Archive | My Business Blog

As a self-employed person in New Zealand I am always interested in what makes small businesses successful. Lots of new businesses are focused on getting clients so marketing and business relationships are important, and for more established businesses there can be a bigger focus on process and profits.

I like to discuss some of the issues that I come across and provide advice on what has worked and not worked within our business. Where possible I will also share ideas and business tools that I think are interesting.

I hope that you get some useful information that will help in your business.

Please feel free to share any information here.

BNI Westgate Is Looking For Business People Who Want Referrals

BNI (Business Network International) is now operating in Westgate. This is a business network that really does work for local business. We have breakfast meetings each Thursday from 7am – 8.30am at The Coffee Club at Northwest. This is about 2-minutes off the motorway so its very easy to access for most people in West
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A Simple Method To Invite People To Your Business Networking Group

Many of you who know me will know that I am a big believer in business referrals. What Are Business Referrals? Existing clients and business associates will often refer people who need mortgages to my mortgage broking business. They do this because they know that I am an experienced mortgage broker that will help the
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The Bestselling Guide To Marketing On Facebook

We all know how popular Facebook is and hear stories of people that use it to generate leads for their business – any business. As the second most-visited site on the web, Facebook offers myriad marketing opportunities and a host of new marketing tools which help you generate business leads … if you know how
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How To Promote A New Business

When you start a new business a big challenge is to get new leads which you hope will become customers, and therefore produce income for you. You hopefully already know that you have a great product or service, and you have set the price to be acceptable for both you and your customers. So the
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Business Networking Is About Helping Small Business Owners

New Zealand is full of small businesses owners and while some will become very successful, many will just plod along. For those small business owners that really do want to grow their businesses a networking group is a good option. Business Networking In West Auckland There have been a number of business networking groups in West
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Refresh Yourself With The Member Success Programme

Last night I went along to another Member Success Programme which is the free training run by BNI which focuses on new members and how they can get the best from their BNI membership. You may know that I am not new to business or to BNI; however I have learnt that there is always
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Marketing Is A Contest For People’s Attention

If you are in business you will know that as well as having a good product or service you need a good marketing plan. Unfortunately for a new business it is often hard to work out where to spend the marketing budget to get the best results. There are a lot of marketing experts all
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Planning Your 60-Second BNI Presentation Or Elevator Pitch

Take some time for planning your 60-second BNI presentation, and you will feel better and sound more professional to those listening. A well planned 60-second pitch used at BNI can also be used in other networking environments and as your elevator pitch too. At your weekly meeting you are required to present a 60-second pitch. Your
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Create e-Books As Give-Aways

Have you ever wanted to create e-books but simply can’t find the time? My name is Stuart Wills and I went searching for something that could help me easily create e-books online and after trying a few I came across the Designrr App. I must admit I was skeptical at first as it seemed too easy and too
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