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5 Reasons Why a Marketing Plan is so Critical to Success

A Marketing Plan is one of the most important business tools for any company to utilise.  If you are looking for funding to start up a business, a bank will want to understand your marketing plan.  If you are looking for investment to take…
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Why ROI is key to Marketing Strategy (and how to influence it)

In any sound marketing strategy all roads must lead to ROI (return on investment). Otherwise what is the point of it all?
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How to set a Marketing Budget

An overview of what to consider when setting your marketing budget to ensure that you get a positive return on investment.
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Should Brexit impact how you conduct your Marketing?

Barely a week goes by without someone enquiring about the impact of Brexit on the SME marketplace. It is quite difficult to work out exactly what impact Brexit is going to have on SMEs. But one thing is for sure, if the external environment…
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Don't fall behind next year - prepare your business now

With the year gradually drawing to a close, you can be forgiven for taking your foot off the gas when it comes to your business and looking forward to winding down during the holiday period. While we completely appreciate the need to relax and…
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How a Marketing Consultant Can Help Your Business

For many who don’t have any in-house marketing resource, don’t know where to start, or have done very little in the way of any successful marketing historically, a marketing consultant is the best place to start when looking for a marketing…
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How to Evaluate the Best Route to Market

So, you have perfected your product or service and you have a created a value proposition to a very specific target market! Now all you have to do is sell it (which will require a route to market)! Sometimes so much passion and time is spent…
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How to avoid wasting marketing budget

The majority of SME businesses are very wary of spending money, which is completely understandable. Some of the more forward-thinking business owners realise that marketing is an investment and that, in order to grow, they need to invest. However,…
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The Marketing Insanity Test

Do you suffer from marketing insanity? There is no doubt that one of the most commonly heard clichéd sayings surrounds the definition of “Insanity”. It is often credited to Albert Einstein, but like so many famous saying attributed to him,…
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Marketing help for small businesses – How to get started

Do you sometimes feel like you could do with some marketing help? Many small businesses don’t often have large budgets to splash out on marketing. This is why it’s important to ensure they invest their money in the right areas. However,…