About your about

I’ve carried out some not-very-scientific research of About descriptions from websites and other places, and I conclude that we definitely want to hear about your Thing, but we also want to know about you

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What a waste! A marketing fail not to repeat

I am not saying you need to run a 24-hour business—that’s why websites were invented after all—but let us know in any advertising if you’re not going to be open and don’t waste our time. Have your opening hours for phone calls in your ad OR point us only to your website (and let us know what we can do there).

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Sound advice on what NOT to do in business — some good New Year resolutions for 2009

I was reading the UK Business Forum ‘Round-up of 2008’ email today (part of the very useful www.businesszone.co.uk), and this article was the one that caught my eye.

Now I love a to-do list as much as the next person (OK so I probably love them more), but I really loved the idea of ‘What to include on your not to do list’. The article was written by Robert Craven, who is MD of The Directors Centre.

Here’s what I nodded my head at…

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Being Different = Difference

Stands to reason I am going to tell you to be different – it’s the essence of Being a Business Celebrity! Do YOUR Thing, use YOUR Personality Selling Point, sell YOUR system, offer YOUR star plan of products and services.

I know that it can be scary to stand out but I promise you it will make a massive difference to your business.

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Timing is everything

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It’s not that people don’t want what you’ve got. They might absolutely love your Thing, they just aren’t ready… yet.

This is why you need a wave of marketing… a rolling wave of you showing up, sharing, teaching, guiding, coaching, mentoring, cheerleading, whatever-it-is-your-Thing-looks-like-ing so that when someone IS ready they know where to find you.

I don’t know when you’re going to be ready. I don’t when the person next to you is going to be ready. All I know is that I can be ready. Ready and waiting with open arms ready to find your Thing or get you famous as a business celebrity :)

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Selling online – How we design and build ecommerce websites

Selling online can be as straightforward as adding a PayPal button to your website, but if you’re looking to manage a full catalogue you really need something more sophisticated.

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