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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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Who Controls Your Business Image?

Who Controls Your Business Image?

Who controls your business image?

Believe it or not, there are companies that specialise in controlling corporate image. These are generally used by large organisations, such as hotel ch… 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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4 Tips for a Successful 2018

4 Tips for a Successful 2018

What are your goals for the year ahead? Maybe you want to develop a new product and grow your business? Or perhaps you want to improve efficiency and save money? Whatever your business resolutio… Continue Reading »

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Bring Your Personality to Work Day

Bring Your Personality to Work Day

Today I want to start a National Day for all workers. Something that would make your business a great place to be and something that your customers and clients will absolutely love!


Encourage peo… Continue Reading »

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Notebooks - The Secret Weapon for Business Success

Notebooks - The Secret Weapon for Business Success

Keep a notepad in your pocket. Simple. It could be the secret weapon in making your business a success.

Successful business entrepreneurs and owners tend to be very good observers. They … 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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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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Why should small business owners change themselves before they change their business?

Why should small business owners change themselves before they change their business?

We generally change our businesses for one of two reasons: inspiration or desperation. And because of those two choices, we then either change ourselves, or we don't. The problem with not changi… Continue Reading »

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What is a Mastermind Group?

What is a Mastermind Group?

You don’t have to do it alone. Running or managing a business can be a lonely place. So, whatever you want to achieve, whether in developing your own business or progressing your career, you wil… Continue Reading »

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9 Reasons You Should Look After You and Success Will Follow

9 Reasons You Should Look After You and Success Will Follow

Today marks the start of Men's Health Week 2017. Started on 2002, celebrated in June and always ending on Fathers Day, it promotes "Awareness - Prevention - Education - Family". From a personal … Continue Reading »

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Grow Some Brexit Bollocks and Take The Opportunities Now

Grow Some Brexit Bollocks and Take The Opportunities Now

Apparently theres an election going on. Apparently we voted ‘Out’ in the referendum. Apparently ‘we didn’t know what we were voting for in the referendum’ according to some people. It’s likely t… Continue Reading »

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Better Sleep, Better Mental Health, Better Business

Better Sleep, Better Mental Health, Better Business

Poor sleep is a very serious threat to a business persons health and mental health. Poor sleeping habits lead to altered hormone balances and circadian rhythms. This process accelerates the agin… 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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10 Ways Not To Look A 'Dick' At a Networking Event

10 Ways Not To Look A 'Dick' At a Networking Event

Here is an unremarkable fact: Small-business networking involves contacting people, talking with people, staying in touch with people, getting involved with groups of people in person, or via e-… Continue Reading »

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5 Benefits of Networking

5 Benefits of Networking

As a business owner within any industry, networking should be a key activity that is not only fun, but critical to your personal growth and business development. 

Businesses of any size … 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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13 Things Not To Do at a Networking Event

13 Things Not To Do at a Networking Event

If you’re in any kind of business, you’re probably not going to avoid awkward networking situations entirely, no matter how hard you try--at some point, you will get cornered by the one person i… 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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13 Things Failure Taught Me To Do Better

13 Things Failure Taught Me To Do Better

Everyone fails in life. At one point or another, you’re going to suffer through failure. It's a fact of life I guess. If you haven’t already experienced some monumental failures, then you just w… Continue Reading »

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What Every Successful Person Struggles With

What Every Successful Person Struggles With

Scott Samuel “Scooter” Braun was born on June 18, 1981 and is an American talent manager and businessman. He owns two record labels: School Boy Records and Raymond-Braun Media Group (RBMG). … Continue Reading »

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The Business Life Podcast Episode 7

The Business Life Podcast Episode 7

Welcome to Episode 7 of The Business Life Coach.

Marc has decided that he wants to take a different tack on the start of 2017’s podcasts. Everywhere is nice and fluffy and so I’ve decided tha… Continue Reading »

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Why Your Ego is Your Enemy

Why Your Ego is Your Enemy

“If success is ego intoxication, then failure can be a devastating ego blow – turning slips into falls and little troubles into great unraveling. If ego is often just a nasty side effect of grea… Continue Reading »

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Practice Makes Perfect in 2017

Practice Makes Perfect in 2017

Just what does it take to be the best? What is the hidden logic of success that shapes the careers of world-beaters like David Beckham and Serena Williams, and creative successes like Mozart and… Continue Reading »

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5 People’s Rag’s to Riches Stories, You Might Not Have Heard Of

5 People’s Rag’s to Riches Stories, You Might Not Have Heard Of

Last week I was given some feedback that suggested one or two of my posts were on the slightly negative side. I’d like to think they were on the realistic, my head isn’t in the clouds kind of po… 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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How To Solve Business Problems Positively

How To Solve Business Problems Positively

How bloody frustrating?

Someone asked me what were the best questions you should ask to make your business better quickly? Now it’s one of those where you can give people a generic answer and… Continue Reading »

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These Are The Voyages of The Social Enterprise

These Are The Voyages of The Social Enterprise

Someone very close to me has been part of a brand new business that is a social enterprise. So as something that’s not usually written about, I thought I’d write about it!

Social enterprises … Continue Reading »

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Time Is Running Out If You're In Retail

Time Is Running Out If You're In Retail

Retail is being pulled apart like a chicken carcass being devoured by a fox. So why are local governments continuing to encourage the building of more retail floor space at premium rates?

Ret… Continue Reading »

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Lesson of Success From Tony

Lesson of Success From Tony

If you want to change your life, you have to change your strategy, you have to change your story, and you have to change your state.
In the book, MONEY Master the Gam

e: 7 Simple Steps to Fi… Continue Reading »

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Belief + Potential + Action = Results

Belief + Potential + Action = Results

What’s your story? What do you believe about your ‘lot’ in life? Are those beliefs empowering you or preventing you from living a successful, happy and fulfilled life?

Most of us don’t make a… Continue Reading »

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Get Miserable and Become Brilliant

Get Miserable and Become Brilliant

Ideas come from the strangest places…

I only want to talk to people that want a ‘great career’. Not to people that want a ‘good career’. Because we’ve all been designed and modified into thin… Continue Reading »

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Why You Should Never Fear Failing

Why You Should Never Fear Failing

As I stood in front of that board back in 1992, I began to sweat profusely. I was feeling numb and the first signs of anxiety started to show. My hands were tingling and the palms sweaty. I bloc… Continue Reading »

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4 Reasons Being Selfish Isn’t As Bad As I Thought – The Art of a Brilliant Business

4 Reasons Being Selfish Isn’t As Bad As I Thought – The Art of a Brilliant Business

Being called selfish doesn’t feel like a compliment, but the trait can actually make you a better person, psychology experts say.

“When you take care of yourself first, you show up as a healt… Continue Reading »

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4 Lessons Marines Can Teach You About Mentally Toughness – The Art of a Brilliant Business

4 Lessons Marines Can Teach You About Mentally Toughness – The Art of a Brilliant Business

The year was 2003, and the Iraq War had just begun. Hall was a member of a secretive U.S. Army special operations unit nicknamed The Activity (think SEAL Team 6 but more secretive). Like a team … Continue Reading »

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7 Ways Not To Waste Your Life – The Art of a Brilliant Business

7 Ways Not To Waste Your Life – The Art of a Brilliant Business

According to a recent survey that Inc.com conducted of 500 business owners, over 70% reported feeling “overwhelmed” running their companies. They felt pulled in too many directions, like they we… Continue Reading »

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Running a School is Like a Business – The Art of a Brilliant Business

Running a School is Like a Business – The Art of a Brilliant Business

So as I continue to look at business in a very different way, my thoughts cross to what being in a small business is actually like. Those that run them, or have run them, ‘get it’. Those that wo… 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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TOXIC! People to Avoid When In Business – Art of a Brilliant Business

TOXIC! People to Avoid When In Business – Art of a Brilliant Business

Starting a brilliant business is one of the most challenging things you can do. And one of the hardest parts is that most people won’t understand why you’re working so hard, especially when you’… Continue Reading »

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The Blueprint of a Self Employed Business Owner – The Art of a Brilliant Business

The Blueprint of a Self Employed Business Owner – The Art of a Brilliant Business

One of the first things I got asked, (I don’t anymore, because it’s a bit of a boring story), is why did you become self employed? The short answer? I was bored working for under achieving, over… Continue Reading »

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Mental Health in Your Business. Is there a way back?

Mental Health in Your Business. Is there a way back?

In a given year, more than 1 in 5 of the adult population – will suffer from a depressive illness.

So odds are good that you, a relative, or a co-worker has or will experience depression – an… 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 NYC: #1 Do Something Different

Lessons From NYC: #1 Do Something Different

America. The land of the free. The land of every thing that seems to be super sized. The land where a waffle is the size of your head. The burgers are bigger are bigger than your mouth. The buil… Continue Reading »

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Can One Moment in Life Make an Entrepreneur?

Can One Moment in Life Make an Entrepreneur?

The last few years have been an eye opener to me. I’ve changed direction so many times I look like a learner driver that got lost. Finally I’ve seen the light as to my real direction and my real… Continue Reading »

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