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Attract Customers Who Want to Buy: 7 Ways
Great article from Inc.com. A new HubSpot survey proves inbound marketing is a hands down winner in customer attraction. Here are seven tips on how to drive customers to your door.
The Importance of Scheduling Nothing by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn
An excellent blog post by Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn regarding leaving yourself time and buffers.
Budget 2013 response - small businesses have their say - Emma Warren featured on Tax DonutWe spoke to a range of small firms throughout the UK to find out their reaction to announcements made in the 2013 Budget. Here's what they said…Emma Warren – managing director of Somerset-based business consultancy Portfolio Directors Ltd.
8 Business Principles That Never Go Out of StyleWant trendy, flavor-of-the-month management ideas? You won't find 'em on this list.
9 Hidden Qualities of Stellar Bosses
What your employees see you doing matters. But often it's what they can't see that matters more.
Your Current Customer Research Misses What's Most Important by Kerry Bodine
I've always struggled with the concept of Focus Groups - especially for innovative products and product development as companies tend to ask existing customers or people who don't know their brand at all.
From Seth Godin - Time To Take Action
Proving that for business and for leadership, the time we are in right now is the new reality and we really need to accept it and get on with it.
Great way to start the week! How to become a happy person others want to be around.
Great podcast from Michael Hyatt on how to be a happy person. A fantastic way to start the week ahead!
Guardian Live Q&A - Top Tips: How To Write A Business Plan
Last week Emma took part in a live Q&A hosted by The Guardian as part of the expert panel. The Q&A was great fun and Emma was delighted to be asked to join in and share her knowledge. Here is a round up of the Q&A.
The ultimate Twitter for marketing infographic
Social software company Buddy Media has released the findings of an analysis of the Twitter activity of 320 leading brands. The study makes some interesting conclusions about how businesses should be using the social network to engage with customers.
Emma was quoted last year talking about the importance of goals for your business - but it's such a key thing that it bears repeating...
6 Habits of True Strategic Thinkers
You're the boss, but you still spend too much time on the day-to-day. Here's how to become the strategic leader your company needs.
SMO: putting the social into search
As many people’s first port of call, when looking for a new product or service, is a search engine, the importance of coming up in the first few entries, on a relevant search, is widely understood...
Great ideas for using Pintrest for business use.
A great overview of Pinterest and how it can be useful to your business.
8 Qualities of Remarkable Employees
Great employees are reliable, dependable, proactive, diligent, great leaders and great followers... they possess a wide range of easily-defined—but hard to find—qualities.
Test of a True Entrepreneur: Can You Step Away?
Can your business run indefinitely without you at the helm? Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth, outlines the steps you need to take to get there.
Character Traits of a Successful Small Business Owner
There may be a hundred remarkable character traits that define you or your favorite successful small business owner. When you compare the entrepreneurs behind successful small businesses, however, a handful of traits rise to the top.
"No" is the New "Yes": Four Practices to Reprioritize Your Life
Very intersetingly, why sometimes you're right to just say "No"! Tony Schwartz writing on the Harvard Business Review Blog Network.
A Field Of Dreams
Sometimes the most simple, but beautiful things bring a good leadership lesson to mind.
Entrepreneurs need a unique style of coaching...
Our MD, Emma, spends a lot of time helping other entrepreneurs fulfil their potential - it's always a struggle to know what to call it - is it coaching, mentoring or something else???
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