Category Archives: Business Development

Don’t confuse your offer, have one clear and consistent message

Have you ever tried to listen to two conversations simultaneously? You might be able to hear them, but can you really listen and process the information? It’s hard to do, isn’t it? So why is it that some businesses try … Continue reading

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11 tips for customer acquisition

Acquiring new customers is all about opening up new relationships and that is all about how you present yourself and your company. Here are eleven tips for acquiring new customers:

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Branded content (PDFs) for effective communications

We’ve developed a checklist of sorts to walk you through the process of content generation – this should help you avoid making it a real chore. We recommend that you consider using PDF documents as they are a good platform … Continue reading

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If you can’t change it, then use it to your advantage

We hear people say all the time, ‘we’re going to position our business as the market leader.’ We say to them, ‘good luck trying.’ You might think that’s a bit dismissive or unfair on our part. It’s not as simple … Continue reading

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5 strategies to kick-start your lead generation process

We all know what we should be doing but sometimes a quick recap revitalises our focus. The best marketers channel their efforts at the front end of the sales and marketing process and here are 5 ways to revitalise lead … Continue reading

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe – I’ll have that one..

How do you make your prospects choose you above your competitors?  What reason do they have to do so? There are lots of pitch stories out there but one that sticks in my mind is the very brave design agency … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the value of a contact

Regardless of how unlikely it may first appear to be, anyone could be a valuable business contact. The most obvious question being, ‘How can you know who they know?’ You can bet that the first time you make the mistake … Continue reading

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Give your customers a reason to listen to you

Often, your business’s greatest competition isn’t from other businesses who want your customers but rather from life and the hectic pace of things. As you may be able to relate to, your prospects are probably very busy – and constantly … Continue reading

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Role playing really works

You might look and sound silly (in your opinion) but this really works. Whether its a presenation, a phone call or a networking event where you want to try out a new approach – record yourself doing this.  It will … Continue reading

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There is something to be said for just being ‘good enough’

Sometimes, being the ‘best’ choice for a prospect isn’t what will ultimately decide whether you get the work. Sometimes, it may be important to be ‘good enough’ or even just ‘safe’. We can’t always assume that our prospects are motivated … Continue reading

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