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Whats your promise to your clients this year?

January 4, 2014

 As we start a new year, a lot of plans are being written for both personal and business success. Every year, I sit down like many people to reflect on the year and to come up with the goals I want to achieve in the new-year. For a long-time, all my goals were about me. What I […]

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10 productive things you can do this holiday season

December 24, 2013

This week, I simply want to wish you and  your loved ones a very Merry Christmas. Thanks for reading my articles, sharing them,commenting and telling your friends and colleagues about awovi. 2013 would  not have been the same without your support. Here are some 10 things you can do during the season: Do NOTHING. Yes, […]

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{Video} Jamie Edwards On Why Positive Thinking Is A Lie

December 12, 2013

 I heard Jamie Speak at an event and found his presentation very intriguing. For me, it plugged the gap in some of the theories around positive thinking and why some people struggle to get the concept of positive thinking to work for them. A former international basketball player, Jamie developed peak performance skills to overcome […]

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7 costly mistakes to avoid when choosing your business mentor or coach

December 2, 2013

Its that time of the year when everybody is planning and thinking about the next year. Some of you will be seeking expert advice at this point because you’ll realise that there are skill gaps that need to be bridged if you are to grow your business as planned. Business mentors and coaches are a […]

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{Video} Lara Morgan talks business growth and why you need more balls than most

November 22, 2013

I’ve met Lara Morgan twice now. Both times I was incredibly inspired by her energy, zest for life and simply how she was unapologetically herself. For those who don’t know Lara, she is voted amongst the UK’s 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen. Lara started her first business Pacific Direct aged just 23. Pacific manufactured and sold toiletries and […]

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Stuck? Pick yourself up with these 6 tips

November 12, 2013

I started running again! Woohooo! I was preparing for last year’s London marathon when tragedy struck. My mother was taken ill a few weeks to the marathon and I had to drop everything to go be by her side. This hit my training and I lost the confidence to compete. I was gutted and ended […]

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How to stand out in a crowded market

November 8, 2013

Are you struggling to stand out in a crowded market place? Ever felt like you were insignificant in the market place? Its really difficult to stand out these days because technology has made it very easy for everybody to bring their business right into your space in the quest to market themselves effectively. Despite this, […]

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Business Growth Myth #3: Money solves all marketing problems!

November 1, 2013

Do you believe that money will solve all your marketing challenges? Most small businesses are of the view that more money would somehow solve all their marketing problems. With extra money, they can afford bigger better and brighter ads and campaigns, buy a big mailing list and just shoot out marketing campaigns none stop and […]

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How to create systems in your business

October 17, 2013

You know how everybody says they started their business to have freedom and to be their own bosses when truth be known, they just end up working the hardest they’ve ever worked and as more stressed than they bargained for. Creating systems is a bit like writing a business plan. Everybody understands that is good […]

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Why you should STOP brain powering your business systems

October 8, 2013

What’s wrong with brain powering your business systems? I had a funny encounter with a client recently. I asked what her follow up system was and she replied that is was “Brenda Brain Powered”! (Names have  been changed to preserve identities).That got us both laughing. It sounded silly but it was also the truth.  Most […]

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Own a website? Improve your results with these 4 tips (and a chance to win a FREE Website Make Over)

September 25, 2013

I’ve been wanting to write this article for a while but I always convinced myself not to because I’m not a website designer and I didn’t want to offend any web designers. However, having just spent time doing what a I call “corrective surgery”on yet another website because the owners didn’t know what to ask […]

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2 Critical areas of your business you cannot delegate or outsource

September 17, 2013

We all just love the idea of outsourcing and delegating everything in the business don’t we? If I could outsource my entire life as Tim Ferris advocates in the 4-hour week, I would. I’d just turn up for the fun bits :). Unfortunately trying to outsource your entire business is not a smart idea – particular […]

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{Video} Claire Mitchell on using Facebook to build a thriving community and business

September 8, 2013

Claire Mitchell is the founder of a really interesting and dynamic community of female entrepreneurs called The Girls Mean Business. The Girls Mean Business is Claire’s 3rd business venture and most successful to date. With this venture, she started by chance with a ready made audience before proceeding to monetize it. With her prior businesses (like […]

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{Video} An interview with Bob Burg on how to be a Go-Giver

August 30, 2013

I was dying to interview Bog Burg after my client Georgie Oldfield brought his book, The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea to my attention. I loved the book so much I wanted you to also read it and gain an insight into how you can do business from a place of giving and still […]

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My mechanic and his trend defying business growth strategy that works

August 21, 2013

How does a mechanic who has no website, doesn’t advertise, network, use social media or any other regular form of marketing manage to grow his business to the point where he always has a long waiting list? Being as curious as I am when it comes to people and their businesses, I couldn’t help but […]

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Gain Ultimate Confidence with Marisa Peer

August 8, 2013

For a few months now, confidence and how it impacts our ability to pursue what we want in life has kept surfacing in discussions with clients. Its becoming clearer and clearer to me now that you cannot progress and grow your business without having ultimate confidence in yourself. You can say that you want change and growth and are […]

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An opportunity to grow your mailing list with FREE webinars

August 2, 2013

Webinars have been a great way of generating leads for my business this year. So as you can imagine I’m keen on doing more FREE webinars for businesses who are the right fit. Yes – I do offer free webinars :). Typically a webinar is a win-win situation. We both gain more visibility and generate […]

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{Video} How to regain your confidence

July 26, 2013

Our confidence affects everything we do in business. Big businesses work hard to instil confidence in the market and with investors. This is because without confidence, people will not buy or invest their monies with them. Its just not safe. Its the same for small businesses, people will only spend their money with your business […]

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Announcing The Premium Money Master Class for Female Entrepreneurs

July 16, 2013

On 5th August 2013, I’m starting an ALL NEW premium programme  “The Money Masterclass” for Female Entrepreneurs. This programme’s soul aim is to put money back at the heart of business for small business owners who are struggling to make sense and get to grips with money. The Money Masterclass is a 52 week premium […]

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Be inspired by Rob Law the founder of Trunki

July 8, 2013

I just got my son a Trunki which we both love. In the process, I found out about Trunki Founder Rob Law and his inspiring entrepreneurial journey – particularly the chapter with the dragons in Dragons Den. For those outside the UK, The Dragon’s Den is a BBC Series in which budding entrepreneurs get three minutes […]

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