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Tagged With: business

Is conformity holding your business back?

In business we want to have a point of difference, stand out from the crowd, that special something which will have people buying from us rather than our competition. And we may have that special product, the super piece of service which makes us stand out, but in the bigger scheme of things, are we … Continue reading »

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4 Reasons Why Hand Writing Your Plan is Best

If you want to succeed in life, in the big things in life, you need a plan. Easy enough to say, right? If you also want to succeed in the smallest things in life, having a plan is a good idea too. And I have discovered the best way to have a plan, to create … Continue reading »

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Breaking the rules does not mean you suck

This is my 3rd article in my series about how you don’t suck. You will make mistakes. You will have people tell you about your mistakes and tell you how you SHOULD do it better. You can handle that. You know that mistakes happen when you’re starting out, and as long as you haven’t accidentally … Continue reading »

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Business and Humanity

Being in business means you’re in business. That sounds like both a simple statement to make, and a rather silly statement to make. No kidding, you’re in business to be in business. However, I have discovered recently that doing business with people, especially entrepreneurs, people who own their own business, or are sole traders, has … Continue reading »

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Have you got a great idea?

Ideas are a major driving force behind businesses. Yes, products and services play a major role in making money and keeping your business afloat, but having an idea, to do something, to build something, to give something away for an exchange of something valuable, is often where it begins. In my own experience, as a … Continue reading »

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Facebook and LinkedIn Groups – an introduction

Groups are rising as the new place to do business on Facebook. Where before it was all about the pages, thanks to Facebook’s throttling of the organic viewership from what you post to pages, it is becoming less and less value for money. You have to pay to boost a post, pay to increase readership, … Continue reading »

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How to be seen as an expert

In this ultra-competitive world, anyone with access to a smart phone can open an online store. But would you trust them? Would you believe that they know what they are talking about when they are trying to sell to you? I, personally, only want to spend my money with people whom I think know a … Continue reading »

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The first 6 seconds

First Impressions. The time that people spend online is increasing, and yet the time people spend staying on websites, making decisions about you, what you do, who you are and what you have to offer, is shrinking. According to J.T. O’donnell https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20130716133441-7668018-is-your-resume-6-second-worthy you have just 6 seconds to make an impression. And that is just … Continue reading »

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Too much of a good thing

I have one of those problems which is good to have. The month of May delivered to me a LOT of work and clients, so much that my schedule became very full very quickly, to the point I am worried of letting clients down, of promising and under-delivering. I don’t say over-promise, because I don’t … Continue reading »

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How one piece of STRONG CONTENT can be used in so many ways

I have said this before, and will say it again – your Social Media empire should start on your website. It is your online real estate where you can do and say what you will. You are not tied down to the terms and conditions of the ‘free’ social media networks, who can change their … Continue reading »

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