Do you have a 60 second pitch?

This is an extract from the 30 Day Becoming a VA Challenge by @helenstothard Whether you decide to attend physical networking events, or just stay online, your 60 second pitch is something you need to think about. Also described as an ‘elevator pitch’ this is how you sell the benefits of what you do to […]

Starting your own business – an infographic


With the employment market being the way it is, more and more people are thinking of starting their own business – we found this fab infographic that may help. And don’t forget our 30 Day Starting Your Own Business Challenge too! A mini guide to starting your own business by the team at XLN Telecom […]

Is foursquare right for your business?


This is an extract from the 30 Day foursquare Challenge by Mike Robinson The diversity of social networks available for business marketing translates to opportunities for owners to experiment with different methodologies to determine the best fit for their brand, product or service.  Online engagement via social media networks all have intrinsic value to marketing […]

Competition is good, even on Twitter! #30DayTwitter


This is an extract from the 30 Day Twitter Challenge by @NikkiPilkington Today I want you to do something that some of you may find a little difficult to do, controversial even I want you to make a conscious effort to reTweet or Tweet something from a direct competitor. Sounds a bit odd, doesn’t it? […]

#30DayTwitter – Day 24 – Ask for the business


This is an extract from the 30 Day Twitter Challenge by @NikkiPilkington We’re so bombarded with people telling us that we shouldn’t use Twitter to sell, and social media is about being social, that we’re scared to put a foot wrong. I’m not saying those statements are wrong – anyone who has known me for […]

SEO tips – Have you remembered your call to action?

This is an excerpt from the 30 Day SEO Challenge by @NikkiPilkington Day 10 – Call to action Although this isn’t strictly an SEO tactic, it will help your website conversion once those visitors start streaming in. Read through your content on each of the pages you’re optimising. At the end, is it clear to the visitor […]

Get your free Cashflow Projection template today!


This is an extract from the 30 Day Becoming a VA Challenge by @helenstothard We’ve worked out our rates. We know how many hours’ capacity we have each week and by now we should know our expected expenses. We’re going to write a cash flow projection to see what our business will look like over […]

LinkedIn for Business – What makes a good recommendation?


This is an extract from the 30 Day LinkedIn Challenge by @Nigel_Morgan Have you ever raised a dubious eyebrow when you see testimonials on a website? You know what I mean, those glowing words that are almost too good to be true and are only affirmed by practically anonymous sets of initials. They are a […]

8 Cold Calling Tips to help your Small Business Sales

This is an extract from the 30 Day Sales Challenge by @GaryGorman Anyone that knows me well will know I’m not a great fan of cold calling. It can be incredibly time consuming unless it’s done well. I prefer to use the time better by marketing or positioning my business so that customers seek me […]

Small Business Sales Tips – Ten Tips To Build Rapport


This is an extract from the 30 Day Sales Challenge, by @GaryGorman To build upon Challenge Twelve here are my top 10 tips to help you build rapport with someone else, whether at a customer meeting, a business networking session or at an informal/ social event. Rapport is so important in selling and I guarantee […]

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