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The No.1 key skills to becoming more successful

Business advise for small businesses

What is the No.1 skill to improving your success?

The truth is that there are many answers to this question, but I am going to give you my opinion regarding the answer to this very powerful question.

Here it is my thought – “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job?”  How much time to do you think small business owners spend working on improving themselves?  The answer is quite definitely very little and yet most small business owners are not successful.  In fact, most are struggling to survive.

So, if you are serious about growing your business you need to learn more about the very thing that is going to grow your business.  Your sales and marketing skills and knowledge.

Wouldn’t it be great to have a sales and marketing expert advisor working with you over a 12month period with a focus on your business?  Interested, then click here.

 

Don’t take our word for it…

Chris Challis recently attended our LinkedIn Webinar and this is what he had to say…

Just a bit of feedback on the 6 week Webinar course of yours I attended.  It was fantastic and a real game changer for me.  It is a refreshing change to meet someone that actually delivers on what they promise.  I can without reservation confirm that the £60 was the most cost-effective ROI that our company has ever spent.

I have already implemented all of your suggested actions to great effect.Thank you also for the updates and free gifts, these really do work! Thank you particularly for your book (hard copy) Linkedin Made Easy 2.0, it is excellent and a very good reference.

Anyway thanks once again for your invaluable help and advise and I look forward to talking to you again in the near future.

Kind Regards,

Chris Challis – Sales Director

A.L.Challis Ltd

Event Update

Marketing Training

I have the following events coming up over the next month

RESULTS workshop

Wednesday 22nd November

8am to 11am

Our offices in Sherborne St John

Book here

RESULTS Workshop (London Chamber of Commerce)

Wednesday 29th November

8am to 10am

Crowne Plaza London – Battersea, Bridges Wharf, Battersea, London SW11 3BE, UK

Book direct with chamber

LinkedIn Workshop

Thursday 7th December 2017

9am to 1pm

Our offices in Sherborne St John

Book here

How are your sales and marketing results working out so far?

Sales and marketing advice for small business owners…

How are your sales and marketing results working out so far?  That is a question I asked 500 businesses who attended one of my talks recently and the overwhelming feeling was – not great!  Not enough leads, poor conversion rates.  Wasting money on marketing that is not working.  These were just some of the comments that I received.

The truth is that the results you get in sales and marketing, profit and growth are based on two things:

  1. Your knowledge – Knowing what to do
  2. Your actions – Taking action on your knowledge.

In my experience, these are the two sales and marketing problems most small business owners face

  1. They don’t have the required up-to-date marketing skills and knowledge
  2. They don’t have the time to take the appropriate sales and marketing actions.

Marketing is constantly evolving, with new ideas and strategies evolving on a weekly basis

Take LinkedIn as an example.  Most business owners are on LinkedIn and most believe it to be a great opportunity to market themselves.  However, 99.9% of small business owners I speak to have never been trained in how to use it and even if they had, if that training was more than 6 months ago, they need up to date that training, because LinkedIn has changed so, must in the past six months.

Another example is sales

Most small business owners are responsible for sales and again when I speak to business owners and ask them:

  1. Are you responsible for selling in their business?  They nearly always say yes!
  2. When was the last time you did any sales training?  I am usually told never, or not for over 3 years.  Questions – Would you trust the most important aspect of your business (creating sales) to someone who could not be bothered being trained in how to do it?
  3. How many calls did you make yesterday?  When I ask this question I am NEVER given a number.  Rather I am told, well I had this report to write and I have a client meeting and I did lots of client work.

Can you see the problem that I see in almost small businesses?

  1. Marketing only gets done when there is time and often there is no time
  2. When it does get done, it gets done by people who don’t understand it and have not been properly trained
  3. Sales calls and follow up calls are often not made!  When they are made, or they are made by someone who has not had any training for years and who has no system for selling and so it is all done on a wing and a prayer!

I don’t know if this rings any bells with you?  But if it does, then there is a solution and it is called RESULTS…

Click here to find out more.

Napoleon Hill – The five Characteristics of Successful People

Based upon Napoleon Hill’s research contained in his famous book – ‘Think and Grow Rich’

Number one – Burning Desire

The most successful people have a burning desire to succeed

Number two – Specialised knowledge

Individuals who want to have success in marketing, in business and in making money need to have specialised knowledge

Number three – Decisiveness

Individuals who are the most successful in the world are decisive 

Number four – Goal orientated

The most successful people in the world are goal orientated.  A goal unwritten is only a wish

Number five – The mastermind group

The 500 most successful people had one common characteristic.  Belonging to a mastermind group.

Click here to join our mastermind group.

Business Connections Live TV – Your business assets and liabilities

Listen to me being interviewed by Steve Hyland on Business Connections Live TV

Talking about – does your business have sales and marketing assets, or liabilities?

In other words – Are your sales and marketing efforts producing a positive, or a negative result for you and your business.

And importantly, how could you improve your sales and marketing performance?

Want to know more?  call us on 01256 242 272 and book a free Results Meeting.