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As the Gavin Preston team sat down for their months review, they had good news to share with Jane and George…
“You’ve done it!
I’ve just finished the numbers and I’m delighted to tell you your business has not only grown, it’s doubled since we started to work together.
AND it’s only taken you 11 months!”
You should have seen the look on their faces (and mine to be honest).
The sheer delight and sense of pride was palpable!
Yet, it all started less than a year before, when an overworked and frankly demoralised couple called me to ask for help.
Jane and George had taken over a business his mother had set up 20 years previously and in the two years they’d been running it, they’d hit absolute rock bottom.
The poor things were working six days a week (starting at 3 am and often only finishing at gone 9 at night).
The staff were demotivated and obstructive, with very low morale.
Customers were continually complaining and causing trouble.
The business was barely breaking even. In fact, it lost money almost every month.
George was particularly worried about Jane.
She had dark grey bags beneath her eyes, was utterly exhausted from months of struggle and disappointment. She was completely worn out and it was beginning to affect hear health.
George wasn’t much better, though together they just soldiered on.
Together, they had a dream.
They knew deep in their hearts their business had potential. If only they could take the right actions to bring it out.
They wanted to create employment opportunities for local people – as the business was in a close-knit rural area.
They had great products and they wanted to exploit its WOW factor.
They desperately wanted to give their children a great start in life and provide them with the best education possible.
What’s more, they had total clarity on what they wanted to achieve.
Over the next few months we devised a thorough plan of how we could overhaul staff issues, streamline production and sales, boost customer satisfaction to create regular repeat business and most importantly significantly increase profits and personal income.
The result, in under 12 months, Jane and George have a happy and motivated team dedicated to the business.
They regularly take time out and family holidays together.
The children are receiving the education their parents had dreamed they could have.
Jane and George are happy, excited, more relaxed and now highly rewarded.
The business has doubled in turnover and profits.
But that’s not all
We continued to work together. Jane and George have gone on to double their business not once, but twice again
AND, we’re currently working to do this for a FOURTH time
Now, you may be wondering…
What’s the secret?
Are Jane and George exceptional super-humans?
Well, frankly, no. They’re not! They’re just like you.
But they have done a few things differently to most people.
First they’ve used just a few of my strategies and then gone and taken fast, effective and meaningful action.
And to help you do the same I have set up two Double Your Business Business Training Workshops in Bristol and Cardiff for November & December.
To register on to one of our next two Double Your Business Events, in either Bristol or Cardiff in order to find out how this business growth can be achieved, please click the link to the business growth event that’s in the area best for you!
P.S. Important: This proves you can double your business and repeat that success with just two things. The right mind-set and the right tools.
Gavin Preston Ltd
www.gavinpreston.com | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin Preston Ltd, Connaught House, Riverside Business Park, Conwy, LL32 8UB, United Kingdom 0845 468 0271
1. Twitter Marketing
Set up a Twitter Account and Follow up to 5,000 of your target audience.
A large proportion will follow you back and those that don’t can be unfollowed so that you can follow some more.
This could be a particular niche or businesses / consumers in a certain geographical location. Whilst you are building followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.
2. Facebook Marketing, Facebook Pages and Facebook Group Marketing
Use your personal Facebook account to connect with potential customers and partners, also create a Facebook Page and get your friends, potential partners and target audience (clients etc) to like and share your page. Whilst you are building likers & followers and when you have thousands of followers, send out information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.
You can also set up groups for your target audiences and get some of those to join your group where you can also share information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience.
3. LinkedIn Marketing and LinkedIn Company Pages
Make sure you have a good LinkedIn profile page that covers everything that you do including all of your skills and which links to your company website, blog and Facebook page etc. Also add links to any video that you might have etc.
Also create a Company page on LinkedIn (you need an email address on a registered domain to do this) and regularly post information, tips, offers, competitions and advice that would be useful and of interest to your target audience via your LinkedIn company page and your regular posts facility on LinkedIn.
Finally on LinkedIn regularly connect with lots of people in your target audience on LinkedIn (but not to many all at once though as LinkedIn can block you). Also join lots of groups full of your target audience and connect with them via the group (Something linkedin allows you to do more aggressively than just connecting with people).
Create a blog or ideally add a blog to your existing website or get a new website with a blog already included and start blogging regularly about your business, products and services etc.
This can help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you get indexed more regularly the search engines and helping you to appear higher up and more often in the internet page ranks.
5. Keyword Content Marketing via content pages on your website
You should have an existing website or get a new website and create great keyword written landing pages for your business, as well as every single product and service and geographical area covered etc.
This will help to improve the Seo of your website and get it associated with more keywords to help you appear higher up and more often in the internet search engine page ranks helping you to get more enquiries.
If you need any help with any of the above please call: 07517 024979 or email: email@example.com
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Business Network Wales has launched a new online business networking and business support platform for the Welsh Business Community.
Business Networking / Social Networking Platform for Businesses in Wales
Business Support Community Platform for Businesses in Wales
How to Join Business Network Wales?
Online Business Networking
The Business Network Wales platform has been specifically designed with business networking and online business networking in mind so it does not come with the usual contact restrictions and limitations of rival social media and contact/connection building platform systems such as Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Some of these other platforms restrict the building up of contacts and connections beyond the people that you already know or have met in the “Real World” however the Business Network Wales platform actively encourages you to connect and more importantly do business with new people that you meet within the new business social networking system. The only restriction on our business networking system is that you can only contact and connect with businesses at the same level of access to the system and below.
Online Business Support including Business Support Documentation
Business Support Document Vaults
The business support document vaults contains over 5,000 Crown produced “Business Support Documents”. These documents are Free to download and save on the standard PDF document system. Access to the documents is restricted to the level of access you have to the system. If you have the top “Business Level” that you can access all 5,000 business support documents, with the “Enterprise level access members being restricted to just over 2,000 of the documents, whilst entry level “FREE” members have access to 500 of the business support documents. The majority of the documents at all levels are aimed at business growth and business support whilst a large proportion of the 500 documents aimed at the entry level “FREE” membership level are business startup documents ideal for business startups, new businesses and people thinking about starting a business.
Business Support Services
The owners of the Business Network Wales system, Private Social Platforms, have negotiated a number of business support services aimed at helping all levels of businesses to improve their business.
These business support services offer excellent opportunities to help and support all types of businesses in many different areas from Business Marketing and Business Cost Reduction Services to Raising Business Funds and Business Financing.
Example Business Support Service
Members of the Business Network Wales community platform can benefit from the support services already negotiated and available as well as the opportunity to put forward your business as a potential partner to the system if you feel that you may have a business support service suitable to be considered.
Business Advertising Opportunities
The purpose built system has a number of built in business advertising opportunities including the ability to “offer business services” and “reply to people requesting business services” via the “Business Exchange” section as well as “Banner Advertising” via every page on the system.
Other Business Support Services
In addition to the business support document vaults and the business support services and business advertising services the Business Network Wales platform also allows business to raise funds via a “Crowd Funding” feature, sell tickets and market events via the “Event” feature and set up and join (open or closed) groups to allow better interaction and communication via the “Group” feature.
If you are part of the Welsh business community or you are someone looking for online business support or online business networking then this new Business Network Wales “Welsh business community platform” is for you.
So what are you waiting for. Sign up today and start benefiting from the many features and benefits available to you from within the system and whilst your at it, invite all your friends, colleagues, partners, customers and suppliers to join you on the system for the benefit of being able to connect with them online as well as to help reduce your own subscription fee, via the inbuilt discount referral scheme.
In addition to Launching the Business Network Wales Platform for 2016 they have also partnered with Wales’ Leading Professional Business Network, Introbiz, to offer the Introbiz.Wales online business community platform.