Small Business Tips

How Mobile Is Your Marketing?

Have you noticed that some websites now have a cool layout just for use on smart phones and tablets? Do you have the type of business that could benefit from a mobile friendly website? Have a think about it! Restaurants, cafes, bars, clubs, doctors, vets, mechanics, real estate agents…. I could go on all day. All of these types of businesses (and hundreds more) are services that should be search friendly on a mobile device. Here are some interesting facts on mobile websites:
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The Smell of Desperation Around Small Business Marketing

Phwooaaarr what is that smell? Oh, I know! It is the stench of desperation around a lot of Small Business marketing.
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Conflict in Business

We all hopefully go into business with the intent for bigger and better things, or for financial riches or the lifestyle working for yourself is meant to bring i.e being accountable to self. This is all good in theory but what happens when a point of conflict comes into play?

Conflict can come from numerous fronts- from home, from your business partner or from clients; but from my experience the biggest issue and the one with the most potential for damage or destruction to a business is from business partners disagreeing.

This can become a cancer for the business if not eradicated.

So why is there conflict?
  • Differing personalities?
  • Differing opinions on the direction of the business?
  • Power struggles?
  • Lack of defined roles?
  • Imbalance of workloads and ‘fairness’?
  • Inequality in remuneration or benefits?
  • Etc

So what do you do? One approach is to understand how it is you deal with conflict in the first place, as we all deal with it differently. One great model is the TKI Model, or the ‘Thomas- Kilmann Instrument tool.' This identifies where you sit in the 5 various conflict management styles by the use of a simple survey to rank your status. The ranges are shown in the diagram below.
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Some Thing Bosses Never Tell Employees

Jon liked this article because he's a business owner and he worries about everything. He thinks he agrees with every single one of the points in it.

Do you? Post your comments below!

Jon Dale
Small Fish Business Coaching Byron Bay
www.smallfish.com.au



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