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SPORT RELIEF: SUPPORTING OUR LOCAL BUSINESSES

Posted: 17/03/2014

Right here in Milton Keynes ...

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This year GreenThumb, the UK’s largest lawn care provider, is an official Supporting Partner to Sport Relief. GreenThumb has pledged to donate £5 for every new customer ...

ARE YOU GOING TO EAT THE FROG TODAY ...

Posted: 03/03/2014

What could be worse than that?

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Eat the frog. A phrase I have heard many times as a small business owner. It's all about procrastination and that's something I do so well! If I got paid for it, I would be a millionaire ...

HAVE YOU FALLEN OUT OF LOVE WITH YOUR BUSINESS?

Posted: 17/02/2014

A Valentine's Day epiphany ...

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As Valentine's Day has floated past us and love is in the air for many, this week I had a wonderful epiphany about my business. I have had a few of those over the years ...

AN IMAGE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS

Posted: 08/01/2014

Moments In Time 2013 ...

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Social media is part of our life now. It impacts the way we consume information and how we find out about breaking news across the world. Our media consumption is always dominated by images ...

OPTIMUM MARKETING AND SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT

Posted: 23/10/2013

Still going strong, 3 years on ...

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Setting up your own business and leaving the security of a salary is a daunting task, however one I didn't think too much of at the time as I knew it was what I wanted to do. Nor did I stop to think ''but what if it doesn't work?'' The only thing I wasn't sure about was what I was actually going to do ...

YOUR IMAGE AND YOUR PERSONAL BRAND

Posted: 31/07/2013

Making a good first impression ...

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Hi! I'm Chelle Shohet and I'm a Stylist and Image Consultant. Today, I would like to talk to you about your appearance and how important it is, not only to you and your personal brand, but your business too ...

LEARNING TO WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS

Posted: 17/07/2013

Rather than in your business ...

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As micro-business owners, we face so many challenges day to day. Just looking after our current clients takes enough time doesn't it? But if you're not getting regular new clients then you'll eventually be losing them instead ...

A GREAT EXAMPLE OF CUSTOMER SERVICE

Posted: 12/06/2013

I knew it would be good ...

Views: 963

I recently had a recommendation from my network about a great new local business I should try. It was a glowing testimonial and as I'm reading Simon Sinek's book ''Start with a Why'', I instantly knew the why for this business ...

THE POWER OF FOCUS

Posted: 20/03/2013

It's important to a micro-business ...

Views: 1186

So we are mid-way through a magnificent March 2013 - this year couldn't of got off to a better start; lots of lovely new clients for Optimum Business Support and some fantastic new ladies joining my Women in Business Network ...

REFLECTING BACK ON 2012

Posted: 19/12/2012

The highs and lows of the last 12 months ...

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The end of 2012; a time to reflect and learn from our mistakes. You can't move forward if you keep looking back, so let's get 2012 out the way shall we? I thought I would look back at where I was a year ago ...

25 TOP TIPS FOR 2013 ...

Posted: 12/12/2012

Let's make it your best year yet!

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I spoke at the WIBN Xmas lunch in Milton Keynes - an excellent time was had by all and the food was lovely. After my talk, Janine asked me what advice I would give to anyone who wanted 2013 to be their best year yet ...

IF YOU ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE

Posted: 24/10/2012

You'll always get what you've always got ...

Views: 1109

This phrase has been ringing in my ears for the last few weeks as I try to balance my work and personal life to do things more efficiently. And it certainly has significant meaning doesn't it? Especially to small businesses ...

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