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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Are You Making This BIG Mistake With Your Small Business Marketing?

small business marketing big mistake

It goes without saying that clients are the lifeblood of your business. After all, in the absence of a steady flow of fresh enquiries, failure will soon come knocking at your door. On the other hand you feel restrained by your marketing budget. And whilst you do have some time to work on your strategy,…

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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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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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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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How To Persuade Your Friends And Family To Value Your Work Time As Much As You Do

Jemima and Isabella get the Christmas spirit

Merry Christmas With the festive time of year now in full swing a lot of business owners will be persuaded into a break. I’ve noticed that taking quality down time can be tricky for the dedicated small business owner. After all, if you’ve invested your heart and soul into your business, it can be very…

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How To Say No Without Feeling Guilty

just say no

Do you have too much on your plate? Do you feel as though you’re drowning in your ever increasing to do list of important jobs? Are there jobs on there which you reluctantly agreed to do because you didn’t know how to say NO? If so, read on because in this post I’m going 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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