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September 13, 2019
Quick Effective Business Planning
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Writing a business plan isn't a favorite task, but its important. If it’s more than 90 days since you reviewed your plan then it’s time to try a one page business plan.

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August 15, 2019
Working with Your Marketing Agency
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A question for you. Why do some company's brilliant marketing campaigns have spectacular success, but others spend lots of money and have zero success?
When hiring any expert you need to be prepared; preparation is everything.

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July 9, 2019
Quick Guides to Marketing
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We have found 12 sketchnotes for you to help you get to grips with marketing. If you’ve not come across sketchnotes before they are one page visual notes that help you understand the main points quickly.

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July 1, 2019
Why Businesses Should Be Obsessed With Innovation
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Good businesses obsess about innovation constantly. Great businesses obsess about it constantly and do something about it.
Innovation is doing something different and making money.

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June 4, 2019
Raise Your Prices the Easy Way
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It’s a tough place to be when you know you’re under-charging and at the same time struggling to put your prices up? Read our tips to move prices up and keep the best customers.

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May 3, 2019
Are You Charging What You're Worth
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From my experience most people aren’t. I'm constantly told its hard to raise prices but that’s usually from people who don’t value their own expertise. Your own value is set by what you are able to make of yourself. You must understand the value of the problem you solve for your customer.

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April 16, 2019
80/20 Rules The World
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Understanding the 80/20 rule doesn't just apply to business. It's everywhere; time management, effort & results, growing peas, relationships, project management, customers, employees, products, etc. you name it and the 80/20 applies.

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April 1, 2019
Less Words Equals Better Communication
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If you like brevity, straight to the point documents that really work then its time to focus on bullet points, numbered lists and removing 10% of the words with every edit. Less is more!

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February 26, 2019
Are You Looking After Your Employees
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This is a guest post by Jamie Costello a business student. He says.. Its crucial in a small business environment that every employee works to their full potential so staff wellbeing is a hot topic

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The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to the Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of business insights, useful information, challenging comment, every day observations as well as some techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business into whatever you want it to be.

I love writing these for you; they’re thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m constantly curious: thinking, reading, learning and implementing positive change with my business coaching and mentoring. I continually share my insights so check back for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.

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