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, 243 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
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
If you've been looking for a kick up the backside to finally launch that business, start a new project you've been putting off or just become all round awesome, this book is for you. Why do some people have an awesome life, plenty of money, amazing friends and a business to love while others struggle at every step, are constantly broke and can never get out of the daily grind? What enables some people to work hard, play harder and make a difference every day, yet still have time to take care of their body, eat good food and be there for the people who matter? How do some people connect and persuade with ease, make good decisions and get sh*t done, while others make little impact, doubt themselves and get stuck in the rut of procrastination? Is it really possible to be f*cking awesome, live life on your own terms, make a difference and be truly fulfilled, all while having bucket loads of fun? The answer is Yes! This book shares 11 devastatingly powerful principles you can apply immediately to start getting more of what you want and less of what you don't want. So, if you are ready to take action, sick of the usual guru bullsh*t advice, and want to finally make your life truly awesome, then pick up this book, read it from cover to cover, and do every single thing Dan says.
Published by: Rethink Press | Publication date: 04/26/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Most new businesses fail. But most of those failures are preventable.The Lean Startup is a new approach to business that's being adopted around the world. It is changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.The Lean Startup is about learning what your customers really want. It's about testing your vision continuously, adapting and adjusting before it's too late.Now is the time to think Lean.
Published by: Portfolio Penguin | Publication date: 10/06/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Do you want to get to the stage - soon - where you are truly financially independent, able to use your money in the way you'd like, and be completely confident in your ability to take care of yourself and your family? That is a universal desire, but many of us regard wealth and financial independence as a goal which we'll likely never achieve - there are just too many bills that need paying and there is a widespread belief that the money game is rigged. Even people who win the lottery or inherit money often seem to wind up losing it. The evidence suggests you can't win a game that you don't understand - even if you start out winning - because you never understood the game in the first place.So how can you win with money? How can you create independent wealth and hold on to it? This inspiring book by self-made multi-millionaire Rob Moore explains the rules of the game, shares simple tricks for managing money better, details how to create a plan for an ambitious future, and shows you the very best way to become a millionaire - to think and behave like one!
Published by: John Murray | Publication date: 10/19/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
The Freelance Content Marketing Writer: Find your perfect clients, Make tons of money and Build a business you love
Join the ranks of high-earning freelance writers. Earn six figures as a freelance content marketing writer with this comprehensive how-to guide. This book reveals their secrets. Inside is everything you need to know to start or grow a freelance content marketing business. Jennifer shares her proven ideas, step-by-step processes and templates for writers of all career stages. Hundreds of writers (including Jennifer, herself) have used these methods to find high-paying clients, increase their income and create businesses they truly love. You’ll learn how to: • Craft an LOI that’s worth $10k or more • Create a website and LinkedIn profile that brings clients to you • Tap into your experience and skills to find your perfect niches • Write great content that your clients love • Design a business that gives you work-life balance
Published by: Jennifer Goforth Gregory | Publication date: 05/02/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 416 pages
An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business. Gerber walks you through the steps in the life of a business—from entrepreneurial infancy through adolescent growing pains to the mature entrepreneurial perspective: the guiding light of all businesses that succeed—and shows how to apply the lessons of franchising to any business, whether or not it is a franchise. Most importantly, Gerber draws the vital, often overlooked distinction between working on your business and working in your business.The E-Myth Revisited will help you grow your business in a productive, assured way.
Published by: HarperCollins e-books | Publication date: 03/17/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Is Your Marketing as Simple, Effective, and Affordable as Duct Tape? Let's face it, as a small business owner, you are really in the business of marketing. The problem for most small business owners is that they suffer from "marketing idea of the week" syndrome instead of implementing a systematic approach to the problem of small business marketing. In Duct Tape Marketing, renowned Small Business Marketing guru John Jantsch shows you how to develop and execute a marketing plan that will give your business the life and longevity you knew you could have when you made that decision to go out on your own. CAREFUL! Duct tape is a serious tool... it sticks where you put it. So are the ideas in this book. If you're ready to make a commitment and are willing to make something happen, John's book is a great place to start. ?Seth Godin, author of Purple Cow For all those who wonder why John Jantsch has become the leading advisor and coach to small businesses everywhere, Duct Tape Marketing is the answer. I have never read a business book that is as packed with hands-on, actionable information as this one. There are takeaways in every paragraph, and the success of John's blog is living proof that they work. Duct Tape Marketing should be required reading for anyone who is building a business, or thinking about it. ?Bo Burlingham, editor-at-large, Inc. magazine, and author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose To Be Great Instead of Big Duct Tape Marketing is a worthy addition to the growing library of how-to books on small business marketing?concise, clear, practical, and packed with great ideas to boost your bottom line. ?Bob Bly, author of The White Paper Handbook With the world suffering from depleted reserves of trust, a business that sells plenty of it every day tends to create the most value. The great thing about trust as a product feature is that it delivers exceptional returns. With this book, John Jantsch has zeroed in on exactly what small businesses need to sell every day, every hour. ?Ben McConnell, co-author of Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force John Jantsch has provided small businesses with the perfect perspective for maximizing all marketing activities - offline and on. Jantsch has the plan to help you thrive in the world of business today. Read it, all your competitors will. ?John Battelle, cofounding editor or Wired and author of The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture Duct Tape Marketing is a great read for anyone in business. It has fresh ideas laid out in a practical and useable way. I highly recommend this book for growing any business. ?Dr. Ivan Misner, Founder of BNI and Co-author of the New York Times bestseller, Masters of Networking
Published by: Thomas Nelson | Publication date: 09/26/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 298 pages
In Crush It!, online marketing trailblazer Gary Vaynerchuk tells business owners what they need to do to boost their sales using the internet—just as he has done to build his family’s wine store from a $4 million business to a $60 million one. Crush It! will show readers how to find their passion, then step by step how to turn it into a flourishing, monetized business.
Published by: HarperStudio | Publication date: 09/25/2009Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 150 pages