A strong personal brand is a powerful thing… if you use it wisely.

Your personal brand is one of the most valuable assets you can control. It’s what gets you noticed. It helps you build a career, increase sales, start a business or even start a movement. No matter what you are trying to achieve in life, your personal brand can help you achieve it. In today’s hyper … Continue reading A strong personal brand is a powerful thing… if you use it wisely.

Listen up! Brand authenticity is not a fluffy ‘buzz phrase’. It’s real… and it matters.

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 Listen up! Brand authenticity is not a fluffy ‘buzz phrase’. It’s real… and it matters.

Shhh… Creating a marketing plan that actually works is pretty simple. Here’s the secret.

They say that marketing is one of the most widely ill-defined terms in business. I certainly wouldn’t disagree there. However, if you’re looking for a term to take out the overall title, I’d like to nominate the humble marketing plan. When I meet with a new client, one of the first questions that I ask … Continue reading Shhh… Creating a marketing plan that actually works is pretty simple. Here’s the secret.

Turn your small business into a killer brand!

Ask yourself this question. What is the story you want people to remember about your small business? When it comes to branding a business, it’s easy to jump into overdrive and start putting your logo and images on everything. But, there is a trend in branding which is taking things in a new direction. It … Continue reading Turn your small business into a killer brand!

Write a powerful elevator pitch with these 7 simple tips.

An elevator pitch or elevator speech is a short overview of your business, products or services, and is typically used in business settings such as face-to-face networking. An elevator pitch can be one of the simplest yet most powerful tools for a small business owner. An elevator pitch is meant to be short, and as … Continue reading Write a powerful elevator pitch with these 7 simple tips.

Black Dog: Living with anxiety and depression in small business.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, sole traders make up 57% of all new businesses registered in Australia in the last 12 months. That’s a lot of individuals carrying a lot of stress, worry and pressure. When you couple that with the fact that 1 in 5 Australians will have a mental health issue … Continue reading Black Dog: Living with anxiety and depression in small business.

Should your small business be blogging?

Ok, so you’ve heard about blogging and bloggers, and decided that it’s not really for you. You don’t have time for that. You’re running a busy business, and after all why would anyone want to read about your business? It’s not that exciting, is it? Wrong! Of course it is. Blogging can be extremely beneficial … Continue reading Should your small business be blogging?