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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 6

November 14, 2010 by Alison Page 4 Comments

“My own business always bores me to death; I prefer other people’s” Much-revered Irish Poet, Novelist, Dramatist and Critic, Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900 If there is one piece of advice I always give to a small business owner, it is to be passionate about your own business. I’m sure Mr Wilde wasn’t referring to […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 5

November 2, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Are you missing a piece from your Jigsaw? Branding is at its most effective when it encompasses not only the name, logo, colour and slogan but also the entire ethos of the business, from product values to consistency of service, whilst capturing the attention of its target market and personality of its employees. Without the […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 4

October 10, 2010 by Alison Page 8 Comments

Can you DIGG it?  Yes we can! No this isn’t a blog with lyrics to a dance track, its about the social PR and news site DIGG.  If you haven’t yet found your way to DIGG, it’s a very useful way of distributing your PR and news stories to a wide audience with numerous identified categories such as Business, Lifestyle, Sport, […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 3

October 1, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

Do you know the difference between your Push and your Pull? Pull Marketing is the terminology that we use to differentiate social media from the more traditional forms of marketing which tend to have a ‘broadcast’ style. Examples of  ‘push’ marketing include advertising, leaflet dropping, cold calling etc.  One is literally ‘pushing’ a message out there.  […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 2

October 1, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

How do I stay positive as a business owner? Focus on your Strengths Running your own business is hard work and the amount of time, energy and sheer perseverance should not be underestimated.  It can also be quite a lonely and isolated existence, so don’t just focus on what went wrong.  Learn yes, but focus on your […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner 1

September 25, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

What advice can you give me to survive my first year as a business owner? Do what you say when you say you’re going to do it! In an age where recommendations and referrals are key and time is of the essence, developing a reputation for reliability and consistency can often put you ahead of […]

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Helpful Hints & Tips for the Small Business Owner

September 23, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

One of my thoughts behind starting a blog was the ability to offer added value, not only to my clients, but the small business world in general, with the odd helpful hint and tip. These hints and tips will form no particular order, but will be based on my own thoughts on current topics, learnings […]

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Hello World!

September 20, 2010 by Alison Page 0 Comments

My First Blog by Alison Page Wow, how exciting is this! Not sure if I feel like an intrepid explorer taking my first tentative steps into the great world of the unknown or an actress receiving a BAFTA complete with quivering voice and smudged mascara! Either way, first of all some thanks… to my family, […]