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1st March 2010

Motivation – Techniques for Self Motivation

Individuals are motivated when they are working towards personally meaningful goals. Attainment of those goals must require activity that is increasingly difficult, but attainable. In other words, people like to be challenged, but they must feel their goals are achievable to stay motivated.
26th February 2010

Brainstorming – Can you see the wood for the trees!

Sometimes you’re so close to a problem you can’t see how it will ever be solved. This situation is so common, it even has it’s own cliché – “you can’t see the wood for the trees”. Here’s a brainstorming game to help you see things differently, and aid the problem solving process.
22nd February 2010

Wake up to these essential networking tips

Business is often a serious and stressful affair and this can get in the way of who we really are and what we really want to achieve. Getting together with likeminded people for a common purpose can be fun and enjoyable. Simply following the RISE & SHINE rules will take away the stress and worry of networking and enable you to have fun and enjoy yourself
19th February 2010

Have you met your new customer yet?

As the Hungry Bear (Your Customers) emerges from Recession Hibernation you will notice him behaving differently. • He’s going to decide...
18th February 2010

Giving it away! – Delegation

People use many excuses for not delegating. Their reasons are usually unfounded. You'll get more done through delegation if you assume the opposite of the following statements is true:
16th February 2010

Ask yourself how to create a Vision Statement

Create a great vision statement -The easiest way to write a vision statement is to ask questions. You can use some of these and make up your own.
3rd February 2010

FREE SAT-NAV for business owners….

Do you know where you are going in your business for 2010? * Do you know where you will end up at the end of 2010? * Do you have some destinations planned? * Do you know how to set some realistic goals for your business? * How are you planning to take advantage of the recession recovery in 2010? * After all, if you don’t know where you are going how will you know if you have got there!
27th January 2010

How to sell a service

How important is it that your services are easy to sell? Wouldn't it be even better if they were easy to buy? Why is selling a service so different from selling a product? In some ways, the principles should be the same. The objective is to get the prospect to agree that the way to solve their problem is to use your product or service.
13th January 2010

Marketing Myths that DON'T work

Myth 1 - People Always Buy Where They Get the Cheapest Price: Just look at how popular expensive German cars are. If this was true we all be driving the cheapest cars available and only businesses that charge cheap prices would exist.
11th January 2010

10 tips to help you manage your most valuable asset – Time!

1) Realize that time management is a myth. No matter how organized we are, there are always only 24 hours in a day. Time doesn't change. All we can actually manage is ourselves and what we do with the time that we have.
4th January 2010

Checklist to design a great advert….

Are you planning to do some advertising this year? Then here are a few questions you should ask yourself to ensure you get the very best advert working for you.....
18th December 2009

5 Habits That Might Help You To Change Your Life.

New Year always brings new hope, new ideas and aspirations. We all set resolutions to change our habits. It could be weight loss, smoking, exercise, charity, work ethic.... Sadly over 90% of us fail to achieve our best intended ideas – So here are just a few tips and habits that might help you create some other habits that will help you not just in the New Year – but all year.
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