John W. Hayes has been helping small and medium-sized companies develop their business strategies online for almost as long as the Internet has been in the general public's consciousness. Working alongside some of the biggest names in ecommerce and online marketing (including Amazon, eBay and Google), he has dedicated much of his career to demystifying the web and highlighting opportunities for real world businesses to grow. As the author of numerous white papers, blog posts and guest editorials across a wide range of trade and mainstream publications he is widely recognised as an influential Thought Leader in the SME online marketing arena. In his first book, Becoming THE Expert: Enhancing Your Business Reputation through Thought Leadership Marketing, he shares his tips and tactics for positioning yourself as an industry expert and building your business on the back of a solid campaign of Thought Leadership Marketing.
The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Jamie Oliver Way draws out the universal lessons from Jamie Oliver’s remarkable success and identifies 10 secret strategies for business growth and branding that can be applied to any business or career:Be yourself, but more so Extend the brand Build on what you’re good at Remember the social dimension Become the face of a supermarket Deal with adversity Go international Protect the brand Be controversial Be bold
Want to be the best? The secrets of phenomenal success are in your hands.
Check out the other Unauthorized Guides in this series: Richard Branson; Duncan Bannatyne; Alan Sugar; Bill Gates; and Philip Green.
The book is organised into three parts:
1. Think: Defines thought leadership and how to transform your great ideas into effective thought leadership material.
2. Write: Shows you how to articulate your ideas into effective communication.
3. Grow: Demonstrates how thought leadership can be marketed to grow your business and profile.
Key features:Shows you how to go from expert to influential thought leader Written by Grant Butler, former Australian Financial Review journalist and now managing director of Australia's largest corporate writing firm. Explains techniques used by politicians, public figures and the CEOs of our biggest companies. Think Write Grow studies the techniques of the great communicators of recent times, from Barack Obama and Boris Johnson to Tim Flannery and Malcolm Turnbull.
A few years back, marketing super-guru Tom Feltenstein in rewrote the book on high-impact marketing that works. Fast-forward to today and new technologies, more sophisticated consumers/competitors, and a whole new media landscape have changed all the rules. In response, Feltenstein has upped his game, and in , he delivers even MORE sure-fire marketing strategies and tactics that let you outwit, outthink, and outsell the other guy.
Based on case studies of clients ranging from small nonprofits to giants like Coca-Cola and McDonald's, this book delivers tips and tricks on a range of hot topics:Planning the Battle--and Choosing the Right Tactics eMarketing, Digital Media/Social Networking Grand Opening/Reopening and Holidays Four Walls Marketing Direct Mail and Ads, Coupons and Tear-outs, Event Tie-ins, and Gift Certificates Marketing Measurement
No matter what your budget is, you can still wage cutting-edge marketing and promotional campaigns that get the word out about your business, cement the loyalty of your existing customers--and win more new customers than you can handle.
Most business owners are experts in what they do and so they should be. What they also have to be good at is marketing what they do. And if you feel there's more you could be doing on the marketing front, then this book will give you those ideas. As a small business owner you get involved in all aspects of your business and marketing is such a large field, you can't be expected to learn everything you need in one day. So to break down this behemoth of a topic, we'll approach it a bite at a time.
You have in your hands a tool that will guide you through what's needed day by day over the period of a week. That way you're not trying to eat the elephant all at once. The unpredictable nature of marketing your business will start to disappear, as you move through the necessary steps needed
to make your marketing efforts more effective than ever before. Some of the ideas you may already be implementing, while others may well be new to you. Either way, putting them together into a proven system will enable you and your business to thrive, regardless of the economic climate you find yourself in.
You're about to learn, in a week, how you can have a marketing system that enables you to attract, win and keep more customers and, as a result, build your sales and your profitability.
- Sunday: Preparing the ground
- Monday: Attracting the right type of customers
- Tuesday: Keeping your customers longer
- Wednesday: Increasing customer loyalty and purchasing frequency
- Thursday: Increasing the value of your sales
- Friday: Getting new clients and better clients, faster
- Saturday: Measuring and managing your marketing activities
• Manage and sell your product or service
• Perform a month-end balancing of accounts
Packed with definitions of basic accounting terms, sample accounting statements, and a wealth of tips and tricks to simplify the accounting process, Accounting for Small Business Owners has everything you need to get the job done!
Les Jardins de la Grelinette is a micro-farm located in Eastern Quebec, just north of the American border. Growing on just 1.5 acres, owners Jean-Martin and Maude-Helene feed more than 200 families through their thriving CSA and seasonal market stands and supply their signature mesclun salad mix to dozens of local establishments. The secret of their success is the low-tech, high-yield production methods they've developed by focusing on growing better rather than growing bigger, making their operation more lucrative and viable in the process.
The Market Gardener is a compendium of La Grelinette's proven horticultural techniques and innovative growing methods. This complete guide is packed with practical information on:Setting-up a micro-farm by designing biologically intensive cropping systems, all with negligible capital outlay; Farming without a tractor and minimizing fossil fuel inputs through the use of the best hand tools, appropriate machinery and minimum tillage practices; Growing mixed vegetables systematically with attention to weed and pest management, crop yields, harvest periods and pricing approaches.
Inspired by the French intensive tradition of maraichage and by iconic American vegetable grower Eliot Coleman, author and farmer Jean-Martin shows by example how to start a market garden and make it both very productive and profitable. Making a living wage farming without big capital outlay or acreages may be closer than you think.