How to say “NO” and mean it!

How to Say No and Mean It!

  Does saying the word NO turn you into a babbling idiot?  I am going to give you what I think is a pretty kick ass piece of advice; here goes… feel free to say no without explaining. Women love to justify their no’s with big long explanations as to why they really don’t want to say no but they have too. As soon as you start explaining yourself, as soon as you start to justify your no you are […]

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Why Low Prices Suck for Your Customers

Why Low Prices Suck for Your Customers

How do you really feel about charging higher prices for your product or service? Today I am going to give you three reasons why charging low prices sucks not just for you but also for your customer. If I had a buck for every time I have told a female business owner that her prices were too low I would be recording this two minute Tuesday in Fiji. I tell you all often how low prices are robbing you of […]

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Break the Work from Home Rules

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  Hey you little rule breaker!  Today I am giving you permission to put on a load of laundry or sweep the floors. I googled the search term “tips for working from home” and there were about 1.2 million results! I checked out the most popular articles, of which most suggested that we need to avoid slipping out of the office to complete household chores. Now in theory I do agree that you are not going to get a whole […]

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Old Customer? Who cares!

Old Customers? Who cares!

How much effort do you spend keeping your existing customers? It always shocks me how much effort businesses go to to find new customers while completely ignoring the customers they already have. Recently I visited my local beautician who was offering a free eye brow wax with an any other service, but only for new customers. I had been visiting them for years, I had been a loyal and regular customer and I had bought gift certificates for my sister […]

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Big fat excuses!

We all make excuses; we tell white lies about what we can and can’t do, about why we didn’t get something done, why we are busy or tired or whatever! Here are some to the top excuses I hear from women everyday: I am going to start on Monday Stop treating your business like a diet, you can make change right now! You don’t need to wait until Monday, you don’t even need to wait until tomorrow – you can […]

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Where to send your worst customer!

Where to send your worst customers

  Of course you have heard the saying “the customer is always right”, but is the customer always right? The first use of the slogan “the customer is always right” has been credited to the king of department stores Mr Harry Gordon Selfridge, and Marshall Field the man behind what we now know as Macy’s also used his own variation; “the Lady always gets what the lady wants”. It doesn’t really matter who said it first – the most important […]

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Forget what those b*tches say!

Love Yourself Sick

Do you just love yourself sick? I am going to tell you why you should!   Growing up us little ladies could insult each other by saying “oh she is so in love with herself.Often it was a jealousy driven jibe by little girls learning the beginnings of being big old bitches.We were lead to believe that loving ourselves was indulgent and conceited; as a result I am surrounded by amazing, wonderful women who are afraid to love themselves especially […]

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Don’t P*ss on my Door Step – Social Media Dont’s!

Don't piss on my doorstep

Today’s Two Minute Tuesday is more of an observation.  In the last few weeks I have seen far too many acts of ungracious behaviour on Social Media.  So what should you do if someone defecates on your Facebook page, tweets up a shit storm or craps all over your YouTube? I don’t know what is right or wrong in terms of social media but I do know what I believe to be right.  I get rid of that negativity quick […]

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How tied is your self worth to your product or service?

How tied is your self worth to your product or service?

How tied is your self worth with your product or service? Women have a wonderful ability to personalize absolutely everything. This includes wrapping our product or services up with our own self worth. Here are all the horrible things that happen when you do that: Number 1 – Unless you are completely in love with yourself which is actually something I encourage you will undercharge. You will price your products or services depending on how you value yourself. Low self […]

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The best free online tool I have found in a LONG time!

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Last week I stumbled upon a free tool to help us ‘non-creative’ peeps design amazing graphics for Facebook, newsletters, blogs and where ever else you like to stick images.  It is no secret that images grab a lot more attention than just text; Pinterest and Instagram exist just for that purpose! If you are a bit shabby when it comes to designing your own shareable images and don’t want to get sprung for sharing stuff that doesn’t belong to you […]

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How to get some sales motivation happening!

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If I called you today (I do this to terrorise my clients) and asked what your sales were for the day, week and month to date could you tell me? Most small business owners would answer no to that question for the simple reason that they don’t actually check. If you wait until the end of the month, or worse the end of the quarter to check your sales results you are robbing yourself. Watch my video to find out […]

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A financial crystal ball for your business

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 How much would you pay for a crystal ball that could predict your businesses profit in the future? Click here to subscribe to my V.I.P List Today we are talking cash flow forecasting or a crystal ball to predict your finances and before you shut me down which I know you want to because cash flow is boring as s*** for most people stick with me! Over 90% of small business owners blame lack of cash flow for their business […]

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Could your business kill someone?

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  This week instead of Two Minute Tuesday I want to share something really important with you.  It could save your life, it could save the lives of others. We are all busy right?  So busy we check our email when stopped at traffic lights, so busy we quickly check our Facebook page while cruising up the highway.  We are supreme multi-taskers so what is the harm?  You are only taking your eyes off the road for a minute, what could […]

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The power of silence in a sales coversation

Two Minute Tuesday

  Sometimes in business it is best just to shut your mouth! Do you ever catch yourself justifying the price of your product or service to customers?  If this sounds like you then today’s Two Minute Tuesday is just for you! Often when having sales conversations any ‘dead air’ or silence makes us uneasy.  That silence however can be powerful in making a sale.  If you choose to fill the silence with nervous chatter you are giving the customer the […]

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Should I give products or services away for free?

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    Here are my three golden rules for giving away freebies to win business!  Rule number 1 – never give anything away for free if you aren’t going to use the freebie as part of your sales funnel.  Many people offer free product samples or a free consult but they never follow up, they hope the prospect will love the freebie so much that they will be compelled to buy.  Most of the time that is just not going […]

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