Not another email …

Not another email …

If you’ve ever got on one of ‘those’ marketers lists you know that you can count on at least one email daily – sometimes more than one. They’re all trying to give you useful information, but it’s like a deluge. Too much information just switches your brain into...
Flexible Facebook

Flexible Facebook

If you’re running a business having a Facebook Page is de rigeur! There are some people who will tell you that, if you’re selling to other businesses, you’re better off on LinkedIn – and there is some sense in that. But don’t overlook the value of Facebook. These are...
Getting investment

Getting investment

Before I begin, let me say, I’m not a financial expert and this won’t give you advice on the right investment sources for your business. However, I have worked with many people who have been putting together business plans with a view to getting either a bank loan or...
Spiked!

Spiked!

In the newspaper business when an article gets ‘spiked’ it means it’s been dumped.  In the old-style newspaper office a metal spike mounted on a wooden block was on every editor’s desk.  Articles that didn’t make the grade were spiked – and then the office junior...
Are you throwing your money in the bin?

Are you throwing your money in the bin?

I go to lots of networking events and I collect lots of business cards – these are useful as it provides a means of getting in touch with people who may become suppliers.  I also get lots of leaflets about services, forthcoming events and promotions – most of these...