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John-Livesay

The Art of Story Telling & How to Craft the Perfect Pitch with John Livesay

Expert guest: John Livesay from Selling Secrets for Funding

We all love a good story, don’t we? Whether you enjoy watching movies or the evening news, listening to podcasts or the latest office gossip, stories are everywhere around us, even in business. The very best brands in the world tell us stories through their marketing, design and branding. Lots of small business owners think…

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joe-pardo

Super Joe Pardo’s Processes Playbook

Expert guest: Super Joe Pardo from HowToDream

What processes have you got in place in your small business? If there’s just yourself or a couple of others, it might not seem like you need any. After all, you know what you’re doing and you know who you’ve been dealing with recently. But, what happens if one you is stuck at home for…

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kevin-curran

Secrets from The Dark Side of the Web

Expert guest: Dr. Kevin Curran from Ulster University

The interconnected world of today has made living our lives and running our businesses a lot more straightforward. Keeping up with international clients, monitoring cash flow and sharing ideas with colleagues are just some of the business activities that can be handled at the touch of a button. However, as we become more connected, we…

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Mike-Muhney

Create REAL Relationships with the King of Relationship Development

Expert guest: Mike Muhney from VIPOrbit Software

How many of your ‘friends’ on Facebook do you speak to regularly? If you’re like most people, it’s probably not a great deal. If you’re a small business owner, how much of your business comes through social media? Again, if you’re being honest, it’s probably not that much. That’s not to say that social media…

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kyle-wilkinson

Kyle Wilkinson’s Secrets to a Successful Rebrand

Expert guest: Kyle Wilkinson from HACKSAW™

The decision to rebrand can arrive for a number of different reasons. Perhaps your business has merged with another and you want to project a new image to reflect that. It may be the case that your branding has become dated and an update is required. Or it may even be that you are pivoting…

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kathryn-lovewell

Creating Emotional Resilience for Long Term Success

Expert guest: Kathryn Lovewell from Insideout Life / Kathryn Lovewell Training

If you were asked to think of adjectives that best describe the experience of being a small business owner, what would come to mind? Easy? Peaceful? Relaxing? Not likely! Entrepreneurship is inextricably linked with stress, late nights and burnout. Of course, there’s a huge amount of positives that go with being your own boss and…

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Startup Diaries Week #4: The Struggle is Real

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I had a “short” week on Ignite during week 4. On the Thursday morning I flew out to Belfast to speak at The Winning Mindset Academy summit at The MAC Live along with my friend Jay Allen and Mr. Peter Sage himself. The event went well and it was great to be amongst so many…

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Startup Diaries Week #3: The Calm Before the Storm?

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Wondering what this is all about? Read about week 1 Read about week 2 The Story So Far Have you ever had that feeling about going back to the gym after a little time off? What about the feeling after your first session back? You know the one: that mixture of being absolutely worn out…

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Startup Diaries Week #2: Real Life

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This is an honest, open and personal account of my time on the 14 week Ignite Accelerator, cohort #8 at TechHub in London, UK. I’ll be writing a warts ’n’ all account of my personal journey, that of my co-founder Adam and the effects of such an intense accelerator programme on both us as people,…

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Startup Diaries Week #1: Orientation

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This is an honest, open and personal account of my time on the 14 week Ignite Accelerator, cohort #8 at TechHub in London, UK. I’ll be writing a warts ’n’ all account of my personal journey, that of my co-founder Adam and the effects of such an intense accelerator programme on both us as people,…

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A Christmas Thank You [Video]

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A short Christmas 2015 thank you to you, for supporting Excellence Expected and me personally through 2015. Plus a sneak peek at what’s to come in 2016. Happy Christmas and don’t forget: the more you expect from yourself, the more you WILL excel!   Related posts: Encouraging Youth Startups – A Refreshing Approach from Schools & Colleges…

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donkey

The confession of a former pain in the ass.

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Things really get on top of me sometimes and the truth is, regardless of how much I try to deny it, I worry about upsetting people and I worry about how what I do affects people. But, I’m also someone who makes decisions quickly and who has no trouble being frank, open and honest, even…

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