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How To Get Unstuck

It is so simple. It is always available to us. And we forget. When a business conversation suddenly gets stuck. When we start playing verbal ping...

What’s Your Story?

“Purposeful storytelling isn’t show business. It’s good business.” – Peter Guber What’s your story so far? How did you get to where you are today...
How I Used Leadership Books to Raise Toddlers

How I Used Leadership Books to Raise Toddlers

Have you ever been faced with a challenge that you don’t know how to handle? Were you ever in a situation where you felt...
Best Practices For The Perfect URL Structure

7 Best Practices For The Perfect URL Structure

I was recently delivering four social media workshops at the International Jewellery Show over two days, and after helping entrepreneurs go through a digital...

LIVE WEBINAR: How To Use LinkedIn To Generate Sales

Whilst as a business you might have a social media strategy to connect with your target customers, as a business owner, entrepreneur or sales...

5 Crucial Blogging Mistake Newbies Should Avoid

Newbies are the bloodline to the blogging community. Without them, internet is a place of ghosts. This article focus towards the mistakes these newbies...
5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary Section

5 Tips to Hook Your Reader with a Compelling LinkedIn Summary...

Did you know that after the headline section LinkedIn is the second most widely-read section on your profile? Furthermore, studies show readers spend more...
How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

How-to Master Video Marketing in 6 Simple Ways

  Did you know that 87% of online marketers use Video content as a ways to sell their products/services? In one of my last articles of...
Quick And Dirty Guide To Using Twitter For Business

Quick And Dirty Guide To Using Twitter For Business

Did you know that 84% of shoppers on Twitter use the platform to look for deals and product reviews and Twitter users shop nearly...

“Just Tell Me What I Should Do”

Oh, if it only were that easy. I cannot tell you how many times over the years I have heard that phrase from clients....
The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like It or Not

The Power to Get Things Done – Whether You Feel Like...

You find yourself trolling Reddit or online shopping for new Post-it notes before completing that single aggravating task. You know you need to make...

Me, my selfie and die

Dying to take a selfie? Think again. It may be more dangerous than you imagine. True fact? More people have been killed taking selfies...
15 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Building A Website

15 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Building A Website

  It’s true that 57.7% of SMEs intend to invest in a new/improved website in 2017. When it comes to building a website, there is so...
Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

Is it Coaching, or a Critique? Perspective Changes Everything

How do you respond when someone offers you a suggestion? Consider this scenario.  Imagine you just gave a presentation.  Afterwards, your boss says, “It was...
How To Make A Website

How To Make A Website: Step-by-Step Guide For Beginners

80% of consumers will stop engaging with a brand online, and the content on their website if they are not getting a seamless experience,...
The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

The Two Rewards of Low-Cost High-Gain Favors

Could you do me a favor?  It’s a common phrase, but it’s packed with meaning. Most of us like to do favors.  But we’re often...

European payments processor iZettle raises $67M and launches a cash advance...

European mobile payments processor iZettle has announced a fresh €60 million ($67 million) raise. The round was led by Intel Capital and Zouk Capital,...
Web Design And SEO - Why You Should Think Of Both

Web Design And SEO – Why You Should Think Of Both

Establishing your online presence is about much more than just registering a domain and making a full list of products and services your company...

How To Enhance Your Intuition Capacity To Maximize Moments Of Opportunity

Steve Jobs attributed much of his success to his ability to follow his own “inner knowing”, even when analysts and “experts” disagreed. He was...

Entrepreneurs: Know when and how to ask for help!

It’s a common belief among entrepreneurs. The notion that if you have to ask for help growing, expanding, or even getting your business off...
Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

[Free Tool] Get To Know Your Social Media Visitors

In the UK, 77% of people have an active Social Media account. Connecting with prospects online has evolved. It used to be enough to just...

100 Reasons why You Haven’t Being Promoted and What To Do...

You have worked 10 years in an establishment but you have never been promoted, why? You work very hard, but your efforts hardly get noticed...

How-to Get Sales During This Festive Season From Digital Marketing

WITH HOLIDAY SHOPPERS ACCOUNTING FOR AS MUCH AS 20% OF A SMALL BUSINESS’S ANNUAL SALES INCOME, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR BUSINESS READ FOR...

DREAM WORK GIG: Is this guy the best boss in the...

YOU can work from a beach with a glass of wine in hand, travel when you want, take three-day weekends and relax if you’re...

Social goes Hollywood – FaceFlix anyone?

Not content with pushing out clips of cats scared of cucumbers (yep it's a thing), the likes of Facebook and Google now want to...

Top 5 Things You Didn’t Know about Working from Home

To tell you the truth, I am entirely happy with having been a home-based businesswoman for about eight years now. Increasingly, more women are...

Where Roger Goes for Inspiration

I love tennis. The speed, the technical precision, the nail-biting thrill of a close match. And I admire Roger Federer. Ranked #3 in the world at...

Will Google Penalise You For Duplicating Content? Exclusive Expert Interview

WILL GOOGLE PENALISE YOU FOR DUPLICATING CONTENT? I was asked this question in my private members group earlier this week, and as a business marketing...

Matt Damon shows us how to give a sh*t and still...

Several months ago I wrote a lighthearted piece about how social media could have been a contributory factor in the Kim Kardashian jewellery heist...
Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

Two Ways You Can Create Your Own Website

If you are in business and don't have your own website you could be missing out on lots of new business from the internet....

Business Networking – Day 4 of the Summit

In 12 hours’ time, we’ll be going live with Day 4 of the FREE Business Networking Online Summit. I hope you’ll join us.  We continue...
How Your Words Impact Everything

How Your Words Impact Everything

She is 6 and thinks I am awesome. A few months back my daughter and I were watching a transformative "TV show" where families who have...

Proper Ways to Expand Your One-Man Business

Some businesses require a lot of employees in order to exist, while services like plumbing can be easily pulled off even if you are...
Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on track

Opening a shop on a budget: 5 tips for staying on...

Whatever your passion, be it fashion, books or coffee, your dream is to share it with the world by opening your own shop. Not only...

Is Being Self-Centered That Bad: Caring for Others vs Caring for...

 Has there been a shift in our thinking around caring for others vs. caring for ourselves? I ask this because of the current focus...
The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter

#TechTuesday : The Power Of Hashtags On Twitter [Infographic]

DID YOU KNOW: THERE ARE 500 MILLION TWEETS SENT A DAY… THAT’S 6,000 TWEETS A SECOND! I remember the day Twitter joined Facebook in the...

How to Inspire a Fundraiser

Getting people motivated to eagerly kick-off a fundraiser and keep the momentum going isn’t as challenging as one might think.  There is one very...

A “No” Answer? It’s Not The End of The World!

The last thing any entrepreneur wants to hear when asking an investor for money to get “the big idea” off the ground is the...

Do Your Hear With Your Third Ear?

I have always loved the notion of a Third Eye. According to chakra symbology, the Third Eye sits right in the center of our forehead....

Three Reasons Why You Need To Stop Blogging For SEO And...

Looking to establish yourself as a thought leader?  Stop worrying about search engine optimization and start doing this. Earlier last year, we produced a video for...
10 Commandments

10 Commandments of Good Relationships

People matter, don’t they? We know it, and often we forget it.  We’re all human and sometimes life gets the better of us.  :) Here’s a...
This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

This guy made a million dollars as a travel blogger

There can't be many full-time bloggers in the world who employ wealth managers. Johnny Ward, a 32-year-old Irishman intent on "living life with passion," is...
WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

WhatsApp Co-Founder Invests in Gurgaon-Based Connected Car Startup

In a move to speed up the availability of Internet-connected cars in India, WhatsApp Co-Founder Brian Acton with other global business leaders on Monday...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience on your Resume

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and they are hoping a return to Corporate America will...
Top 3 UK Digital Marketing Influencer

Top 3 UK Digital Marketing Influencer

THANK YOU TO CAREER EXPERTS FOR NAMING ME A DIGITAL MARKETING INFLUENCER WORTH FOLLOWING. I remember the first award I won many years ago and...
Leadership vs Management – Encourager

Leadership vs Management – Encourager!

There is a certain quote uttered by one of the US presidential candidates that keeps coming back to me. Perhaps you can guess which...

Book Review: Leading Digital or Clinging to Old Models?

In their new book “Leading Digital: Turning Technology into Business Transformation”, the authors Didier Bonnet, George Westerman and Andrew McAfee, demonstrate how true digital...

Invoke the Unexpected Turn

Boil it down, and every conversation unfolds in one of two ways: It becomes predictable, or it takes an unexpected turn. A social dinner the...

Make your mind up (5 ways to beat your indecision)

I'm a Libran. And if you believe the astrologers (which I don't) that means I make balanced decisions. Or some might say (e.g. my...

6 ways to transform your business by uplifting the customer service...

Dedication and selflessness are the two pillars that every successful customer-centric business is built on. A lot has changed since Walmart and Nordstrom introduced...
AI Design My Logo… See What Happens Next

I Let AI Design My Logo… See What Happens Next

ACCORDING TO GARTNER, 85% OF CUSTOMER INTERACTIONS WILL BE MANAGED WITHOUT A HUMAN BY 2020. Since the end of 2016, I have been keeping a...

5 Signs Your Business Needs An Overhaul

Businesses that are fulfilling their goals are having planning sessions on a regular basis, be sure about that. These processes may be lengthy and...

Time (Personal) Management as a Soft Skill

“Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.” ~ Winston Churchill I believe the very first workshop I attended in my working life was...

20 Key Actions that Make You Happier and Healthier

Understanding the true meaning of  "less is more" is highly important to have clarity about where we are and where we want to go in...
My Other Favorite F-Words

My Other Favorite F-Words

End of year. Facebook is concocting “Favorite Moments of 2016” videos for its users. Fun. Frivolous. 2 F-words I love. The easy ones. I recently read...

Food delivery service Ele.me is now China’s third-most funded startup

China’s popular food delivery service Ele.me (which translates to “Hungry?”) raised a whopping $630 million in Series F funding at a $3 billion valuation right...

Why A Positive Attitude Is Best For You

Going around with a nasty and sarcastic, all "they-owe-me-type-of-thing", "it is their fault", "it is the Government's fault" and continually feeling victimised and negative...

Facebook updates its cost-per-click definition to only include clicks to websites...

Attention marketers: Facebook has redefined its cost-per-click (CPC) measurement. In a blog post, the social networking company said that as part of its latest...

Book Review: 7 Classic Personal Finance Books Every One Should Read

There are a lot of personal finance books in the market today. If you are looking for a great personal finance book to read,...

I was a “Loser” then ONE THING Changed My Life: 4...

“You suck.” “You're a freak.” “You’re lame.” I used to believe everything people told me, especially when they told me about myself. Some people...

How to Become a Better Manager

I remember when I used to be the employee with the grumpy manager; I could never get a compliment from him no matter how...

African tech news roundup: All the tech news you shouldn’t miss

It was a relatively quiet month on the tech news front in Africa, yet August still saw some notable rollouts and another bumper package...

Why ‘Gut Feel is better than ‘Big Data’

Well according to the Netflix CEO, Reed Hastings, it is: "We start with the data but the final call is always gut. It’s informed...

Talent Management – How Smart Leaders do it differently?

Learn the best practices of employers in modern work world to keep their workforce engaged. Find out the challenges followed by solutions that employers experience while retaining...
How To Crush Your Competition and Focus On ROE

How To Crush Your Competition and Focus On ROE

80% OF MARKETERS HAVE SAID THAT THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING HAS INCREASED TRAFFIC TO THEIR WEBSITE. DO YOU THINK THIS IS BECAUSE OF THEIR...

Steps Big and Small to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone...

The idea of being active on LinkedIn strikes fear into the hearts of those who view anything other than owning a completed LinkedIn profile...
Advantages of Acquiring Market Research Solutions from Outside Experts

Advantages of Acquiring Market Research Solutions from Outside Experts

Businesses conduct market researches in order to strategize various marketing campaigns in an efficient manner. It is no surprise that in order to formulate...
Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity

Tesla made a $2.8 billion offer to buy SolarCity. Both are Elon Musk’s companies (he owns 21% of Tesla and 22% of SolarCity). US electric...
How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

How To Promote Your Blog Post Like A Pro

You must have heard how important it is to have a blog for your business. In fact, numerous studies showed different case studies of how...

Top 10 African countries to invest in 2016

As the world continues to witness a paradigm shift from business to politics, 2016 ushers a wave of opportunities never imagined. A look into business...

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17 Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Website

ARE YOU ONE OF THE 46% OF SMALL BUSINESSES THAT DON’T HAVE A WEBSITE? I was shocked to read that only 54% of small businesses...

2015 in Review: Top Searched Lists From Across Yahoo

Yahoo has released its annual “Top” lists, but this time featuring insights from across all its platforms, including its search, Flickr, Tumblr etc The most...

How To Get Unstuck

It is so simple. It is always available to us. And we forget. When a business conversation suddenly gets stuck. When we start playing verbal ping...

Why It’s So Important To Tell “Your Story”

Since before writing was invented, humans shared stories orally.  Ancient Chinese, Egyptians, Indians and others told their stories and created myths and legends through...
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