How to be a Professional

I remember as a teenager, about to head off on work experience, being given a lesson in how to behave in the workplace. How to be professional. What sort of make up to wear, what height heel and length of skirt. Which hair styles were appropriate. They talked about keeping your belongings tidy, not eating snacks outside breaktimes, representing both the school and the organisation you were working for. It didn’t sound like a lot Read more…

The Stastitics Prove that Blogging Works

I talk a lot about the power of blogging. I honestly believe that it can be the cornerstone of your content marketing strategy and the foundation for a successful coaching business. Blogging gets you more clients, without being salesy or using tactics that make you squirm. The trouble is, it doesn’t feel like a real thing does it? I mean, people have been running adverts for their businesses since the local tavern let everyone know Read more…

To the coach who needs more clients

I know what it’s like. You’ve set up a facebook page, tried instagram and twitter. You’ve put together a website (or had your techy friend do it). Maybe you don’t really love it, but it’s there. You’ve spent hours googling things like “hashtags to get more clients” and “how to add a paypal button on wordpress”. You used that free £50 they gave you for google ads, and the £10 one on facebook. You’ve tried Read more…

Sales without selling

Nobody likes to be told what to do, just ask my toddler! One minute he’s refusing to put on his shirt, then when it’s time for bed he’ll refuse to take it off again. Typical behaviour for a two year old, but as adults we know better, right? Well, we don’t tend to cry over getting dressed, but even as adults we don’t like being told that we should, or have to, do something. Just Read more…

Change is Scary

It’s the time of year when people are making resolutions, yet again. Promising themselves that this will be the year things change. They will finally become the sort of responsible adult who hardly ever drinks, cooks wholesome meals from scratch, goes to the gym, reads a book every week, sticks to a budget, has time for friends and family, gets that promotion and takes up a new hobby. No wonder nobody manages to stick to Read more…

Surviving Christmas as a Mum in Business

They say that if you want to get something done you should ask a busy person, well I’m not sure many people are much busier than a small business owner, especially if they also happen to be a mum. Throw in organising Christmas and you might get it all done but it probably wont be easy! This time of year can be crazy for mums in business. The children are hyped up on chocolate and Read more…

6 things business owners want for Christmas

If you love someone who owns a small business, and who already has socks and bubble bath, you might be wondering what they would really like for Christmas this year. Read on for some of my top suggestions, you’ll even find some great links in the suppliers list at the end.     More Clients Pretty much everyone who owns a business wants more customers so, if they sell something suitable, consider buying from them Read more…

How I nearly gave up writing, and the strategy that saved the day

I am a busy Mum and business owner who has had to develop strategies to get my online marketing done in as little time as possible. Like you, I don’t have hours to spend waiting for inspiration to strike! If you just want to discover my secrets to planning your blog or articles in no time, you can download the tip sheet now, otherwise read on to hear how I nearly gave up writing and Read more…

Busy Mums Unite

The other day I was trying to get my two boys to get into the car. It shouldn’t be that difficult, after all one of them is only 9 months old so it’s not like he can run away! But it was. The baby was crying because he’s teething and had just woken up, meanwhile the toddler ran out of the door and straight into the biggest puddle he could find. Suffice to say, we Read more…

I don’t need a sales page, do I?

I was asked today what a sales page is, is it something you put on facebook? Something that’s just for online businesses? For shops? At the end of the day every business wants to sell something to someone, so I believe every business can benefit from a great sales page or two! A sales page is a landing page on your website. It talks about just one product or service and gives the reader everything Read more…