goal setting for small business Blog

Goal Setting

Like most people I tend to take stock as we head towards a new financial year and think about what I want to achieve in this coming year, both in my  business and personal life.

Are you focused enough to refer regularly to your business plan and update your objectives, do you set new goals each year or month or are you more of a daily or weekly list maker?

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customer touchpoints Blog

Why are Customer Touchpoints Important for your Business?

Defined as ‘an influential action or contact’, each touchpoint is a message that collectively forms part of your customer’s experience. But why are they important and how can you improve your customer journey?

What are Customer Touchpoints?

From start to finish, your customers will see and encounter your business brand both off and on line, from your logo to your advert, posters or window displays, your website or app, social media sites or on line reviews. Or it could be from a word of mouth recommendation, contact with yourself or your staff in person, on the telephone or online.

Identifying and improving the touchpoints along the way and getting feedback will help improve their experience. It’s a fantastic opportunity to improve your customer journey – and happy customers, or even prospects, will get you more leads and sales.

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Benefits of Entering Business Awards Blog

10 Benefits of Entering Business Awards

There are lots of community, charity, tourism and business awards launched every year, local as well as national. But when I ask my contacts if they are applying, the usual response is ‘No’.

But there is plenty of anecdotal evidence, articles and blogs research to suggest there are benefits to smaller organisations as well as large corporates. The value and impact on SMEs derived from winning business awards seem to be both short term and long term and there is tremendous PR value in entering and winning an award.

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