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The 7 critical company values that matter for 2021, 2022, 2023 and beyond…

There are 7 critical company values that matter in 2021, 2022 and beyond.

2020 was a year like no other, at least in our lifetimes.

The global economy was brought to its knees as businesses were forced to closed or make lots of changes, supply chains saw major disruptions and stay-at-home orders and lockdowns were issued everywhere.

In times like these, the companies that survive and/or even thrive amongst the chaos, are the companies whose foundations and cultures are positive and strong, with resilience built into their very ethos, structures and cultures!

So let’s take a look into the seven levels of organisational consciousness which can be incorporated into company culture during a pandemic or additional global crisis of that magnitude.

Level One: Survival

This the most basic of company values or level of organisational consciousness. It is at the bottom of the consciousness ladder but that doesn’t mean that this level isn’t necessary; in fact, far from it!

In a pandemic, survival is critical, and companies must implement strategies which help the organisation to be stable financially and create shareholder value despite the ongoing chaos.

Level Two: Relationships

Particularly during a pandemic, companies need to foster a culture in which employees and clients feel loyal to the organisation since it takes care of their needs.

For example, the company can offer paid sick leave/enhanced medical insurance to those taken ill and the firm can also renegotiate payment terms with its customers who are struggling to meet their commitments due to the effects of the pandemic.

A company’s biggest assets are its people (both employees and customers), and aiming to create strong relationships with these people will almost guarantee the survival and success of the company.

Level Three: Self-Esteem

The next value up the ladder is self-esteem. Organisations seeking to navigate the challenges presented by the ongoing pandemic need to establish structures and procedures that bring order to the organisation and make it possible for performance to improve.

For example, a streamlined travel policy that spells out which specific safety measures employees need to take and how they can get help quickly in case of emergency may bump up productivity among employees whose roles require them to travel frequently. Avoid confusion and unnecessary bureaucracy at all costs.

Level Four: Transformation

This core value facilitates improvement and innovation among employees. A company culture which encourages adaptability as well as continuous improvement encourages an environment where employees can participate in decision making. When employees are given a voice, their loyalty and engagement shoot up, and the organisation is the net winner.

Level Five: Internal Cohesion

During a pandemic, companies need to focus on shared values and an inspiring vision which can bring together the motivations of every team member, with those of the organisation. When everyone is pulling in the same direction (as opposed to each team only caring about what happens in their team or department), performance, creativity, integrity and commitment can really increase exponentially, with a compound effective.

This can be the best position to take when facing a pandemic or any major crisis!

Level Six: Making a Difference

This penultimate value entails building mutually beneficial alliances with other entities or groups as well as with the community.

For example, the company culture can enable the creation of opportunities to support local hospitals or soup kitchens using a fraction of the profits earned by the company.

The company can also nurture alliances with other organisations in which each firm is a client of the other’s products or services, and all parties contribute to the community.

As the organisation commits to a bigger purpose, internal cohesion will deepen.

Level Seven: Service

This is the highest value that an organisation can have, especially during a pandemic. At this level, everyone in the organisation recognises that they are part of everything around them. They therefore strive to make a positive contribution towards creating a better planet and humanity in general.

In a pandemic, the importance of this value in a company culture is all too apparent; who will buy your products if everyone is sick or dies and yet you have the capacity to prevent or minimise the impact of the pandemic?

Companies that survive and even thrive, tend to operate at this level of consciousness, and it no longer matters who is at the helm. The system lives and breathes service, so there is no choice but for everyone to go along with it!

As you rebuild your company after the shocks of 2020 and a significant part of 2021, or as you seek a fresh start in a new company, take a close look at how you can apply the seven values above in the culture of your company.

These aspects of a company culture will not only ensure you breeze through the pandemic, but you will be on your way to building a lasting legacy!

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Budget 2021, Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms have been given a financial boost in the Budget…

Budget 2021 News:

Shops, restaurants and bars and gyms in England which have been badly hit by the Covid-19 pandemic have been given a financial boost in the Budget.

Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a temporary 50% cut in their business rates, up to a maximum of £110,000.

In addition, he has scrapped 2022’s planned annual increase in rates for all firms for the second year in a row.

The hospitality industry welcomed the move, although it added “the devil will be in the detail”.

Business rates are charged on commercial premises based on the value of the property and the level is set by central government, rather than councils. They are devolved across the UK’s nations.

The Treasury only decides business rates in England, but the UK government also allocates funding to Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland through a formula.

This could allow the devolved nations to mirror the changes in England or, alternatively, keep their current business rates and spend the money elsewhere.

Bricks and mortar firms have long complained that they are at an unfair disadvantage compared with online retailers, which do not have to pay business rates. They want to see an online sales tax being applied.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak said that in the 2022-23 tax year, pubs, music venues, cinemas, restaurants, hotels, theatres and gyms would be able to claim a discount on their bills of 50%, up to a maximum of £110,000. He said that was a tax cut worth almost £1.7bn.

In conjunction with the existing Small Business Rates Relief, the chancellor said the move meant more than 90% of all retail, hospitality and leisure businesses would see a discount of at least 50%.

Business rates in the retail and leisure sectors have already been reduced during the present financial year following the rates holiday during the pandemic.

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Taxes cut on sparkling wine and draught beer

The Treasury has been carrying out a wider review of business rates.

In his Budget speech, Mr Sunak confirmed they would be retained and reformed. “We on this side of the House are clear that reckless, unfunded promises to abolish a tax which raises £25bn every year are completely irresponsible.”

However, he said the system would be made “fairer and timelier with more frequent revaluations every three years”. beginning in 2023.

In addition, from 2023, all firms, not just in retail and hospitality, would be able to make improvements to their property without having to pay extra business rates for 12 months.

The reforms also include a new relief for firms that invest in green technologies, such as solar panels and heat pumps.

‘Incredibly fragile’

UK Hospitality chief executive Kate Nicholls: “We have been lobbying hard for significant reform of the outdated business rates system and therefore very much welcome the chancellor’s move today to extend the 50% business rates relief for the hospitality and leisure sector for the next financial year.

“The devil will be in the detail, though, so we look forward to learning to what extent it will benefit businesses.”

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Ms Nicholls also said announcements simplifying, and in some cases cutting, alcohol duties were “great news” for pubs, bars and restaurants and “will benefit all”.

However, she added: “Positive as these announcements are, hospitality remains incredibly fragile, facing myriad critical issues. Rising utility bills, wage bills and food and drink prices have resulted in 13% inflationary costs that businesses are having to absorb at the same time as they navigate severe supply chain issues and chronic staff shortages.

“Given this toxic cocktail, it is imperative the government go further to support businesses in our sector.”

She said the best way to do that would be to keep the current lower rate of 12.5% VAT on hospitality.

“The chancellor has been bold and radical with alcohol duty – we urge him to adopt the same approach when implementing root and branch reform of business rates, to ensure industries share the burden equally.”

Elsewhere, the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), Shevaun Haviland, said the chancellor had listened to the BCC’s “long-standing calls for changes to the business rates system and this will be good news for many firms”.

“It will provide much-needed relief for businesses across the country, giving many firms renewed confidence to invest and grow.”

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CBI director general Tony Danker said the chancellor had made “real strides in making the system more palatable for businesses in the shorter term. More frequent valuations, wider reliefs and improving the incentives for firms to decarbonise their premises is what firms have been calling for”.

However, he added that the “hard truth” was that “the government missed the opportunity to truly reform a business rates system that diminishes Britain’s high streets and factories”.

Julian Bird, chief executive of Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, welcomed the move, saying it would “provide venue operators with the cushion of a lower cost base as they reopen and develop an audience post-pandemic.

“The 100% improvement relief for business rates, providing 12 months relief from higher bills for occupiers where eligible improvements to an existing property increase the rateable value, from 2023 will encourage innovation and enhancement of our theatre buildings,” he added.

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Your Way Global Women’s Conference Set to inspire Global Post-Pandemic Success This November – UK Business News

Your Way Global Women’s Conference Set To Inspire Global Post-Pandemic Success This November

October 11, 2021
International Business Leader and TEDx Speaker Bernie Davies is looking forward to this November’s ‘Your Way’ Global Women’s Conference where a diverse range of global women business leaders will come together to discuss the challenges of a post-pandemic economic climate, prepare for what’s next and support, educate and guide one another to success.

Conference leader and international sought after speaker Bernie explains:

“This is the second of my annual Conferences which was inspired last year by the success of my bestselling Book Your Business Your Way.

Readers resonated with my perspective as a wife and mother from a career in law, divorce, health challenges and loss; to becoming a successful multi-award winning serial entrepreneur, Swansea and West Wales Franchise Owner of Introbiz and CEO & Founder of Bernie Davies Global Ltd.

“However I haven’t done it all alone – I’ve been inspired and encouraged by my fellow female business leaders and regularly put their advice into practice – as well as sharing my own advice with mentorees and network members.

“I felt it would be wonderful for women across the world to come together, celebrate success and inspire each other – and the “Your Way” Global Women’s Conference was born in November 2020.”

“Last year’s lineup boasted an ITV Presenter, an Emmy Ward Winner, The Global Customer Director of The Coca-Cola Company, a Barclays Bank Director, the owner of a part of Amsterdam Harbour, Bestselling Authors and more!

“As the whole world seeks to recover from the impact of the pandemic – and we all have adapted to new, more inclusive ways of working, thanks to technology, the timing of the second event could not be better.”

With an impressive selection of speakers and delegates from across the Globe, this year’s Event kicks off at 9am with a talk by in-demand motivational speaker Bernie, followed by an exciting range of business speakers from across the world, including:

HEADLINE SPEAKER- Alison Edgar MBE, BESTSELLING UK AUTHOR

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Charu Mehrotra AWARD WINNING ENTREPRENEUR, SINGAPORE

Julia Esteve Boyd    INTL ETIQUETTE CONSULTANT, SWITZERLAND

Agnes Nsofwa SICKLE CELL ADVOCATE, AUSTRALIA

Babs Jamieson LAWYER, IRELAND & SCOTLAND

Keisha Rodriguez PERSONAL STYLIST, TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Jade Paveley AWARD WINNING RALLY DRIVER, UK

Sharniya Ferdinand NATWEST BANK, UK

Cody Gapare AWARD WINNING FOUNDER, UK

Aish Moitra #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR, VANCOUVER CANADA

Desiree Peterkin-Bell PRES / CEO DP BELL ASSOCIATES, USA

Jill Lublin MASTER PUBLICITY STRATEGIST, USA

The online event is free to attend and tickets are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/your-way-global-womens-conference-2021-tickets-178526807487
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45 Vegan Business Ideas To Start in 2021, 2022, 2023, 2024, 2025 & Beyond…

45 Approachable Vegan Business Ideas To Start in 2021

By
Michael Ofei
Last updated:
May 13, 2021

When it comes to vegan business ideas, a lot has changed since I first published this post in 2016. At the time, I was frustrated with the lack of vegan-friendly products available. 

I was confused as to why there weren’t better dairy-free ice creams or vegan fashion brands that didn’t suck. 

Well, fortunately, the market caught on, and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the progress made in these areas. My local supermarket freezer is now filled with vegan ice creams and there’s an explosion of ethical fashion labels paving the way.

I used to wonder how amazing it would be if there was a vegan-friendly rival to McDonald’s. Now, even Hungary Jack’s (Burger King) and Dominos offer vegan options. Who would have thought!?

My wife Masa and I have travelled the world and have seen vegan malls, nightclubs, vegan Japanese restaurants and world-class vegan pizzerias. We’re even proud owners of puffy winter jackets with remarkably no bird feathers.

While we should take a moment to celebrate this entrepreneurial progress, there’s still a lot of work to be done. 

Vegan business ideas just keep on coming

I’ve had countless business ideas since becoming vegan, but with the demanding commitment of The Minimalist Vegan, I can only dream of these concepts, without the capacity to execute on them.

So in this post, I’m sharing 45 vegan business opportunities that could help any marketplace. I’ve updated this article to include more relevant ideas to match the current times. 

My hope is that you can bring these ideas to life and shift the demand for ethical products and services.

These ideas are by no means revolutionary, but they do seem to be missing in many marketplaces. 

We’ve also tried to include ideas that are not too large-scale and intimidating to start. It’s always best to start small and validate your vegan business before investing more capital. 

Keep in mind we live in Tasmania, Australia, so maybe where you live there is much more (or less) to choose from.

If you don’t fancy yourself an entrepreneur, maybe you know someone who would like to try to start a socially conscious business? Share this post with them to see if it piques their interest. 

In any case, I encourage you to reflect on all of the occasions when you’ve struggled to find a specific offering that is vegan-friendly and think about how you can help solve that problem yourself.

Note: if you’re interested, we recorded a podcast episode breaking down vegan business ideas.

I’ve broken the list down by category to help filter through content.

Alright. Below is our list of 45 vegan business ideas to start in 2021.

Vegan food and beverages

Nine times out of ten, food is the first thought that comes to mind when thinking of starting a vegan business venture. Just look at the comments in this post. The majority of entrepreneurs are thinking about getting into food.

It makes sense. Access to good food is the greatest challenge when transitioning to a vegan lifestyle. 

And even though vegan food businesses are experiencing crazy growth in markets like the UK, we still have a long ways to go to make plant-based food more accessible to people around the world. 

There are two types of vegan food businesses. There’s hospitality and there’s a food product. It’s the difference between opening a vegan restaurant or catering service and developing the next great vegan cheese product to be on the shelves of supermarkets.

Hospitality is a tough gig that requires incredible skill, long hours and low margins. However, if it works, cafe’s, restaurants and food trucks create a community station of vegans and non-vegans to eat together and share experiences. 

A vegan food product on the other hand is more scalable with better margins. But then it can be incredibly difficult to get your product onto shelves to be able to sell enough volume for it to be sustainable.

Let’s get into some examples of vegan food and beverage businesses.

Vegan pie shop.
Vegan dog treats.
Nut cheese deli.
The vegan version of Krispy Kremes.
Start a vegan sushi restaurant.
Vegan bakery.
A healthy high-protein meat substitute.
Vegan-friendly bar or nightclub.
Start a food truck specialising in one type of food, e.g. kebabs, burgers, bowls.
Local vegan wine.
We’ve seen many vegan food businesses come and go over the years, and it’s always sad to see a beloved ethical entrepreneur shut shop. To mitigate this risk, we suggest starting with a super small operation at a weekly market.

This allows you to test your concept and see how customers respond. Be honest with yourself and avoid delusion. If no one is buying your food, it hasn’t hit the mark. Get feedback on your food and improve your product. 

From there you can slowly scale up to catering, a food truck then eventually a commercial space. But do it in stages, and take the time to build a loyal following. I wish you the best of luck!

Vegan services

An overlooked vegan business opportunity is within services. I can’t tell you how many times I needed help and struggled to find a professional who was also vegan. 

Working with a service provider with shared values gives vegan customers reassurance and confidence to work together without being judged.

If you have skills in a particular area, a services business is one of the most affordable and quickest businesses to start. Let’s look at some ideas below.

A freelance illustrator who services vegan-friendly small businesses.
Company accountant or bookkeeper for online vegan entrepreneurs.
Photographer servicing compassionate businesses.
Project manager for organic and vegan shop fit-outs.
Social media manager for vegan businesses.
Copywriting services to help build the profile of vegan entrepreneurs.
Study to become a health professional that serves the vegan community using natural cruelty-free practices.
Start a salon offering and using only vegan hair care products.
Become the first vegan car detailer in your area.
Vegan personal trainer that specialises in high-performance athletes.
Become a vegan-friendly vet (this one is lacking!)

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Vegan fashion business 

Animal fabrics like wool, leather and silk are often associated with premium and reliable fashion pieces. However, over the last decade, vegan materials have become more innovative, accessible and sustainable. 

As consumers become ecologically and ethically conscious, the demand for high-quality vegan fashion will only increase.

Previously, starting a fashion brand was costly and thus risky. You had to hit the market perfectly to justify ordering huge quantities of stock from suppliers.

Nowadays, you can work on one design at a time, and test your concept using crowdsourcing platforms like Kickstarter and Indigogo—helping to reduce your risk and give you the confidence to scale.

It’s worth noting that vegan customers equally value fair trade practices. So where possible try to keep your production line local with relative wages to your area. 

Here are some ideas for vegan fashion businesses:

Online vegan sneaker retailer.
Bamboo clothing line specialising in everyday essentials.
Organic, fair trade and vegan line of jeans.
Tailored vegan suits for men.
Start a fun vegan sock company.
Vegan activewear for specific sports.
Vegan education and media

One of the most common triggers for becoming vegan is usually based on education, be it a speech, a documentary or a book. For example, we became vegan after watching Earthlings, and our story is common.

The internet has made online education accessible to everyone. It’s never been easier to acquire creative skills in film, photography, design and writing. 

Furthermore, creators are no longer at the mercy of book publishers, film studios or music labels. You can simply publish your work with the possibility of reaching an audience. 

You can monetize your media through patronage, distributors, brand deals, affiliate commissions, advertising and products. 

Or if you’re really ambitious, see if you can take a piece of the obscene amount of cash Netflix, Amazon, HBO and Apple are throwing at original content. Netflix for example is estimated to spend 19 billion on content in 2021! 

One caveat. Because the barriers to entry for content is so low, you need to produce AMAZING content to cut through the noise. So be prepared to spend hours to become a master of your craft, or hire a talented team of creators to bring your project to life.

Here’s a few samples:

Animated YouTube channel producing 2– 3-minute videos teaching people the truth about consumerism.
A vegan-friendly childcare centre with a community veggie garden.
Vegan wedding blog producing fantastic content and advertising ethical wedding brands and services.
A science-fiction novel series with subtle vegan themes.
Partner with your local education institutions and develop a vegan chef school certification.
Produce a documentary-style podcast that captures the stories of animal cruelty, fair trade, and environmental issues.
Start a vegan screenwriting business for feature films, television, commercials, documentaries and video games.
Become a vegan comedian TikTok influencer.

Vegan technology business

Much like vegan education, we can use the internet to skill up in technology. Whether it’s learning how to code or working with developers, you have the potential to create the next greatest vegan app.

The software business can be incredibly lucrative and scalable hence the potential of attracting many investors and reaching the masses.

However, the tech world is insanely dynamic and you can fall as quickly as you can grow. So be prepared to duck, weave and adjust as market conditions change. 

While tech know-how is important, the success of your startup is dependent on how well you reach product-market fit. I suggest you read the Lean Start-Up and apply the principles to developing your concept to give you the best chance of success. 

This is the kind of ideas I had in mind for vegan technology based businesses.

Create an app that facilitates the delivery of food from all the vegan food options in your area.
Develop a dating app that accurately connects vegan soulmates.
Create a concierge service in the form of a mobile app that connects all local ethical tradespeople with vegan customers.
Design a line of solar-powered vegan-friendly smartphone accessories.
Invent sustainable, vegan materials to be used in various industries.
Design an interface that pulls vegan stocks and startups into one place.
Vegan cosmetics and beauty

Cosmetics have always been a massive industry, and the vegan segment of the market is benefiting. It’s predicted that the global vegan cosmetics market will be worth 27 billion by 2027! 

Mindful consumers want cruelty-free, sustainable, organic beauty products without comprising on quality. At the end of the day, you need deodorants that prevent odour, makeup that enhances, skincare that helps your cells thrive.

What’s attractive about cosmetics and beauty is the consumable nature of the products. If you’re able to get customer loyalty, you’ll benefit from repeat purchases. 

With all of that said, the beauty industry is brutal. You need to formulate the perfect product and at the right price point if you want any chance of success. You need to hustle at tradeshows, learn eCommerce and work with retailers to acquire customers. 

Vegan customers are becoming increasingly sceptical about greenwashing, so make sure your communication and transparency of your supply chain and ingredients are airtight. 

Here’s a few ideas in this area:

Develop a mascara that is vegan, fair trade, organic and eco-friendly.
Build a vegan-friendly and chemical-free nail polish company.
Create an anti-aging line of vegan skincare.
Develop a natural hair colour line that’s easy to apply and a varied colour palette.
What are your vegan business ideas?

I would love for you to share any experiences you have had with trying to find vegan businesses in your area. Also, share some success stories so others can learn from them in the comments below.

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10 Golden Rules Of Personal Branding

Creating a personal brand can be a daunting, mythical task. And one of the easiest ways to get lost in the process is to not know where to start. Even Oprah Winfrey began by going through several style iterations on a small local show before defining her voice into one of the most influential personal brands in the world.

In both our look-at-me cultural shift and evolving job market, it’s both helpful and necessary to stand out when applying for a job or starting your own company. A personal brand is for (almost) everyone. So here are 10 golden rules for creating an engaging, unique, and inviting personal brand.

1. Have a focus.

“Too many people are unfocused when it comes to press and coverage, trying to be “everything to everyone.” Decide what your key message is and stick to it,” says Cooper Harris, founder and CEO of Klickly. Her personal brand has undergone a dramatic shift—from working actress to respected tech entrepreneur and she has handled this shift by only focusing on one message at a time. Keeping your message focused for your target demographic will make it that much easier to both create content around your personal brand and have others define you.

In fact, Adam Smiley Poswolsky, millennial workplace expert and author of The Breakthrough Speaker, takes it one step further when he’s advising speakers: “Carve a niche, and then carve a niche within your niche. The best personal brands are very specific.” And Juan Felipe Campos, VP of tech and partner at Manos Accelerator, goes one step further to focus on communities that he targets with his large-scale clients. “Keep your message and content consistent to one niche topic to become memorable within a targeted community.” The narrower and more focused your brand is, the easier it is for people to remember who you are. And when it comes time to hire a speaker or a new employee, your narrowed-down brand will be what they remember.

2. Be genuine.

There’s an easy way to have an original personal brand—and that is to be genuine and authentic. Millennial influencer and head of marketing at Popular Demand, Monica Lin, says “People can see right through a disingenuous act.” The more obviously a brand is a copycat, the more the audience will call out the perpetrator for it. Monica’s personal brand experienced a huge amount of growth after she began engaging with her audience more meaningfully on Twitter.

“Be genuine. It will make it much easier to manage your personal brand on a daily basis,” explained William Harris, Facebook ads expert at Elumynt. Your personal brand should be an easy daily filter that you create content and reach out to your audience with. And finally, Justin Wu, founder of CoinState says “Be a master of your craft, skillset or industry before starting a personal brand. Then your content will help amplify who you are.”  When initially building his personal brand, he garnered a reputation of being an expert in his field while simultaneously amplifying on social media that same renown. If you’re deeply skilled in one area, your reputation alone will help you build the brand you want.

3. Tell a story.

If your personal brand isn’t telling a story, you’ve already lost half of your potential audience. Allen Gannett, chief strategy officer at Skyword and author of The Creative Curve explains it best:” The most effective personal branding strategy these days is to build a true narrative – single character monologues are boring in Tinseltown, and even more boring for your personal brand.” No one wants to hear you shout about your brand into the social media void, so create a story around your brand that your audience can engage with. Allen regularly meets and chats with his audience in airports around the world, further developing his warm and friendly personal brand.

One of the best ways to tell that story is through written content or video. For Pelpina Trip, social video strategist, this is definitely the case. Her own video channel on LinkedIn sees some of the highest levels of engagement across the platform. “The most personal way to communicate online is with video. Simply use your smartphone to video message your clients, make a personal connection with prospective clients and connect with co-workers. After all, you always have your smartphone on you!”

4. Be consistent.

Being consistent is very similar to having a narrow focus—it’s much easier to get recognized for one topic if you consistently create content and brand voice around it. “Ensure that your personal brand promise stays consistent, both online and offline,” explains Fyiona Yong, director and millennial leadership coach (ICF ACC). She regularly works with millennials in a corporate context to help them define their more conservative work goals. “You have to demonstrate consistency across your communication, gravitas, and appearance. Don’t underestimate how tiny inconsistencies can derail personal brand effectiveness.”

On the opposite, creative side, CyreneQ, a top storyteller on Snapchat, suggests “something consistent either visually or personality wise. Something unique that people can associate with your brand and know it’s you. For example, a sidekick mascot or having a catchphrase you say after every video – something people can fall in love with.” Her sidekick mascot, Ele, has garnered millions of views per Snap for brand work, allowing her fun personal brand to represent big box brands like Walmart and DC.  So whether you’re creating a wild, incredibly out-there fun brand or one that’s a bit more on the conservative, corporate side, consistency is key.
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This personal branding & marketing agency works to the same strategy that Mike Armstrong the Welsh Dragon, (#MikeArmstrong #WelshDragon), has used and followed to become a key person of influence in the Digital Marketing, Sales, Entrepreneurship & Global: Networking, Podcasting and Speaking & Event space (google Search Mike Armstrong & #MikeArmstrong Global and #MikeArmstrong in any social media!

As this personal branding & marketing strategy required a lot of work Mike has become the UK licensee of USA Digital Marketing, Media and Events Agency, Laws of Life llp out of Boca Rohan in Florida.

Utilising this proven Personal Branding & Marketing Strategy and a large resource of specialist digital, media and event practitioners can help you to grow your personal brand, elevate you as a key person of influence in your sector, and become a top industry and/or global brand.

How do we grow your personal brand!

We can grow your personal brand and elevate your position as a key person of influence in your sector by providing the following digital marketing, branding, multi media and web services including Podcasting, Webcasting, Blogging, Events, TV, Training and so much more.

What to do if you want personal branding & marketing services from a personal branding & marketing agency!

If you are ready to grow your personal brand and you have a decent budget to do so then please feel free to contact me on 07960872549 / 00447960872549? I can provide the strategy for allowing you to do this yourself or the strategy and outsourced services based on your budget to help you to do this for you. (#TeamWorkMakesTheDreamWork)!

#MikeArmstrong #WelshDragon

What areas does our Personal Branding & Marketing Agency cover?

Mike is based in Cardiff, South Wales, Wales, UK and London, England, UK, Europe.

Laws of Life llp are based in Boa Rohan, Florida, USA.

And we have partners in NZ, SA, Australia, India, And in many other parts of the world, so if you are looking for a Personal Branding Agency for anywhere in the world, please get in touch – call Mike 07960 872549 / 00447960872549.

We can cover anywhere around the world!

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Mike Armstrong Speaker YouTube Channel for Entrepreneur Chats with Global Entrepreneurs…

Mike Armstrong Speaker UK YouTube Channel https://youtube.com/c/MikeArmstrongSpeakerUKYouTubeChannel via @YouTube – listen to #entrepreneurs from around the world inc. #UK #USA #SouthAfrica #Australia #NewZealand #Europe #Canada #SouthAmerica etc.

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Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Some Wisdome via YouTube videos from Jim Rohn…

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Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Recent Entrepreneur Podcast Guests on the Mike Armstrong Podcast & YouTube Channel…

The Mike Armstrong Podcast Show #MikeArmstrongPodcast

Please find some of the recent Podcast guests featured on the Entrepreneur Chats #EntrepreneurChats feature of the Mike Armstrong Podcast #MikeArmstrongPodcast and the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel #MikeArmstrongYouTube.

Podcast guests

If you are interested in becoming a podcast guest and are an Entrepreneur or Professional Sports Athlete, please contact the Mike Armstrong Podcast Show via this website, and please let us know a little about yourself.

Podcast Guest

If you are looking for podcast guests then please feel free to reach out to Mike Armstrong, who is always happy to appear as a guest on any podcast, social media live or video blog (blog) discussing almost any topic that you have in mind, or one of his chosen expert topics including Business, Entrepreneurship, Sales, Marketing, Social Media, Clubhouse, Leadership, Mindset, Personal Development and Sports etc.

#PodcastGuests

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Mike Armstrong is looking forward to attending, speaking at and teaching at this event today – #MikeArmstrong

USA Networking

Happy Tuesday Friends!

Please register here before 4pm UK time today.

Join Mike Armstrong #MIkeArmstrong a.k.a the #WelshDragon on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 11 am – 1:00 pm Eastern Time Zone (4pm to 6pm GMT) for a SPECIAL show of Networking plus the Singer and Actor Showcase.

THE LINK TO REGISTER TO SHARE WITH FRIENDS IS:  https://bit.ly/BlancaLawsofLife

THE FACEBOOK LINK TO SHARE IS: https://www.facebook.com/events/445495100086568

THE INSTAGRAM STORY TO SHARE IS:  https://www.instagram.com/p/CNkts8IL8O1/

THE LINK FOR FULL AGENDA (PLUS FREE LEARNING SCHEDULE) AND TO APPLY TO BE IN SHOWCASE IS:  https://bit.ly/3uCnNbV

THE PRESS RELEASE IS:  https://bit.ly/LawsofLifePressRelease

THE LINK TO OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE:  https://www.flipsnack.com/F5B6786D75E/online-news-magazine-xp86p9mzhm.html

 

INVITE FRIENDS.

NETWORK.

ENJOY THE SINGER SHOWCASE TOMORROW

HAVE YOUR PITCH READY!

Mingle in Breakout Rooms, Have a one on one

Join the Room of your Choice!

            BLANCA HOST – Led by Blanca to discuss webcasting, podcasting or business strategy

          LOVE HOST – Led by Mother Daughter Dynamic Duo Coach Rochelle Schwartz and Alisha Schwartz

HEALTH HOST – Led by Marc Siegel (Also Judging the Competition)

          REAL ESTATE HOST- Led by Sunny Arfa

          LIFE HOST – Led by Samantha Foster, The Lifehouse Project

          CRYPTO HOST – Led by Alan Hagel and David Shafman

 

GUEST HOST OF THE DAY: SKYLINE SKYLINE AND MARC SIEGEL

GUEST OF THE DAY: Sho-Time.  Read last week’s article about Sho-Time!  http://bit.ly/Shotimerocks

 

DIAMOND SPONSOR:  MARECKI & MEDOLLA, YOUR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY PUTTING COMMUNITY FIRST.  Mylegaladvocate.com or call them at 561-847-2868 if you have a personal injury and need their help.

 

SPONSORS FOR WINNERS OF SHOWCASE:

 

Guest of Honor and Gift Sponsor @shotimetv

Judge & Speaker @christiansantamaria + 60 minute marketing coaching sesh with Blanca

Radio Interview with @EliDapson

Radio Interview with @Osodiva

Magazine Interview with Authority Magazine

Magazine Interview with Medium Blog

Magazine Interview with Natalee Federal

Beat Gift Sponsor @farikoondatrack

Video Edit Sponsor @jordansantamarianyc

Shirt Giveaway Sponsor @SchebereNewYork

CBD Gummy Gift @quantumperformancecbd

Renu28 Anti-aging and pain gift @the_real_bionic_woman & @Gilat Khorsandi and Stacy Rosman

Glamour Face Mask gift @SOULsticesky

Laws of Life is giving an interview on IG, Magazine feature in THE LOOP and more. Visit www.lawsoflife.shop

 

LAWS OF LIFE LEARNING TEACHERS ON TUESDAY:

 

Christian Santamaria – Marketing for Singers and Actors and “Creatives” (1:30 – 2:00 pm)

Mike Armstrong – SEO Strategies (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm) #MikeArmstrong

Lizeth Alvarado – Instagram (3:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

Blanca – How to Utilize Social Media to Promote a Special Event (4:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

 

Remember to RESERVE Thursday, April 15, 2021  from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm for Marc Siegel’s Networking Group and join his Spectacular Small Business Facebook group if you have not done so yet!     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2970532012980880

Thank very much in advance for your attendance and for your kindness and friendship.

Blanca

Host

Laws of Life Network

561-543-9040

www.lawsoflife.shop

Published by Mike Armstrong a.k.a the #WelshDragon – https://linktr.ee/mikearmstrong

#MikeArmstrong the #WelshDragon

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

How to get a Job in any industry – Mike Armstrong’s Interview by Lena Livinsky on the Accented World Podcast

#MikeArmstrong #WelshDragon

MIKE ARMSTRONG / #mikearmstrong appeared on the Accented World Podcast.  This is what interviewer Lena Livinsky thought of the experience!

Networking is very powerful, and I learned some of the most valuable lessons in networking from award-winning networker Mr. Mike Armstrong #MikeArmstrong. Mike is my guest on the show today and he’s here to teach you how to network successfully. He is a powerhouse in making connections and is helping others 10x their business growth and property. His goal is to become a best-selling author & speaker, having recently written a book, 7 Positivity Poems, and started the Mike Armstrong Podcast (#MikeArmstrongPodcast), where he hopes to beat records with having the most episodes released.

Mike has 30+ years of sales experience and 25+ years of leadership experience and held various leadership positions in the companies he has worked with. He’s a master marketer and specializes in thinking outside the box, building successful and long-term relationships, and networking with people from around the world.

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#MikeArmstrong / #WelshDragon

On today’s show, Mike shares advice on how to get a job in any industry in the world, the power of networking, how to network successfully, the importance of finding your guides in business, and how to learn from your failures.

In Today’s “How to get a Job in any industry” Episode We Discuss:

  • The power of networking
  • Mike’s career as an entrepreneur since he was 11 years old.
  • The importance of following your passion
  • Online business revolution
  • Master your passion early on for later benefit
  • The myth of market over saturation
  • Instant gratification in business
  • Failure as a life session
  • The wisdom of applied knowledge
  • Networking advice
  • How to choose the right network
  • Offering value before selling
  • Acting as if you are the person you want to be
  • Volunteering for a company you admire
  • Mike’s biggest failure
  • How hitting rock bottom can turn your life around
  • Finding your guides
  • Living a life with no regrets

Listen to this Episode online now here:

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Links From Today’s “How to get a Job in any industry” Episode of Mike Armstrong on the Accented World Podcast:

Website: https://mikearmstrong.me/ #MikeArmstrong / #MikeArmstrongNews #MANews #MA

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mikeleearmstrong/ #MikeArmstrongSpeaker

Mike’s Interview with Lena: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjOeMPSa1vU #MikeArmstrongPodcasts

For more about Mike Armstrong see #MikeArmstrong (on Google)  | #MikeArmstrong (on #MANews) | #MikeArmstrongNews (on Google) | #MikeArmstrongNews (on #MANews) | #MikeArmstrongPodcast (on Google) | #MikeArmstrongPodcast (on #MANews) | #MikeArmstrongYouTube (on Google) | #MikeArmstrongYouTube (on #MANews | #MikeArmstrongQuotes (on Google) | #MikeArmstrongQuotes on #MANews | #MANMedia (on Google) | #MANMedia (on MA News).

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Catch me #MikeArmstrong on the Danny De Hek YouTube Channel

youtube.com/c/DEHEK

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Mike Armstrong speaking on S Cube.TV – #MikeArmstrong

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cm–H2-6v94&feature=share

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life

Amazon.co.uk Hot New Releases: The bestselling new and future releases in Business Life…

You can buy the No1. Hot release from IWOW (Inspirational women of the world) – featuring 20 uplifting stories from business women and female entrepreneurs from around the World, online now via the Amazon link!

— Read more on www.amazon.co.uk/gp/new-releases/books/268122

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Ignite Your Startup | Gychwyn eich Busnes Newydd Tickets, Tue 17 Nov 2020 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

Eventbrite – Hwb Menter Ffocws Drenewydd | Focus Newtown Enterprise Hub presents Ignite Your Startup | Gychwyn eich Busnes Newydd – Tuesday, 17 November 2020 – Find event and ticket information.
— Read on www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ignite-your-startup-gychwyn-eich-busnes-newydd-tickets-128253442499

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Just over 1 week to go until The Introbiz Global Summit • #IntrobizGlobalSummit

The Introbiz Global Summit
“Rise to thrive“

Introbiz Global Summit 3-Day Virtual Event from 25th – 27th November 2020

Introbiz Global Summit is going to be “The online business event of 2020”, where you get to meet and greet, online, global entrepreneurs & speakers, whilst meeting like-minded business owners & entrepreneurs from across the globe during our additional online networking opportunities. 

Tens of thousands of entrepreneurs will be joining us online, connecting across the planet, and learning about Health, Wealth, Success, Relationships and Connections. The Introbiz Global Summit will be a truly unique event with Global Masters who will teach you how to adapt and thrive from this life-changing year.

Find out more about the Speakers
See 35 of the world’s top Entrepreneur Keynote Speakers online. 

Surround yourself with many of the world’s greatest speakers including Les Brown, Sharon Lechter, Dr John Demartini, Brian Tracy, Jairek Robins and many more… 
Learn new strategies to grow your business from industry leaders. 
Network with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Attend VIP exclusive networking online events with the keynote speakers
Listen to the online recording of WorldClass speakers (at your own leisure)
Build new partnerships and relationships with entrepreneurs from across the planet
Includes a number of Free business networking session online throughout the event.
Book your FREE tickets to the online global event to create real relationships globally via the link below and please register for the pre-summit networking breakfast events here:

Event 1 25th of Nov | Event 2 26th of Nov | Event 3 27th Nov | All 3 Events

*Register for each of the Keynote speaker Sessions that you are interested in attending below.; 

Book Your Place at the FREE Global Summit Now
Global Summit 2020

The Introbiz Global SummitOur Global Speakers ListBonus Offers and Additional OpportunitiesBecome a Sponsor
Global Networking Events – UK Business Expo’s – Introbiz YouTube – Mastermind – Online Shop
— Read more and signup for FREE on introbiz.co.uk/the-introbiz-global-summit/

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Listen to one of the World’s best motivational speakers, Les Brown, who’s keynote speaking at the Introbiz Global Summit soon #IntrobizGlobalSummit

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

King of Marketing Playlist on the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel #KingofMarketing

www.youtube.com/playlist

If you are interested in Marketing Tips & Marketing Advice from the King of Marketing Mike Armstrong then please take a look at the King of Marketing Playlist on the Mike Armstrong YouTube Channel – #MikeArmstrong #MAYouTube #MikeArmstrongYouTube #KOM #KingofMarketing #MAVideos #MikeArmstrongVideos

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me

Welsh Entrepreneur Mike Armstrong on the Entrepreneurial Truth Podcast in USA

Mike Armstrong from Mike Armstrong News #MikeArmstrong #MANews chatting with @JimBordeau on

the Entrepreneurial Truth Podcast #EntrepreneurialTruth #Podcast –

www.youtube.com/watch

Business and Sports News from Mike Armstrong – See http://mikearmstrong.me