What to do when a company asks you for a proposal

When you have had a meeting with a company to discuss possible work and the meeting ends with the words ‘Can you send me a proposal’ this can leave you in a dilemma as to exactly what they mean? Organisations have systems and procedures Proposing services to a company is more complex than working with…

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Do you want copy with your website?

Challenge Solution

I remember an occasion a few years ago when I commissioned a website and the designer asked me ‘Do you want copy with your website?’ ‘What is copy, and do I need it?’ I thought. Copy is the way to attract visitors to your website When you start working on your website, I’m guessing that…

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Make your community feel warm by keeping in touch

You know that you need to move with the times but – there’s so much to think about There’s an email that you have wanted to send out explaining a new idea to people you’ve met over the last few months.  You know roughly that it’s to keep in contact with them.  It seems so…

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Reflecting on the year

How has the year been for you? One thing I’ve learned is that reflecting can seem like an  activity with no immediate results and yet, by doing this we can get some real insights into things.  It’s part of that – taking a long view – of what is happening, part of learning from what…

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You want a FAB website

You can have website that speaks to your clients You’ve been talking about having a website for a while. Not sure if it’s for you. Could you manage with social media? Could you manage with business cards? Chances are you are networking for your business and talking to people in your circles about what you…

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Talking about what you do

Talking about what you do is a huge step in getting clients Are you avoiding this responsibility? Sometimes it’s difficult to talk about what you do. This is perilous for your business as if no-one knows what you do, how can they want what you offer. Are you one of those people who sometimes shirks…

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What to do when all you want is new clients

You’ve done the training, it was hard work but worth it.  The only thing missing now is streams of clients.   You’ve worked hard to train for providing a service, followed your passion and branched out to learn something that’s relevant to your life.  This might be NLP, nutrition or something else that requires learning…

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Getting Your Voice out

Is your voice getting lost? You as a business creator and owner will have a voice and sometimes it just struggles to get out because of all the buzz that’s going on around you and because technology can be a barrier.  Your voice is the message, technology is just the vehicle.   When I opened…

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How much use do you make of your website?

The website is fairly core in your marketing but in reality it is only as visible as you make it and how much you put into it depends on how much of your energy you want to be consumed with getting stuff digital and how much of your energy you would like to put into…

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How inspired are you?

Websites, social media, telephone contacting, creating new services. Doing all this I know sometimes seems like spinning plates and maybe you think that August is a time to drop a few.   It could be time for a reassessment Taking a breather and reassessing what’s working for you is not such a bad idea. After…

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