Posts Tagged ‘Sales’

To grow a business employ a “great one”.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 13:51 No Comments

Whenever I hear advice from successful entrepreneurs the most consistent mantra is “always hire the best people you can afford”. But how good is “the best”, how do you measure that? Also, if you are in a young company, with very limited resources, how much can you really afford? Let’s step back for a moment [...]

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Division to provide business help is launched

Wednesday, May 4, 2011 10:29 No Comments

  Company Partners has been a blessing for those businesses who are looking for business partners, mentors and investors, but what if you need to reorganise your business to make it more profitable, or to grow?   I’ve been helping companies that have approached us for a while now, but eventually there is only so [...]

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Learning from great Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 18, 2010 10:23 No Comments

Last night I attended the keynote event of Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), yes it’s this week, how could you miss it? Sitting in a packed conference centre of the British Library, I looked around at the alert eager faces of budding Entrepreneurs and thought this has to be the future for Britain. Tom Bewick, the [...]

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Getting sales – the single biggest issue for a small business – Part 2

Thursday, October 14, 2010 12:04 No Comments

Last week I talked about having a simple sales & marketing plan for your business. It doesn’t have to be particularly fancy, but you should have bounced ideas around with your team (find someone to do this with if a sole trader) and written it down. The act of documenting it is important, clears up [...]

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Getting sales – the single biggest issue for a small business – Part 1

Wednesday, October 6, 2010 15:22 15 Comments

Hands up those who have more sales than they can handle? It does happen, but for most small businesses it is a constant battle to get customers. You’ve got a good product or service; in fact you are probably very proud of the quality and cost effectiveness of your offering. But sales don’t seem to [...]

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