Big Ideas... For Small Businesses: Simple, Practical Tools and Tactics to Help Your Small Business Grow
SMALL BUSINESSES CAN THINK BIG... HERE’S HOW Are you struggling to find marketing ideas for your small business? Does your business plan consist of a few scribbles on the back of a napkin? Does the thought of learning “online marketing” scare you? Do you find traditional business books dull, or uninspiring?Have you read business biographies of the poster boys (Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Alan Sugar, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs etc), only to feel a sense of overwhelm, and a complete disconnect between what they achieved, and where you are right now? Do you want to grow your small business, without having to learn complex marketing strategies, and without being told to simply “work harder than everyone else”? If so, then “Big Ideas... for Small Businesses” could be the “lightbulb moment” you’ve been waiting for... Former civil servant John Lamerton has run more than 60 small businesses since 2000, making millions of pounds, and thousands of mistakes along the way. This book is a collection of the lessons and successes that he uses to coach and mentor hundreds of small business owners, teaching them to think bigger, work less, and design their business around the lifestyle they want. SOME OF THE “BIG IDEAS” THAT YOU WILL DISCOVER: - Why the “Dragons” hate lifestyle businesses, and why you should love them- How almost anyone could become a millionaire in their lifetime, given just £200 a month.- Why John blames Richard Branson for his early failures- How to get clarity on your business strategy, and bring that into your daily routine.- How to sell a dozen eggs for over £500- The ONE thing that truly transformed John’s business- How to find, hire, (and fire!) your first employee.- Why every Luke Skywalker needs a Yoda.- EXACTLY how he made over £100k from ONE marketing campaign.- The five magic ingredients for success in almost any given field. JOHN LAMERTON is a lazy entrepreneur and investor. He balances running an ambitious lifestyle business with raising two young children. A former “hustler”, he now earns more money “working” 20 to 25 hours a week than he used to pulling all-nighters and “grinding” for 100+ hours per week. He now mentors fellow ambitious lifestyle business owners, teaching them how to design their business around their lifestyle.
Published by: Let's Tell Your Story Publishing | Publication date: 07/13/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 242 pages
This book is written for you if you want to get to grips with your marketing but you need a helping hand. Marketing expert Dee Blick has 27 years of marketing experience and shares her powerful tips, proven tools, real-life examples and case studies. If you're looking for commonsense marketing advice that you can implement immediately, you'll find it here on every page. You'll learn how to plan and review your marketing activities, write brilliant copy that generates sales, write sales letters that sell, create 12 different response generating sales communications, build and grow your small business into a value driven brand, use social media and blogging to build a powerful and genuine reputation online and much more!
Published by: Filament Publishing Ltd | Publication date: 06/23/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Online presence has become vital for all businesses; large, small or the self-employed. Whether you like it or not, if you don't take steps and manage your online presence, your customers and clients will. It's not enough to just have a website; social networking sites are the new word of mouth marketing channels and they're very powerful in spreading the word.To achieve this successfully adds more work to your busy day, but marketing your products and services online enables to you to reach potential customers with very little financial outlay. Lots of online marketing can be done for free and you can save costs in advertising in publications, and printing leaflets and brochures.Online Marketing for Small Businesses in easy steps guides you through the essential steps you need to take to set your online strategy, make your website work for you, and then covers the key social networking sites to generate a stronger and more loyal customer base. It concentrates on activities that are essential and free, and steers clear of costly forms of online marketing.This new guide in the In Easy Steps series will help you learn about online marketing in digestible chunks.Chapter 1 will help you work out where your customers are talking and set your social media goalsChapter 2 covers getting the most out of your websiteThen, start working on the social networking site(s) where your customers are most active. Covers Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest and Google Plus.
Published by: In Easy Steps | Publication date: 02/19/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Practical and proven masterclasses for simple and effective small business marketing This straightforward, practical book cuts through the morass of marketing theory to reveal the practical steps that small businesses can take to achieve phenomenal marketing results. Presenting fifteen comprehensive masterclasses, marketing expert Dee Blick presents easy-to-understand and easy-to-implement strategies to increase sales, prevent marketing mistakes, and build the foundations of a customer-driven brand. These fifteen comprehensive masterclasses can be implemented immediately, and cover such topics as marketing plans, copywriting, social media marketing, and public relations.
- Written by successful author and marketing guru who has worked with small businesses for twenty-seven years
- Includes practical, effective marketing strategies for every small business
- Appropriate for entrepreneurs, small business owners, and practicing marketing managers
Published by: Capstone | Publication date: 08/16/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 314 pages
Small Business Marketing For Dummies helps you promote your business. It is designed specifically for the busy small business owner, giving you simple but powerful ways to spread your message - all at little or no cost. It shows you how to build your company’s profile, attract new customers and keep them coming back for more. Inside you will learn how to:
- Create an achievable marketing plan
- Use social media and the web to attract and keep customers
- Communicate with your customers through winning emails, newsletters, blogs and more
- Make use of affordable advertising solutions in print and other media
- Get great PR for your business
Published by: For Dummies | Publication date: 11/12/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 374 pages
WARNING: Do Not Read This Book If You Hate MoneyTo build a successful business, you need to stop doing random acts of marketing and start following a reliable plan for rapid business growth. Traditionally, creating a marketing plan has been a difficult and time-consuming process, which is why it often doesn't get done.In The 1-Page Marketing Plan, serial entrepreneur and rebellious marketer Allan Dib reveals a marketing implementation breakthrough that makes creating a marketing plan simple and fast. It's literally a single page, divided up into nine squares. With it you'll be able to map out your own sophisticated marketing plan and go from zero to marketing hero.Whether you're just starting out or are an experienced entrepreneur, The 1-Page Marketing Plan is the easiest and fastest way to create a marketing plan that will propel your business growth.In this groundbreaking new book you'll discover:• How to get new customers, clients, or patients and how make more profit from existing ones.• Why “big business” style marketing could kill your business and strategies that actually work for small and medium-sized businesses.• How to close sales without being pushy, needy, or obnoxious while turning the tables and having prospects begging you to take their money.• A simple step-by-step process for creating your own personalized marketing plan that is literally one page. Simply follow along and fill in each of the nine squares that make up your own 1-Page Marketing Plan.• How to annihilate competitors and make yourself the only logical choice.• How to get amazing results on a small budget using the secrets of direct response marketing.• How to charge high prices for your products and services and have customers actually thank you for it.
Published by: Successwise | Publication date: 01/25/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 225 pages
Small Business: Start A Business: 10 Proven Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneur and Creating A Successful Small Business (Start a Business, Successful Small ... Entrepreneur Startup, Step-By-Step Guide)
Are you ready to Start your own Small Business but unsure of which steps to take in order to achieve success?If you’ve ever fantasized about starting your own business and being your own boss, but have no idea where to start, or even if starting your own business is right for you, keep reading because the steps you need to take are within this book.You may be afraid to even entertain the idea of being your own boss because you’ve seen so many small business fail or heard so many negative things about how difficult it is to be successful, but I’ve done the research for you. Not only will Small Business help you decipher the whys behind wanting to start your own small business, I’ll also tell you the 10 proven steps to becoming an entrepreneur and achieving the success that you are afterIf you are serious about Starting a Small Business then keep readingDon’t waste your time by making mistakes which could have been avoided by simply reading this book ! Small Business: Start A Business: 10 Proven Steps to Becoming an Entrepreneur and Creating A Successful Small Business will teach you exact what you need to do, step by step, in order to start a small business and make a successful one at that!Here’s a preview of what you will learn when you read this book
- The benefits of starting your own small business and being your own boss
- The things you’ll want to consider before making the decision to pursue being an entrepreneur.
- Help in determining what sort of small business to start and how to analyze your market.
- How to forge a business model.
- Help you decide if you should run your business from home or from an external space.
- The best ways to obtain startup funding.
- How to most effectively price your product or services to best accomplish both
- Competitiveness in the market and increase your profit margin.
- The best way to determine who your customer base is and how to best market to them
- Determining your niche in the market and developing a solid foothold in it.
- The necessities of creating a budget and the importance of bookkeeping.
- How to create happy customers and guarantee a repeat customer base.
- How to plan and prepare for the future.
- Keeping up with your competition.
- MUCH MUCH MORE!
Publication date: 03/29/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 58 pages
Small Business Management: Essential Ingredients for Success (Best Business Books) (Starting A Business Book 1)
Discover the Techniques and the "Dirty Little Tricks" That will Help Boost Your Sales, Pile Up Profits and Leave Your Competitors in the DustWhether you are presently running your own business or just planning to start one, "Small Business Management: Essential Ingredients for Success" can be the best business investment you have ever made. It will show exactly what you need to know to make your business a success.This guide will teach you scores of small business management tricks, secrets and shortcuts - and teach them so that you can start using them at once. This program does far more than impart knowledge... it inspire action.You will be amazed at how simple these strategies and concepts are and how easy it will be for you to apply them to your own business or project.Here's what you'll discover:* How to Make Your Business More Profitable - tried and tested business management boosting ideas to help you stay pointed toward profit.* Essential Ingredients for Your Marketing Success - what are the secrets behind constructing and executing a successful marketing campaigns? here's a step by step guide to managing your marketing activities in a way to drive your sales through the roof.* 27 Tips to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Delegation - tactics to squeeze more out of your day with foolproof delegation techniques.* How to Reach Your Goals Faster - a wise man once said: "If you're not sure where you are going, you're liable to end up someplace else". Discover the tips and techniques that will make sure you're always on the right track.* How to Deal with Changes in The Market - The winds of change are building - reshaping business and personal lives. Some people dig in their heels and try to resist change. Others ride the winds of change and seize the amazing opportunities it brings. Discover ten habits to recognize and maximize the gifts of change. * How to Build a Winning Team - powerful tips and strategies to motivate and inspire your people to bring out the best in them. Be the boss people want to give 200 percent for.* How to Make a Good First Impression - You Only Have One Chance to Make a Great First Impression!. Discover the top ten strategies proven to help you make the best first impression possible.Get These 5 Valuable Free Gifts (a limited time offer)Place your order by the end of this month and I will also include instant download instructions for the following free gifts: Free Gift #1: Business Financial PlannerThis is a multi featured, fully operational Excel based software program. It is a financial management program that will help you prepare budgets, cash flow projections, projected income statements, plan and analyze your start up expenses and sales and much more.Free Gift #2: A Simple Business Plan Template In MS Word FormatAllows you to craft a good basic business plan quickly and easily.Free Gift #3: How to Improve Your Leadership and Management Skills (eBook) How to lead and manage people; powerful tips and strategies to motivate and inspire your people to bring out the best in them. Be the boss people want to give 200 percent for.Free Gift #4: Video Training Course - How To Gain A Competitive AdvantageLearn how to get a competitive advantage with this course. Learn how to brand, study your competition, identify customers and their preferences, create pricing strategies and much more. Leverage the uniqueness of your business to create a real competitive advantage.Free Gift #5: Video Training Course - How To Grow Your BusinessYou have started your business and now you think you are ready to grow. How do you really know if you and your company are ready for the next step? This course will help you determine if a growth opportunity is right for you.
Published by: Liraz Publishing | Publication date: 12/23/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Social media sites offer a massive range of benefits for small businesses. Not only are they a low-cost way to build brand awareness about your business and your products, but they’re also an excellent way to attract new customers. The key to success with social media marketing is to understand the right ways to leverage each social media platform to your advantage.You can use the social media service to streamline your social marketing campaigns and increase your visibility across a broad range of social channels easily, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus, Instagram, SnapChat, YouTube, and many others.If you can get it right, chances are your business will reap the rewards in the form of a huge spike in sales. Other Available Books: *The Power of Positive Affirmations: Each Day a New Beginning *Christian Living: 2 Books with Bonus Content. *Bitcoin and Digital Currency for Beginners: The Basic Little Guide. *Investing in Gold and Silver Bullion - The Ultimate Safe Haven Investments. *Nigerian Stock Market Investment: 2 Books with Bonus Content. *The Dividend Millionaire: Investing for Income and Winning in the Stock Market. *Economic Crisis: Surviving Global Currency Collapse - Safeguard Your Financial Future with Silver and Gold. *Passionate about Stock Investing: The Quick Guide to Investing in the Stock Market. *Guide to Investing in the Nigerian Stock Market. *Building Wealth with Dividend Stocks in the Nigerian Stock Market (Dividends - Stocks Secret Weapon). *Beginners Basic Guide to Investing in Gold and Silver Boxed Set. *Beginners Basic Guide to Stock Market Investment Boxed Set. *Precious Metals Investing For Beginners: The Quick Guide to Platinum and Palladium. *Child Millionaire: Stock Market Investing for Beginners - How to Build Wealth the Smart Way for Your Child - The Basic Little Guide. *Taming the Tongue: The Power of Spoken Words. *The Real Estate Millionaire: Beginners Quick Start Guide to Investing In Properties and Learn How to Achieve Financial Freedom. *Business: How to Quickly Make Real Money - Effective Methods to Make More Money: Easy and Proven Business Strategies for Beginners to Earn Even More Money in Your Spare Time. *Finance: Cloud Computing, Cyber Security and Cyber Heist - Beginners Guide to Help Protect Against Online Theft in the Cyber World. *Money: Small Business Opportunities - Money Making Ideas - Start Your Own Business for Beginners - Escape the Rat Race and Be Your Own Boss.
Publication date: 08/11/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 66 pages
Preparing for GDPR Compliance?A Practical Guide Explaining Why You may Not be GDPR Ready & What You Can Do About ItConfused about GDPR Compliance, GDPR Certification or getting GDPR Ready?The General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) is becoming Law in 2018.Do you Know whether:
- Your marketing systems and processes are GDPR ready?
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- Your Marketing Plan for 2018 will generate the results you want?
- The documentation you have meets GDPR Compliance requirements?
- Do you know what's holding you back?
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- The 27 questions every data controller must answer to meet GDPR Compliance
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- Why your tactical marketing activities are not generating the results you want
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Publication date: 01/21/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 238 pages