Is your business a ‘Vitamin’ Or ‘Painkiller’?

Is your business a ‘Vitamin’ Or ‘Painkiller’? I’ve just been looking in our old ‘Prospects’ folder at the projects we didn’t win. Quite often at the time of contact, the prospect had pain. Quite often following them reviewing the proposal, the prospect didn’t choose ANY of the suppliers. Maybe the pain had stopped ‘hurting’? Some…

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LinkedIn Stories

There is definitely room for improvement… But I’m happy…ish 😊 STORIES ARE HERE! AT LAST !  However, there is definitely room for improvement… LinkedIn, here are my TOP 5 wished for LinkedIn Stories; 1. Interactive features. Such as;– Polls on stories, where you can view responses.– Questions that you can ask and then, share and…

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Customer Relationship

So many services. So many products that have come with services. HOW DO YOU STAND OUT? Customer relationship. Your clients don’t want to move. It’s hard, takes time, money, it’s a risk, it feels like rejection, there’s guilt, sadness, angst. When you see a child riding a bike and their knees are up high and…

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Should I connect with everyone on LinkedIn?

Here is TEN Reasons NOT to connect with anyone and everyone on LinkedIn. Would you accept a business card from a stranger walking past in the street? So, you’re wanting to connect on LinkedIn? Here are ten reasons to make you think about hovering over the Accept button… You will have a relevant professional network, your…

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Digital Marketing for new client…

Our Digital Marketing Strategy for Boomerang Healthcare Far North Ltd are delighted to be working on digital marketing with one of the leading Domiciliary Care Providers based in the North East, Boomerang Healthcare. Boomerang offer short and long term care, as well as a rehabilitation service. Their staff provide all aspects of support to aid…

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North East Manufacturing – The Oil & Gas Downturn

Oil & Gas The world-leading UK oil & gas supply chain generates tens of billions of pounds a year in sales, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs across our country. Sadly, over 70,000 jobs across the UK oil and gas sector have now gone since the turn of 2015.  Oil prices sit below $30 per…

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Productivity Can Be Fun

Max Productivity Using The Pomodoro Technique With the ever increasing weapons of mass distraction how do you ensure you hit a high level of productivity? The email notifications, text messaging and the lure of social media can be distracting. Sometimes a welcome distraction (but one that must be controlled if you wish to master productivity). During a recent project…

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ERP…Who let the hounds out.

We recently produced a guide aimed at helping organisations achieve the right ERP system, for the right price, on time. The information in the guide is not about helping you obtain the board of directors buy-in, achieving budget sign-off or helping to understand if ERP is for you. Hopefully, you’ve done that and that’s why you…

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You’ve Generated a Lead, Now What?

Lead generation Lead generation has become a phrase widely used across almost every industry, thank goodness.  The decision to begin/ramp-up lead generation is often driven from board level. Sales figures are scrutinized, targets are subtly reminded and then the flow begins.It goes something like this (give or take a level);Chairman/Non-Exec highlights it to the CEO…

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7 Alternative Sales Tips

Here are 7 Alternative Sales Tips to help you gain sales and receive a return on investment for the effort you’re putting in. 1. No networking is bad networking Ease up on the measurement, include a mixture of events. Give them a decent length of time before bailing out. I’ve lost count how many times…

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