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April 6, 2020
7 Reasons Your Prospects Buy From Your Competitors
Reading time: 3 minutes

How to turn your prospects into valuable sales for you and not your competitors. You want to attract the right customers who value what you do. This is an introduction to my new e-book...

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April 4, 2020
Why Did You Start Your Business?
Reading time: 6 minutes

When you started your business, I’m sure you had a good idea of why you wanted to, and what you wanted to achieve.
But today, does your reality match your dream?

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March 31, 2020
How Much is a Business Coach?
Reading time: 5 minutes

The short answer is, it depends...
But let me be more helpful than that! Here I share the different aspects that affect price; up and down

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March 25, 2020
41 Secrets to Excellent Customer Engagement
Reading time: 14 minutes

I've added even more secrets to this post; another 7 secrets curated from the best thought leaders around.

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December 11, 2019
Small Innovations Equals Big Wins
Reading time: 1 minute

Sometimes doing the smaller things differently means you can reap the rewards. As an old mentor of mine would say "do something different and make money".
Making a small change is just what The Knitting Network did.

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September 13, 2019
Quick Effective Business Planning
Reading time: 1 minute

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
Reading time: 4 minutes

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
Reading time: 2 minutes

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
Reading time: 2 minutes

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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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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~ Sam Carpenter Work The System

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