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5 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Web Site

Chatting with business owners both within my town community and online I have been amazed at the amount of small businesses that do not yet have a web site. Related Posts Tips for Engaging a Contractor to Build Your Web Site 8 years ago Good tips for Engaging a Contractor to Build Your Web Site. […]

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Tips for Engaging a Contractor to Build Your Web Site

Good tips for Engaging a Contractor to Build Your Web Site. Lessons learned the hard way. Related Posts A business owners perspective on social media 8 years ago This discussion piece is for business owners seeking a no-frills explanation on how social media can add value to their business…. What a fighter pilot can teach […]

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Keeping It All In Balance

To develop a business from scratch or to help an established one grow it’s vitally important that owners keep their time, effort, resources and own personal energy in balance. Related Posts How To Improve Client Relationships 8 years ago All business owners know that in order to grow or even to survive they have to […]

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The simple things are usually the ones that make us money

Occam’s Razor says that given two possible answers to a problem, the simpler one is usually right. If we applied this ancient idea to business, we’d make a lot more money. Related Posts Your problem is you’re really focused on making money. No business can survive that 8 years ago The biggest problem in trying […]

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How To Improve Client Relationships

All business owners know that in order to grow or even to survive they have to cultivate and nurture relationships with existing and potential clients. Why? Related Posts Basic Contingency Planning Makes Sense 8 years ago Contingency Planning and Business Continuity Plans can sound pretty scary to many people and are often only associated with… […]

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The Best Sales Tactic Ever, Isn’t a Sales Tactic

What most sales people and most business owners do not understand is that our job is enter other people’s worlds, not get them to enter ours; to meet them where THEY are at, not where we want them to be. Related Posts What a fighter pilot can teach us about increasing sales 8 years ago […]

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A business owners perspective on social media

This discussion piece is for business owners seeking a no-frills explanation on how social media can add value to their business. So in essence social media is the effect not the cause for change. You first need to understand why social media has ramped up in importance for business. Related Posts Social Media Links 8 […]

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Enjoy What You Do And It Shows

How often are you faced with a sales assistant or someone on the phone who patently has no interest in you or what you might want to buy? Related Posts Start-ups! You Can’t Do Everything 8 years ago Start-ups are faced with very many challenges not least of which is the need to keep costs […]

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The 2nd Most Important Question in Business

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” Mark Twain. Jeanne, a friend of mine who owns a corporate training company told me how she got started. Or actually didn’t. Related Posts What a fighter pilot can teach us about increasing sales 8 years ago In the gulf war, before an F15 pilot friend of […]

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Social Media Links

A collection of links to social media blog posts and articles. Related Posts Social Media Explained in Plain English 8 years ago No one really knows what “Social Media” is as many people use the term for different things. This video however explains… Interview with Richard MacManus of ReadWriteWeb 9 years ago Most New Zealanders […]

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Start-ups! You Can’t Do Everything

Start-ups are faced with very many challenges not least of which is the need to keep costs down while business develops and revenue starts to come in. Related Posts Act Your Way To A New Way Of Thinking – Get Disoriented 8 years ago Bob Parsons of GoDaddy says simply “get and stay out of […]

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Basic Contingency Planning Makes Sense

Contingency Planning and Business Continuity Plans can sound pretty scary to many people and are often only associated with large corporates and public sector bodies. Related Posts What’s In Your Contingency Plan? 8 years ago Whether you’re running a business selling products to customers or delivering services to clients there will be a number… Projects […]

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Make more money – stop selling and let people buy

The stereotypical used car guy focuses quickly on what he could say or do to make the sale. What emotional string can he pull? What weakness can he exploit? Related Posts Your problem is you’re really focused on making money. No business can survive that 8 years ago The biggest problem in trying to grow […]

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