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Latest Small Business Podcast Episodes

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Creating a Culture of Leadership with Brett Gajda

Expert guest: Brett Gajda from Brett Milan LLC / Where There's Smoke podcast

Company culture has changed a lot. Employees are no longer motivated by money or titles. Now, employees want to feel a sense of contribution and growth. They want to feel good about their jobs and proud of their work and contributions. They don’t want to just shut up and do their job. This new cultural…

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WARNING, your marketing might just work!

Expert guest: Jay Allen from My True North

Marketing messages barrage us every day of our lives via email, billboards, commercials, etc. Unfortunately, small businesses seeking to market their own business dip into those avenues without really knowing what they are doing! Don’t pretend, we’ve all been there. Don’t just throw cash at things and hope it sticks. Marketing is an investment, not a cost.…

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Startup Investment Uncovered with Mark Pearson

Expert guest: Mark Pearson from MyVoucherCodes

Investment: A buzzword that is massive right now and something that brings about a lot of opportunity. However, most people do not know much about it. As an entrepreneur, you need to secure investments to get others to buy into your vision and dream. You need to look at investment opportunities to grow your business!…

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The Outside Edge with Robert Kelsey

Expert guest: Robert Kelsey

Think back to your high school days. Remember the cool kids? Wonder what they are doing now? Well, cool can be a curse and often prevents people from taking a leap due to a fear of failure. However, the uncool people get on with their lives and inherit the Earth! Uncool people are often branded…

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Building An Audience that Will Buy with Content Marketing Secrets from Chris Marr

Expert guest: Chris Marr from Learning Everyday

What is content marketing? How can your business take advantage of it? How can you learn more about it? More importantly, what can it do for your audience, influence and profitability? People are becoming more and more passionate and excited about content! Content marketing is a business’s ability to communicate a message to an audience…

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It’s OK to Be You – Branding Done Honestly

Expert guest: Danielle Watson from The Purse Process

The word “brand” is changing, in this world of people-to-people marketing, do you have the confidence to be you? Danielle Watson developed The Purse Process, which identifies four purse process personality personas such as Dumpster Debbie and Vanishing Veronica based on the items found in a handbag or briefcase – awesome, right? These personas identify the cycles…

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Latest Small Business Articles

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How UK SMEs Can Use Technology to Reap Rewards of New Government

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Define Can UK SMEs use technology in order to make the most of what the Conservative government will offer these firms over the next five years? Challenge A number of small to medium enterprises (SMEs) across Britain rejoiced as it was announced the Conservative party will run for another five years as the Government of choice…

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Bucking Bad Habits – Why Financial Planning Shouldn’t Be Reserved for Year-End

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Define Financial year-end is one of the most important points in a business’ financial calendar – providing a key opportunity to re-evaluate overheads, costs, turnover and profit, in line with industry economics and performance rates. But this shouldn’t be reserved to big blue-chip companies, it’s also essential that smaller businesses in the trade are in…

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This Week in Organic Ep. 1

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Digital marketing moves QUICKLY right? Keeping up with the changes and in particular, what they mean to you and your business can be extremely challenging. That’s why my good friend David Bain, host of Digital Marketing Radio has put together a brand new web TV show called “This Week in Organic” that pulls apart the digital marketing events of the past…

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Lessons I Learned from Starting a Business – Warts ’n’ All

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I’ve worked in the digital industry since 2001, and it is a wondrous place. I struggle to think of any other industry where opportunities exist in such abundance; where our level of involvement is driven wholly by us; where we have such a chance to shape the future of the industry through collaboration with peers…

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How a small business can optimise a website for mobile and tablet users

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Mobile browsing now accounts for approximately 31% of all Internet traffic in the UK. Perhaps a more startling consideration is that mobile commerce has grown by a massive 554% between 2010 and 2012, with this trend showing no sign of slowing down as 2013 progresses. Tablets are proving to have significantly higher conversion rates than…

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The Work / Life Balance is a Myth and That’s OK

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You’re an entrepreneurial spirit, you love your work and you’re constantly up against yourself to deliver the best results; you feel bad taking time off and feel like you have to be productive all of the time – even taking phone calls with clients at unholy hours. You’re on holiday generating ideas whilst you ‘relax’,…

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