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Business Connections Live TV – Watch Steve being interviewed talking about assets and liabilities

Does your business have assets and liabilities?

Of course, it does and so does every business.  The question is – Is your marketing an asset, or a liability?  Another great question to ask is this.  Whether it is a liability, or an asset – What do we need to do in order to improve it.

Young Enterprise Council -Dragon Steve!

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I have been asked to become a ‘Dragon’, a bit like ‘Dragons Den’ for the Youth Enterprise Council at a meeting in Farnham on 1st Nov.

The idea is the six teams of young people 15 to 16-year-olds pitch their business in front of me and other ‘dragons’.  We select the one that I think is the best business and they get a prize. I’m offering them a free copy of my ‘Raise your Game CD Programme’, a free place on one of my marketing workshops and an hours free consultancy with me.

It is great to give a little back to others and to help young people!

Business Results Coaching Session

As you are on our website I assume you are interested in growing your business.  If so, I wanted to offer you a very special free service. A free Business Results Meeting.

You can book here:

http://www.stevemills.co/private-bookings/

You may be doing well in your business right now, or you may not be doing too well, but the fact is – if you want to do better then there is only one way. You have got to ‘Raise your Game’.

For over 28 years I have been coaching people like you to do better. Let’s face it everyone needs a coach, someone to push you to the next level! I would like to be your coach. I will help you to become more focused and accountable, helping you to achieve the consistent results you want.

I have developed the Business Results Coaching System and I can help you in the following ways:

  • Join my Association and get support via video
  • Book a one-day Business Results Coaching Day
  • Sign up to a monthly Business Results Coaching Programme
  • Attend our 7-month Business Results Programme.

I am a sales and marketing advisor, entrepreneur, author of four marketing books, and a business strategist. My goals are to coach start-ups to get them to their first £million and to get established businesses who turn over a £million+ to get to £10 million.

Take the first step to closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be and book your free ‘Business Results Coaching Session’.

Call 01256 242 272 to discuss your needs, or fill in your details by clicking here and we will call you to book your free meeting:

The Power of a Coach…

Marketing Advice and tipsEveryone needs a coach.

Coaches are not always called coaches.  Some are advisors, others are consultants, some are mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, or friends.  But the fact is we all rely on the help and advice of people that we know, like and trust.  We are inter-dependent and have been so since caveman says.

There are of course exceptions to this rule.  Some people are uncoachable and they think that they know it all, and others simply can’t be bothered.  However, if you are like me, then you know and understand the value and importance of having a coach, or a series of coaches.  I have a coaching to help me will my businesses finances (an accountant called Hamish).  someone who advises me about my business (Bob Harper).  I have an IFA who advises me regarding personal finance and a fitness coach who helps me with my personal fitness.

However, if you are like me, then you know and understand the value and importance of having a coach, or a series of coaches.  I have coaches to help me with my businesses finances (an accountant called Hamish).  I have someone who advises me strategically about my business (Bob Harper).  I have an IFA who advises me regarding personal finance and a fitness coach who helps me with my personal fitness.

So the question is – which type of coach do you need?  You clearly need one who is good at coaching and advising.  One who will motivate you to take action and to move things forward.  You also need one who can make a BIG difference to you and your business.

If you consider for a moment – What do you need to do to become more successful in your business?  One of the keys must be to become more successful at generating and converting leads (or sales and marketing as it is sometimes called).  Well if that is the case, then you surely need help with improving your sales and marketing skills and those of your team.

This is one of the keys to improving your results and is the area I have spent over 28 years of my life focussing on and becoming an expert in.

So if you are looking for someone to push you and your business to the next level of success, then I suggest that we have a meeting in order to discuss how I can help you.

If you decide to take action, simply click here.

What is the one change you can make to get more sales fast?

Steve Mills - Marketing AdviceWhat is the one change you can make to get more sales fast?

Answer: Change the words that you use.

Trying to write the copy that will go on our websites, emails, letters, brochures, blogs and others sales copy it difficult because we don’t know exactly what will work to convince people to give us their money in exchange for our products and services.

By changing the words in a headline, sub headline or general copy, I have literally increased email open rates, sales conversions, upsells, and much more – instantly. My biggest success was turning an advert that was not working into one that created 2 sales each of over £2,000,000 by changing the headline and it took me less than ten minutes to do it. The right words can really make a big difference.

I have increased my and my client’s conversions by 25%, 40%, even doubled the response rate – by changing the copy I used in my marketing. And I’ve done this over and over again.

So, if you’re getting ready to launch your new product, or service, or a new website, or even if you are starting a new business, and you’re stuck trying to work out what to say to get people to buy from you, then call us now on 01256 242 272.

Business Advice – Let me ask you a question…

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Business Advice – Let me ask you a question…

Is your current level of skill good enough to get you to where you want your business to go?

I am assuming that you want your business to grow and that you run a business!

Let’s consider that you currently run a business that turns over £1,000,000 and you want to get to £10,000,000 (the numbers don’t really matter, but you want significant growth).

What is your current level of:

  • Sales expertise
  • Marketing expertise
  • Financial expertise
  • Leadership
  • HR
  • People management
  • Customer care
  • etc

Is your level of skills and knowledge really good enough?

From a marketing perspective are you good enough at:

  1. Website marketing
  2. Social media
  3. PPC Advertising on Google, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn (not to mention re-marketing)
  4. Referral marketing
  5. Exhibiting
  6. SEO
  7. Email marketing
  8. etc.

If you are really committed to doing what is required to grow your business, then surely it makes obvious sense to improve your knowledge and skills in the very things that are going to help you to do so.

Step 1 – Book a CEO Strategy session – click here

How to get funding for your business – Business Connections Live

On this edition of Business Connections Live TV… How to get funding for your business.

Steve Hyland talks to Michael Graham and Luke Cruz of MJB Graham Consultancy about The Secrets Of Fundraising Success.

For a lot of business and projects finding the right type of funding can be challenging.

  1. Where do you start?
  2. What type of funding is right for you?
  3. What is the process to be successful when fundraising?
  4. How do you negotiate the best deal?

Check out https://www.youtube.com/user/rttvmediaBCL?feature=hovercard

Business Connections Live

What can your small business learn from Apple?

Marketing support companyIf you consider what Apple did to the computer market you must admit it was quite incredible.  Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!

Last week I was in London and I went into Starbucks and out of the fifty people in there about twenty were using Apple Macs, another six were on iPads and there was not a ‘normal’ laptop in sight!

So what has this got to do with small businesses?  If you think about what Steve Jobs and his team did at Apple:-

  • They took a well-known product and made it different
  • They improve it and made it more reliable (no more crashing)
  • They developed a great brand and logo
  • They developed new complimentary products that were in an associated industry
  • They got people talking about their products
  • They charged twice as much as anyone else in the market

In truth, they did nothing that any small business could not do.  So why is this?  The truth is, the problem often lies with the owner of the business.  Most business owners don’t even think like Steve Jobs, or Walt Disney, or Richard Branson, let alone take action.  They are too busy working, to build a business that works and this is one of the biggest problems with most small businesses.

So what do you do if you own a business?  The first thing to do is to change the way you think.  Then you need to think about your business as though you were an external person and you would need to ask yourself a very powerful question.  How can we do this better than our competitors?  Do what better?  Everything!

If…

If…

one of the top business owners in the world (for example, James Caan of Dragon Den) took over your business and ran it for the next year and they only had the same amount of money, contacts and time as you had and they could not utilise their name.  Would he/she be more successful than you?

YES/NO

If you answered yes, then the questions for you to consider are:

  1. Why?
  2. What would they do differently?
  3. Would they have better skills than you?
  4. What would they change in your business or the way you sell and market your services?

Development of Business Skills

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Development of Business Skills…

I had a great day yesterday in the offices of Dan Bradbury.

It was great to spend the day away from the office working on the business and getting the opinion of someone outside of the business.  I think everyone should do this from time to time.

During the day we discussed the development of ‘business skills’.  The truth is that 99% of business owners have weaknesses in their business skills (including myself) and we need to identify and improve these skills.

 

These skills could include:

  • Leadership
  • Financial clarity
  • Marketing (or as we call it – lead generation)
  • Sales  (or as we call it – lead conversion)
  • Strategic planning
  • People management
  • Recruitment
  • HR
  • Health and safety

Or any number of other skills that you need to own and to manage a successful business.

The key is that as business owners we need to develop those skills, and if we don’t the lack of skill in any one of those areas can ‘bite us in the bum’ just at the wrong time and end our business.

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