02 Oct 2015

On scaling your professional services or consulting business

Professional service firms focus on building strong business relationships and serving clients, not necessarily on the creation of new products or repeatable services that are easily scaled. The growth of a consultancy is typically linear, being tied to the number of consultants and hours that can be billed per project.

25 Sep 2015

Scientific study reveals the 3 rules all exceptional companies follow

In their new book The Three Rules, Raynor & Ahmed answer the ultimate business question, How do a few companies achieve exceptional performance over the long term? In every industry, there is a stand-out company that delivers exceptional profits and performance So what makes them different?

15 Sep 2015

24/7 Social Proof - How to achieve a huge increase in customer endorsements

Your customers rave about your business to their friends, but when it comes to lifting fingers to keyboard, testimonials are often difficult to come by. In this article, we provide our battle tested strategies for achieving huge success in securing online customer testimonials and endorsements.

26 Mar 2014

11 New Tips to Accomplish Great Work

Managing the distractions of email, phone calls, meetings and social media is vitally important if great work is to be accomplished. Although appealing, switching off your email and phone for days at a time is not a helpful option. In this article I offer 11 new tips for staying on task, without cancelling your Internet connection!

06 Feb 2014

Attraction Marketing - Earn Attention, Don't Buy It

The continual bombardment of our senses with commercials and branding messages has inoculated us with strong advertising resistance. With so many competing messages, its no wonder we are choosing to tune out. TV, newspapers, magazines and billboards are fast losing the battle to interrupt our diminishing attention spans.

09 Dec 2013

Audit Your Own Website - Our Top 22 Tips

The team at IdeaBank have put together a top 22 check-list for you to be able to audit your own website marketing. Now you have the ammunition to hold your website designer accountable!

03 Dec 2013

Create A Home-Page that Actually Converts

Most website home-pages are a mish-mash of content, marketing-speak and half-hearted call to actions, often the result of a compromise between management, designers and marketing staff. In this article we discuss a better way, one based on finding a clear, focused message supported by universal design principles.