Is the ‘latest and greatest’ always the best for a small business?

It seems that just about every week we see a new digital marketing system or program being touted as the ‘must have’ for all businesses by some so called ‘expert’. As a small business operator with limited time and resources, it’s hard to know which way to turn. Well, by advice here is… Avoid getting … Continue reading Is the ‘latest and greatest’ always the best for a small business?

Stop avoiding developing that strategy. Keep it simple and do it today.

I’ve found that the words ‘strategy’ and ‘strategic’ have had a bad rap over the past few years There are probably a number of reasons for this. I personally think that it was getting over used at one point there where everyone was describing themselves or what they do as ‘strategic’ without even knowing what … Continue reading Stop avoiding developing that strategy. Keep it simple and do it today.

Don’t stress. How long should a blog post be?

When I speak to business operators, I get a lot of reasons (or excuses) as to why they’re not blogging regularly. However, the most common one is a preconceived notion that blogging is a long form communication, so each post needs to be hundreds of words long. So, they think that they simply don’t have … Continue reading Don’t stress. How long should a blog post be?

Should you be blogging? Hmmm… Yep!

Ok, so you’ve heard about blogging and bloggers. You’ve read some, even liked some, maybe even been inspired by some (possibly even this one). But… you’ve decided that blogging isn’t really for you. After all, you don’t have time for that. You’re flat out running a business, and after all why would anyone want to … Continue reading Should you be blogging? Hmmm… Yep!

How motivated are you feeling today?

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 motivated are you feeling today?

What is the point of a marketing plan?

Over the years, I’ve heard so many different terms and phrases that attempt to describe and sum up what marketing is and does, and it's fair to say that they've ranged from the inspiring to the down right ridiculous. However, one that I particularly like is that the aim of marketing is to know and … Continue reading What is the point of a marketing plan?

A shout out to all start ups, entrepreneurs, & small business operators

A quick shout out to all the entrepreneurs, small business owners and start up operators out there today who are… Watching their ‘to do’ list grow and grow no matter how smart they think they’re working Bogged down on a task that is so un-glamourous that they wouldn’t dream of making a social media post … Continue reading A shout out to all start ups, entrepreneurs, & small business operators

Marketing a small business doesn’t need to be expensive… if you’re smart.

For big businesses with big marketing budgets, a few hundred or even a few thousand dollars may well seem like a drop in the ocean. This means that if an activity doesn’t achieve the desired ROI, as disappointing as it may be, it’s not going to have a massive impact on the business. However, for … Continue reading Marketing a small business doesn’t need to be expensive… if you’re smart.

Top 6 simple digital marketing ideas for small business.

Anyone who follows our posts regularly will be aware that a common theme often appears. That being that effective marketing doesn’t need to be complicated. In fact, the simpler the better – especially for SME businesses. We believe in this approach whole heartedly, quite simply because we know that it works. We also know how … Continue reading Top 6 simple digital marketing ideas for small business.

The perks of the coffee catch up.

These days, I hear a lot of people saying that catching up for a coffee is a waste of time. As the digital age becomes more entrenched, more people seem to be avoiding face-to-face meetings and even phone calls, and instead relying solely on email or social media to communicate. I get it. While looking … Continue reading The perks of the coffee catch up.