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19 Things You Need On Your Coaching Website

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

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...

How To Deal With Copycats

How To Deal With Copycats

I had a question this week from a lady saying someone had copied her entire business, from her website to her social media posts - there were just enough differences for it not to be a direct duplication (she had used slightly different images) but to the casual...

17 Small Business Saturday Marketing Tips

17 Small Business Saturday Marketing Tips

Small Business Saturday is the one time each year when the world's eyes are on small businesses - certainly in the UK (December 3rd 2016) and the US (November 26th 2016) there are major initiatives backed by Government to encourage people to shop small and/or local....

45 Things You Can Outsource To A Virtual Assistant

45 Things You Can Outsource To A Virtual Assistant

Have you ever wanted to get some help in your business but were put off because it felt too hard? Where would you find the right person? How do you know if you can trust them? How long will it take for them to 'get' what you need? Will it be quicker just to do it...

How To Squish A Mind Monkey

How To Squish A Mind Monkey

Have you ever had a little voice in your head tell you 'you're not good enough', 'you're not clever enough', 'you're RUBBISH at business' or (in my case) 'you're a BAD mother'...? If so, brace yourself – you’ve just been attacked by a mind monkey. Mind monkeys are...

3 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

3 Things To Do When You’re Feeling Stuck

Why does that happen? One day we're full of enthusiasm, bursting with energy and raring to go. We feel like we can take on the world! The next day we wake up and feel, well, STUCK! Like we've lost the plot. We feel blank, panicky and scared. We feel overwhelmed and...

She’s Better Than Me

She’s Better Than Me

OK admit it - how many times lately have you looked at someone else’s website, or products, or business card or shopfront and thought to yourself, with a heavy heart ‘she’s better than me’? And how often have you thought about doing something new or different and then...

Time To Fix Your Broken Business?

Time To Fix Your Broken Business?

Do you feel like you have a broken business?As if part of it just aren't working? If so, you're definitely not alone. Building a business is tricky. Not only do you have to actually DO or MAKE the thing you get paid for, there's a whole bunch of other stuff you need...

A Toy Pug Business Lesson

A Toy Pug Business Lesson

I wrote this while on holiday in beautiful Devon with my 8 year old daughter, Chloe. Something happened while we were away that made me think of you. It involves a toy pug dog. Bear with me on this one! One evening Chloe wanted to go to Paignton Pier to play on the...

7 Ways To Make Your “ABOUT” Page AWESOME

7 Ways To Make Your “ABOUT” Page AWESOME

How's the 'About' page looking on your website? If it's anything like most people's it will be pretty standard - a bit of blurb about you, maybe mentioning an award you've won and definitely talking about the professional qualification you've got. Right? Uh-oh! I...

How To Keep The Money Flowing Into Your Business

How To Keep The Money Flowing Into Your Business

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 bank and then within days it's all gone on staff costs, supplies and other bills. Then there are days when...

Don’t Miss The Sales Train!

Don’t Miss The Sales Train!

I remember when I first started out in business - I wasted so much time. Sales were pretty thin on the ground. I did things the hard way and I couldn't see it because I didn't know any better. Take new clients, for example. I was a marketing consultant. I needed small...

How To Magic Up Sales From Nowhere

How To Magic Up Sales From Nowhere

Sales is one of those things that makes us feel really wobbly. I mean, who wants to be described as ‘salesy’? *Shudder* And heaven forbid, someone thought we were ‘pushy’ or a pest - talk about pushing our buttons. Eeek! The thing is, though, sales are necessary. You...