This $1 Tool Can Be Your Secret Weapon For Great SEO

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SEO seems pretty technical and overwhelming sometimes, doesn’t it? Have you every browsed around SEO blogs and videos and thought: wow, this is pretty complicated. I’m really going to have to pay someone to do that for me.

Me too.

I decided I wanted to recruit a specialist SEO company, and I was ready to sign the contract when a little voice in my head told me not do. I just thought to myself: you know, it can’t be that difficult. Other people have figured it out. Let’s try a few things and see what happens.

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Here’s An Easy Competitive Advantage That Most Startups Miss

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Excellent pre-sales is an important thing to master for your business, and here’s why:

Most service businesses do it badly

So think of pre-sales this way. If you can master customer excellence, you immediately have a competitive advantage.

But what makes a great customer experience during the pre-sales phase? Here’s a guide to the most important factors you need to consider:

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Inspiring Entrepreneurial Women Series – Lisa

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IMG_20130606_160149In the first of my series talking to women who have started their own business, I interviewed Lisa from http://www.sparkleandcharm.co.uk. Sparkle and Charm was established in February 2013. Lisa designs and handcrafts her own jewellery and accessories for adults and children. All items are made to order and can be adapted and personalised for each customer.

I wanted to find out a little bit more about what inspired Lisa and what advice she would give to other women planning to start their own business. Here is what she said:

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Five Ways To Enhance Your Business Performance

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Getting an idea for a business opportunity or turning your hobby into a success can be an exciting adventure to embark on. It takes a lot of work and dedication to get you to where you need to be, but once your business is created and generating sales you only want to enhance the performance of it, am I right? So I thought I would share with you some of the best ways you could do that to move your business forward.

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Don’t Get In Over Your Head With Overheads

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Every business has them and every business owner wishes they didn’t. Your overheads are crucial to keeping the business running, but it’s all too easy to watch them become a major liability, instead. Overheads and costs that get out of control have ruined more than one business. Here, we’re going to take a look at how you ensure you always have a grasp over the running costs of the business, how you trim them down, and tools you can use to keep you afloat when they start getting out of control.

This is a contributed post. Please refer to my disclosure for more information.

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Starting a Small Business? A Look at Where to Spend and Where to Save

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Starting your own business is tremendously exciting. It’s your chance to avoid the mistakes that you’ve seen others make, to do things your way, to make something for yourself and your family and to work hours and times to suit you. For many, it’s a dream come true, and it’s thought that up to 82% of young people would like to avoid traditional employment and start their own business.

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