How to get more business using effective email marketing

I have met so many business owners who’ve accrued hundreds, occasionally a thousand or two, business cards at networking events and seminars through the years they’ve been in business. If the time’s been right, they’ve sometimes done business soon after. Job done, contact made; business card in the bin? And the main challenge I often…

More LinkedIn Marketing Ideas For Your Startup

If you’re a business person that is poking around the world of ‘social media’ then you have no doubt come across LinkedIn. It’s a phenomenal network for small business owners because everyone is on there to do business. A LOT of people just stop though once they have created their basic profile. This is a…

SBU 002 : Low Budget, High Impact Marketing Strategies

The first Small Business Unleashed Podcast was received really well. A load of people are now clearer on how you generate streams of extra income. In this session, I have the privilege of talking with Barry Plaskow. Entrepreneur, Author, Guerrilla Marketing Master Trainer. Barry has helped many businesses massively increase profits at a time when…

7 Ways to Keep Your Blog Alive

Lots of people have started blogs because they’ve been told by some kind of ‘guru’ that they should. Thing is though, after a few posts, they run out of steam and can’t seem to get any ideas on what to blog about. I know that your busy… or finding other things to do rather than…

Expert Opinions about Google+

Google+ is well and truly underway as the new social media platform. If i’m honest I have been surprised by the huge volume of people that are completely sold on the idea that this is going to be huge. Here’s just a few people that I respect that have voiced their early opinions, ideas and…

You, The Brand

In the past, Freelancing and Consulting has often been seen as an ‘in between’ job. People assume that you aren’t really a business, you’re just getting by doing work for other people. Unfortunately, this can very easily be the case and you can become enslaved to your client’s demands. But be encouraged, there are also…

SBU 001 : The very first Podcast

After a long long time of wanting to create a podcast and get it out to the world… the moment is suddenly here. The aim of the podcast is the same as the mission of this site, which is to help small business owners get more clients, more freedom, more often. Our first guest is…

Creating a company profile on LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a powerful tool for building and maintaining business relationships online. I am most of the way through creating my epic LinkedIn guide for you, but I really wanted to show you how to create a ‘company page’ on LinkedIn. Something that not many people are doing right now. Company Profiles have been around…

National Small Business Week

Having been in a Small Business since I left college and then running one for over seven years I am pretty passionate about the effectiveness, freedoms and opportunities that come from running one. Seems like a lot of other people are too. May 16th – 20th in Washington, DC is National Small Business Week. From…

What if You Couldn’t Fail?

I took my daughter swimming last night. She’s missed quite a few lessons, so although her enthusiasm to jump in and splash around was high, her confidence to swim by herself wasn’t. Now, I could have made the whole thing fun and let her keep just jumping in. Jumping in is easy. But to keep…