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Disastrous Year End ? Unlock The Business Growth Lessons

For many businesses, April is the start of the new financial year and time for a fresh start, both in terms of financial objectives and business growth goals. 

It's time to review the old financial year and work out what went well and get very clear on what exactly, (or who) didn't deliver to expectations.

I wanted to share with you my 5 Step framework to help you evaluate your past year and unlock the business growth lessons, so you can plan for success next time:

 

Step 1: Make it real: Write it down

Get a piece of paper or open a fresh online google docs and make a list of:

  • all the things that went well over the year and;
  • the things that didn’t go so well. 

Pro tip: Go through your diary month by month if it helps you remember and make sure that you’re honest with yourself about what happened. Capture as much as you can.

Once you have your 2 lists, you can then assess what you would do differently or more of, next time. Make...

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Productivity Hacks: Why Batching Content Works

Boosting productivity is an essential goal for many ecommerce businesses and online entrepreneurs. Many of us know that by keeping it simple and focusing all our efforts on one thing at a time, we will streamline our outputs and achieve great results. 

But how many of us actually do this?  In reality, probably not many of us!

However, one of the amazing productivity and business growth hacks we love to use consistently in our business is - creating content in batches.

So why does batching content work?

 

Multitasking is not always the best thing

Multitasking can be great in other areas of life, like when you sit on a train and read at the same time. However, when it comes to creating content and any form of creative marketing and sales copy, multitasking can be distracting and results in a lot of down time.

 Just think how long it takes you to switch between programmes and internet pages, or get up from your desk and move to the next area in...

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How To Survive Your First Week In Online Business

Forget about those ‘celebs’ in the jungle, they’ve got it easy. Surviving your first week in online business is a difficult challenge that doesn’t get any easier, no matter how experienced you are.

To help you to make it through that first few days as an online entrepreneur and e-business owner, we’ve put together some helpful tips to ensure you make it out to the other side.

 

1. Now is not the time to be shy

Be bold.  Be courageous.  Be curious. 

This is what it is going to take.  Growing an online business is as much about mindset and attitude as it is about technical skillset.

There is no hiding behind your computer wishing your first customer into existence.  You will have to, at somepoint, get out there in the real world and have a real world discussion.  Whether this is through your voice in blog posts, your conversations on social media or in person face to face - or more likely, all three!  Business is...

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