• Changes to LinkedIn

    I just got word of some big changes to LinkedIn. These changes which will affect any of us who use LinkedIn for business development.  For a lot of my business mentoring clients, this is going to be a big deal, and will make it more difficult to use LinkedIn as part of your sales process […]

  • Best blog for small business

    Obviously, I think this is the best blog for small business, and you should definitely read it all the time. And get the extra stuff from my weekly emails.  And apparently, I’m not the only person who thinks this, because I got two awards for my blog for small business this year.  Woohoo! Best small […]

  • Want to build something that lasts?

    Once upon a time, a couple of thousand years ago, there was a guy. He saw a lot of things wrong with his society, and he spent a lot of time thinking about how he wanted to change things. This was before Facebook and Snapchat, so he had to go round just telling people about […]

  • Overcoming the barriers to business growth – workshop 31st January

    I’m running a workshop to help you overcome the barriers to business growth.  There are only 25 places, so this is advance notice for you special people. Overcoming the barriers to business growth – what it’s all about This workshop is a re-run of a couple of workshops I ran in the summer. They worked […]

  • How to write your automated email series

    My automated email series makes me happy. One of the most useful and effective marketing things you can do is email marketing. You probably know that already. But, if you’re like me, and lots of my business mentoring clients, you don’t send out emails as often as you should. When you’re running a small business, […]

  • Online marketing intern wanted

    I’m looking for a online marketing intern who is keen on learning more about online marketing to come and help me with marketing my digital products and face to face business coaching and mentoring services at the Joy of Business. The right person will start in mid December or early January.  It’s a trainee position, […]

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  • A list of business ideas for you

    This list of business ideas is my response to those blog posts called 100 business ideas you can do for no money, or, ten business ideas you can get going tomorrow? You know the kind of thing I mean, big lists of half baked ideas for new businesses. Well, this is my list of business ideas, […]

  • How to recognise if your business might be failing

    Many people come to see me when they’re worried that their business might be failing. One of the tricks of my trade as a business mentor is to recognise when the business is actually failing, and can’t be revived, and when it just need some TLC. The TLC might consist of working on an entirely […]

  • Find business ideas with Recipes for Business Success

    Do you need to find business ideas? Maybe you’re looking for a new idea for your existing business, or you’re thinking about quitting your job and setting up a new business. Either way, one of the major success factors for any company is the idea behind what you sell. How to find business ideas A while […]

  • How to understand your profit and loss account, to help you feel really powerful in your business

    Do you understand your profit and loss account? One of the things I notice all the time about many of my business mentoring clients, is that people struggle to understand the financial part of their business. It’s not surprising, we don’t get taught this stuff at school, it can be a little bit difficult to get […]