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?
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!
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?
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.
A message to all business operators… You might be a fast food vendor, run a personal training 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. What’s important is developing a long standing and successful brand, and … Continue reading ‘Authenticity’. Don’t roll your eyes. Learn why every brand strategy needs it.
For anyone that’s followed my posts over the past few years, it will come as no surprise that I love marketing, and that driving change around attitudes towards marketing being a vital strategic function of a business has long been a passion of mine. This all began in the early days of my marketing career … Continue reading So, you’re marketing without a strategy? Oh, you enjoy throwing money away?
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.
As any small business owner will know, time is both a great asset and a precious commodity. You can lose money and get it back. You can even lose a business and get it back. But time is irretrievable. That is why you’ve got to protect it like a hawk. So, here are our top … Continue reading Stressed small business owners – Here are 7 top time management tips just for you.
October is here already. Can you believe it? This means that there are less than 90 days remaining in 2018. Take out that December wind down period (if you’re lucky enough to have one), and you’ll soon realise that that the year will be over before we know it. That is why NOW is the … Continue reading 2018 is nearly over. Here’s what smart small businesses are doing NOW!
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.