A collection of detailed case studies along with nerd talk and company shenanigans.

May 12 2019

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

Common Startup Mistake #5: Mixing Personal and Business Accounts

Business, business coaches, business mistakes, business secrets, Business start up, business tips, Marketing, Networking, speaker

One of the first things you need to do when you start a small business is set up a business bank account. Unfortunately, this is a critical step that’s often overlooked by many new and part-time professionals exploring their entrepreneurial side for the first time. Usually, when you’re starting a new company, you’ll be investing […]

May 5 2019

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

Common Startup Mistake #3: The E Myth

Business, business coaches, business secrets, Business start up, business tips, Dubai, e myth, local community, Marketing, Networking, personal branding, sales training, Tips

For a couple of weeks now, we’ve been addressing some of the common startup mistakes that entrepreneurs face. More than 30 years ago, a man named Michael E. Gerber wrote a book called the “E-Myth.” The book addressed some of the reasons why enterprises fail, and what modern business owners could do about them. Although […]

May 1 2019

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

Business Mistake # 4 Not knowing your Target Market

Business, business secrets, Business start up, business tips, Dubai, ideal client, Marketing, Networking, sales training, target market

Who is your target market? If your answer is “anyone willing to buy my products or services,” you’ve got a problem. Simply put, everyone is different. That means that while some people will see your product or service and be instantly blown away by what you do – other people won’t give you a second […]

April 10 2019

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

6 Simple Steps For Your Business Plan Template

Business, business coaches, business plan, business secrets, Business start up, business tips, Networking, personal brand, personal branding, relationship marketing, Tips

Are you thinking of starting your own business? Then you’re going to need a startup business plan template. The digital world and the availability of the internet means that ambitious individuals all over the world have access to unlimited opportunities. You can sell virtually anything these days, including services, skills and even knowledge. However, the […]

March 5 2019

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

What is Brand Voice and why is it important?

offline branding, online branding, personal brand, personal branding, rebelnetworker, relationship marketing

How to Create a Brand Voice That Resonates with Your Audience A tone of voice refers to “how” you say something. The way that people perceive and respond to you depends on not just the words you choose, but also their rhythm, order, style, and pace. In the marketing and business world brand voice often […]

July 3 2017

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

Walk the Talk for Success in Business

business coaches, business tips, Networking, Passion, rebelnetworker, referral marketing, timekeeping

No matter how good a company or individual claims their service or product is. Invariably it is in “walking the talk” that we see the true meaning of a person or businesses metal. “Actions speak louder than words” is the quotation we all know. In my years in business, I have often seen companies charging […]

May 30 2017

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

How to get more followers on Instagram

More followers is what we are all after here are some great tips Instagram is where everyone wants to be right now—400 million people and 90 percent of brands worldwide have accounts. If you regularly post on this social platform, you’ve taken the first step. The next is building a following so the time and […]

August 25 2015

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

What is that pivotal decision for you ?

Recently Emma Carbery of the Work Place Yogi had a huge AHA about her journey she shares it here. Are you grabbing those pivotal points with both hands ?

June 9 2015

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

I am listening – Honest

Business, Dubai, Networking

One of the things I have noticed as a trainer, is that when we see people taking notes “writing’ we are happy because we are getting through to them. What we are saying is important. If we see them doing the same thing on their mobile phone , often my first thought is they are […]

May 24 2015

Phil Bedford Written by Phil Bedford

Oranges Please

Business, speaker

If you want Oranges there is little point standing under an Apple tree. Like wise, when networking you should fully understand your Target Market and then network in the groups that get you access. Choosing your networking group purely on size can lead to a lot of wasted time.

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