– mentor for professional development for small business owners

Dr Jay Allyson Dempster – business mentor

In terms of professional development for small business owners, learning is an essential activity for growth and success long term.

Standing still or working in a vacuum is not a good strategy for any business. Professional development for small business owners helps avoid complacency and stagnation and is critical to long term business success.

Whether you’re in start up or growth, low tech or high tech innovation, professional development for small business owners means finding good opportunities for learning and committing to engagement in a community of practice.

And you don’t have to be Apple or Virgin to tap into the flood of ideas and inspiration that’s out there all around you.

With a little structure and discipline for managing information overload, it’s yours for the taking.

In a world where time is money, it’s easy to sacrifice your own professional development to other ‘pressing’ matters. But here’s a classic example of (re) prioritising things to do that are not urgent but highly important.

Below are 5 practical ways to take control by putting aside a small amount of time per day, per week and per month to professional development for small business owners. The results can make all the difference to your next big leap.

#1 -  Immerse yourself in ideas Twitter, LinkedIn and  online networks offer sources of inspiration right on your doorstep (or rather your smart phone or tablet!). Using a simple filter, just 15 minutes a day reading thought provoking reflections via tweets, posts or articles can highlight opportunities to learn something new to catching sight of practical development strategies you can apply to your business.

#2 -  Mastermind with experts Business networks and social media are great ways to follow your passion and exchange ideas with like-minded people. This in turn will help you to differentiate yourself and your business in an increasingly busy and competitive market. Rather than ending up as a bunch of notes and papers that ‘might be useful’ but are easily lost or forgotten, successful business owners are working with an experienced business mentor who can assist you to apply what you learn in a structured and results-driven manner

#3 -  Get involved Attending events and getting involved in locally organised gatherings of people can be truly inspirational and an opportunity to cultivate relationships and find solutions to common challenges. Events require a commitment so here you’ll find people who seriously want to share what they are doing and learn about what makes a difference to them in business and education.

#4 -  Take a course While there are masses of ways to develop knowledge and skills online and in day-to-day networking, going on a workshop or attending a conference can help cement other informal learning. Again, working with a business trainer can also help structure your learning and even gain you a qualification (if desired).

#5 -  Give a talk Presenting and teaching others is a great way to develop your own learning, build your reputation as a leader and expert, and gain valuable feedback from your communities of practice.

For more information about professional development for small business owners, contact Jay at Belanda Consulting.

 

Consulting Coaching Business ModelConsultancy coaching business models are the way to go

If you are struggling in a network marketing or affiliate marketing business, how about stepping back and reverse engineering to drive product sales through a consultancy coaching business model based on your own unique value to the market place.

Today I’m putting together the next mini-book in my Business Impact Booster series available on Amazon, based around my personal branding training.

One of the reasons I’m successful in my consulting coaching business model is because people trust me. I’m an expert in what I do, and I’ve worked hard to know my stuff and develop a gift for helping others be more effective in their business.

The book is the 4th in this series and I’ll probably need to reorder the volumes when I put together my first ‘real’ book next year … so excited about that!

Even though this is a mini-book and you’ll read it in 30 minutes max, the reason this will help you and really have an impact on your business success is because the market is changing and it’s very different to when I started back in 2004 and online since 2010.

There are more than ever now major challenges today in differentiating yourself from the masses of ‘gurus’ in any given niche, in getting people’s attention, reaching the right people and leveraging your time and energy.

The market place is getting saturated with info products!

If you don’t have your one-to-one expert business nailed, it’s nigh on impossible to have a one-to-many strategy that doesn’t require huge amounts of time, money and effort with more to manage.

This is why I teach the consultancy coaching business model to my own clients – success coaching works!

You build right, you build fast and you get all the pieces in place you need to leverage and sustain a business long term.

What would you REALLY like to be able to ask someone that ….

– already has a successful one-to-one consulting and coaching business that delivers results to her clients

– understands really well how to align your inner core purpose, existing values & expertise with helping others

– understands that people are tired of yet another info product, tool, course or membership programmes (and some don’t even open, start or finish these!)

– that they crave quality, authenticity, integrity you get from a personal connection & results-driven coaching service;

– knows how to market your business *magnetically* (including online & offline) regardless of having a ‘big list’

– is making a tonne of money doing it herself and willing to share her inside edge strategies with you for more profits in your business.

Working with a mentor is so important.

I’ve personally been working with Kristin at KSM International to streamline my own consultancy coaching business model.

Whether your relatively new in business, have struggled for years or are already have some success and want more, leave me a comment, I’d LOVE to share what I know in my book rather than have you all try to figure this all out on your own.

What do you currently need to help you establish a strong consulting coaching business model?

 

Visalus income opportunity ukHere’s some REAL revenue data about the Visalus Income Opportunity UK that you won’t find in any press release.

The massive growth of Visalus and Body By Vi Challenge business model to date has been due entirely to focusing aggressively on getting results for the customer – I love that!

The number of customers per promoter is UP 22%, which means every active promoters gets 22% growth in their customer acquisition – surely that tells you about demand and market responsiveness. (Hint: yes, it sure does!)

Here’s the DATA about the Visalus’s business growth, showing the power of the Visalus business opportunity UK and how to sky rocket your Body By Vi revenue per active promoter.

The business growth measurements show the new business model is set to repeat the previous massive growth!

With success coaching and marketing support for all my team members in Visalus income opportunity UK  you can ride the wave as part of this historical moment in the company.

If you want to know when is the time to strike, to learn about business growth curves, here’s what happens next, here comes the second run … let’s kick this out of the ball park whilst helping people here.

Watch this short video as Visalus co-founder Nick Sarnicola explains this business cycles phenomenon – you’re either going to watch us, doubt us, or join us for explosive  UK growth:-)

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Being a professional development coach, I have such an appetite for success habits!

success habits stephen covey 8th habitI’ve recently been reading Stephen Covey’s 8th Habit of Highly Successful People and I found it to be a great paradigm to help people to focus on their main emotional-driven goals.I’ve blogged about this before as part of cool prospecting techniques, in terms  of connecting with the emotional end benefits of your target market.

Covey divides up the nature of human beings into four dimensions: BODY, MIND, HEART & SPIRIT

Put another way, there are four Ls you can develop goals and success habits around, whether it’s for your business or your life.

  • to live (survive/thrive in the world)

  • to learn (grow, develop ourselves)

  • to love (connect & nurture through relationships with others)

  • to leave a legacy (meaning & contribution)

If you are struggling to earn what you are worth, you may find it useful to build up a personal profile of these emotional end benefits, to identify and release your true nature and special gifts, then put these success habits to work to manifest your wildest dreams.

If you want to take developing success habits to a professional level, I highly recommend taking a personal challenge, a self-awareness adventure, a fitness and health check. I’ve been using personal development with my coaching students for over a year now, but it starts with getting your body in shape, then your mindset shifts up a few gears!

Click below for more details and to order.

Elevate Yourself through The Challenge

Foundation to Developing Success Habits

 

best company to succeed with a home businessTo  succeed with a home business, you need to go beyond what everyone else is doing.

There is a movement happening in North America and it’s coming to the UK. A record breaking successful US-based company is launching in the UK and it’s going to be huge.

This is a great business opportunity for people who don’t do business opportunities (or have become jaded with the whole network marketing industry and I hear you on that!)

This one is for the masses, and is a model that allows anyone to succeed with a home business. It’s driven by common sense – it provides the challenge we need, the drive we miss and the results we desire.

I’m fired up about this, because it’s going to help so many people in so many ways. Being invited to create the leadership foundations for this company in Europe, I just returned from an incredible UK influencer summit.

This is big – I was excited to say the least. But what’s interesting about this opportunity is not that I get in early, and have a few months ahead of the herd, but that I get in and get going.

In traditional network marketing (MLM),

it’s only about 3% who are ever going to get involved.

The other 97% think the 3% are all mad!

But when I meet a person who is fed up with their life, because they hate their job, hate their pay check, hate their boss, hate the commute (add your own) – well, you do have to ask yourself a serious question:

What will it take for me to change it?

And the answer is that it takes a single decision. To do it.

You’re either serious or you’re not. You’re either in or you’re out. You have to show up. You have to go for it.

To succeed with a home business, it will take focus and energy, probably all you’ve got, not 50% not 90%.

You don’t have incredible success with anything by not giving it 100%. As all great mentors of mine have reminded me on occasion, you’re either playing full on or you’re making excuses.

If you want to succeed in a home business, you need to go beyond what everyone else is doing. You also need to make a decision and go for it full on. Learn more by filling out the form below.

If you want to succeed with a home business – it’s simple – start, show up, commit, work hard, enjoy the fruits of your labour.

 

boost your business with positive body image marketingDid you know you can boost your business using a more positive body image?

Positive body image marketing is a growing trend among advertisers and marketers alike, because the successful ones know the importance to boost your business brand and turnover.

People prefer to buy from positive people who look like they are fit, healthy and enjoying life.

It’s less about how ‘beautiful’ you are and more about how you present the emotional benefits your target audience is looking for.

This is something I’ve blogged about in the past, talking about Cool Prospecting Techniques to boost your business.

If you can align how you project your image with your business products or services, it is likely to have big impact on your bottom line.

Attracting marketing has always been the mainstay of my business strategy, particularly in network marketing side of what I do.

But I also teach that same personal branding to local businesses, because body image is very important in most industries for customer acquisition and customer retention.

You have to invest a little time to re-frame your overall image, and body image is a big part of that if you want to boost your business.

I suggest you give yourself a challenge – take a look at what you are sending out to your clients both face to face, walk-through customers and online in your pictures, banners and narratives.

Click here to Boost your Business with my Free THRIVE Survey.

 

best personal development courses

What if working with the best personal development courses makes ALL the difference in your home business?

Would you invest in yourzself that way?

Are you a home business owner aspiring for massive success, just starting out or struggling to get into gear? Well, either way, I totally recommend you experience the power of personal development – I blogged about this several months ago.

My top recommended course is the Elevate program, now part of my primary business – REWW – and one of the best personal development courses I’ve ever had the fortune to buy and implement.

I’ve been working with Elevate for over a year now and seen big results with so many individuals. It’s an easy to follow, interactive, self-improvement product (audio & work book) promoting activities for reflection and practice.

In my experience, it is one of the best personal development courses, because I know of no other single program that has had such TANGIBLE results for people.

Shifting your thinking and mindset can be one of the greatest life changers, because with the personal awareness you gain, you will go on to achieve incredible success and take opportunities with confidence and commitment.

But you need to commit to it, work through it and implement the techniques. I remember a little joke where there’s a guy walking round with his cello a bit lost and asks for directions – “Do you know how to get to Carnegie Hall?” and the old man smiles and answers “Practice, practice, practice!

If you would like to learn more about Elevate, click here.

Best Personal Development Courses

REWW start making money online live webinar

Marketing lies at the heart of any successful business, especially making money online. Do you want to succeed and thrive?

Marketing does the job of pumping the lifeblood of the business around! As the saying goes “show me a business that isn’t marketing, and I’ll show you a business that is dying”.

Likewise, show me a business that doesn’t have a web presence and I’ll show you a business that is missing out making money online.

Our live webinar will show you the know-how to making money online and an opportunity to implement the process straight away.

In essence, there are three mutually-reinforcing ways you can get your marketing pumping to make money online:

  1. advertising
  2. networking
  3. publishing

And the big cohering idea, in my experience, has always been your ‘BRAND‘.

To make money online – serious money, I mean, not just a few hundred a week or even a couple of thousand a month – you need to create an attractive brand or character for you and/or your business then develop a solid online presence. (This can quickly spill over to offline activities as you become “slightly famous”!)

Think Virgin/Richard Branson, or in my case The Merry Marketer/aka Jay Allyson Dempster.

Your brand image sets the tone for your business’s “web presence“.

That image should permeate everything you do, say & write, constantly drawing in the ‘right’ people – your target audience – and building huge numbers of raving fans and customers who love what you stand for, what you do and what you sell.

Once you have this clear and consistent focus for why you’re IN business, making money online becomes a matter of having a “marketing system” to promote it – combining some pump priming with paid advertising backed up with free/low cost marketing via word-of-mouth, social media, content publishing etc.

There are two core learning curves in any marketing system:

(1) learn how to generate leads and

(2) get good at converting those leads into lasting customers.

Nowadays, there are a plethora of online tools to help you not only automate your business and make efficiency savings, but also to integrate these marketing methods to support effective relationship building with your customers and potential customers.

However, what I find is know-how only takes you so far – you need to understand how to sequence and fit these activities together.

My recommendation is to avoid years of trial and error that wastes your time, money and will power in making money online marketing. It’s not as easy as some sales letters will have you believe. But there are some principles and processes that definitely have proven to be effective every time.

Here’s a brand new membership product for making money online called IMPACT from my REWW team of top marketers that covers the latest techniques and strategies and quickly apply them within their business within the same month.

“IMPACT is all about showing you how you can quickly begin marketing yourself and ANY business ONLINE – Join me and start making money online NOW.”

Work from Home Career PlanningIf you’re looking for inspiration for your work from home career, you first need to identify what is your ‘why’.

This is particularly true if you are just setting out or struggling to be success with an online business or network marketing business.

Can you clearly articulate a coherent picture of what gets you excited/interested in something?

It’s sometimes a tough one to put your finger on, so you need to spend some time pondering.  Your current interests may not even fit with your previous choices for study or work experience.

So you may need some help with work from home career planning.
Well, I’ve successfully used a technique called ‘laddering’ to  scratch beneath the surface of things you’ve done (sometimes over many years). Through a series of questions and prompts, you can more easily find the connections between all kinds of interests and choices you’ve made through your life.
This is an intriguing and very powerful technique that raises your personal awareness. Learn more about it in my latest article How to Identify Your Core Purpose for Career Planning
If you’re looking for inspiration on your next step beyond a ‘job’, because you want more out of your life – more time, money, control, freedom – a simple home business can be the start of a whole new career.

 

 

 

Benefits of Creating Online Marketing Designs

Free e-guide - Triple Your Business Income With Effective Online Marketing DesignsOnline marketing designs help marketers to build up better understanding of the businesses they support by facilitating more proactive and effective message market matching.

The use of ‘marketing patterns’ to provide flexible descriptions borrows from approaches to learning designs, which offer a representation of units of learning and of learner and teacher experiences.

For business and marketing purposes, this supports a common terminology for marketers to interpret the brief accurately in terms of desired business objectives.

With an ability to share and repurpose, online marketing designs work best when they can be mapped to different contexts, needs and situations.

Such dialogue can engage and challenge us in ways that improves the experience for prospective buyers moving through our sales and marketing process.

A marketing design is a specification that allows individual units of marketing to be represented and systematised. There is a large body of work around specifications for learning, but this seems less prevalent in these terms for representing marketing and for online marketing designs.

Online marketing designs enable an important feedback loop that can engage and challenge us to improve the experience for prospective buyers from their response to an advert to our follow up with them.

The concept of marketing designs is distinct from marketing strategies or marketing methods. It goes way beyond the concept of the ‘sales funnel’. Designing online marketing is less concerned with the implementation via pages, opt-ins, tools and systems and much more to do with the prospective buyer experience and the potential emotional end benefits of matching your product with their requirements, needs or desires.

The creation of marketing patterns is an approach that looks to provide templates and tools – an ‘architecture’ if you like – as a way of capturing knowledge from marketers and sharing it with a business community as a source for advice and discussion of target audience and their relative interest in products and services.

Both marketing patterns and marketing design encourage the representation of content alongside activities for engaging prospective buyers. This is important in the context of both print and online, technology-mediated practices.

There is the notion of design in terms of what the marketer does, which is concerned with designing, planning, orchestrating and supporting marketing activities ‘unit of marketing’, which cannot be deconstructed into smaller units, but can be aggregated as part of a strategy.

These holistic online marketing designs can also be used to describe the physical design of content – copywriting, websites, blogs, social network posts, as well as the activities our prospective buyers are doing across our marketing environment – reading, watching, clicking, sharing and so on.

This contrasts with what system designers do, which is to design marketing systems and the software engineering aspects and know-how. Here, we are concerned with understanding and improving the interaction between the prospective buyer and the online platform.

Few of these ideas are new to education, or indeed to marketing, but appear to be new to online marketing.

Specifying how these different components fit together and are mutually reinforcing is one way to create online marketing designs. This is a fruitful area to explore in terms of maximising both the flow and congruence of our marketing and the return on investment in terms of average visitor value and business revenue.

Click the link for a free online marketing designs consultation and get a copy of my latest i-guide “Triple Your Business Income With Online Marketing Made Easy“.

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