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 [...]

How to ‘Bring out the Marketer in You’ – The six step guide that’s easier than you think!

When we start in business we often wear many different hats and we're always juggling. But without Marketing being one hat you regularly put on, you could be missing opportunities. Here's my quick and easy 6 step guide to becoming your own one-person online Marketing Manager;   1. Focus first on the most important and [...]

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 [...]

Mindset before Marketing, understanding why you hold yourself back and how you can stop right now!

If you've ever thought "I'm rubbish at Marketing" rest assured you're not alone; Many people also think the following so they do nothing; I struggle with being consistent I feel stuck, so I seem to procrastinate a lot I can't work out how to launch Fear is holding me back, I'm just not sure what [...]

5 types of Creative, Compelling Content, that evokes emotion and resonates with your Ideal Client

Does your Copy/Content spark joy, interest or desire? These days you need to do more than just post Copy that's interesting, useful or informative. You need Content that covers many different ranges of emotion and uses a range of tactics. I've done my research and when posting my own Content and advising clients, we look [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]