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If you are not winning business on LinkedIn, then you are doing it wrong…

Take the first step to doing it right and watch this video now.  Then click on one of the links below!

If you are doing it wrong, then we can help you.

You can:

  1. Attend our next training session on 7th June – Click here
  2. Sign up to our online LinkedIn training programme – Click here 

Or, if you want to outsource your LinkedIn marketing to the experts, call us on 01256 242 272.

How to pay 10 X more Tax

I think that ‘How to pay 10 X more Tax’ is one of the best podcasts that I’ve ever done. In it I go on a bit of a ‘rant‘ about small business and some of the problems that I’ve seen for over 25 years. Paying more tax is something that we all want to do!  I’d love to be paying 10 times, or even 100 times more tax than I am right now and the reason for that is obvious.  It’s because I would be making 10 times, or 100 times more profit in my business. So sit back, relax and listen to me ranting on about how you as a small business can pay 10 times more tax because you’re making 10 times more profit in your business. Go on then, have a listen, take action and let me know what you think. Please feel free to share this with other people on social media.

 

Listen to “How to pay 10 times more tax?” on Spreaker.

How to win business on Social Media

How does social media help you win business?

Social media? There’s no way you haven’t heard of it yet. Over the past few years, social media platforms have changed not only on the internet but also in the whole world. With daily users from all over the globe, there’s a big chance for you and for every business owner, practically for everyone out there to show his products and strategies to such a big community. I already bet your rival companies are already using social media to promote their businesses, so why don’t you also seize the opportunity to take yours to the next level?

What is social media marketing?

Social media marketing is, for those who have still not heard of it yet or have still not understood what it really is, is a digital marketing strategy that small and big business owners use to build and promote their brand to a worldwide community.

How does social media help grow and win business?

Through his online presence, any business owner can develop his brand even from scratch. Here are 4 main things social media marketing allows you to do!

  1. Showcase your brand.

There is not only one platform on which you can plan your marketing strategy. In fact, there are many social media tools that ensure this mission. So, through your presence here and there, you are showing off your brand to people out there. You are showing them the products you sell, the services you offer, pretty much everything your business consists of. And the more you are active, the more people’s knowledge about your business will grow. Therefore, potential clients will recognise you on a worldwide scale.

  1. Develop a loyal community.

Social media gives you, as a business owner, various platforms with different kinds of customers. So, if you want to share your products in a B2B platform where people are mainly logging in to look for business opportunities and hot product deals, you can use Twitter or LinkedIn where millions of professionals spend hours every month chasing products. Or, if you want a more global, more thorough community, you can use Facebook. Facebook has the third largest international gathering after China and India with a population of over a billion people. You can also use Instagram, Pinterest, and many other platforms where people themselves will share your product with friends and relatives until you reach a BIG client based starting from a few ones, or even from scratch.

  1. Improve customer service.

Social media platforms are like heaven for every business owner. Why is it so? Every customer online will share his/her experience, at least some of them will, and will reach out to you on these platforms. They will reach out whenever they need anything, or find something not perfectly working, or has a suggestion for you to improve the business. Therefore, these platforms ensure the fast contact and trust building between you and your customers. It strengthens your relations with them and allowing you, meanwhile, to know what they do really want, and what they don’t.

  1. Cut marketing costs.

Save your self the money, time and effort of making all those traditional marketing campaigns on press and Tv especially if you are running a small business! This would be very expensive and hard for you to manage. While these traditional methods can lead to good results with tons of money spent on them, social media platforms offer you free to little cost options that can lead to even greater results. In fact, you can just run pages that share your relevant and attracting content so that people see it and share it with their people. Or, for more effective results, you can run an ad campaign that you need to know how to set up in order to reach a specific range of people interested in your business niche, for much less than what a TV ad could cost you!

To sum up, every business owner should immediately use social media marketing strategies to show off his business to people with little to no cost! This will develop a loyal client based on his product. Lots of people are doing it, so WHY DON’T YOU? The opportunity is still available for EVERYBODY to seize it!

Podcast – How to turn your expertise into online income for your business

If you run a business which provides a service that you are an expert in, then you are probably spending most of your time, money and effort exchanging time for money.

you may be a:

  • Lawyer
  • Consultant
  • Landscape gardener
  • Trainer
  • Personal fitness advisor
  • Coach
  • Etc.

You are probably paid an hourly rate for your services and every hour you spend you get paid £x for.

However, the problem with this business model is that there are only so many hours and therefore only so much money.  If you want to take your Business to the next level and start to win new sales online without exchanging time for money, in fact without doing anything on a per hour basis, then you need to listen to this short Podcast.

Go on then have a listen…

Listen to “Turning your skills and knowledge into an online business.” on Spreaker. 

What is the No.1 reason why marketing fails?

There are many reasons that marketing fails and let’s face it – Lots of marketing does fail.

I have worked in thousands of companies, in hundreds of industries, and in this video, I will explain what I think is the No.1 reason why marketing fails.

It might not be the reason you think!

Click on the video to learn what it is…

Are you making this mistake?  If you are then perhaps we can help you?

Call us now to book a free, no obligation RESULTS meeting on 01256 242 272.

Average sales and marketing is a recipe for disaster

You need to be above Average…

Being the same as every other business in your marketing is not where you want to be.  The reason being is that – if there is nothing else to differentiate you and your business from your competitors, then most people will simply buy the cheapest.

Watch this video to learn why this is such a disaster!

Want to take action in order to improve your sales and marketing?  Take the first small step click here

The difference between sales and marketing

What is the really difference between sales and marketing?

So many businesses create hot leads and don’t follow up on them, or at least not quickly enough.  Are you one of those?

Are you creating leads, even lukewarm leads and not following them up?  So many people think that they will do some marketing and that alone will create hundreds of sales and sometimes they are right.  However, they are often missing out on all the sales that could have been made by following up their marketing with a structured sales system.

Watch this video to find out of you are dropping the ball when it comes to sales and marketing, or ‘marketing then sales’ to get it in the right order.

The Problem with Websites

One of the biggest problems that small business owners have with their website is that they simply don’t win any business from them.

They often use excuses like ‘it’s just the brochure site’ or, ‘I don’t use it very much and I do nothing to drive traffic to it‘ and as a consequence any business returns are miniscule.

In the video below I discuss the three keys to a successful website and creating a website that creates an abundance of leads and sales.

So go-ahead and watch this video. It’s only a few minutes long and I’m sure you’ll be very pleased that you did.

By the way – Business owners are loving my FREE RESULTS coaching 1 to 1 sessions – so many breakthroughs & ‘thank-you’ emails from really good guys starting to win more business.

To book your free meeting click here