Advertising V’s Marketing – Whats the difference?

Recent conversations have made me realise people often confuse the terms or combine as one activity. Advertising is one element of a marketing strategy.  All essentially have the same goal, helping customers to make a choice.  Think of marketing as … Read More

8 ways to build customer relationships that last

  One of the ways a business builds it’s brand is to make sure they are connecting with their target audience on an emotional level. The way a customer and client work together and communication can build long-lasting, meaningful relationships … Read More

Are you ready to connect with a wider audience?

Dawn Torrington DBFY If you aren’t using social media to market your products and services, you’re going to love how easy it is to get started. As a start up or small business owner, you know there is a lot … Read More

4 Easy Steps to Network Effectively

Networking is all about sharing information and resources from one person to another for the purpose of adding value. It’s sharing! It’s building lasting relationships! It’s exchanging something of value! If there’s no sharing of value, there’s no real networking … Read More

Knowledge is power!!!!

We’ve all heard this phrase, but until Knowledge is applied, it has zero valve, only once you’ve taken the time to apply this does it become powerful. I’m going to share my easy ways to put all your knowledge into … Read More

Knowledge is power, but how do you gain knowledge?

There are many ways to expand your knowledge, reading, online, seminars to name a few. In my opinion no matter your Biz, the best way to grow and constantly learn new things is to meet with and learn from like-minded … Read More

Set S.M.A.R.T. Goals

The S.M.A.R.T. goals system isn’t new, and is a great way to for setting your goals, but many people over complicate it.  Goal setting shouldn’t be daunting or time consuming, so here’s my tried and tested method; 1 – SPECIFIC … Read More

5 Ways to build on your success and expand your brand

  A variety of opportunities and avenues exist for branching out in today’s market, and it is always tempting to try to capitalize on them… It’s important that you take a critical look at your current and past success and … Read More

12 ways to expand your brand that won’t blow your budget

Effective branding is important to carve out a strong identity for your event and to showcase your key sponsors and partners. The possibilities are endless but many ideas can come with a hefty price tag. Here are 12 low cost … Read More

Improving your relationship with your BIZ keeps you both growing

 As with any relationship, we are head over heals for running our businesses, but soon the honeymoon period runs out, that spark, that warm glow can become a thorn in your side.  On your journey there will be quarrels, differences … Read More

5 Reasons to LOVE being in BIZ for yourself

It’s all too easy to focus on “clients from hell” and the daily little frustrations that we encounter.  I have come up with my top reasons of why being in Biz for yourself is so much better than working for … Read More

Top ten benefits of having a business coach

A lot of business owners feel like they can do everything on their own and this is something that can lead to a lot of problems, such as wasting time and money. If you are serious about succeeding in business … Read More

The Oldham Business Awards 2015

An Inspirational Night at The Oldham Business Awards 2015. This year I made the decision to book a table at the One Oldham Business Awards that took place in May this year. I’ve always wanted to attend this prestigious event … Read More

Face to Face Networking

Why Face to Face Networking Should be Part of Your Marketing Mix? Are you taking advantage of networking opportunities? With the growing popularity of social media it’s quite easy to get into the habit of just sitting behind your computer … Read More

5 Top Traffic Generation Tips

5 Top Traffic Generation Tips You Can Use Today Facebook With over 800 million users, there is no reason why you would not use Facebook as a way to gain more traffic. People are constantly searching on Google for products … Read More

The Success Mindset

The SuccessMindset-5 Success Traits You Should Have In order to succeed in life whether it be in business, relationships or sports, you will need to have the right mindset. Most people simply do not know how powerful their minds are … Read More

Building friendships and relationships why not

Someone once said to me “people in business are not your friends.” I took this with a pinch of salt at the time because at this point I had already made a few friendships within the business group. However later … Read More

The most powerful marketing tool

Personal recommendations or ‘Word Of Mouth’ is one if not the most powerful marketing tools around. There is nothing that sells a business more than someone personally recommending your product or service. So if this is the case why do … Read More

Never give up on your dreams

Well Hello There Biz Buddies, very excited to see what this year has in store for my Doing Biz For Yourself brand. Launched as an official business in May last year I now have the right foundations in place with … Read More