New Years Business Planning: How to Write Your Business Plan For 2012

Time to Get Re-Invigorated Welcome to 2012 everyone. I trust that you have all taken a well deserved break and enjoyed your holiday period. I don’t know about you but for me after a break I find getting back into the swing of business takes some time and is a bit of a struggle. Maybe…

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Take Action! When Opportunity Knocks To Become A Winner

“The opportunity of a lifetime comes around every day!” – It’s one of my favourite sayings… At the begginning of this month I ran a promotion, Giving away a Free 16GB Ipad 2 to one lucky winner… all you had to do was fill in a short survey around Marketing and Yourself as an Entrepreneur…

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The Newsletter Is Dead – 5 Email Marketing Tips For Small Business

I Hate Newsletters - Email Marketing Tips for Small Business

Ten years ago, if you had a form on your website that said “Subscribe to our newsletter” you were leading the way in online marketing for small business. But today if you have this same form it means you are straggling behind all the other small businesses who use direct email marketing as part of their online marketing strategy.

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Is Your Business Card Boring? Here’s 4 Secrets To Business Card Designs That Sell

Boring Business Card Design and Layout

Your business card should be a lead generator… not a snore generator! Your business card, it’s probably the first thing you created when you started your business. And if you are like most Entrepreneurs and Business Owners, your business card looks just like this one, right? And what’s worse, you might even be wasting the…

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Teamwork? What Teamwork? – 3 Steps To Get Everyone On The Bus

Business is a team sport, whether you’re a sole trader or a large corporation you always have a team, and if the team aren’t going in the same direction you have a very big problem. This means business owners and entrepreneurs like you have to find out who’s getting on the bus with you and…

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Follow The Yellow Brick Road – Creating the Golden Pathway for Your Business

We’re off to see the Wizard the Wonderful Wizard of Oz – well not really but wouldn’t it be fun to get on a golden pathway that leads to an incredible world where anything is possible? Your business needs a golden pathway. It needs an Oz. Where is the business heading, what does it stand…

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There is always room for a couple of Beers

I received a forward email over this weekend and well usually I hit delete right away and don’t read them but today for some reason I read it. And while it is a story I have heard many many times before, it is a great story and an awesome reminder about prioritising what’s important in…

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How you can use Facebook to Turn Customers into Raving Fans

Facebook has made an awesome anouncement today… Facebook Deals is now in effect. What does that mean? Watch the video to find out. Why is this good? Giving a discount or I would recommend a value addition instead, but having an incentive of some kind to get your customers to check-in to your business gives…

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You Are Awesome and I Thank You

The success of Red Means Go! has been overwhelming and it is all thanks to YOU. For those of you who haven’t been following me on facebook, Red Means Go! made it to #1 New and Noteworthy Business Audiobooks on iTunes in less than 4 weeks of publishing and has remained there for over 5…

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Customers are like toddlers: 6 training tips to get them paying on time

Small businesses need to start treating their customers like toddlers and train them to pay on time. Carl Taylor looks at six ways to get your customers to pay up. The other day I was out to dinner with a friend who is also in business, and a concerning topic came up — the one…

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