10 Top Tips to build a Simple Strategy for any small business

Strategy and Planning are the way forward to ensure you're heading for your goals. You need to be really clear on what it is you do and for who (your Ideal Client or Target Market IC/TM) and provide them what they - at a profit because that's Marketing! Sounds simple - but how do you [...]

What’s your UVP, why you need to know and how you can do it now!

If you've heard of the USP - the Unique Selling Point, let me introduce you to the UVP - the Unique Value Proposition, the new guy in town! The UVP is more customer-focused and sounds nicer as it talks of 'Value' rather than Selling. We are all in business to sell, but our customers will [...]

What is a Marketing Coach and 6 reasons you need one!

How you can 'Be more Susie' but first, introducing the Chipoodletriever... ... that's what my kids say our dog is, when asked what breed he is! His mum was a Chihuahua and his dad was a little Poodle, Golden Retriever cross - hence Chipoodletriever! It was definitely a new breed on me, and he is [...]

Top 10 reasons why your email list is ‘Gold’ and how you can make it work for you in your sleep!

Just think what would happen if Social Media died tomorrow? If you have an email list you'd still have a list of potential clients that's yours and no one can take that away! Plus if you rely on SM for all your business and have groups and pages, that's great - but you need to [...]

2020 STRATEGY SORTED

Do you go a bit wobbly when someone mentions....... STRATEGY? All STRATEGY means is your Plan of Action and the detail behind it. It will really help if  YOU ASK YOURSELF SOME KEY QUESTIONS about your Business.... What, who, why, how, when and where…… WHAT is it you do? Be specific i.e. I help with [...]

Storytelling with Rudolph

Why are stories so great from a Content point of view and key to your Content Strategy? Stories make great Content - because Stories Sell. Why do some stories endure, decade after decade? Stories that endure, are those with a great Technique and have all the key elements (of a great story). It seems apt [...]

Be more ‘magazine’ with your Content

How good is your Content? This blog is based on a post that I shared on LinkedIn on November 4th in Monday Marketing Matters. The response to this post and the engagement was so good that it started Trending on LinkedIn. How apt that a post about great Content - turned out to be great [...]

Replacing SHOULD with COULD…

Are you trying to do 'all the things' you think you 'SHOULD' be doing to build your Business, but not seeing the results you hoped for? I mean all the things that 'SHOULD' help you get visible, get more leads and attract more clients? You see I don't think it's helpful to keep saying 'SHOULD'! [...]

What is Marketing Coaching?

Q. What is Marketing Coaching and how could it help you? A. The short version is; Marketing Coaching will help you identify your customers, set and reach your goals, and grow your business. The longer version is that Marketing Coaching with me will take you on a journey, your journey, based on the areas you [...]

3 Simple Marketing Activities that you didn’t realise you were doing already!

You may not realise you're Marketing! There are many things you can do to 'Market your Business'. But what are Marketing Activities? Marketing Activities are anything you do to put your business in front of people, new or existing customers. Going onto Facebook to write a post, put up a Video, update your Logo, speak [...]