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The 5 steps to making sales

The 5 steps to making sales

So, I talk a lot about how to use social media and how to build relationships both on line and off.  But what about making a sale?  That can sometimes seem a much harder prospect.  How can we turn all the chat and conversation and good feeling on social media to cold hard sales?  After all, we are all in business to make money.  At the very least we need to pay the bills and hopefully drive a nice car, buy a lovely house and go on exotic holidays.  So how do we make sales?

Take time to reflect on your business

Take time to reflect on your business

Beginnings of years, the start of the new school term and Easter are all opportunities to take time out to reflect on our businesses.  On how far we have come and where we want to go.

In our fast paced lifestyles, it can be hard to carve out just half an hour, let alone a day to give ourselves space and time to really get to the bare bones of our businesses and where we want to be.

If you’re feeling in a reflective mood, and I am now, then there are some tips below to help you take stock and congratulate yourself on how far you’ve come.

8 ways to shine on Twitter

8 ways to shine on Twitter

There’s a lot of talk of twitter dying at the moment, no one wants to buy it, the shareholders are getting edgy – isn’t everyone on Instagram now anyway?

Stop!

Everyday 100 million users log on, there are 317 million twitter users, 120 million unique users every month, and 500 million that just go and take a look without logging on.  

Why should I use social media for my business?

Why should I use social media for my business?

I’m passionate about the effectiveness of social media for business, as someone who’s worked in communications and marketing for over 15 years it’s a breath of fresh air opposed to the cold and staid version of marketing we used to have on TV, in magazine and printed on flyers.