A Fairy Tale In How NOT To Sell – Disney Style

How NOT To Sell - Disney Style

I’ve recently got back from a brilliant holiday in Florida with Michele and the girls. It was fab. And as you can imagine, the highlight of the trip for Isabella and Jemima was the time we spent at Disney. Upon entering the Magic Kingdom we had just three goals for the day: And thanks to…

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Is Poor Time Tracking Losing You Money?

Project timer

Recently I had a very revealing chat with Georgina, one of my top SpinLessPlates users. She told me one of the things she loves about SpinLessPlates is how it’s increased her business awareness. Instead of operating in the dark, she’s using Spin’s live dashboard and quick and easy reporting functionality, to get a firm grasp…

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Are You Still Using Invoice Templates And Business Spreadsheets To Manage Your Business? You Must Be Crazy Bonkers…

no more business spreadsheets

Do you know I’m shocked at how many business owners unknowingly use massively inefficient systems in their business. I warn you. I’ve got a pretty hard line on this and so I’ll make my position clear from the outset. If you’re using the likes of business spreadsheets in Excel or invoice templates in Microsoft Word…

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Are You Neglecting The Most Valuable Asset In Your Business?

Most Valuable Asset In Your Business

Your most valuable asset in your business is your database, period. Surprising, but true. And the reason is simple. It’s because your database holds the key to build your business’ reputation, attract more customers and make more sales. Let me explain… The contacts on your database have already shown an interest in you and what…

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How The 80 20 Rule Can Highlight The Time You Waste And Profit Your Lose In Your Business.

8020 reporting is vital to your micro business

I’m sure you’ve heard of Pareto’s Law or the 80 20 rule. But are you aware of its significance for your micro business? Let me explain… Pareto’s Law states that (roughly) 20% of a given factor is vital whilst the remaining 80% is less important. And in terms of your business, this has serious implications…

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How To Reduce The Number Of Hours You Work And Still Get Tons Of Stuff Done

Reduce your hours

I used to measure my productivity success by counting up the number of hours I worked. Boy was I busy. I’d regularly clock up 60 hours plus with the side effect that my stress levels went through the roof and I’d frequently fall through the door, shattered only to find my little angels fast asleep.…

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Why It’s Time To Get Your Business Head In The Cloud

Isabella looking into the cloud

Why did you start your small business? Many SpinLessPlates users tell me they started because they wanted to work flexibly around their family commitments and spend more time with their partner and children. That was certainly the case with me. In fact, the main reason I designed and built SpinLessPlates is because I wanted to…

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Why That 12-Hour Working Day Doesn’t Make You A Hero, It Makes You Look Stupid

Working 12 Hours A Day Makes You Stupid

I need to get something off my chest! Something that really annoys me! It’s when people measure success using the wrong metrics. And the one that really gets my goat is that tendency to congratulate and be in awe of the person who regularly clocks up 12-hour days. I’ve been there and in hindsight consistently…

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7 Ways To Build Your Business Without An Internet Connection

Business Without An Internet Connection

My dream is to have a “business in a bag” that I can run from anywhere, anytime. And this dream is definitely a reality because I’m a HUGE techy fan. Wherever possible I use software and apps that are cloud based because they offer the flexibility I need to be able to work seamlessly around…

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Small Business Processes: A Big Mac, Fries And Super Sized Lesson In Consistency.

Happy Meal Wrapper

So when it is time to stop there is only one option, McDonalds. Trust me, I don’t go there for the food but for the amenities. They are clean, there is limited menu choice, they serve you fast and there is always convenient parking. They cater brilliantly for me as I am one of their…

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