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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Warning: Could Second Album Syndrome Erode Your Small Business Growth?

Small Business Growth

Mention the name Alanis Morrisette and what comes to mind? I bet it’s her internationally acclaimed, Grammy winning album Jagged Little Pill from 1995 (the one with Ironic, You oughta Know and etc.) But what came next? I asked around and very few people knew it was followed in 1998 by Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.…

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Here’s what business reports and football have in common

Here’s what business reports and football have in common

I’m gutted! The 2013 football season has drawn to a close – and what an eventful finale! Sir Alex Ferguson (more importantly Jamie Carragher) retiring, Mancini sacked and Wigan Athletic winning the FA Cup and then getting relegated all in the space of just over a week! Yes I’m a big football fan and I…

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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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Stop Learning and Start Failing. Why Self-Education Is the Key To Achieving Your Small Business Goals

Stop Learning and Start Failing

I’m a huge fan of motivational quotes. And one of my favourites is this cracker by Jim Rohn: “Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune”. I think this quote is very relevant to anyone wanting to create a successful micro business. Here’s why… Whilst I absolutely love running and…

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Could Something This Simple Really Increase The Success Of Your Small Business?

success secrets of small business

If you’ve been around my blog for more than five minutes you’ll know I’m pretty passionate about business success. And I think one of the most powerful ways to achieve that is by squeezing the absolute most I can out of my time. You see, I know that the more I get done, the more…

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What Watching Peter Pan Taught Me About Advertising

Small Business Advertising with Peter Pan

As a smart micro business owner, you know how crucial it is to ensure your advertising is efficient and effective. After all, you don’t want to throw away valuable time, money and effort. As such, I’m always on the lookout for marketing that works to figure out how I can use it to promote SpinLessPlates.…

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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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Why Thinking Big Will Massively Improve Your Micro Businesses Success

Thinking big

Why did you start your own business? You may think this is a random question for a blog sharing strategies to help you do more in less time, but bear with me because your answer is extremely relevant. That’s because your why determines what happens in your business because it influences: Take me for example.…

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How To Attract Higher Paying Customers So You Can Work Less And Earn More

Attract higher paying customers

Do you know which of your clients generate the greatest amount of profit? If you don’t, it’s really important you get clear because metrics like these can help focus your work and efforts in the right direction. That’s because if you want to work less and earn more you have to give some consideration to…

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