Category Archives: Small Business Marketing

Are you Getting the Results you need from Social Media? Five-part series

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ImageThis is the first in a five-part series of articles which appears in and which will help you to make and get the most out of your social media activity.

In this series, we look at what I call the four key pillars of social media currently used by businesses and how you could be working smarter, starting with Linked In…

Making Linked In Work Harder for you

Just to remind you, social media is about people and it’s about communication.  It’s about sharing information and opinions, being helpful and giving.  We as organisations must remember that we are not in control of what people say about us; all we can do is try to influence positively… More

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The next Making Linked In work Harder workshop is in Brighton on 25 September, 09.30 – 13.00, £50 per person.

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Organise your own ‘Topping Out’ ceremony!

I was invited to a client’s ‘Topping out’ ceremony on Friday and I made a few ‘notes to self’.  For those looking blankly at the screen, the construction industry marks the achievement of putting the last beam in place on … Continue reading

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Why entering awards is a good thing – but only if you do it properly

I had the interesting job of judging some regional business awards recently and I suffered such polar reactions to the standard of submissions, I had to write a blog post…  I was even taking notes for my blog whilst reading … Continue reading

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Do you wonder why networking is not quite working for you?

When I started my business in 2007, networking was the most powerful and cost-effective tool in my marketing toolbox. And it got me my first 3 clients. But over the years, I’ve heard people mutter that it’s not working; it’s … Continue reading

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Hashtags V Twitter handles

I’ve just had an interesting conversation with a new client about Hashtags and Twitter names and which you should encourage when promoting an event. #Hashtags# These are used to track/ search for keywords or topics. For instance, I had a few … Continue reading

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Mentoring Matters

This is my latest article for, based on a lot of confusion I’ve heard recently from businesses keen to get some support, but not really sure what support they need. As I provide mentoring for marketing issues, I’m intrigued … Continue reading

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Chichester Chamber Training Programme

Coalition is pleased to have been asked to deliver three workshops for the Autumn training programme for Chichester Chamber of Commerce. The programme is open to members of the Chamber and non members and all workshops are interactive and action-focused, … Continue reading

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