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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.

Old Fashioned Marketing in the Digital Age with Scott Forrest

Scott Forrest from Motive Marketing and I go deep, deeper, deepest and somehow find our way back to the top again about Modern marketing and old fashioned principles of trust and visibility.

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The Most Important Reason for Taking on a Business Coach

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I’m no different really to all my fellow coaches; I am similarly convinced of my genius, but in the depth of the night, when noone is listening, I know it hasn’t got anywhere near as much to do with my talents as I like to make out.

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Work-Life Balance: Guilt and The Small Business Owner

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Work-Life Balance is a silly idea. It is!, for small business owners at any rate, because your business is your life, isn’t it?. So how do you go about creating a balance between two things that are largely one and the same? And by all means, put your life into your business but don’t let your business take over your life!

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A Taste of My Own Medicine

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What would you do if you had a sudden windfall in your business? Are you holding off on making an investment because you haven’t got the money yet? The question recently popped into my head while reading about an innovative new working capital loan provider for small business.

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Reverse Mentoring

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Ever heard about “reverse mentoring”? The idea is to take on a mentor who is half your age to get with the times in respect modern communications and use of social media. Senior business people should acknowledge that they might be be wise in business but largely clueless about 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

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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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