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Do you write a blog? I recommend it!

In the olden days, back when we could use meeting rooms, I used to present business development and marketing workshops. One of my favourite topics was blogging, so I thought I’d recreate that presentation here for you. I’ve set this out literally as my notes for giving the presentation. Bit of a different vibe this […]

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Just how helpful is all that free training people offer?!

Free help always sounds great, but how helpful it it? We get bombarded with Facebook ads for webinars and cheat sheets and ‘the secrets to’ – and they sound great so we signup. Of course they sound great, they’re adverts! I’m not saying the content is bad, but you do need to be aware of […]

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ROI: It’s not all about the money

Return on investment (ROI) is about comparing what you put in to something with what you get out of it. It’s usually calculated in terms of cold hard cash – but there’s so much more to it than that!   Get in loser, we’re going time travelling Back in the olden days (you know, like […]

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What you need to start a business – you’d be surprised!

There’s a lot to running a business, eh? Well, yes and no. To start with, there doesn’t need to be a lot to it. Honestly. I know it feels like it. You sign up for all those free webinars, workshops, challenges, masterclasses because the Facebook ads throw them at you and everyone’s talking about them […]

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Finding your business focus when you are full of feelings

Guest article by Lisa Townsend of Change Your Badge There is no avoiding the fact (I’ve tried, believe me) that the start of 2021 continues to bring  massive uncertainty and imbalance into the lives of many entrepreneurs. I’ve had lots of concerned friends and family ask me the dreaded question ‘How is business?’ (answers on […]

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Templates – one size does not fit all

Templates don’t work. Says she with the template. I came up with a template for planning out the upcoming year – #2021bringiton But if following that exact template doesn’t work for you, that’s fine.   Here’s an example from my work this summer I promise this is relevant, and not just a nostalgia trip. You […]

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What is Clubhouse and why do I hate it already?

Have you heard of Clubhouse? I can’t scroll 2 posts on Facebook without someone talking about it. So why is everyone talking about it?!   First up, an explanation What is Clubhouse? Described by Vogue as ‘The New FOMO-Inducing Social App To Know. Clubhouse is an exclusive, invite-only audio app where participants can move around […]

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#2021bringiton – staying motivated

We all like rewards, right? That’s why we have loyalty cards and we like winning things. So, do you reward yourself?   It’s science! Just the satisfaction of ticking something off your to-do list is enough to make your brain share a bit of serotonin and give you a little ‘thumbs up’ feel-good buzz. We […]

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#2021bringiton – make manageable plans

Making plans. We can all do it. But can we do it well? Can we make plans that will stretch us but not overwhelm us, things that are achievable but not easy? If you have a tendency towards thinking there’s 8 days in a week or you don’t need sleep, then you probably write plans […]

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#2021bringiton – where do you want to get to?

Last week we looked back at the past year, today we’re looking forward to the ‘ultimate goal’ and thinking about what success will look like. So, what will success look like, for you? Here’s a question: you’re running your business for a reason, right? Money, flexibility, lifestyle, recognition, to satisfy a desire, to prove something […]

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#2021bringiton – review and reflect

Through December I’ll be focusing on making plans for next year, using my cheesy rhyming hashtag #2021bringiton This is the time of year when people start thinking about the coming year, making plans and setting goals – although you’d be forgiven for not daring to tempt fate with that right now! However, the world is […]

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