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Naming your Small Business (Short Read)

Choosing a name for your small business is probably one of the most fun and exciting aspects of starting a small business. But naming your small business is also serious business ūüí∂ Your decision could affect your ability to reach a broader audience and grow ūüďą The key is to find a name that fits… Continue reading Naming your Small Business (Short Read)

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The Most Common Business Mistakes (A View from a Business Mentor)

Starting a business or running an existing one is never easy. There are so many things to think about and decisions to make on a continuous basis, it can be difficult to know if you are doing things right. ¬†Sometimes the pressure can cause you to make a poor decision that can hurt your potential… Continue reading The Most Common Business Mistakes (A View from a Business Mentor)

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The Challenges Facing SME’s

The world of business is changing rapidly and it can be a real struggle to keep up to date with the latest trends and developments to attract and maintain your existing customers.¬† A business needs to continuously adapt to new marketing channels, in particular the ever growing online market that is expanding at an incredible… Continue reading The Challenges Facing SME’s

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What is Content Marketing?

According to the content marketing institute ‚ÄúContent marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience and ultimately to drive profitable customer action‚ÄĚ. Relationships rely on honest, relevant, and respectful two way communication. The content you create and publish as… Continue reading What is Content Marketing?

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Positive Mind Set in Business – The Key to Success

History has shown that those with an optimistic outlook or open mindset on life are the ones who usually find the most success.¬† One of the most important steps you can take towards achieving your greatest potential in business is to learn to monitor your attitude and its impact on your work performance. We all… Continue reading Positive Mind Set in Business – The Key to Success

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Customer Service To Build Relationships

Happy customers can make your business!¬† One of your business goals should be to satisfy your customer needs so that they come back for more, whilst spreading the word about their experience to others. Have you been in the situation where a customer buys something from you but never returns for a repeat purchase? Here… Continue reading Customer Service To Build Relationships

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Get Your Business Ready for 2018

Now that Christmas is nearly over and we are fast approaching 2018, the New Year is a perfect opportunity to develop a plan to get your business operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. As you prepare to take your business into 2018, it‚Äôs time to create a plan for how you‚Äôre going to best… Continue reading Get Your Business Ready for 2018

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What is a¬†Business Health Check?

All businesses have weaknesses, strengths along with opportunities and external threats so if you want to sustain and grow your business, it‚Äôs imperative that you identify and manage these effectively especially when looking to achieve long-term success. A¬†Business Health Check involves sitting down and asking yourself some key questions about your business and as most… Continue reading What is a¬†Business Health Check?

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Predicted Marketing Trends for 2018

Marketing is changing rapidly and with so many emerging technologies and platforms to leverage, there has never been a more exciting time for businesses to connect with new and existing customers. However, the key to successful marketing is to identify which platforms and technologies present the best opportunities for your business and your potential customers.… Continue reading Predicted Marketing Trends for 2018

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November Events to Market Your Business

November is a great month to market your products and services by creating some excitement around the many events occurring during the month.  Take the opportunity to publish and distribute event related content with the overall goal of attracting, engaging new and existing customers. Here are some important events and dates to help inspire your… Continue reading November Events to Market Your Business

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Common Mistakes When Running a Craft Business

If you are having problems with your craft sales or experiencing a downturn in sales, then take a few minutes to read these common mistakes and hopefully they'll point you in the right direction.  Are you under price and undervaluing your product? If you are under pricing it says you don‚Äôt believe in your product. Customers will pay a… Continue reading Common Mistakes When Running a Craft Business

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How to Discover Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

Rosser Reeves considered by many as the father of modern advertising was quoted as saying "adverting is the art of getting a unique selling proposition into the heads of most people at the lowest possible cost" Your unique selling proposition (USP) is what makes your business stand out from the crowd and tells your customers… Continue reading How to Discover Your Unique Selling Proposition (USP)

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Small Changes to Grow Your Business

Sometimes as a business owner we can lose sight of how our business is perceived by prospective customers.¬† It is important that we make our products and services as easy as possible to access whilst making it attractive to the buyer to engage and purchase. ¬†Here are just a few simple tips that will improve… Continue reading Small Changes to Grow Your Business

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Building Your Personal Brand

Branding, especially personal branding is such a crucial component of success and can open up new opportunities and help you fulfill your business goals.¬†Building your personal brand is just as important as building your company‚Äôs brand as customers tend to buy and stay loyal to companies they like. Fine tuning your personal brand will ensure… Continue reading Building Your Personal Brand

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Tips on Improving Your Business

If you are running an SME, continuous improvement and development is the name of the game as businesses are not static. It is important to accurately identify if your business is either on an upward track or if it is on its way down. So making consistent improvements to make your business better and continuously… Continue reading Tips on Improving Your Business