Archives for Business Advice

Two More Great Online Business Networking Zoom Events, today…

First off was another great online business networking event with Motivational speaker, Coach and Paralympics Gold Medalist and World Champion Danny Crates. That event from 9am till 11am, was then followed by my daily dose of business support and online networking with The Outstanding Network. Today’s two speakers were Donna Mcloughlin and Anne Canavan.
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Another Fantastic day of Zoom Online Business Networking – 3 Events in one day!

Had a great time networking online at the Introbiz Swansea Networking and Masterclass Event this morning from 8.30am until 11am. It was great … Another Fantastic day of Zoom Online Business Networking (2 Events down, 1 to go)! The 3rd event of the day was the Introbiz Online Masterclass Event with Peter Wilcock, which was brilliant too. The ex COO of Virgin Media and Author of Camel in the Tent, talked about his Sales history and his broadband history. He talked about team building, mindset and how in the early days at Comcast, he employed people with the right mind
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Gratitude – 10 Reasons to be Grateful for those who are currently Self Isolating – #PositiveCornovirusNews

For those who are self isolating and are depressed in down and need a pick me up, try practicing gratitude. Change your perspective on the situation and rather than looking at what you’ve lost from the current change of conditions in our external environment and think about what you have gained in your immediate, local to you external environment (the place where you are currently self isolating) and in your internal environment (“from your skin in” – a recent quote that I have learnt to describe the internal you). If you can flip the perspective and look at the positive
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Morning Motivation for those self isolating, working on the front line or anyone else who needs it – #PositiveCoronavirusNews

If you ever feel like Giving Up, with whatever it is, or you require some motivation, please feel free to call me. I’m available on: 07960872549 in the UK (0044) and am always happy to chat! Business News Coronavirus News Positive Coronavirus News and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See https://mikearmstrong.me/news For Business Advice follow the link or visit one of our Blogs: Entrepreneur Zone | King of Marketing | The Voice of Social Media | Networking Grapevine | British Business News |
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Top SEO Advice from Social Media Today…

8 of the Most Important HTML Tags for SEO By Aleh Barysevich  Published March 27, 2020 Are you utilizing HTML tags in your SEO process? HTML tags are code elements with the back-end of all web pages, but there are also specific HTML code types which provide search engines with key info for SERP display. Essentially, these elements highlight parts of your content that are relevant for search, and they describe those elements for search crawlers. That said, you don’t have to use all of these extra code tools. Search engines are getting smarter, and there’s much less use for HTML tags
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7 Characteristics of an Entrepreneur

1. Self-Motivation One of the most important traits of entrepreneurs is self-motivation. When you want to succeed, you need to be able to push yourself. You aren’t answerable to anyone else as an entrepreneur, and that sometimes means that it’s hard to get moving without anyone to make you. You need to be dedicated to your plan and keep moving forward — even if you aren’t receiving an immediate paycheck. 2. Understand What You Offer As an entrepreneur, you need to know what you offer, and how it fits into the market. Whether it’s a product or a service, you need to know where you fit
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Morning Motivation – #MikeArmstrongQuotes – Positive Coronavirus News #PositiveCoronavirusNews

What are you going to do today to help you to achieve your short, medium and long term goals. If your stuck at home self isolating then here’s some tips that can always help you to get better and work towards successfully achieving your goals! Upskill – Do Online Courses or watch some YouTube videos and learn some new skills. Educate yourself – Read Some Books or listen to some audio from others who have already achieved the goals that you are trying to achieve and get some advice! Exercise – What ever goals your trying to achieve, being fit
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Over 100 Top Business Tips

Your business culture or philosophy is the ultimate key to your productivity and success. It will either enable or disable everything else that you do. Developing the right business culture is key to your success as everything you do hinges around this fundamental aspect of your business. If a businesses culture or the culture of the leaders or staff is wrong, the impact of even the best business growth and business optimisation techniques would be severely limited. Too many organisations only pay lipservice to these factors and as a result they constantly struggle to make real progress. Please find these
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5 Daily Habits of The Worlds Most Successful Entrepreneurs

Welcome to the 5 Daily Habits of the World’s Most Successful Entrepreneurs Article as featured in Entrepreneur.com. The main difference between the few who get ahead and the many treading water is how well they spend their time. The entrepreneurial spirit lights a flame of hope in the hearts and minds of people near and far. For most, it’s a symbolic journey, one that delves deep into the far-reaches of their minds, revealing their deepest hopes and dreams, illuminating the pathway to self-discovery and eventual financial freedom.  Yet, as enticing as it sounds to launch a new business, it’s also fraught
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Social Media Report

What Customers Really Want from Your Social Brand A little trust, a little love, and a lot of convenience… From digital detoxing and data security to the demand for fast and personalized experiences, new forces are changing the rules of customer engagement.  But amid all these changes, there are timeless customer needs that won’t be changing anytime soon.  In this ebook, you’ll discover three keys to customer engagement that you can use to build a lasting marketing strategy. What You’ll Learn What today’s customers expect from your brand on social The 3 C’s of customer engagement How real brands are putting these
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Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade

Electricians, plumbers, decorators and handymen were told to continue working in people’s private homes despite the coronavirus blockade. The … Coronavirus: Electricians and plumbers said they continue to work in private homes despite the blockade
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Managing a new home-based workforce

As the nation’s workforce picks up its laptop and heads home to work for the foreseeable future, are you as an employer prepared for how to manage … Managing a new home-based workforce
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5 Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

 If you are an Entrepreneur or you want to be an Entrepreneur then you are probably obsessed about how you can reach your next level of success, and how good you will feel when you have gotten there. Achieving success can be frustrating; there is such a big gap between having an idea and reaping the rewards. You could work hard for months and not get any of the results that you are looking for. All the while, others will seemingly go from success to success without making much effort. Maybe they know something that you don’t. Success for
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More details on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS)…

Further details have emerged for the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which is designed to assist qualifying businesses during these unprecedented times. The Scheme aims to support long-term viable businesses who may need to respond to cash-flow pressures by seeking additional finance.  The loan will be provided by the British Business Bank through participating providers during the Covid-19 outbreak. Full details of the CBILS scheme can be found here – but the main criteria are: Loan facilities of up to £5m 80% of the lenders risk is covered Repayment terms up to 6 years for term loans and asset finance, but
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15 Top Business Optimisation Tips…

Your business culture or philosophy is the ultimate key to your productivity and success. It will either enable or disable everything else that you do. Developing the right business culture is key to your success as everything you do hinges around this fundamental aspect of your business. If a businesses culture or the culture of the leaders or staff is wrong, the impact of even the best business growth and business optimisation techniques would be severely limited. Too many organisations only pay lipservice to these factors and as a result they constantly struggle to make real progress. Please find these
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UK Government Advice for Employees

Guidance COVID-19: guidance for employees  Updated 20 March 2020 Contents Staying at home Sick pay Furloughed workers Claiming benefits Staying at home If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts
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Help with Your Business Optimisation including Switching your business online, where possible…

In Modern times it has been important to use technology and the Internet wherever possible in your business to improve it’s efficiency, processes, costs and the Sales & Marketing reach of clients and audience, and this has never been more important for businesses than NOW! Coronavirus Effect! Is your business ready and prepared for the new world order? With the current climate being one of lock down, self isolation and restricted movement people are going to turn to technology and the internet even more now than ever before? If you are not already embracing Technology and the Internet in your
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5 Tips From Grant Cardone on how to deal with Economic Uncertainty…

Mike, An Economic Virus is about to hit.   The Financial Flu.   Here are 5 quick tips to deal with the current situation:   #1 Don’t panic. Plan and prepare #2 Commit to expansion, not contraction #3 Follow the money #4 Persist because others will quit #5 Take advantage and exploit the distraction   Want more details and go deeper into these subjects?   I’m doing a live webinar and you can register HERE.   —Grant   P.S. I’m not even worried about what would happen if the economy DID collapse. Want to know why????   …it’s something I figured out that EVERY successful person in
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20 Top Tips for Working From Home

Top Tips for Working From Home – 1 Try and stick to a regular Working From Home Routine / Working regular hours where possible… Set a schedule, and try your best to stick to it…(most of the time). Having clear guidelines for when to work and when to call it a day helps many home workers maintain a work life balance. That said, one of the benefits of remote work is flexibility, and sometimes you need to extend your day or start early to accommodate someone else’s time zone or an increased work load etc. When you do, be sure
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Latest Social Media News From Social Media Today…

  Editor’s Choice   Instagram Launches First Stage of IGTV Monetization, With In-Stream Ads Coming to Selected Channels   Instagram is reaching out to selected creators, inviting them to take part in the initial launch of ads in IGTV content.    Read now →   Best of Social Media Today   #SMTLive Recap: Building Your Brand Through Thought Leadership   In our most recent #SMTLive Twitter chat, we explored the virtues of thought leadership, and how it can benefit your business.     Beware of Virtue Signaling in Brand Communications About COVID-19   COVID-19 has become the dominant focus of
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Welsh Government News for Businesses

17 March 2020 Finance | Starting up | Marketing | Skills & Training | Business Ideas & Innovation | IT Coronavirus: Letter to businesses The Minister for Economy, Transport and North Wales, Ken Skates has issued a letter to reassure businesses in light of the recent cases of Coronavirus (Covid-19). In brief, a support package for small businesses worth £200m will be rolled out immediately to help deal with the impact of coronavirus. If you are currently experiencing issues or have any concerns with regards to your business operations/supply chain contact the Business Wales helpline on 03000 6 03000. To stay up to date with the latest information, take a look
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Interesting Blog Post From Marketo on the 3 Essentials of a Successful Qualified Leads Program…

The 3 Essentials of a Successful Qualified Leads Program Lead Management By: Kylie Peters In a way, sales reps are like nurses or doctors. They take people’s temperatures to determine how they’re feeling. A “hot” prospect is ready to buy. A “cold” prospect is merely browsing inventory. Before the internet, this heat check was usually performed in person. Sales reps would get a good sense of how interested someone was in their company’s products or services by spending some time with them. Qualified leads would ultimately receive more attention—the sales rep might play 18 holes with them to help close the
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