Go ‘Old School’

Now look, I know it’s not the ‘cool’ thing to do marketing-wise… that would be funnels and split-testing landing pages and the live videos on Facebook… BUT a good old-fashioned phone call can go a long way.

As can ‘real life’ networking.

Or what about a letter in the post?

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I don’t know (so tell me)

If you can answer questions people ask about ‘things’ or solve a problem people have, then you have a very valuable Thing. The point, of course, is to let people know that…

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Getting your ‘business head’ on (and why you need to keep it on!)

This morning I visited my friend Nicola, who’s just started running her own business (she’s my hairdresser), and it was great to hear that she’s already got her ‘business head’ on, and is busy working out how she’s going to start differentiating and improving her salon.

She’s taken over an existing business, and this of course can have its upsides and downsides — the upsides being that she is making money from day one (quite useful!), but the downside being that there isn’t a blank page to start from to do everything your way from the outset.

But here’s some things that we talked about that made me confident that the salon is only going to get better and more profitable…

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The other 80%

I am a huge fan of the Pareto Principle–and if you’ve worked with me for more than 5 minutes, you’ll know I’ll crowbar it into almost any situation!

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Being an artist – 11 ways to get creative with your business

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Being an artist and being creative isn’t always about painting, sculpting, or in the case of someone I know very well covering everything in glitter (she’s only little though). I absolutely love being creative in my business. So I thought I’d share some artistic inspiration with you today.

Here’s 11 ways for you to get creative in your business (that you can do right now)…

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Choose 1 Thing (& do something!)

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Having a choice is well know to lead to paralysis and being stuck. Doing what you feel is the best thing right now is ALWAYS going to be a better option than doing nothing at all as it means you are moving and sharing. No-Thing is not good for you and it’s definitely not good for everyone else who wants your help!

So sometimes this means you go ahead and do what you think is your Thing anyway and see where it takes you.

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