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December 11, 2012
12Ps of Business Planning

Just about every business owner I know takes time at Christmas to reassess their business achievements and set next year’s goals and new projects. Here are my 12Ps of Business Planning for Christmas to help you focus you’re thinking. 1.  Price What are your product margins? No, I mean the real margin – remember to […]

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December 10, 2012
Business Insurance Renewal - Take it Seriously

This weeks guest post is all about that thrilling subject of business insurance. Steve Mansfield of Insure-PMR sets out what you need to consider when renewing your business insurance. So, your business insurance is due for renewal - what's your reaction? 1. Groan, it's a pain, what a headache... 2 Get something - anything cheaper, […]

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December 4, 2012
How to Ruin a Business Awards Night

Killing Business Awards in One Easy Lesson I recently attended a business awards dinner expecting to hear about lots of successful business's. I had been to the same business awards last year and really enjoyed an inspiring event so, I was definitely looking forward to it. Another chance to mix with positive successful business people, […]

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November 30, 2012
No-one buys on price

My guest blog this week is from Steve Jessop. Here he discusses the age old debate about the role that price plays in the sales process in No-one Buys on Price. Hitler's Minister of Propaganda, Joseph Goebbels, once infamously said that "a lie repeated often enough will be regarded as the truth". In a business […]

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November 27, 2012
Planned Exit or Not

Let Me Get Out of Here - But When I'm Ready! Whilst  the UK is gripped (or paralyzed) by I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! I have been mulling over the escape options and exit strategies for business owners. Whether you have planned your exit or not. So, with this very tenuous link […]

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November 20, 2012
How to Make More Money

Let's face it virtually all business owners are in business to make more money, and if you make more money you should also be making more profit, and that helps everyone. Here are 12 tips to inspire you.. 1. Review your pricing. You should be doing this regularly - once a year is not often […]

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November 13, 2012
How to Get Your Business Growing

Times are tough, and it's unlikely to change for a while. But, there are thousands of thriving and growing businesses out there all bucking the trend. Here are some things a growing business did to make their own good luck. As Gary player said "the more I practice the luckier I get". Remain Entrepreneurial You […]

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November 6, 2012
How to Write Marketing Messages

Making your Marketing Messages Really Effective You have your business (or an idea for starting a business) in place but how do you let your potential customers know what you offer, sell and stand for? You need to develop strong, exciting, enticing and effective marketing messages to help you make sales. You need marketing messages, […]

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October 30, 2012
How to Choose the Right Accountant

For any business, choosing the right accountant is a critical decision for any business owner. Pick the wrong accountant and it will cost you a lot of money, time, increased stress and anxiety. Choose the right accountant and our business life is much easier and hugely more profitable. I am constantly frustrated by accountants who […]

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