Category Archives: Business Development

Do the hardest things well

If you’re being specific and limiting your service offering to one thing, you would be wise to aim high. Why? If your business is going to be known for something then you should aim to do the hardest thing better … Continue reading

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Customer contact points – which one could lose you the business?

Do you know what your customer contact points are?  Receiving your business card, speaking to your receptionist, receiving an email and visiting your website are just a few. Are they effective? It is good practice to study every point that … Continue reading

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Do you have marketing myopia?

Theodore Levitt coined this now famous phrase ‘marketing myopia’ which basically means tunnel vision. Often we are too busy keeping afloat to see the vastness of the ocean we are in.  Translated into business terms this simply means we sometimes … Continue reading

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Are you an effective networker?

In order to be truly successful at networking it is absolutely critical that you keep your promises – be sure to do what you say you will do. Few things can be more damaging to your credibility as a reliable … Continue reading

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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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