Are You Saying Yes Too Often?

There’s a well known entrepreneurial concept that say’s ‘always say yes, then figure out how you’re going to do it.’ It’s something I have lived by for most of my life. Always excited to find the next challenge to solve I was always ready to say yes first, and then figure it out later. The concept served me well as a young entrepreneur looking to make enough money to survive. It helped me generate revenue and pay my team their salaries and build a successful business. In fact, we had almost made an art of saying yes. We got inspired and energized by the thought. It was a way of life that seemed to spell out that this ‘yes first concept’ was a business truth that you could live by. In managing personal boundaries most entrepreneurs understand that saying no is a good way to manage their personal energy reserves. The motive though is usually to get enough rest to go out and do everything we said yes to. Today I think about it slightly differently. I am thankful I said yes to so many things, it’s helped me learn this lesson. Stop saying yes, start asking for yes. When you say yes as an entrepreneur you are signing up for someone else’s vision, but when you ask for yes you are driving your own vision. After years of saying yes I had a great reputation for solving problems and I had managed to create a relatively successful business around...

Three Ways to Boost Your Website’s Performance

As an entrepreneur you’re more than aware that you’ve got a lot to get right, a lot riding on the performance of your website and your marketing activities. You may have plenty of skills in one or two key areas but less in others and right now you need to know why your website isn’t performing as well as you expect it to. What is it about the site that’s failing to convert your visits into sales? Why are some pages underperforming? You have questions and we have three reasons why your website isn’t at the top of its game. In this blog we look at what could be going wrong and how you can fix it. Your Content Misses the Mark Whether you sell physical goods such as D or bow type shackles or a service like copywriting, you need your content to sell you. When you’re looking for a particular item on a website, you don’t want to wade through mountains of fluff, you’re looking at what you can buy and how much you can buy it for. Could it be that your content is simply not fit for purpose? Maybe there’s too much waffle and not enough specific information. If you’ve written the content yourself it might be worth asking a content specialist to look over your site and give you some advice or a rewrite in order to make sure your content is ticking all the right boxes. Your Customer Gets Lost Or to put it...

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