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How To Make Your Pub Successful

How To Run A Successful Pub The Bad news Do you have a local? How is it doing? Chances are you may not know. As breweries squeeze tenants making it more difficult to survive, and lifestyles change, public houses are … Continue reading

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The Hardest Working Advert

Advertising – Reach New Heights I have always advised clients to steer clear of advertising in newspapers and magazines. At prohibitive costs, that advert only stands a chance of working for you for the seconds that particular page is open … Continue reading

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Productivity and the 80/20 Rule

Productivity According to Pareto According to the the Pareto Principle, 20% of your activity will account for 80% of your results. Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian economist, first described the principle in 1895: 20% of your products or services will produce … Continue reading

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GDPR Don’t Panic, Just Prepare

On Monday I shall be at the GDPR Summit in London, helping DBR Data to support SMBs and SMEs to get GDPR compliant with the help of GDPR Mentor software. They have until May 25th and whilst there is no … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Unite

Got Space to Spare? Use it! Many months ago I came home after using the village post office and wrote a post about it. The local postmaster works long hours and has neither the time nor the inclination to stock … Continue reading

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That Job You Hate? Delegate!

How’s Your ‘To-Do’ List? We all have jobs that we don’t like doing. That task that keeps getting filed under ‘later’. The one that just doesn’t go away. The job that is so huge you have no idea where to … Continue reading

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Mothers Day Marketing – to Everyone

Mothers Day Marketing It always makes me chuckle to see it, and this year has been no exception. Why do marketing departments publish Mothers Day marketing that’s aimed at either men  or women? Surely we all had/have mothers? I know it might appear that men … Continue reading

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How To Get Google Reviews

Do Google Reviews Matter? The short answer is, yes, they do. Any SEO strategy should include increasing the number of reviews and testimonials across all media, including: Search engines Website Social media Directories On other relevant websites How Do I … Continue reading

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How to Gain Trust

Gain Trust to Gain Customers Would you buy off someone you just didn’t trust? No? Neither would I. What makes you trust someone enough to do business with them? There are so many ways that you can garner trust in … Continue reading

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Optimise Your Images For SEO

Image Optimisation in 5 Easy Steps Images present a valuable opportunity to capture Google’s attention. Let’s face it, we need all the brownie points we can get to earn a place on Google’s first page. In terms of SEO (Search … Continue reading

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