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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“Lifetime value is the total value of a customer’s business over the lifetime of their relationship with your company. The more a customer purchases from you and the longer they stay with your, the more valuable that customer is to…

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How to differentiate you and your business even in a highly competitive and crowded market. One of the reasons (excuses) I hear a lot from business owners when queried about their performance is usually about competition. It always goes something like…

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Why is the business owner with a seemingly simple idea making it big? With your really innovative idea and great technical expertise why are you not doing as well as you should? Why are you struggling to grow your business when…

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Preserving the status quo – the current state of affairs in your business may not be a wise strategy. You might not want change, but the world and its people are changing at an alarming rate. You not only risk…

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I started the year with what I consider to be a really ambitious personal goal. I was going to run the Great North Run, (a half marathon) just like my husband did the year before. He had really inspired me…

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I hear a lot of business owners complaining, wishing, whining and hoping for clients but they are unwilling to change their habits and mindset about how they market and sell their craft. Marketing is not something you do when you…

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How do you sell more to your current customers? The strategy of selling more to your existing customers is something that everybody is interested in. It is one of the ways of  growing any  business without spending a fortune. So…

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My name: Kate Wilson Job title: Managing Director Company name: Nosy Crow Company description: Nosy Crow is a new, independent children's publishing company, publishing child-focused, parent-friendly children's books and apps for children aged 0 to 14. Website: www.nosycrow.com Location: Southwark,…

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Could your business model be letting you down? Business models are probably one of the least mentioned causes of business failures. The very term seems to be shrouded in ambiguity. For the purpose of this discussion, my definition of a…

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