28th January 2013

It’s Not All About You! – Cause and Content Marketing

Do you support a cause within your business? Having a cause within your business is not only good for the soul but is a powerful marketing tool. Your business does not have to be huge to make a difference to others. And we don’t just mean your clients and your stakeholders. If you have a passion or a cause that you follow, you can integrate it into your marketing and give it a voice.
30th November 2012

7 Great Reasons why you should Blog for Business!

Blogging is often seen by business owners as one of those “should do’s” that they just can’t seem to get round to. Does that sound like you? Are you too busy? Does something more important (in)conveniently pop up just when you sit down to do it? Do you wonder who is going to read it? Do you wonder why you’re doing it?
22nd June 2012

Business Start-up Tips and Advice

I am often asked by other coaches & business "start-ups" What are my top tips to be successful as a business owner? Then earlier this week I was approached by a lady who was just starting out on her journey to help others as a life coach. She wanted to know what were my top five tips for a business start up as a life coach. I sent her an email response and thought to myself I get asked these questions a lot, so thought it might be useful if I was to share the email with you here.
21st May 2012

7 GREAT affirmations to secure an AWESOME week

Monday Make peace with the past so it doesn’t spoil the present. Tuesday What others think is none of my business!!!
26th April 2012

Improving the odds with a Business Coach

Did you know that statistically your chances of survival in business beyond five years are about the same as the flip of a coin!?! According to recent statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten business startups will survive at least two years but only 51 percent will survive beyond five years. This is a far cry from the previous long-held belief that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years.
24th February 2012

Tips to Design a Killer Business Card

Never underestimate the power of the business card and what it can do for you. It portrays the personality and image of your company and can be the difference between success and failure. Here are my top ten tips for business card design. 1. Be memorable! Professionals and consumers see numerous business cards during their travels so make your card a memorable one.
13th February 2012

You DON'T want your customer to be simply satisfied!

When you deliver your product or service to the customers expectations they will be satisfied, no more, no less. They will simply go away having received the goods or service to the expected standards and basically say nothing.
20th September 2010

The Business Club Launches on 6th October.

Portsmouth Football Club & The Directory Group are proud to announce the launch of The Business Club. I am delighted to announce that I will be supporting and chairing this fantastic iniative for local business on a monthly basis.
30th July 2010

The BIG Plan

The magic of the business plan is not the “plan” itself, but the process that the business goes through in putting it together, and then using it as a living document to guide and direct the business. Here are 5 Steps necessary to begin the Planning Process:
5th March 2010

Do you have a SAT-NAV for your Business?

Grab yourself a SAT-NAV for your business with this brilliant Business Planning Workshop. What would you like to achieve in the next 90 days? Improved revenue? New customers? A clearly defined set of achievable goals? Yes, then this workshop is perfect for you. Strategies, ideas, and tools to help you get ahead and be ready for the recovery in 2010. BOOK NOW!
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...
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