman leaping across a canyon - with focus

Don’t Just Say It, Get To It!

How often have you started a great idea and then it goes by the wayside? Maybe it’s your next diet plan or a way to grow your business. You just don’t get to it. My fallen to the wayside list has been pretty static for years. Eating better, exercise, and creative activities. Of course, there […]
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What’s New in Your Business?

We’re coming towards the end of another quarter. Are you ready for it? Have you accomplished everything you wanted to do? I am writing this as we have hit Labor Day – well, at least in the U.S. and Canada. But you can apply this tip to any time of the year. It might be […]
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Starfish on a Beach - where is your focus?

Go All In

Recently I was talking with my friend and colleague, Rebecca Livermore, Professional Content Creation. Rebecca’s passion is to assist business owners create quality content and to help bloggers and writers be successful in a full-time writing career.   Rebecca excels in managing her time, publishing quarterly courses and books. She recognizes and encourages her followers […]
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Do You Chart Business Growth?

Three weeks ago, I sent a survey to my Potted Desert followers (a side hustle hobby.) I discovered that they want more from me saying they would buy anything I put out. How could I ignore that?!  What kind of growth opportunity have I been neglecting?  Immediately, almost without thought, I shifted gears to look […]
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From Business to Hobby and Back

Got a Minute? Tips for Busy Business Owners I sold my container gardening business and created The Potted Desert as an educational forum and community for desert dwellers who garden in containers. It was a hobby. However, I thought it likely that some of my 3,900+ followers might own their own business. So I created […]
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Increase Client Value One Sale at a Time

Client Lifetime Value or CLV can make or break your business. CLV  represents the total amount of money on average a customer spends in your business during their entire relationship with you. A low CLV translates into more time spent finding new clients increasing your acquisition costs. To secure the highest CLV, look at your […]
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Is Your Email List a Key Marketing Strategy?

  Is email marketing a significant part of your business growth strategy?   If not, it should be. I don’t care what kind of business you own in. If you have customers or clients, you should have an email list within an automated system. Startups established businesses and side hustles all need an email list […]
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Don't Quit Your Day Drean

Don’t Quit After One Day

It happens. You start a writing plan or a new diet or an exercise plan. Or, a plan to build your business. And… On Day 1️⃣, your Plan unravels and you end up not even taking the first step. You were so excited. You knew exactly what you were going to do. And you only […]
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#1 Method to Work On Your Business

Do you struggle with making time to work ON your business? As entrepreneurs, we wear so many hats; there are always too many tasks required of us to keep the business afloat. In my first years as a solopreneur, I did everything. From sales to marketing to delivering my service, to admin and bookkeeping. Did […]
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Pebbles in the water

Don’t Toss All Your Pebbles at Once

I’m sure you’ve heard the analogy of the ripple effect in building your business. Using the ripple effect is a simple way to find new clients. You cast a pebble into a lake and it creates a ripple of small waves moving out from where the tiny stone contacted the water. Each pebble represents a […]
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  • Josephine Power-AnastasiouJosephine Power-AnastasiouConnecting with Confidence; Navigating your way to lasting friendships & relationships

    The moment Marylee spoke to us on our first group coaching call, I immediately felt that here is a woman who knows where I’m coming from. Your sincerity came across in your voice and body language. You gave me the courage to believe that I could succeed in developing a program which would incorporate not just my training & experience but my personality too. You made each of us feel unique and strong and I knew you had our backs in case we started to falter in any way.

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    You’ll definitely achieve something you really didn’t imagine could be possible. You’ll have a fantastic, caring and truly inspiring coach to work with to help you achieve your goal and more. You’ll have a coach who shows great empathy and will guide you through the rough patches. Who will celebrate with you when you start to shine and acknowledge all the hard work you’ve put in. Who will be there for you when things get tough and pull you through.

  • Coach Marylee was part of my life at a pivotal moment of transitioning from 1:1 therapy to group coaching.

    I was stuck in the “land of information overload,” trying to figure out how to complete and implement the four paid online marketing courses that promised to help me get my coaching business on the right track to thriving. With Marylee’s services came prompt access to a kind, generous and skilled coach who will empower you to do your best work!

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    Love Marylee's very practical feet-to-the-ground approach

    Marylee’s no-nonsense and task-oriented approach helped me take my new high-impact, therapeutic programs to the right audience and successfully enroll them. I absolutely recommend Marylee and her coaching services to entrepreneurs who are working on a project - such as creating programs or launching an online program. Marylee will help you stay focused and on the right track in order to reach your desired goals.

  • Janice HurlburtJanice HurlburtOnline Visibility Pro

    Marylee has a unique genius as an accountability and business coach. She is my “Ocean Whisperer” and has the gift to see and hear you as an outsider looking in and finding the hidden treasures that were buried in your soul.  I get the sense she sees the big picture of where you're going before you do!

    Marylee is very clear in setting weekly actionable goals that provide a wonderful sense of progress and accomplishment! I love seeing results in my business that have held me back these past 6 months. I would highly recommend hiring Marylee Pangman to be your “Ocean Whisperer” and accountability business coach.

  • Sue Pars, Semiretired DesignerSue Pars, Semiretired DesignerAhead of schedule with Marylee's sage coaching

    Marylee helped me take an idea, a passion, and turn it into a business that reached my first financial goal 3 months ahead of schedule. She is helping me face my fears, weaknesses, roadblocks and self-imposed obstacles with an "eat the frog" mentality that is turning them into strengths. Without Marylee as a supporting and interactive part of my business idea and passion it would still be that - an idle idea and unfulfilled passion.

    -Sue Pars, Semiretired Designer

  • It no longer worries me that I don't have everything done I need to be successful tomorrow because with her, I'm getting what I need to build towards that success.

    A clear plan that lays out what to do now, what will be done next and what is to be achieved. Knowing that a simple connected conversation with Marylee who brings a focused agenda is coming up and knowing that I can reach out with I concerns to get your feedback when I need it - all of it keeps things moving. And more than anything it thankfully keeps things simple.

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  • Sheri Stapeton-Hewitt, MasC, MMP, MAT Performance Sports TherapySheri Stapeton-Hewitt, MasC, MMP, MAT Performance Sports TherapyRegained confidence to run a systemized and effective business

    With my husband's and my busy schedules, we didn't think we had time to be medical professionals AND managers to our employees. Marylee helped direct us into being effective with our employees and receiving good responses from them, rather than them challenging us.

    Our employees have grown to respect us more as we have shown them that we are confident, effective managers, business owners and medical professionals.

    -Sheri Stapeton-Hewitt, MasC, MMP, MAT Performance Sports Therapy