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The Curse Of The Bad Customer

Do Bad Customers Run Your Business? If you've never had one, you're lucky. If you have experienced really bad customers, it's an experience that sticks with you for years, if not forever. I'm not being melodramatic. I vividly remember my first really awful customer. I...

How To Get More Control Over Your Sales

I was chatting to a lady the other day and she said ‘Claire, this business is bad for my nerves and my blood pressure. One day it’s fine, I have money in the business and then within days it’s all gone on staff costs, supplies and other bills. Then we have a quiet period with no money coming in and no idea when it will start again.

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How to Write A Blog

I know you read blogs because you're reading this one, but how comfortable are you with writing one, and why on earth would you want to? Let's start with the WHY because it's a biggie. Blogs are all kinds of awesome. Your website loves them, the search engines love...

How To Write A Brilliant Bio

Being able to create a brilliant bio is a very useful skill. There are times in your business when you need one and times you might not expect, when one comes in really handy. Most people think that a bio is just the 40 word blurb you stick on your social media...

The £14 Shower Cap And You!

I know exactly how much this cost because I found it on the internet and put it on my Christmas list last year. As soon as I saw it, I knew I had to have it and Helen, my little sister said she would happily buy it as her gift to me. It was my FAVOURITE Christmas...

Would You Pay To Shovel Poop? I Did…

I did, today. And last Wednesday. It's not me doing the poop shovelling, I hasten to add but Chloe, my 9 year old daughter. She is horse-mad and has been having weekly riding lessons for a few months now, so when 'Easter Pony Experience Days' were mentioned, she was...

The Money Is In The Follow Up

How many times do you start researching something you were thinking of buying, just to get distracted? Or realise you need to talk to someone else before you buy? Or you're just doing initial research? How many times do you put things in your online basket and aren't...

Avoid These 7 Cashflow Killers

Running out of cash is one of the most frightening (and sadly most common) things to happen to small businesses. It's easily done if you're not keeping an eye on things and can sometimes be hard to spot before it's too late. So what can you do to make sure it doesn't...

Scared To Put Your Prices On Your Website?

Don't be scared to put your prices on your website. Here are 4 REASONS why: 1. If you're scared of your competitors finding out, they will find out somehow anyway. Forget about them and focus on building a loyal following of people who LOVE YOU and love what you do....

3 Ways To Make More Money From Your Website

Is your website sitting sluggishly on the internet, not pulling its weight? Is it snoozing when it should be selling? OK, here are 3 things you can do to get it making more money for you - no more lazy websites around here, thank you very much.    1. Don't be SAMEY If...

Facebook Live Tips For Nervous Business Owners

Videos are easily the best way to get seen on social media. Most of the social media platforms are putting a big focus on video and live streaming and if you're brave enough you could really benefit from this. Facebook in particular gives its Facebook Live videos...

Why Isn’t Social Media Working For Me?

You’ve tried just about everything you can think of on Facebook and your business page still feels like a ghost town, with tumbleweed blowing through it. No-one seems to see it, nobody likes or comments apart from your friends and family, and it’s certainly not...

19 Things You Need On Your Coaching Website

I have a question for you. What is your website DOING for your business? I’m asking because, if your website isn’t bringing you clients or building your list, then I’m sorry to tell you this but you’ve probably wasted your money. Every week I see beautiful-looking...

How To Find Your Missing Mojo After A Break

You know when you’ve got a holiday coming up and you work like CRAZY to get everything prepared for it? You use every available hour and minute to hit those pre-holiday deadlines and then finally, you’re done. All finished. Or as much as you ever will be. And then you...