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What’s A V-Book?

What’s A V-Book?

 V-Books are the hot new marketing tool and I love them! Why? Because they give every business the opportunity to very quickly AND easily go online and all for free! -> Cut to the chase and learn how to make them in my V-Book Masterclass now - JUST 9.99! What IS a...

Are Your Money Beliefs Hurting Your Business?

Are Your Money Beliefs Hurting Your Business?

I was teaching a class about Super Customers recently in my Brilliant Business Academy and a lady asked a really good question at the end. She said something along the lines of "I make keepsake bears. I couldn't afford one of my bears. I don't think people will pay my...

I Should Have Waited For The Bus!

I Should Have Waited For The Bus!

Oh my goodness, what a morning! Chloe, my 11 year old, went back to school a couple of weeks ago after 3 years of being home-educated. Her decision and she absolutely loves it. Rather than put her into the big town school near where we live, she chose to go to my old...

Are You Caught In A Price Trap?

Are You Caught In A Price Trap?

Did you know that pricing is one of the biggest challenges in business? It's true! Get it right and your business runs beautifully, attracting lovely customers and making you a great living. Get it wrong and you barely make a profit, even though you're working like...

7 Fab Engagement Ideas That Work!

7 Fab Engagement Ideas That Work!

Facebook can be a brilliant business tool when it comes to marketing your business. The trouble is, it only works if you get people engaging with your page. A page with unengaged fans is as bad as no page at all because it simply doesn't get seen, so what can you do...

One Nasty Comment Ruined Her Day

One Nasty Comment Ruined Her Day

I was chatting with some of the ladies in my This Girl Means Business® Facebook Group recently and one lady said she had been totally thrown off track because someone had left a horrible comment on her Facebook page about her business (the silly thing is the commenter...

How To Think Like Your Super Customer

How To Think Like Your Super Customer

A lovely accountant on my Brilliant Business Academy Q&A call recently was feeling as flat as a pancake. She said "Claire, I know what I should do, I just can't bring myself to do it. When it comes to posting on Facebook or writing a blog my mind just goes blank...

The Curse Of The Bad Customer

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

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...

How to Write A Blog

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

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!

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…

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

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...