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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Read the first part of the blog on how to generate more referrals and recommendations here. You can watch it directly on youtube by clicking here. Thanks for watching and stay connected :).

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Do you find the simple idea of selling painful? You are not alone. I do too. One of the things that bother most business owners is the idea of selling. The fear of being rejected and being seen as a…

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I’ve been asked this question a few times by people struggling to get clients for their service businesses. "How do you find clients", "How do I get more clients" In my personal experience that are many ways to market your business…

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I recently spent a strategy day with a client strategizing and mapping out key systems to increase her visibility and credibility in the marketing place. She was looking to relaunch her business and she had rightly sought the services of…

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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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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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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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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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“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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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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The high street has changed. I used to go out simply to shop but not anymore. Visiting the high stree is now a social activity done when I get bored of being indoors and online. I imagine that I’m not…

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I could just as accurately have titled this post the cardinal rule in life because I believe the principle applies to all areas of our lives. My cardinal rule to growing your business is based on reciprocity - “Give and…

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It's never a great idea to waste money but the current market makes it even more important that your able to account for every penny spent. Coming from an analytical background, I’m always interested in the numbers behind the business.…

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One bad habit that is leaking your business money. Lets start with a little story. My family visited the most amazing Italian restaurant recently. We had such a wonderful experience that we kept talking about the restaurant for weeks. We…

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Recently, I have repeatedly found myself in the company of veteran self employed professionals or business owners who feel they have come to the end of their entrepreneurial journey. These people are ready to quit and go back into the…

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I’ve never been one to court any form of media, be it new social media or traditional media. I just couldn't stand the publicity and being camera shy, I stayed away from it as much as I could. This was…

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