Tech troubles

If you have a computer, it’s almost certain that you’ve had the odd technical glitch.  Before you call tech support, shut down your computer and reboot it. Before you say ‘I knew that’, take a moment. Rebooting is not closing the lid on your laptop.  It’s actually going to your power setting and clicking on…

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Why start a Network Marketing business?

Last weekend I spent 10 inspiring hours on a virtual global event with many others from the Network Marketing industry. The presenters were from many different countries and every one of them had built substantial businesses.  As a result they enjoy what Jordan Adler describes as ‘beach money’ (see his book of the same title)…

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Build a shiny reputation for your business

Your reputation develops through what other people say about you – you could call it gossip!  You can’t stop people gossiping, but you can ensure influence what they say.  I’ve had conversations with many business people who think it’s impossible to control what people say about you when you’re not there.  I don’t agree. If…

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The Power of Community

Community means different things to different people. But never underestimate its power. Find the right community for you and benefit from professional and personal social support that will increase your resilience, give you a team of cheer leaders and also valuable advice. Never underestimate the power of community. When we work together and support each…

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The European Carnival

You don’t have to travel to Rio for the Carnival – or wait for next summer to go to Notting Hill – you just need to book a trip to Germany next February. This is a unique carnival in the German Rhineland region when the volume goes up, the beer taps are open and fancy…

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How networking can benefit your business

As a small business, it can sometimes be difficult to make connections in your industry and build your reputation. One of the best ways to do so is through business networking. These are just some of the ways that business networking can enhance your business: Valuable advice Networking events are a great place to speak…

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Business planning for beginners

If you are taking the first steps towards setting up your business, preparation is everything.  That includes your business plan.  This will help you to develop long-term goals and objectives and identify the first steps to get your business off the ground. A business plan includes: A description of your target market Competitor analysis A…

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Make where you live a better place by shopping local

Local businesses are the backbone of communities. They bring people together, are flexible enough to offer bespoke services and do a little dance in their heads every time someone shops with them. When we shop with an independent business we know that it means so much more to them. You’ll always receive a friendly service…

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How to Manage Your Career in an Uncertain World   

If you’re worried about how to plan your career in an uncertain world following the coronavirus pandemic read on! If you:  Are starting out on your career  Have recently been made redundant  Are considering a career change This is the Four Stage model that helps people to get focused on what they want and the…

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Mindful support for teens

If you have teens or pre-teens in your household you know that it’s not the easiest time for them – or you.  You may want to be there for them, but often they’re trying to find their own way and actively reject parental advice. The old-fashioned style of parenting based on ‘do as you’re told’,…

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