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Tag Archives: Small Business

5 ways to keep calm under pressure when presenting : Guest post from Julia Damassa

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Today my friend Julia Damassa shares her top five tips for calming nerves under the pressure of having to deliver the perfect pitch or presentation. All these tips were tried and tested when Julia met the Dragons, Julie Meyer and Shaf Rasul in the Den, and Sky’s Angel, John Caudwell. Try these 5 simple steps […]

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23 Reasons Why Working From Home Sucks!

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Following on from my previous post ’23 reasons why working from home rocks’  here’s a look at the alternative view. Working from home sucks because: 1. You’re working in isolation most of the time. 2. Possible loss of routine. 3. You have less social interaction. 4. You lose the office buzz and banter. 5. You […]

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What a Paris restaurant reminded me about growing a business

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A few months ago my family and I had a short break in Paris staying in a beautiful hotel just off the Champs Elysees. In fact the Arc de Triomphe was on our street corner! Anyway, having taken our trusted Rough Guide to Paris with us, we decided to eat out at a restaurant called […]

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Review of 30 Day Sales Challenge book

It’s always a bit daunting to launch something out into the big wide world. It can be easy to doubt yourself and wonder ‘Will they like it?’ I guess it’s how a pop or rock acts feel when they launch a new album (are they still called albums?) Anyway last night I found out that […]

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30 Day Sales Challenge now available!

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As regular readers of this blog will know one of my major objectives for this year was to launch my first book and I’m delighted to let you know that it’s out now and available to buy. In conjunction with Nikki Pilkington and with the invaluable help of my virtual assistant Helen Stothard it’s called “30 Day […]

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Inside The Entrepreneur’s Mind : Andy Lopata

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For the latest interview in my series ‘Inside The Entrepreneur’s Mind’ I’m delighted to be interviewing my friend ANDY LOPATA. Andy is one of Europe’s leading business networking strategists and has been called ‘Mr Network’ by The Sun newspaper. He is an award winnng author, speaker, trainer and consultant. He’s also a huge Charlton Athletic […]

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Inside the Entrepreneur’s Mind : Mark Shaw

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Thanks to everyone for the great comments and feedback you’ve sent me about this blog series. Please keep them coming. Today I’m delighted to be interviewing MARK SHAW. Mark is, in my eyes, ‘Mr Twitter’ and was a real source of motivation behind me persevering with my social media marketing. Without Mark’s example of ‘sticking at it’ […]

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Inside the Entrepreneur’s Mind : Carrie Wilkerson

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For todays ‘Inside the Entrepreneur’s Mind’ interview I’m delighted to welcome CARRIE WILKERSON, ‘The Barefoot Executive’. Carrie is the ‘go to’ expert in helping others achieve extra income and career goals while working from home.Currently a mentor/coach/advisor to over 100,000 men and women, Carrie’s work-at-home methods have inspired thousands and has earned many awards and accolades. I […]

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What to do when a customer says ‘It’s too expensive’

Let’s face it …we’ve all been there.  We’ve asked the right selling questions, identified the customer need, clarified the product benefits, asked for the order and they say:  “It’s too expensive”  Well….time for a quick reality check…despite what customers say it is actually rarely just about price alone.  Customers rarely just want to buy the […]

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Business Planning: Audioboo

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