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#MicroBizMattersDay Free Business Advice Session Friday 8th January 2016 is designated as #MicroBizMattersDay. This is the second year that this important day for micro businesses has been held.  On the day hundreds of thousands of micro business owners – It is hoped it will be 1 million – will be giving 8 minutes (or more) […]

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7 Steps to Social Media Success

by Editor on 14th October 2014

Some businesses seem to achieve real success by using Social Media to grow their business and create sustainable long term business relationships. There are some critical steps that these businesses always take. Unfortunately many other businesses don’t follow the same approach and the outcome is an epic failure! When carrying out Social Media Audits for […]

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5 Key Reasons to Use WordPress to Build Your Website

September 15, 2014

Why Use WordPress for Your Website? In today’s highly competitive internet connected market it is vital for all businesses to have a really effective website. It’s important that businesses both maintain and continuously evolve their website to maximize their advantage over the competition. This is especially important as internet marketing evolves. If your website has […]

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Why Even Business Start Up’s Need to Think Big!

September 15, 2014

The Business Model Let’s imagine that you are just about to start up a new business or have a business that you want to grow. Experience tells me that in either case the biggest problem facing you is just juggling all of the balls on a daily basis, getting customers, fulfilling orders, issuing invoices, chasing and […]

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The Quiet Revolution Creeping Up on You

September 8, 2014

The Online Revolution A couple of years ago a small snippet of news in the newspapers confirmed a belief that I have been shouting about to businesses for many a year. However although this story may have slipped under your radar the underlying message has a major impact on your business! Major UK supermarket, ASDA had announced […]

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Who Moved My Market?

September 2, 2014

Your Market and The Risks One of the biggest issues facing a vast percentage of businesses of all sizes is market failure. When I meet business owners and boards of directors for the first time a common problem is a drop in business, either over a long period or in some cases over a very […]

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The Problem With Most Businesses!

September 1, 2014

The Problems Facing Businesses Whenever someone starts a business this is usually due to one of several reasons. They have a dream or idea and want to pursue it. They have the ambition or have always had the wish to start a business. They have seen an opportunity or perceive a gap in the market. They […]

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Achieving Your Business Success

August 21, 2014

Business Success What does success mean to you? It can mean different things to different people. For the owners of some business it is selling the business after a few years time for a large amount of money and being able to laze on a beach in the sun. For others it is building a […]

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Without Cash Your Business is Dead in the Water

July 31, 2014

A business fact without cash your business is dead in the water. Money is the very lifeblood of every business no matter its size. As I regularly remind clients, it’s lack of cash that kills businesses not lack of sales. Statistically more businesses will fail coming out of a recession or downturn than go bust during the […]

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The Real Facts about Facebook Posts and Facebook Advertising

July 28, 2014

If you have been using Facebook to market your business for a while you won’t need me to tell you that you have seen a dramatic drop in the number of ‘likes’ and ‘people reached’ by your posts! So for every 100 fans following your timeline post is seen by around 6 people. But this […]

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