Why Your Website Does Not Sell

Why Your Website Does Not Sell For You! Have you ever felt that your website was a waste of money? We’re you told by the web designer that it would bring a flood of new business for you? If your website has fallen shrt of your expectations, here’s why your website does not sell. The main … Read more

What? No Website?

Why don’t you have a website? It’s amazing that in 2017 there are still thousands of small businesses in Ireland (north and south) that don’t have a website. Why is that? 20 years ago, if we were looking for a new service provider (e.g. painter, plumber, electrician, florist), we’d take out the trusty yellow/golden pages and … Read more

The truth about small business advertising

The Truth about Small Business Advertising And what the Newspapers don’t want you to know!Yesterday morning I was listening to the Sunday Business show on Today FM while out walking my dogs. One of the topics being discusses was Small Business Advertising and the trends for the coming year.I haven’t listened to the radio for … Read more

What is the best way to get new customers?

What is the best way to get new customers? That’s the question that I’m asked most often. And for most businesses, it’s the first question that comes to mind when they hear marketing or sales. So what is your best way to get more customers? The straight answer is to use as many ways as you … Read more

How to get an unfair advantage in business.

How to get an unfair advantage in busness ​When you were at school, did you play basketball? I did. Wasn’t very good at it, but I tried. I really liked playing, but would never get picked for the competition teams.  I was just average height and average ability. There were 15 or 16 really tall lads … Read more

Facebook lead generation to get new customers

How to get new customers using Facebook lead generation Every business needs a regular flow of new enquiries to keep the wheels turning. Facebook lead generation is one way of generating those enquiries, but is it gonna work for you? Let’s start by making sure everyone understands what Lead Generation is… It’s simply attracting people toward … Read more

The reason businesses fail

The main reason businesses fail ​What’s the main reason businesses fail? You’ve heard that two out of five new businesses started will fail within the first 3 years? And apparently 4 of every 5 don’t make it to the 10 year mark… Those numbers are hardly encouraging for anyone thinking of starting a business. Do you know what’s … Read more

Newspaper ads versus FB ads – whats better?

Old fashioned advertising, just updated! Lots of business owners don’t like the idea of online advertising – for various reasons… The first reason being is that many people don’t understand how advertising on the internet works. Yes – you probably know a bit about searching for a product or service on Google. But most don’t know the … Read more

Can You Get Customers from FaceBook?

3 Ways to Get Customers From Facebook Can you get customers from Facebook? Indeed you can, and here are a 3 ways of doing it. The old way – and least effective way is to set up a page for your business. You’ve seen this lots of times. It’s really popular with beauticians and hairdressers. The post … Read more

Will January be slow for business?

Will January be slow for business? Is January going to be a quiet month for your business?It doesn’t have to be.Retail will have a busy month – helped along by the January sales. But the retailers do well on the full price items too in January – not only the sale discounted items.Car sales will … Read more