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Sales 2.0 consulting

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I wasn’t sure what the definition on Sales 2.0 was, so I looked it up  in Anneke Seley and Brent Holloway’s new book Sales 2.0: “Sales 2.0 is the use of innovative sales practices, focused on creating value for both buyer and seller and enabled...

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Isabelle Sacks – Experiment on Search Indexing

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My daughter, Isabelle Sacks, wants to do an experiment to see how long it takes the search engines to index her name.  So we are writing a short post with her name, Isabelle Sacks, as a keyword.  We will test it by checking the search engines...

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Sales Effectiveness

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I’ve been getting up to date on the latest research and information on sales effectiveness in organisations and the stats are remarkable. A recent study by Ernst & Young of medium size businesses ($25m-$1b) in the U.S. and Australia  indicated that 72% said their 6 month...

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Inika Mineral Cosmetics

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Inika is a manufacturer of mineral cosmetics, made ‘of’ Australia, making its mark in a highly competitive sector.  Being entirely mineral based they are vegan products and fantastic for sensitive skin.  Miranda Bond, the founder and CEO, is an energetic woman and totally passionate about...

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Victorian fires

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I’ve received a whole bunch of emails from friends on the other side of the world, concerned about the fires around Melbourne and whether I’m OK.  (If you haven’t seen any news for a few days check it out here in a video from The Age,...

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Small Business Success

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I’ve been speaking with Andrew Vincent lately, the talented man who produced the television series Your Business Success.  It’s a series of interviews between experienced and less experienced entrepreneurs and is full of both inspirational stories as well as fantastic tips on improving your own...

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More SaaS & Social Media

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Over the past few weeks I’ve been researching more and more into the SaaS world.  The ScioDec blog has some interesting posts, and this recent one doesn’t have a lot new to say, but sums up what most of the people I speak to are...

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Managing Fast Business Growth

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DC Strategy is a growing consultancy offering services around franchising, business strategy, international expansion and similar areas. They have been publishing a series of article on these topics on their site. This recent article on managing fast growth was right on the money in my...

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Unexpected Discoveries

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I continue to explore all the wonderful plug-in offerings for WordPress sites.  I’m just amazed at the range of functionality you can add for free. The latest is a contact form offered by cforms2 on my contact page.  But what’s even better is that it...

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High School Legend

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A friend gave me this link to a fantastic story about a legendary teacher at my old high school in Los Angeles – Fairfax HS.  By the time I got there, it was a great racial melting pot with very little friction.  My Australian friends are always...