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What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

What Every Future Entrepreneur Needs To Know

Starting your own business and becoming an entrepreneur is like entering a dark room you've never seen before and trying to navigate through it...
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The BIGGEST Question in Business

What’s the biggest question you’re asking yourself in business? Go on, be honest with yourself.  What is it? I’d place a bet (not that I’m a...

Should You Keep Your Boss from Making a Mistake?

What would you do if you knew your boss was making a bad decision?  We’ve all been there.  How did you respond?  Do you...
Four Words That Kill Morale

Four Words That Kill Morale

We’ve all been there.  You’re at the annual meeting; the leaders rattle off the usual buzzwords.  Eyes glaze.  The question is why?  No one...
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...
How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

How My Lifestyle Has Become My Work-Life Balance

The 21st Century has evolved into the technology revolution and we now live in a 24/7 culture that is always “switched on” and attached...
How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

How to: follow Apple’s lead and improve your retail space

The Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park, glittering Broadway – the New York sightseeing checklist is packed with historic monuments. But as...
Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

Complete PPC Guide to Facebook Niche Targeting

  There are only 6% of all Facebook Pages advertising on Facebook which means 94% of ALL Business Facebook Pages are NOT utilising Facebook niche...
So What Stops Them From Succeeding

So What Stops Them From Succeeding?

Neville Guant wrote a comment to my last blog post asking the question, “...all your readers and mine ... know it already. So what...
The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

The Must-Have Social Media Marketing Tool Checklist

There are now 2.8 billion people using Social Media worldwide. This is 21% higher than 2015, and this number will continue to grow throughout...

Want to stand out on LinkedIn? Then DON’T be strategic, passionate...

On your LinkedIn profile do you describe yourself as Creative? Focused? Passionate? All strong descriptors but, according to the latest LinkedIn research, so does...
6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

Parking Spots: 6 Ways to Find Space for Innovation at Work

True story. An experienced executive I’ll call Monica returned to her company’s headquarters in Rome after a long assignment in the US. At the...
I know I CAN do it

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!”

“F**k it, I know I CAN do it!” She was recounting the minute it ‘hit’ her – that monumental moment in time when she...
6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

6 Must-Read Books for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

It is quite a well-known fact that most successful people tend to read a lot. And it is not just out of habit, successful...
Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job Search

Positioning a Failed Startup into a Winning Experience During Your Job...

Many of my clients come to me because their startup endeavors didn’t pan out, and are hoping a return to Corporate America will provide...
What is your niche

What is your niche?

One of the advantages of being an independent coach is that I get to connect with other coaches around the world, usually using either...
5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying $500 Worth of Backstock

5 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying $500 Worth of...

Anything can be bought or sold, particularly with the current state of our incredible online marketplace. Whether it be essential oils, metal lockers, or irrigation...
Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

Why Setting Goals Undermines Success and Erodes Happiness

What are you going to accomplish this year? Or perhaps at this point, a better question might be, what were you going to accomplish? Have...
5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

5 Career Options for People Who Want To Help Families

With all the chaos and loss in the world around us, it can be hard to feel satisfied with the job you currently have....

IQ vs EQ – which makes you more successful?

What makes you successful at work? Being smarter? Being more assertive? Being better looking? Well according to a recent CNN report it's proven that Emotional Intelligence (EQ) plays...
Social Media Marketing

5 Ways You’re Failing At Social Media Marketing (And How To...

With 84% of marketers believing that building trust will be their primary online focus for 2017, the importance of doing everything RIGHT is stronger...
Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Your Spouse and Your Boss Agree, You’re a Bad Communicator

Bill was frustrated; his boss just didn’t get it. Bill thought his boss expected too much. In my conversation with Bill he said, “My...
Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Which are your MOST Profitable Customers?

Ask yourself these questions: How many customers do you have? Which customers are the most profitable for your business? Which customers do you enjoy...
The Big Mistake People Make About Money

The Big Mistake People Make About Money

Is money the root of all evil?  I don’t believe so.  Yet many of us live with a weird dichotomy when it comes to...
Web v. Human

Web v. Human: Easy or Special?

A friend of mine bought a car recently without ever stepping into the dealership.  It’s being delivered to his door.  He conducted the entire...
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...
The Leader as Coach

The Leader as Coach

This week, as was the case last week, my post is triggered by a comment from one of the students in the class I...
Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

[2017 SUCCESS KIT] Your Personal Product Launch Checklist

DID YOU KNOW THAT AROUND 85% OF NEW PRODUCTS FAIL? HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL WENT AS FAR AS SAYING THAT THIS NUMBER CAN RISE TO...
Difference Between Shared Hosting and VPS

Difference Between Shared Hosting and VPS

Feeling confused, overwhelmed and lost is nothing out of the ordinary for a regular internet user looking for information on web hosting. Many users,...

The ‘no emails outside office hours’​ law won’t work – so...

Legislation in France came into effect on 1st January which stipulates that employees do not have to respond to any emails out of office...
7 Success Tips On Pinterest For Business

7 Success Tips On Pinterest For Business

  Did you know that 93% of Pinterest users shop online, and purchase products? Pinterest is the second fastest growing social network behind SnapChat, and it...
6 Major Benefits of Outsourcing Call Centre Functions To India

6 Major Benefits of Outsourcing Call Centre Functions To India

India has always been preferred by global organisations when it comes to outsourcing. There are various reasons because of which call centres in India...
How To Do What You Love For A Living

How To Do What You Love For A Living

  DID YOU KNOW IT TAKES 10,000 HOURS TO BECOME AN EXPERT? Back in 1997, when eBay was just a year old, I was burnt out...
Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Strategic Marketing Plan Essentials

Many people think that in a Digital Era positioning statements and McCarthy’s 4P’s became outdated and obsolete. They say that there’s a “new dawn”...
4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

4 Seriously Important Tactics for Success This Year

Happy, happy, happy New Year. I just love the beginning of a new year as it’s filled with wonderfully positive vibes – there’s renewed energy...
5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

5 Reason you should Start a Business While in College

Many people would advise you to give all your focus to your studies and the livelihood will sort itself out once you graduate. The...
How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

How Employee Cross-Training Can Benefit Your Business

Employers should do their best to maximize the investment that they make in each of their workers. One way to do this is to...
How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar

How to Search Twitter Like a Superstar [The Free Guide]

Did you know that 500 million tweets are sent every single day? That is, on average, 6,000 tweets every single second. How can you...
How to get more organised in 2017

How to get more organised in 2017

Permanently chasing deadlines, losing paperwork in a growing mound of old reports, sporadic email replies and a tendency to forget phoning people back –...

2.4 million sq ft of whoa? CES ’17 reviewed

CES welcomed 170k+ delegates this week with a poster promising "2.4 million sq ft of whoa". So now it's all over, is the verdict...
Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Five Steps to Deep Dive Company Research

Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing...
The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

The Future of Social Media: 3 Predictions for 2017

  Did you know that there are 2.3 billion active social media users? Social Media is here, and it’s here to stay with 91% of...
The Largest B2B Social Network Gets A Facelift

The Largest B2B Social Network Gets A Facelift

  With two new members joining every second, 106 million unique monthly users and nearly half of it’s users checking their profiles daily, it’s safe...

What happens in Vegas… a preview of CES 2017

The 50th iteration of the geek-fest that is the Consumer Electronics Show kicks off tomorrow under the banner of 'The Future is Now'. After...
Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Why Your Best Employees Are Quitting Before They Start

Is your interview process driving the best people away? The days of the all-powerful employer sitting back while the candidate tries to impress them...
What is the Meaning of Life?

What is the Meaning of Life?

It’s the age-old question, but what if I told you, the answer was two short words?  Now it’s not wine and cheese, nor is...
Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Unveiling Some Unique Benefits of Choosing Call Centre Outsourcing Services

Indubitably, establishing a well-equipped call centre requires an extensive investment in upfront costs and ongoing maintenance. Putting an idea of running an internal call...
Networking – Growing Your Business in 2017 and Beyond

Networking – Growing Your Business in 2017 and Beyond

Vince Lombardi, the well known and loved US football coach, is known, among other things, for his famous speech, “What It Takes to Be...
21 Tools to Share Your Expertise Through Content Marketing in 2017

21 Tools to Share Your Expertise Through Content Marketing in 2017

  With content marketing costing 62% less than outbound marketing and generating more than three times as many leads, you must find a way to...
How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

How to Enhance Revenue Generation Capability of an Organization

Organizations across domains work hard to achieve what they aspire for.  Right from implementing result-oriented business policies to taking care of core business functions,...
Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

Top Social Media Marketing Trends For 2017

There are 7.395 billion people in the world. 46% of the world’s population are internet users, and 31% are active Social Media users. The world...

10 Start-ups to Follow In the Coming Years

Today we’ll discuss the review certain young start-ups that have managed to catch the eye of the world thanks to their potential. Despite the...
Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a Continuous Journey

Leadership is a continuous journey — we should never stop learning. One of the most effective ways of learning and growing, according to Kouzes...
The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

The Explosive Guide to Building Massive Website Traffic

If 30% of all small business website traffic comes from search engines, do you know where the remaining 70% of your traffic is coming from? Regardless of...
Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

Building Your Personal Brand for 2017 In 3 Simple Steps

DID YOU KNOW THAT CONTENT SHARED BY AN EMPLOYEE, OR OWNER OF A BUSINESS RECEIVES 8X MORE ENGAGEMENT THAN CONTENT SHARED BY THE BUSINESSES...
What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy At Work?

What Are The Most Efficient Ways Of Getting Fit and Healthy...

For the majority of every day workers. The usual working day involves staying stuck behind a desk for hours on end, 9-5. With a...
Triumph from Failure

Triumph from Failure

With all the experiences I’ve had in business and life, there is one thing I know for sure. SUCCESS SELDOM ARRIVES IN A STRAIGHT LINE You...
Setting Targets for the New Year?

Setting Targets for the New Year?

It’s that time of year when we start to take a look ahead at what we want to achieve in the coming New Year...

How To HYPER-CONTEXTUALIZE

There’s context, and there’s CONTEXT. Granular HYPER-CONTEXT. Context creates expectation AND anticipation in any conversation. It invites complex inquiry. It inhibits a conversational shut-down. It hopefully normalizes...

Forget the Information Age – Welcome to the Immersive Age

Genesis for the Immersive Age was with early video games where players became engrossed in virtual worlds for hours on end. Or, if you...

Fake news – the scourge of Social Media?

"It's now clear that so-called 'fake news' can have real world consequences"Hillary Clinton said last week in one of her first speeches since her...

Pay-Per-Click (PPC) Trends For 2017 And Beyond

Did you know that 52% of people who click on PPC ads will follow up by calling the advertiser? Pay-Per-Click has been a hot topic...
How to beat the Monday morning office blues

How to beat the Monday morning office blues

You’ve got a seriously bad case of the Monday morning blues. It creeps up midway through Sunday afternoon, this unmoveable feeling of dread that has...
UK Blog Awards 2017

UK Blog Awards 2017

With over 45% of marketers saying that blogging is their MOST important part of their content strategy, I thought I would share with you...

How to Professionally Introduce An Expert Speaker

DID YOU KNOW THAT THE #1 PHOBIA IS SPEAKING IN PUBLIC? As a professional speaker, there is a lot you need to do, and remember...
Boxing and Business - Five Similarities

Boxing and Business – Five Similarities

Today I’m days away from the ‘fight of my life’.  For the first time ever, I’m entering a boxing ring as a real boxer….....
7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a Conference

7 Things You Need to Know When You Are Organizing a...

Organising a conference is a very serious task. I’m not going to lie to you – it’s hard, but if you are up for...
5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

5 Ways To Boost Productivity Over The Festive Season

Did you know that 43% of UK workers feel as though their current job does not keep them engaged? Having a job whether it be...

6 stupid office rules that should be banned

Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into...
10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

10 Top Tips for Business Growth in 2017

There’s a month to go until year end.  Super duper yikes!!  Where has the year gone? I’m guessing that like me, you have one eye...

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[News Alert] How to Add Your URL To Instagram In 15...

Did you know: Instagram’s per-following engagement rate is 58 times higher than Facebook? Earlier this year Instagram announced their new feature called Stories. Ever since...

The Soft Skill Art of the Critique

My last three posts have focused on the ability to learn — an incredibly important soft skill, perhaps even more so than self-awareness, since...
Inclusive Recruiting Practices Benefits Everyone

Inclusive Recruiting Practices Benefits Everyone

Several weeks ago Simon Fraser University released a comprehensive study on the discriminatory recruiting practices in Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.  The research project was...
Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

Three Questions You Should Ask Before the Door Closes

There it is, the resignation letter. You’ve spent time hiring, training, and getting this employee up to speed, and now they’re leaving you. Perhaps...

Airplane Wi-Fi is not safe

Airplanes, once a refuge from the Internet, are now home to the riskiest Wi-Fi networks you can find. For cybercriminals, Wi-Fi guzzling passengers are...