Better Business

You Can’t Grow Your Business on Promises

I’ve been around the block a few times. Does that mean I’ve got all the answers? Absolutely not, but what I do have is experience and hopefully that means I’ve Read More

Put an End to Writer’s Block Once and For All

One of the biggest challenges for content creators is coming up with ideas for whatever it is they are going to write about or talk about. We tend to think Read More

Small Business Can Learn a Lot From Big Business

  Large corporations spend a lot of money on marketing. They understand just how important it is to add value to their brand, to keep them “top of mind” with Read More

7 Surefire Signs That you Need to Get Out Much More

With more and more of us working from home on a regular basis, new issues are starting to arise that we probably never encountered in the past. One of those Read More

5 Strategies to Help You Say NO to Difficult Clients

A few years back I was going through the “new client” dance with a chap who ran a telecommunications business. The topic turned to expectations, and he stated that he Read More

How Much is Your Monthly Brain Food Budget?

In business most of us are pretty good at allocating money for the bills, things that have to be paid, perhaps buying new equipment, new resources to use around the Read More

BEWARE OF VERTICAL VIDEO SYNDROME (this is hilarious)….

OK, we are all taking more video and using it to promote our businesses and all kinds of other things. But there is a nasty syndrome that has evolved called Read More

Maybe it’s Time to Start a “Drives Me Crazy” Board

We all have those things in our day to day business life that literally drive us crazy. As we encounter them we get that familiar feeling of frustration and angst Read More

Living Hand to Mouth Gets Exhausting After a While

As a marketing freelancer I spent many years waiting for my clients to either confirm a project, start a project, progress a project or even finish a project. It seemed Read More

An 80 Year Old Message On Building Better Relationships

Dale Carnegie was writing motivational books and inspiring tens of thousands of people in the 1930s, his ideas are even more relevant today. Dale Carnegie promoted the importance of being Read More

My Greatest Source of Business Was Right Under My Nose

I had an interesting experience several years ago and it made me realize that many leads are right under your nose. In my office we used to get regular cross-city Read More

10 Ways to Pull Yourself Out of Any Sales Slump

The greatest danger for a sales person is loss of confidence. Anyone who has spent any time selling anything will tell you that from time to time you will hit Read More

Is Elon Musk about to “Uberize” the Australian Power Industry?

Something very unique is happening in the far flung state of South Australia right now and Elon Musk is playing a lead role. South Australia is a state that is Read More

What to do when you’re about to lose a big client

In my last article I shared some warning signs that might indicate you’re about to lose a client. The prospect can be scary, trigger uncertainty and, depending on the size Read More

13 Biggest Lessons I’ve learned From 30 Years as a Professional Speaker

I’ve been a professional speaker for a long time and I’ve presented on a lot of different topics in a lot of places around the world. I love to present, Read More