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My coaching, mentoring, webinars, workshops, and seminar programs are designed specifically for small business owners who want to have more fun in business and build businesses that sustain them for years to come.

Reverse Mentoring

old dog

I just read an article in the Sydney Morning Herald about “reverse mentoring”. The idea is to take on a mentor who is half your age to move forward. In respect of modern communications and use of social media, senior (and older) business people should acknowledge that they might be be wise and experienced but largely clueless about the developments in social media and new forms of communicating and marketing.

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Small Business Can Change The World

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I’ve published a new book I’m launching a new Mission and I want your help to spread the word to all corners of the small business world… seriously get on board!

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Sales is about Giving rather than Getting

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The Golden Rule: “All things being equal, people will do business with, and refer business to, those people they know, like and trust.” … If you diligently construct your reputation on the ‘The Golden Rule’ of sales, you will cultivate a flourishing reputation and the influence it generates will reach way beyond the people you meet.

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Customer Feedback the Simple Way

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Do you know if your customers truly love you? Are they advocates of your business or are they looking for the right opportunity to move on? What are you doing to find out?

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Business the Simple Way

lemonade kid

To be successful in business you only have to do two things: Do Great Work… and make sure lots of people know about it

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Outsourcing

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Let’s be quite clear about this. By engaging Rajiv to carry out the design and illustration work for my third book, I’ve taken work away from an Australian designer and illustrator and I’ve done so because it’s cheaper… much cheaper.

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Marketing Made Easy

dr evil

Marketing gurus have many grand theories about what works and what doesn’t to grow your business. But when you listen to all of them it’s like having your brain fried by Dr Evil, it’s all just so confusing.

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Social media marketing

trust

I bet no one has ever done business with you unless they trusted you at least at some level… A different level of trust is required to engage with a financial planner than to buy a litre of milk from the corner store, but without trust there is no business.

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Fun in Business

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If your business is Fun, it means everything is working as it should

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The Purpose of your Business

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Thinking that the purpose of business is to make money, is like thinking that human beings are on this earth to eat. Eating allows us to fulfil our purpose in life and it is the same for business. Profit allows Business to make good on its Greater Purpose

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