Category: Communication

The secret seven – the biggest issues in business

After 30 years as a business mentor and as a business owner myself, I’ve encountered some common themes along the way when it comes to issues in business. From poor communication to lacking clarity there’s a number of pitfalls that business owners don’t even know they are sliding into. So here is my short list of the seven issues likely to affect business.

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The most important questions in business

When it comes to business, too often business owners become bogged down in the day-to-day running of things. We get caught up in the operation but fail to look at the big picture of what we hope to achieve and how. Success can be whittled down to a number of factors by answering some pertinent questions. These are the questions a business owner should be asking in order to achieve success.

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How to Listen

Listening is a very important skill in business and is essential to every conversation we have. Good listening skills allow us to hear what is actually being said and open up the door for even more communication from the person we are conversing with. 

Verbal communication involves both speaking and listening. listening is key to effective working relationships among employees and between management and staff. Listening skills also impact a company’s interaction with customers and other businesses.

So how do we make the most of our communications and listen to what is being said and not said, when having conversations in business.

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How Business Strategist can help you grow your personal and leadership skills

Business ownership requires the wearing of many hats. There’s staff management, customer relations, administration, and forward planning, but not all roles come naturally to all people.

If your forte is the fine print but not the finer details of staff negotiation and leadership, here’s how a Business Strategist can help you build your personal and leadership skills.

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Marketing Your Business – A Business Conversation on the Power of SEO, Google Ads & Paid Social

In this podcast, digital marketer David Pagotto talks through the common digital marketing approaches and demystifies some of the complexity.
He also sheds light on what people need to know in order to tackle digital marketing for their business themselves.
David explains digital marketing is often a cornerstone of

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Heather Rider offers her insight to Clive into why perfectionism is bad for business

Heather shares her first-hand experience of how perfectionism stifles our creativity, leads to procrastination and limits our full potential.
Instead, she explains when business owners are willing to try and “give it their best effort” they are far more likely to see quicker growth in their business, plus feel happier and more fulfilled.

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It’s all about the branding

The look, feel and image of your business are as important as any product you sell. It’s this almost intangible asset that gives you a leg up over your competitors or cements your position in the marketplace. It identifies who you are and what you are about, along with the way your product makes people feel. It’s all about the branding, and here’s how to translate yours to success.

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Ensuring the right coach and client fit

Like any good relationship, that between a coach and their client is built on trust and client communication. But like any business sometimes a potential client just isn’t the right fit.

As a coach is only as good as their reputation and results, it’s imperative for both the client and you, the coach, to clearly understand when to walk away. So, here are four signs a client may not be right for you, and what to do when you need to turn someone away.

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