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HELP YOURSELF TO SUCCESS 3
HELP YOURSELF TO SUCCESS 3 MOTIVATION, MOTIVATION, MOTIVATION As Steve Jobs said, “I’m convinced that about half of what separates successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance”. But perseverance can be tough, can’t it?  Entrepreneurs are highly creative people.  They LOVE  a challenge.  You starting your business was a challenge.  Don’t start to be afraid if challenges.  We can all learn about ourselves when we face difficulties – ‘Who I really am.’                        ‘What I can really do.’                        ‘How far I can really go.’   SO……..how about some STRATEGIES AND SUPPORT MECHANISMS to HELP YOU remember that; to HELP YOU keep...
19/04/2017
MICRO BUSINESS/SMALL BUSINESS TRAINING
Yes…..it IS out You’re a one or two person business.  You do EVERYTHING yourselves!  You make wonderful gifts, or you create wonderful foodstuffs, or you provide a wonderful service.  You’re a specialist in that field. YET – you also have to find customers, keep customers, build a brand, develop an online presence, manage the finances, buy supplies, sort out deliveries.  On, and on, and on.  It’s exhilarating, it’s exhausting and, possibly, it’s   Where do you turn when you realise you need to upskill?  How do you find the time?  How do you find the   Here at BUY-FROM we specialise in training and supporting micro and small businesses.  We understand you. And what are our...
04/04/2017
HELP YOURSELF TO SUCCESS 2
Small and micro businesses have an array of challenges not always faced by larger organisations - a one or two person company having to handle budgets, admin, suppliers, marketing all whilst actually creating their products and developing their services. There is one key, vital component where small businesses can steal a march on their larger competitors…CUSTOMER SERVICE. Research shows that 84% of clients are willing to pay more for top quality customer service - and it needn’t cost you a lot to deliver it.  So …what are the key components of excellent customer service? Remember, you can make a first impression only once.  Don’t mess up! Show your customer you’re delighted to be dealing with them.  A smile is not just visual – a smile...
19/02/2017
HELP YOURSELF TO SUCCESS 1
Are you a small business - perhaps in the field of Creative Arts, Food & Drink, Manufacturing?  Whatever your area of business you can do so much to help yourself grow and prosper.....including encouraging your loyal customers to join you on that Always try to have email contact details of your customers/clients.  Then ... how about surveying your customers?  As them what they think of your products or service;  what their favourite products are, what new products they would like you to offer.  Let your customers be your critical And don't forget the value of Testimonials.  Yet another satisfied customer?  Encourage them to sing your praises online and for you to use their positive feedback in your marketing Remember - your happy customers are...
30/01/2017