This interview with James Clear was initially only intended for people on my mailing list. Its full of great content and I just wanted to spread some love today :). Enjoy and make sure to join our mailing list if…

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Beware! Sharks, rogues directors and swindlers swim in these waters. I had a wake up call recently when a rogue director swindled a client out of a significant amount of money.  It was just one of those experiences that leaves…

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I’ve been shortlisted as a finalist in the Precious Best Mentor of the year 2012 category. The Precious Awards was founded to celebrate the achievements of inspirational entrepreneurial women of colour who are running businesses in the UK. This nomination means…

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 I've found that doing charity work could be vital for growth - personal and business. I run my first half marathon last weekend at the Great North Run. I never thought I could ever run that kind of distance. It…

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Does the world really need another newsletter? Yours to be exact! I had an interesting conversation with a lady that got me thinking about the role emails and newsletters play in growing a business. She did not see the value…

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What do you do when the going gets tough? Quitting is an option but do you really want to do that? If you answer is NO then read on… I saw this quote from Anita Roddick: “Nobody talks of entrepreneurship…

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Author, speaker and coach Stephanie J Hale helps authors to get their books published. She runs several successful businesses powered by her event driven business growth strategy. Wouldn't it be great to have one strategy or trick that you knew with some certainty…

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How do you overcome the feeling of overwhelm, so that you can focus on growing your business without losing it - your mind I mean! I had an interesting conversation with a lady who we will call Stacey. It went a…

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Want more referrals? The beginning of getting more referrals is giving more referrals. Giving referrals is a powerful strategy for getting more referrals. Most small business owners will agree that word of mouth referral is a power way of getting…

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I’m thrilled to announce my new Expert Interview Series aka #MondayBusinessBites on how to grow your business using some specific approaches that are working for successful entrepreneurs right now. I put together these series to share the successes and strategies…

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"My maternity leave will be a few weeks long, and I'll work throughout it." – Marissa Mayer on www.usatoday.com Marissa is the newly appointed CEO of Yahoo who also happens to be 6 months pregnant. I wasn’t going to say…

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When you think of business growth, most people immediately focus on growth through the acquisition of new customers. This is a good way of growing any business and every business needs to focus on how to continuously gain new customers.…

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Are you interested in achieving your business goals? What else could you possibly need once you have the right map or blueprint? Let me explain ... I had a interesting experience recently that gave me pause about some of the…

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You need to have a niche to market our business to. We all agree on that. But when does finding the perfect niche become counter productive and destructive? When: your niche is not a large enough population they cannot afford…

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I had a very interesting few days. It was interesting because I spent most working days anxious and breathless. I would say I was in “fight or flight mode” most of the time as though I was in some kind…

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I got a text message recently that got me thinking about just how we go about soliciting help in business.  I personally believe that there is a lot of support and good will out there but to tap into it…

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Don’t be deceived by the grace and elegance of the swan, those legs, hidden from sight are paddling frantically, I had an interesting conversation with a client recently.  I was encouraging her to include writing as one of the core…

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Amazon is another company that really inspires me. Since my first purchase with the company sometime in 2003, I've never purchased a book anywhere else. I love them that much. In fact they won’t let me forget them. They keep…

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Is twitter a waste of time? Is there any evidence supporting the claim that small businesses can increase sales from being on twitter? From personal experience, twitter is a great platform for promoting your business. When used correctly, you can…

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Ever so often I am taught a lesson or have an experience that reminds me never to get complacent in pursuing excellence in my personal and business ventures. I had the most interesting experience attending a taster session of a…

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