Date: 03/08/2017 | By: Steve Parker
How do you build strong relationships that help you to keep customers and how do you choose your business associates and partners?   After several decades of working both in the UK and in overseas markets, BizSmart Core Adviser and Select Member Steve Parker has developed a system for choosing customers and business partners. [capture_email]Called the 4Ts methods, you can find out more about this method by listening to Steve’s webinar or by reading on for more information.[/capture_email]   Strategic… Read More
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Date: 31/07/2017 | By: Gill Hutchinson
Marketing segmentation and evolution BizSmart Select Member Gill Hutchinson of Aardvark Marketing looks at segmentation in her latest blog. We’re in a golden age of marketing segmentation and automation. Marketers are benefitting from being able to personalise marketing messages using automation systems that segment us according to the choices we make, what we do, what we view, who we talk to and what we spend. Martin Hayward of Hayward Strategy and Futures recently wrote an interesting article about marketing segmentation through… Read More
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Date: 25/07/2017 | By: Nigel Dunand
Sales quick-tip: Stop rescuing your prospects Here's a sales tip for you... When a prospect calls you with an urgent request, what should you do? BizSmart Select Member Nigel Dunand of Sandler Training demonstrates why it's not always in your interests to agree to help. Our gut reaction to our prospects' or customers' plea for help can result in wasted time and frustration for both parties. If you've ever wasted time on unpaid consultancy, quoting and hoping, or you've done a… Read More
Date: 24/07/2017 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
Smart Matters: How to protect your business with cyber security   As we’ve seen in the news lately, cyber security is not to be taken lightly. There are a number of potential threats that you need to protect your business from, both internally and externally. BizSmart Select Member Matthew Parsons of Surf Tech IT has sixteen years of experience in IT and is committed to keeping his clients secure. In his latest webinar, he shares the cyber threats you need to… Read More
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Date: 19/07/2017 | By: Matthew Parsons
As we’ve seen in the news lately, cyber security is not to be taken lightly. There are a number of potential threats that you need to protect your business from, both internally and externally.   BizSmart Select Member Matthew Parsons of Surf Tech IT has sixteen years of experience in IT and is committed to keeping his clients secure. In his latest webinar, he shares the cyber threats you need to watch out for.   [capture_email] Click here to listen to his… Read More
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Date: 12/07/2017 | By: Sara Marrett
When you review employee performance using appraisals, it can be a minefield if you don’t know what steps to follow. One of the most important things to remember is that a performance appraisal is not just a tick box exercise. If appraisals are done well, they can be motivating for the employee. An appraisal can include setting goals and targets, so that staff know what is expected of them, and it’s easy to assess their progress at regular intervals. BizSmart… Read More
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Date: 06/07/2017 | By: Gill Hutchinson
Are you making the most of Google Analytics? How do you know whether your marketing is working if you don’t track it?   BizSmart Select Member Gill Hutchinson of Aardvark Marketing explains how to devise your own website ‘Dashboard’ of key performance indicators using analytics. This will allow you to check that your digital marketing is working well and to refine and improve your performance over time. [capture_email] Click here to listen to her webinar or read on [/capture_email] When… Read More
Date: 30/06/2017 | By: lizpaintercommacomma
How can you find your X-Factor?   What’s the bottleneck in your business or industry? What if you could gain control of that bottleneck? Discovering your X-Factor can provide a multi-fold advantage over your competitors. In this blog, Kevin explains how to go about finding and exploiting your X-Factor... Click here to listen to this webinar or read on   For this blog we are going to go back to Strategy – remember the 4 pillars of any business wishing to scale up… Read More
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Date: 29/06/2017 | By: Kevin Brent
  Finding your X Factor What’s the bottleneck in your business or industry? What if you could gain control of that bottleneck? Discovering your X Factor can provide a multi-fold advantage over your competitors. In this blog, Kevin will explore the ideas developed by Verne Harnish in his Fortune Magazine article on Seven Strata of Strategy. .[capture_email] Click here to listen to his webinar or read on[/capture_email]    For this blog we are going to go back to Strategy – remember the… Read More