Be a success in 2018
Success means different things to different people.
Some people will never truly be happy with what they’ve achieved – always striving for the next thing. Others might set small, ‘bitesized’ goals, and each time these are reached, they might feel a ‘hit’ of success.
What does success mean to you?
Regardless of your interpretation, we all want to be ‘more successful’. Here are [...]
The GOLDEN Rules for businesses during the festive season
Christmas is coming and as the festive train gathers momentum, it can be easy to lose sight of its destination. Before you know if, another Christmas Day will have been and gone and we’ll be at the start of another New Year!
The festive season needn’t be like this. Here are some tips for business owners on ensuring this festive season [...]
The culture of success
Last time on our blog we looked at some of the different elements that make a good team and how a successful team is the sum of its individual members. In terms of skills, this is undoubtedly the case – teams can only work effectively where everyone is best placed to play to their strengths and there are no gaps [...]
There’s no I in TEAM – but should there be?
We’re all familiar with the phrase ‘there’s no I in team’. Often used to remind team members that they have to work together and not be selfish, this saying is one that’s rolled out time and time again.
Of course working together as a team is important. But if you don’t know the strengths and weaknesses of the individuals within the [...]
Who’s selling your business?
When it comes to staff training, we often think of formal, structured training – perhaps around soft skills such as customer service, or alternatively, around product, process or software knowledge. Something we very rarely consider is training our staff in the art of sales.
‘But why would I need to train my receptionist in selling skills?’, you might ask. Perhaps you [...]
Could your business operate without you?
So you’ve cracked it. You’ve set up your business exactly the way you want it. Things are running well – it’s amazing you’re managing to fit so much into the day! You’re in control of your accounts, you have some strong leads you’re dealing with, you’re managing your marketing campaigns and you’re overseeing everything that goes ‘out the door’.
Sounds great, [...]
How responsible are you?
With great power comes great responsibility.
Sorry for getting all ‘Spiderman’ on you – and don’t worry, this article isn’t about donning a blue suit and saving the world. Well, maybe in your own small way…
In our businesses as well as our lives generally, we’re all busy chasing the next thing. At work, we’re trying to win new customers, market our [...]
What’s your message?
Marketing in today’s modern world is no easy task. Turn back the clock 15 years and you might have had to worry about brochures, leaflets, newspaper/magazine adverts and possibly some PR activity. Today, you probably still have all of these to think about, but in addition you’ll also have a website to manage, at least two social media accounts, a [...]
Do your customers feel the love?
It’s February which officially means it’s the month of love. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and the shops are filled with all things red, pink and heart-shaped. But even if you don’t have someone special in your life, you can still get loved up…with your customers!
No, we don’t mean it like THAT; we just mean showing your clients [...]
Staying in the black – the value of promotions and discounts
Unless you’ve were hiding under a rock towards the end of November, you won’t have failed to have missed Black Friday promotions. In what has progressed over the past few years to become the biggest retail event of the year, Black Friday now seems to last up to a week!
Although a great time for consumers to pick up a pre-Christmas [...]