Workflow Whizz: Save Time & Grow Your Business!

  Who doesn’t like being productive? The truth is even the biggest procrastinators among us relish the feeling of being efficient and kicking that to-do list to the curb. With the amount of things you could do instead of spending ages on a menial task that should take a fraction of time- from creatively coming up with your next product or service idea to penning that book you’ve always wanted to write- it’s no wonder…

Why Teal Is Our New Favourite Business Colour…

  If you had a business genie at your disposal and could dream up a perfect organisational structure what would it look like? Flexible working hours, location independence for employees and freedom to fulfil their job roles how they liked? But would the necessary results be achieved if there weren’t any firm strategies, procedures and regulations implemented, if there was no clear chain of accountability in place? In our post last week we talked about…

Our HD8 Business Show Learning Experience…

  The beauty of having all our business’ data stored and categorized into a reliable and organised system or CRM (Customer Relationship Management) platform isn’t just that it helps us keep track of contacts’ details…or that it seamlessly integrates with other systems…or that it minimizes our chances of missing valuable opportunities to grow our business. The true beauty of a tailored and dependable CRM means we can be Location Independent. If you’ve read any of…

Why You Should Nail the Networking Knack

  We’re very excited this week as we’re attending The HD8 Business Show and delivering a small seminar exploring solutions that enable small businesses to operate in a location independent capacity. I’ll also be discussing how to easily pass on the knowledge business owners have stored in their busy brains to others in their team so they can delegate more and dedicate more focus to leading. I’m looking forward to it but do you know…

Promote To Help, Not To Sell: 3 Tips!

  Do you know what happens when I Google the word ‘promote?’ No mention of the word ‘selling’ appears, zilch, nada, absolutely none. Instead, the all-knowing, life-saving oracle that is Google talks of “supporting or actively encouraging a cause or venture” and “furthering the progress of something.” Yes, there is an aspect of ‘promotion’ in the work sales and marketing departments in businesses do- both of which overlap but the definition for ‘smarketing’ is a blog…

Smarketing: Sales Meet Marketing, Marketing Meet Sales

  How well does your company’s team gel? Take a moment to reflect on that question. If you think they get along fairly well, what about your wider team, beyond the immediate department you work in? Do they enjoy as smooth a relationship? If so, why not, do you reckon? Is it because they have different ways of doing things, different goals, different purposes? Companies where departments are segregated are missing a huge trick since…

Leads or Relationships: which are more important?

Should small businesses focus on ‘filling the sales funnel’, or on building relationships and letting Leads take care of themselves? Leads, prospects, suspects, opportunities, potentials… there are so many ways to describe what is commonly referred to as how you ‘fill the sales funnel’. Different people use different terms. Personally I’m not fond of ‘suspects’; it sounds too much like they’ve been in trouble! I’ve found ‘Leads’ to be the best, most broadly understood, term. Most people…