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£1,000 training grant

It is not often that the Government will give small businesses £1,000 and in the future it might be even rarer!

So if you want to access your £1,000 go to this link.

Eat that Frog

Just completed reading Brian Tracy’s book ‘Eat that Frog’.  ‘Eat that frog’ is a metaphor for tackling the most challenging task of your day first – Brian states that this is also the one you are most likely to put off , but also the one that will probably produce the most reward!

He continues “There simply is not enough time to get everything done.  Therefore you should focus on what is important and not what you enjoy!

Mmmm!  Something to think about!

FREE Raise your Game CD’s

I am currently offering small business owners three free copies of my Business Development ‘Raise your Game’ Programme.

click here to sign up.

Government Funded Training Grants

For details of government funded training grants click the link now.

Business Growth Advice

Why hire Steve Mills as your Sales, Marketing Advisor, Coach, Mentor, or Director?

There are many factors to take into consideration when deciding who can help you with your business.  But one clear FACT is:

‘If you are not an expert in Marketing in Business Growth – then you need someone who is’

So here are some great reasons why we believe hiring Steve Mills to help you to grow your business might be a good idea and certainly something for you to consider:

  1. Steve has over 28 years experience working in small businesses just like yours
  2. During this time he has helped many of these businesses to double in size and he has many real life examples of how he has helped his clients to do just that
  3. Steve is a big believer is measuring what is working and what is not.  This enables his clients to reduce their marketing waste and to turn this investment into profitable streams of income
  4. Steve believes in maximising his clients return on investment (ROI) from their current income streams, then helping them to build additional income streams onto their business
  5. Steve is a big advocate of ‘testing’.  Testing each element of a given marketing stream in order to ensure his clients are getting the best possible ROI
  6. Steve has developed systemised processes and has a variety of support programmes to meet his clients’ needs and budget
  7. Steve comes from a background as an international sportsman.  Being ‘the best in sport’ is all about attitude, dedication and desire.  Therefore Steve does everything he can including pushing, nagging, coaching and guiding his clients, to ensure that they get their actions completed on time and within budget
  8. Steve has mentors himself.  He believes in learning from the best in the world and spends an average of 1½ hours every day learning and keeping up to date with the latest thinking from the world of sales, marketing and business growth
  9. Steve is the author of five marketing books and e-books.  He has produced many CD Audio Programmes and speaks on sales and marketing at Conferences and Exhibitions for organisations such as Business Link, Chambers of Commerce, several leading Banks, Canadian High Commission, Chartered Institute of Marketing, Institute of Directors, Microsoft, Education and Business Partnership and Refer On
  10. Above all, he cares about people and helping them to succeed.  He knows that the more successful his clients are, the more successful he will be.

For further details about Steve and how he may be able to help your business,

go to www.stevemillsmarketing.com, or call Steve, or his team on 0118 930 5700.

Using Social Media to Grow your Business

Steve Mills Marketing TV

Check out my new video on Social Media.  It only last’s about 3 mins and you can access it by clicking video link.

Future experience now!

Steve Mills

Why don’t people buy?  The ‘Institute of Sales and Marketing’ of which I am a fellow, states that the number one reason is – The fear of making a mistake.

And the larger the sale, the bigger the fear!

So the next questions is – how can you reduce the fear of buying your products, or services?

There are many ways including:

  • Guarantees
  • Better than rish free guarantees
  • Risk reversal
  • Easy refunds
  • 30 day trial
  • Free sample
  • Free taster session
  • 50% off your first order
  • Bring a freind and get in free
  • Etc, etc

However today I am going to focus on one very powerful question.

“How can you give your customer an experience of the effect that they are going to get when they are a client, before they become a client?”

Again there are many answers to this question.  Some of the ideas I have used include:

  • Offering a free one hour meeting where I actually help people with their marketing
  • Provide someone with a free e-Book
  • Provide someone with a free CD of me talking at an event
  • Offering a free seminar
  • Offering to carry out a review of a certain element of their sales and marketing

My point is that there are lots of opportunities and the more you can lower the barrier to entry, the more sales you will make.

What can you do to make it easier for someone to buy your services?

Business growth advice

Steve Mills

In order to acheive exponential growth in a business it is important to continue to learn.   I don’t know about you, but it just makes sense.

The better you get at sport, the better your knowledge of your sport needs to be.  If you want to be world class at Tennis you need to know about how to play on different surfaces, how temperature effects the bounce of the ball and how different different balls are effected by spin.  You need to know the strengths and weaknesses of your opponants and you need to be constantly trying to get the best out of yourself.

You also need a strong team behind you with specialist knowledge.  So what is different about business?  NOTHING!

Sure your skills are different and you need a different set of specialist people behind you.

You might need an IT, finance, business strategist, web designer, or search engine optimisation expert.  You may also need marketing coach and mentor, or Marketing Director like me to guide and coach you.  If you do, click this link.

Generate sales leads

Steve Mills

When I speak in front of hundreds, or sometime thousands of other businesses I often ask them what is the biggest problem that they are having with their marketing?  And it nearly always comes down to one thing and that is ‘not generating enough leads’.

Now there are several things to consider in lead generation.

1.  The cost of the lead

2. The lead conversion rate

3. The value of the lead.

I am often asked “what is the one thing I need to do to generate leads?”.  My message is always the same.  “Don’t rely on one thing.  Build your business based on multiple streams of income”.

In other words make what you are doing better and more profitable.  Then build additional streams of income to to what you allready do.

To listen to my thoughts on how to build your business based on some of my ‘Marketing without Money’ strategies listen to me being interviewed live in front of over 1,000 business owners.

Call 0118 930 5700 now and ask for a free copy of my Marketing without Money CD.

Business Growth Advice

Most businesses spend far too much time trying to grow their business by winning new customers.

This is the hardest, most expensive and time consuming way of growing a business.

Take a look at this web page to see how your business could be transformed by building it on multiple streams of income.

Go to Profit Predictor NOW!

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