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3 ways that your business screws with your mind

Having been in control of my own career and income for the past 13 years, there’s one thing that I am absolutely sure of. Being your own boss is an exhilarating and fun roller coaster ride and yet, at times, one of the most emotionally sucking jobs that you can ever...

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7 Steps To Attracting New Clients To Your Business

When you run your own small business, attracting new clients is often one of the biggest challenges you face.  And especially so when you are in the first couple of years of trading. But how do you go about finding new clients?  And why do some businesses seem to...

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Marketing with your Menstrual Cycle

Have you ever taken into account the timings of your monthly cycle when planning your business or deciding when to launch your next programme? It’s not a common question I ask my female clients, that’s for sure. But as I go about planning my next 90 days, I find I’m...

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More Leads May Not Be The Answer

Earlier this week I blogged about What Got You Here Won't Get You There. I challenged you to think about where your potential bottlenecks may be in your business. One of the prime spots for bottlenecks is within your sales and marketing process, which I mentioned I...

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The self-imposed glass ceiling on your income potential

Do you put a glass ceiling on your income and limit your earning potential? I know you wouldn’t intentionally, would you? I know you wouldn’t put a “CLOSED” sign up on your website or ignore email enquires. So why is it, that at certain times of your business growth,...

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What do you do when you’ve had a crap day?

If you work from home, it's easy not see any one for several days. Especially if you work with clients by email or phone. There is no coffee room talk or quick catch-ups by the photocopying machine that you used to have in PAYE world.  And sometimes it can feel just...

How to stop faffing and turn your BIG plans in to results

It’s the little daily stuff that makes it all happen! Thinking big is good! You’ve got to have a plan. But starting the week paper shuffling, email faffing and hiding in Twitter is not going to crack it. And a big problem many of you seem to have (me too!) is being...

Completion not perfection

It can be expected that everything you do in your business, you want done right.  To have the correct grammar and spelling.  To have the right message and images in your marketing material.  TO have the your logo in the right corner of your invoice. After all you have...

Where do we go from here?

Here comes Monday. The start of a new week. The door to another 7 days of opportunity. Sometimes Monday follows on from a previously fabulous week; a week that flowed and gave you results and seeds of success that you may not have even realised were going to come your...

How persistent are you?

Not so long ago saw the opening of the Hindhead Tunnel; a £371 Million road bypass project almost completed. It boosts to be the longest road tunnel in the UK measuring at 1.1 miles and is a most beautifully designed – almost TelyTubby like in appearance – piece of...

Mental space is critical for small business success

When you are running your own business, it is very easy to find yourself busy – ALL of the time. When you aren’t answering the phone or replying to emails, you are speaking to clients, going to meetings and doing the work that you are being paid to do.  All that...

What do you do when you’ve had a crap day?

If you work from home, it's easy not see any one for several days. Especially if you work with clients by email or phone. There is no coffee room talk or quick catch-ups by the photocopying machine that you used to have in PAYE world.  And sometimes it can feel just...

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How to stop faffing and turn your BIG plans in to results

It’s the little daily stuff that makes it all happen! Thinking big is good! You’ve got to have a plan. But starting the week paper shuffling, email faffing and hiding in Twitter is not going to crack it. And a big problem many of you seem to have (me too!) is being...

read more

3 ways that your business screws with your mind

Having been in control of my own career and income for the past 13 years, there’s one thing that I am absolutely sure of. Being your own boss is an exhilarating and fun roller coaster ride and yet, at times, one of the most emotionally sucking jobs that you can ever...

read more

Completion not perfection

It can be expected that everything you do in your business, you want done right.  To have the correct grammar and spelling.  To have the right message and images in your marketing material.  TO have the your logo in the right corner of your invoice. After all you have...

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Promote Less and Charge More

One of the easiest ways of making your business more profitable is to stop offering lots of choice and put your prices up. Offer "affordable" and "low-cost" solutions to your clients and it is easy to get caught in the trap of constant promotions.  You can see this...

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Do you display your prices on your website?

If there is one question that comes up time and time again with clients who want their website reviewed, it's this: “Do I display my prices?” My answer time and time again is YES! Of course! Why wouldn’t you? “Oh, because I don’t want my competitors knowing what I...

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