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Who’s in Your Success Team?

Who’s in Your Success Team?

Who’s in your ‘Success Team’?

Many years ago, Henry Ford, (no relation, but right now I’ll take it), founder of Ford Motors, was involved in a libel trial with a Chicago Newspaper that a… Continue Reading »

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Alternative Ways to Brand You and Your Business

Alternative Ways to Brand You and Your Business

They are the envy of every marketing person, every guru, every expert and every business just starting or been in business donkey's years: brands who have a community of die-hard cult followers … Continue Reading »

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No Such Thing as Silver Bullets in Marketing

No Such Thing as Silver Bullets in Marketing

If your marketing budget is small you need to put in some elbow grease. FACT!

I've often spoken to business owners who have the perception that building a successful business requires a … Continue Reading »

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If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal

If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal

"If you Google me, I’m Quite a Big Deal"


Can only be said by someone who genuinely thinks they are a big deal. This is the same week that online, someone locally was called, “The best coach i… Continue Reading »

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12 Ways To Boost Your Sales NOW!

12 Ways To Boost Your Sales NOW!

Strategy 1: Use Content Marketing

“The key is not to call the decision maker. The key is to have the decision maker call you.” - Jeffrey Gitomer

A few years back, when you had a … Continue Reading »

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How Can a Disruptive Business Attract New Customers and Clients?

How Can a Disruptive Business Attract New Customers and Clients?

In the traditional approach to marketing, companies develop products or services and then implement strategies to help attract new customers to their business.

But times are changing. Today’s… Continue Reading »

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Why You Should Go Networking To Get New Customers

Why You Should Go Networking To Get New Customers

As a coach, I'm aware of many businesses that pursue ‘silver bullets' when it comes to attracting new clients and customers. It's quite a fascinating topic when there are many ‘guru's' in the bi… Continue Reading »

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How Should I Dress to Attract New Customers?

How Should I Dress to Attract New Customers?

Back in the early '00's I went for an interview at a high street bank, looking to remove myself from working in retail. The job was for a ‘personal account manager’ and I ended up getting th… Continue Reading »

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Don't Put Your Business in the Bargain Bin

Don't Put Your Business in the Bargain Bin

“And now from Norwich, it’s the quiz of the week…”

And in kicks the rather catchy theme tune that you won’t be able to get out of your head…. ( WATCH IT HERE! ) 

Sale of the Cent… Continue Reading »

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Business Nightmares - Too Good To Be true

Business Nightmares - Too Good To Be true

They are absolutely everywhere you look. “Buy one, Get one free!” “Half price!” “Buy two get one free!” “Get a free x if you buy y”, but what happens when a special offer becomes a disaster and … Continue Reading »

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Simple Questions To Put Your Business Back Together

Simple Questions To Put Your Business Back Together

There are many experts, me included that write about and talk about how you come up with an image or a brand or how you differentiate yourself from other businesses that maybe similar to yours. … Continue Reading »

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7 Levers to Grow Your Business Today

7 Levers to Grow Your Business Today

Early in 2014, I was given access to Pete Williams, an Australian Entrepeneur, described by the Australian Press as the ‘Australian Richard Branson’.

At the age of 21, he saw an opportu… Continue Reading »

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The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

The Business of Being an Entrepreneur

Now before we go any further, I just want to say congratulations. Seriously.

Not on reading this, but because..well actually yes, you are reading this and that's good as well.

But mainly because… Continue Reading »

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10 Reasons Why Your Business Might Fail

10 Reasons Why Your Business Might Fail

No small company wants to go out of business, yet many do. The passion and the the dreams of many people go by the wayside. And the younger the company, the greater the likelihood that it will.


A… Continue Reading »

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33,000 People Hit The Benefits Jackpot and The Other 50+Million Don’t

33,000 People Hit The Benefits Jackpot and The Other 50+Million Don’t

What’s a positive heading? I bet my critics are reading this article going “Oh yes, we got the old Marc again and he is a negative sod”.  Well it’s true! I’ve come to realise that when it comes … Continue Reading »

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What Can Go Wrong With Your Successful Business

What Can Go Wrong With Your Successful Business

It’s often said that more than half of new businesses fail during the first year. According to some statistics, and quite frankly I’d like to be on the positive side of things, this isn’t necess… Continue Reading »

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The 12 Social Media Tips of Christmas

The 12 Social Media Tips of Christmas

OK…so I often have polarising opinions on social media. But on September 16th I was reminded in a slightly depressing way that there were 99 days to Christmas! If you have a small business and y… Continue Reading »

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12 Reasons Why You Went Self Employed or Freelance

12 Reasons Why You Went Self Employed or Freelance

Sometimes, amidst the stress of multiple converging deadlines, an inbox of over 300 unanswered emails and the endless hustle to obtain new clients, it can be hard to remember why you chose to be… Continue Reading »

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Do YOU Need Social Media or Does Social Media NEED YOUR Business?

Do YOU Need Social Media or Does Social Media NEED YOUR Business?

Does your business need social media? It depends on your answer to this question: Does your business have customers that are on social networks? If the answer is yes, then you need to be there w… Continue Reading »

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Be in The Top 20% and Not The 80% – How To Avoid Failure – The Art of a Brilliant Business

Be in The Top 20% and Not The 80% – How To Avoid Failure – The Art of a Brilliant Business

Breaks my heart. Really it does. you are good people but the bloody odds are stacked against you…and some.

According to Bloomberg, 8 out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within t… Continue Reading »

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Sleep rituals of successful entrepreneurs: Best practices for night-time BRILLIANCE

Sleep rituals of successful entrepreneurs: Best practices for night-time BRILLIANCE

You might be considering ways to work more efficiently into the night, but the reality is that many of us could benefit from MORE shut-eye. For years people are told that nothing gets accomplish… Continue Reading »

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Lessons from New York #2 : What’s Your Customer Journey?

Lessons from New York #2 : What’s Your Customer Journey?

Customers make your business tick. Customers make your business work. Customers make your business survive and prosper. Customers can make or break your business. So why do so few people actuall… Continue Reading »

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Why Speakers Should Inspire and Not Sell

Why Speakers Should Inspire and Not Sell

Today I was hugely fortunate to be asked to talk to 100 business owners at a local breakfast meeting. It’s also a daunting task and perhaps a thankless one, when it’s so early in the morning. Th… Continue Reading »

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