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Where are your customers?

By | November 19th, 2014|Business Coaching|

Yes, Where are your customers? If you are re-reading that question or looking around….Then you better keep reading. So you have started the business and sales are trickling in, but could you walk up any street and pick out 5 of your 'customers'? I often ask my clients who they want to sell to..Their answer [...]

Pitching for Business? Try Networking Pt. 2

By | November 18th, 2014|Business Coaching|

Five tips to take you to the top 20% of successful networkers who follow up!  (It is definitely lonely at the top!) Part 1. Decide on a system to keep your contacts all in one place.  It used to be a spreadsheet but there so are many online CRMs such as mailChimp which I use and is free, [...]

Pitching for Business? Try Networking! Pt.1

By | November 17th, 2014|Business Coaching|

Coca Cola is one of the world's most recognised brand, yet it still spends over $4 billion on advertising every year.  So if you haven't got their budget: Networking could help you.. Today we give you the skinny on Networking.  Love it or hate it,  its a great way to grow your business and it [...]

One Page Biz Map

By | November 15th, 2014|Business Coaching|

Are you struggling to find customers and make a profit? Based on my experience  with new and established businesses and from the training sessions that I deliver, I noticed that there was a need for a simple business map/plan, (not the formal zillion page document that we are familiar with) but something on one page [...]

Dazzle them online..

By | November 15th, 2014|Business Coaching|

In this blog we are going to talk about jump-starting your online marketing campaign for greater success and dazzling your target audience with your products and services. In the Internet age, having an online marketing campaign should be one of your top priorities.  This should include a website and social media.  Read all about social [...]

Social Media: What’s all the fuss about?

By | November 14th, 2014|Business Coaching, Social Media|

Never have there been so many opportunities for one to become a public persona.   The social media allows us our 15 minutes of fame and some, and it has brought out the narcissism in many of us.  However on the plus side social media is a god send to the small business owner and [...]

Should you build your website or get a designer?

By | November 13th, 2014|Business Coaching|

This blog is actually quite timely as yesterday at the women's networking group that I host, we talked about the different ways that we all market our businesses and of course the conversation did come around to websites. A couple of the women had actually built theirs while others had got a designer to build [...]

How to Build a Great Business

By | November 12th, 2014|Business Coaching|

Today I am going to be writing about how to build a great business. As we all know a lot of things in life are simple but not quite easy to do and this is one of them.  Building a great business really has its foundations on 5 key area.  These 5 strategies if adopted, [...]

Five productivity tools that I swear by

By | November 11th, 2014|Business Coaching|

I use many productivity apps and tools to ensure that I get my work done in as little time as possible - I love short cuts.  I have mind map apps, diary apps, self control and drop box, but I have chosen the top five tools that I have come to rely on collectively, to [...]

Should you rent an office or work from home?

By | November 9th, 2014|Business Coaching|

This is the 64 million dollar question.  There are so many variables to this, but cash plays a major role.  Other considerations are: The type of business, target customers, geographical location and your brand. In the service industry - such as - Consultants, manual labourers, home & car insurances services it is easy for these [...]