Are you visible?

Are you visible?

When you’re running a business there is always a lot to do and marketing is one of those things that often gets pushed onto the back-burner. But what is marketing anyway? It’s not public relations (although that’s part of it) It’s not sales (although that is involved)...
Three strategies to grow your business

Three strategies to grow your business

Most people consider that this means getting more customers, but you’ve probably heard the saying that it’s harder to get a new customer than to increase sales to existing customers. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be looking for new business, but that your strategy...
How to sharpen your arrow

How to sharpen your arrow

When you’re in business you need customers (or clients). Without them your business will fail. That means that you need to put your message in front of people who need what you’re offering. Before you rush off to write a new website or launch a PR campaign, stop. You...
What’s on your horizon?

What’s on your horizon?

If you’re like most business owners, the beginning of a calendar year is often a good point to review, revise and revamp.  As the saying goes ‘if you don’t know where you’re going, any road will get you there,’ but it’s always a challenge to really nail down what you...
Perfect clients

Perfect clients

One of things that small business owners struggle with is identifying exactly who they can best serve.  In fact, quite a few bigger organisations haven’t really nailed down their ideal customer, either. It looks pretty straightforward, until you sit down and try to...