Why every business needs a marketing plan.

It has been said that the aim of marketing is to know and understand the customer so well that the product or service sells itself. It’s fair to say that there is a little more to it than that, but I tend to agree with the preface. A marketing plan is a guide to successfully … Continue reading Why every business needs a marketing plan.

How to stay motivated in small business.

Yep, it’s happened to all of us. When we’re faced with obstacles, we lose our focus and drive. As an entrepreneur or small business operator, you’re faced with challenges of every magnitude on a day-to-day basis and at times it’s hard not to feel powerless and scared. But, being your own boss is a rewarding … Continue reading How to stay motivated in small business.

Create more engaging content with these 5 simple tips

Content marketing has gone from strength to strength over the past few years. While some brands are achieving amazing success by implementing an effective content strategy, there are plenty of others out there that are struggling. What we’re seeing as the biggest roadblock to content marketing success is the inability to create really engaging content. … Continue reading Create more engaging content with these 5 simple tips

How brand authenticity can be the silver bullet every business needs.

To all business operators… You might be a fast food vendor, run a gardening business, a chain of furniture stores or even an international airline. The size of your business or the industry in which you operate in are largely irrelevant. If you want to develop a long standing and successful brand, ‘authenticity’ is an … Continue reading How brand authenticity can be the silver bullet every business needs.

6 ways to market a small business on a shoestring budget

For big companies with large marketing budgets, a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars can be a drop in the ocean. Generally, if an activity doesn’t achieve the desired ROI it’s not going to have a massive impact. But, for small business operators it’s a different story. Every dollar counts, and any investment … Continue reading 6 ways to market a small business on a shoestring budget

What can brands learn from the parkrun phenomenon?

For those of you that know me, you’d be aware that I’ve been a keen runner for many years. Long have I forgone a weekend sleep in to instead get out and pound the pavement for 15k’s or so. For the past few years, I’ve also been a dedicated devotee of the whole parkrun phenomenon. … Continue reading What can brands learn from the parkrun phenomenon?

Hard hats, overalls, and the stories that came out of it.

I can still remember the feeling, after getting lost multiple times and then arriving 30 minutes late. With palms sweating and heart beating fast, I finally pulled my car into the dusty makeshift car park. My little city car was almost as much at odds with all the big rugged trucks surrounding it as my … Continue reading Hard hats, overalls, and the stories that came out of it.