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The challenge of CRMs, Data and Automation for Small Businesses

Long has it been a challenge for small businesses when it comes to CRMs and managing customers via data. Free CRMs are not much better than a spreadsheet and, as soon as you want greater functionality, the costs spiral to beyond what most SMEs can justify. Maybe there's an answer.

How to create income predictability in your service-based business

If you're running a business, you'll know how important income consistency and predictability are. How do we generate regular money coming in to the business in a predictable way so that we can maintain stability and grow.

How to create income predictability in your product-based business

If you're running a business, chances are you're looking at ways to grow and scale. But that's always hard unless you can be sure you have steady money coming in. You need consistency.

The brutal realities of passive income vs active income

Passive income has become the golden goal for everyone. And we see the same trend in marketing, where people seem to seek quick and easy tactics - free tricks to achieve success. But people who run successful businesses don't have this mindset. Want to know why?

10 Ways to Relieve Stress

Running a business is stressful. And you need creativity to thrive. Stress can be managed. In this blog, I suggest a few ways you can keep on top of it and start to turn things around in your business.

Get up, Dress Up, Turn Up. Your personal brand is so important.

So, I had a business meeting a few weeks back. It was supposed to be a great opportunity. Without going into too much detail, it had consumed a lot of time, meetings and proposal writing. Along with a bunch of spreadsheet work to try and calculate whether it was worth...

Social Media can be a very bad thing

This week, we're introducing a bit of Discipline stuff. I do a lot of work on Discipline. And I have mainly been using a bunch of strategies and tactics on myself to make a serious difference. My aim is to turn these into a programme for people. But, for now…

Get out there and help people.

I often work and consult with marketing and digital agencies. In simple terms, I am bringing my long-term experience (since 2001) of running a small (up to 5 man) creative and digital agency and all the mistakes, assumptions...

What does Marketing mean to you?

It's 2017 and I have been running around the Thames Valley in Berkshire, England offering free marketing mastery consultations. So far, so good. But why did I do this?

11 Questions

When looking at the most successful businesses... Why do you think: Apple don’t have a blog that shares useful tip-bits on computing or design or software... or anything.

Jesus House IT Conference

I had an incredible time presenting at Jesus House in Brent Cross today

What's your problem?

So, I once had a client who's MD would blow hot and cold and run through the office demanding another eshot be sent out. It had worked well in the past a few times.

Invest in your creative

It seems that the current start-up world is obsessed with funding. Whenever people talk at accelerators or incubators and in start-up meetings is always about funding.

Build the trampolines before you jump

I have ranted (sorry... blogged) about this before. You see, “Survivorship Bias” has a major problem. People who survive retrospectively attribute factors to...

Our Creative Model – An Overview

More and more, people are realising that they are creative. Throughout the last 10 years, the myths and illusions of the marketing world have been chipped away

Creativity and Collaboration for Lacey's Sales Team

A fantastic day training at Laceys Hair & Beauty Supplies in Theale.

Entrepreneurial Mentoring at Abbey School, Reading

On Feb 10th Adam took part in the "Industry Masterclass" at Abbey School in Reading.

Through pain comes creativity - and energy

In the last 2 years, I have met a lot of business people. I've coached a few. And many have come to my seminars. So, I met up with a few people yesterday in Reading. I made a day of it with some back-to-back meeting...

Jump off the cliff and build the parachute.

For anyone starting out a new business. The myth that you "Jump off the cliff and build the parachute on the way down" is something that many of you will have heard of. This is, of course, a complete lie...

Is your problem staring you in the face?

I have been working with 3 clients recently who all have a similar opportunity (which is my word for "problem"). They have lost clarity in their existence. Sounds bad doesn't. Like losing your eyes. And it is...

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