Business Basics

12
Jan

Why Lead Generation Without Lead Nurturing is Useless.

In third world countries, companies sometimes pay dancers and musicians and host street concerts. These concerts are aimed at arousing the interest of the public and making them notice their goods and services. This is the idea of lead generation. However, lead generation can precisely be defined as the process of getting more people to become interested in your business.

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22
Dec

A Christmas Message

Hi everyone   So we have reached another Christmas! I can’t quite believe how quickly this year has gone but we are nearly at the end of it and so it’s time to shut down for Christmas and make some exciting plans for 2018.   I would like to thank you for your business and custom during 2017. We are

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15
Dec

GDPR is coming and it affects you! Get wise and get ready for some monumental changes!

A few months ago, Wetherspoons the pub chain made the dramatic decision to delete the entire database of customer information which they hold.   So what you might say? Why should I care James what happens to big companies like this? I don’t know the exact details of why Wetherspoons made the decision they did but I can only imagine

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14
Nov

The actions you need to take to hit sales targets for 2018

  So it is nearly that time of the year again. Not only do you need to think about putting the loft ladder up to get the Christmas decorations down (yes I know it only seemed like yesterday) but its also about now when we all start to think about next year. How has this year turned out for you?

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23
Oct

MAKING CHANGE STICK

In my first article for this blog, I set out some thoughts from my experience on how to prepare for making change within your business. I used the example of implementing a new sales process and focused on providing clarity and support to people, explaining why is change happening, what exactly is changing, and how it will impact them. As

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6
Oct

Simon Says You’re Not Hitting Sales Numbers

I received a phone call from a great guy I met recently called Simon. It went like this…..   Simon     ‘I am not hitting the sales numbers that I have set for myself James, are you able to help me as I have seen some of your videos and I like how you approach things’ James   ‘Hi Simon, great

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20
Sep

5 Reasons Why You’re Failing At Sales

As you get to the end of another month, the sales targets are closing in! You know, those targets which you set for yourself at the start of the month and which you said you would complete. You know, those targets which you said were crucial for your business to bring in to pay people, pay suppliers or even pay

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17
Sep

What stops your prospects from making a decision? The final 2 P’s of Prospect Delay

We all have experienced the frustration of a prospect delaying a deal! Come on be honest, who hasn’t marked a lead in your CRM at 75% and started to think about how to spend the money or commission coming in before having our plans turned upside down by a delay of some sorts! As Neil Young once said ‘the devil

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