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Don’t be Customer Centric…it will kill your business!

For many years now, I have been a believer that a business should be customer centric.  Whilst sitting and having my coffee this morning, it occurred to me, “That’s wrong!”  Your customer should not be at the center of your business.  Your purpose, your passion, your driving force and your values should be at the center of your business.  If you …

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18 Buckets of Money: Data Mining

For many people, once they launch a website, they do so thinking that “Ok, now the money will just come rolling in.” Depending upon the business, they may just do very well. But, having spent the best part of the last 20 years working with websites, I can tell you that more often than not, it takes a bit of …

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18 Buckets of Money: Event Marketing

For many people, once they launch a website, they do so thinking that “Ok, now the money will just come rolling in.” Depending upon the business, they may just do very well. But, having spent the best part of the last 20 years working with websites, I can tell you that more often than not, it takes a bit of …

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Three Kinds of Business, Part III

He loved his innovation and knew it would make office workers more productive. Much more productive!  His exciting idea had become a start-up and the first feedback from friends and acquaintances provided feedback for improvement and, more importantly, feedback validating his excitement.  He wasn’t much of a salesman but he found a partner who was and who saw the potential of the office product …

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18 Buckets of Money: Newsletter Advertising

For many people, once they launch a website, they do so thinking that “Ok, now the money will just come rolling in.” Depending upon the business, they may just do very well. But, having spent the best part of the last 20 years working with websites, I can tell you that more often than not, it takes a bit of …

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18 Buckets of Money: Information Sales

For many people, once they launch a website, they do so thinking that “Ok, now the money will just come rolling in.” Depending upon the business, they may just do very well. But, having spent the best part of the last 20 years working with websites, I can tell you that more often than not, it takes a bit of time. Unfortunately, …

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Feeling Overwhelmed

“I am too busy to manage my business”… “I want to expand but I’m stuck”… “I can’t do one more thing”… “I know there are better ways but I can’t take the time to find them”… Sound familiar?? When running your own business it is easy to become preoccupied with day-to-day activities. You begin to lose touch with the big …

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Networking Tip Sheet

Travel light. Carry a small portfolio with two pockets. One for your cards and one for cards you get. Use breath mints. No one wants to talk to someone with bad breath. Walk the walk. Carry yourself confidently. Don’t act like you are desperate or needy. Do not fold your arms and always look like your having a good time. …

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Choices Have Consequences

I can unquestionably state that this life is not a dress rehearsal, but rather the real thing. It is an engagement and we must rise up to it. Since all of us are born with the gift of innate talents , we must do all that we can to fulfill these gifts. It is an opportunity which we have been given …

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Learn to Listen… Then Speak

In many cases what customers need is someone who will listen to their needs rather than someone who will tell them what they ought to do or buy. The old familiar verse poses a very real question; it says: A wise old owl Sat up in an oak The more he saw The less he spoke, The less he spoke The …

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Are You a Savvy Networker?

It’s pleasing to hear that many people are now recognizing the importance of building and nurturing their networks not only when actively seeking new job opportunities, but as a long-term and integral career management strategy. Your contact list (your ‘circle of influence’ as I like to call it) is worth far more than gold and should be treated as such. …

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How Does Business Coaching Work?

Everyone’s life experience is different. This leads to different ways of thinking, acting and overall dealing with situations as they arise. It makes coaching of any type an evolving process. The more your Coach gets to know you, the coaching they can do improves. However, the general process can be explained in stages.

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Why Use a Business Coach?

Why do athletes have coaches? How can the best athletes in the world benefit from a coach? Are there any examples of one special person in your life, who is there for you and pushes you to achieve things you never thought possible. A teacher, sports coach, church member or parent? The reality is in our world today, these people …

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How Do I Find a “Credible” Business Coach?

There are a number of ways to find business coaches: Internet, coaching associations and personal referrals. I recommend that you interview several business coaches to find the right match for you. Finding the right business coach is very important to the final outcome. No one coach is right for everybody. Be selective!

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