I saw Andy Lopata in action at a business conference and had to connect with him because his approach to networking and referrals in really refreshing. He puts the business back Labelled ‘Mr Network’ by The Sun, Andy Lopata was called…

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Are you thinking of generating more PR for your business? Then you’ll find this article useful. I’ll be answering the question; I’ve limited resources and need to focus on growing my business, should I invest in PR or business coaching?…

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 This book has been a long time coming. I always wanted to write a book on time management but I couldn't convince myself that the world needed yet another book on time management. My clients thought otherwise though, so here…

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Selling is probably one of the most valuable skills you can develop as an entrepreneur. Yet, sales has become such a dirty word. People don't want to be seen as sales people although business is driven by selling. I understand…

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Imagine this, someone is trying to woo your clients. Right now, this very minute as you read this. They are doing it with email marketing. The interesting thing is that they are sneaking up on you using personal, value adding…

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Hi, I've been really curious for a while about you the reader of this blog. As the blog has grown, its attracted readers from all corners of the the world, something that I'm truly grateful for. As I plan for…

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As we start the  year, I'm sure you've come up with wonderful goals that you want to achieve in the next 365 days. In this video I share some tips on structuring the year so you can give yourself the…

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 As we start a new year, a lot of plans are being written for both personal and business success. Every year, I sit down like many people to reflect on the year and to come up with the goals I want…

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This week, I simply want to wish you and  your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for reading my articles, sharing them,commenting and telling your friends and colleagues about awovi. 2013 would  not have been the same without your…

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 I heard Jamie Speak at an event and found his presentation very intriguing. For me, it plugged the gap in some of the theories around positive thinking and why some people struggle to get the concept of positive thinking to…

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Its that time of the year when everybody is planning and thinking about the next year. Some of you will be seeking expert advice at this point because you’ll realise that there are skill gaps that need to be bridged…

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I've met Lara Morgan twice now. Both times I was incredibly inspired by her energy, zest for life and simply how she was unapologetically herself. For those who don’t know Lara, she is voted amongst the UK's 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen. Lara…

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I started running again! Woohooo! I was preparing for last year's London marathon when tragedy struck. My mother was taken ill a few weeks to the marathon and I had to drop everything to go be by her side. This…

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Are you struggling to stand out in a crowded market place? Ever felt like you were insignificant in the market place? Its really difficult to stand out these days because technology has made it very easy for everybody to bring…

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Do you believe that money will solve all your marketing challenges? Most small businesses are of the view that more money would somehow solve all their marketing problems. With extra money, they can afford bigger better and brighter ads and…

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You know how everybody says they started their business to have freedom and to be their own bosses when truth be known, they just end up working the hardest they’ve ever worked and as more stressed than they bargained for.…

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What's wrong with brain powering your business systems? I had a funny encounter with a client recently. I asked what her follow up system was and she replied that is was “Brenda Brain Powered”! (Names have  been changed to preserve…

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I've been wanting to write this article for a while but I always convinced myself not to because I'm not a website designer and I didn't want to offend any web designers. However, having just spent time doing what a…

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We all just love the idea of outsourcing and delegating everything in the business don’t we? If I could outsource my entire life as Tim Ferris advocates in the 4-hour week, I would. I’d just turn up for the fun bits…

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Claire Mitchell is the founder of a really interesting and dynamic community of female entrepreneurs called The Girls Mean Business. The Girls Mean Business is Claire's 3rd business venture and most successful to date. With this venture, she started by chance…

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