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…
One of the most exciting things about business is the potential to find incredible success at any age, in any industry. All it takes is determination, resilience, a plan and an unwavering desire to achieve your goals. Michelle Young is one entrepreneur who has never let the small things get in the way of her…
If there’s one thing no business owner ever has enough of, it’s time!
Instead of wishing there were more hours in the day, what’s important is to find ways to better use the ones you have. To do this, you simply must leverage the power of TECHNOLOGY.
What is it that gets you out of bed in the morning? More importantly, what is it that inspires you to be pushing the boundaries, testing your limits and striving to make a difference as a small business owner? The answer to this question is your ‘why’. Of course, part of the answer as to…
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.…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Imagine it is raining and you want to catch some water. Would you run around with a test tube trying to get hold of each individual drop?
Of course not! But this is an analogy I use when I work with business owners whose websites aren’t helping them grow their business.