Many of our Business Blueprint members come to us after years in business, because even though they are successful, they know there is a better way to do things. Some members, however, join with little more than the conviction that they want to achieve a great deal in a short amount of time. This was…

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As well as working with startups and growing operations, I work with business owners who have been established for years, even decades. Often, these are family-owned organisations with grass-roots beginnings. They have been serving the same customers, providing the same products and making roughly the same income, year-in, year-out. Having a solid business is great.…

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When you first start out in business, unless you have a bounty of funds from a generous investor, odds are it is all you.

This can be a challenging time. As well as being the expert in your chosen field, you are the sales director, the marketing manager, and the finance officer. You’re a professional plate-spinner, and as your business grows, so does your to-do list.

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As a business owner or professional, recording and distributing a podcast is an excellent way to share your message with a vast audience. Participating in podcasts is also a fun and effective strategy for cross-promotion between similar businesses.

Always one to practice what I preach, I recently joined property guru Michael Yardney as a guest on his podcast.

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If you Google yourself, what comes up? Is it a series of sporting results from your old soccer club? An article in the local paper from several years ago?

If you run a business, this isn’t going to cut it. It is important to have a personal website to establish yourself as a brand and make yourself easy to find online.

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Many businesses put an incredible amount of time and money into their blogs. This is a great strategy (and one we use here at Business Blueprint!), but it is not right for everybody.

If you have a social media presence and you want to constantly be engaging your audience, content curation is a shortcut to sharing helpful and relevant information.

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