Category Archives for "Planning"

The Four Key Questions Every Micro Business Owner MUST Ask

The Four Key Questions Every Micro Business Owner MUST Ask | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Along with the right support and careful planning, passion is what will keep you moving forwards through those tentative first few months as a start-up, and it’s definitely what keeps you going when the going gets tough as an established business. Passion is the motivator as you establish yourself in your market and as you […]

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Join The JFDI Club on Facebook

The JFDI Club | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

The JFDI Club is a free Facebook Group that I run, designed for anyone who has been a client, been to one of my training sessions, seen me talk, read my blogs, or engaged with me at networking. The JFDI Club is a friendly community for those looking to make their ultra-small or micro business shine. […]

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The Worst Cashflow Mistake a Small Business Can Make

The Worst Cash Flow Mistake a Small Business Can Make | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy | Image by William Iven

What is the Worst Cashflow Mistake a Small Business Can Make? The worst cashflow mistake a small or micro business can make is to not live by the motto  “You Haven’t Earned It Until It’s in The Bank” Cashflow forecasting is an essential activity in any business; I’m not talking about that. I’m talking about counting […]

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Want A Thriving Business? Avoid These Massive Marketing Mistakes!

Want a Thriving Business Avoid These Massive Marketing Mistakes | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Which marketing activities will bring you more customers or make more sales? If only there was one, simple answer to that question. The thing with marketing is that there are never any guarantees of success. Techniques and methods that work well for one business may not work as well for another – even if they […]

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You Think You Can Market Your Business Without a Marketing Plan? Think Again

You Think You Can Market Your Business Without a Marketing Plan Think Again - Photograph by Arnel-Hasanovic | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

A survey* of small and micro business owners found that 66% struggle with finding new customers, while 40% said they had difficulty in retaining their existing customers. Finding and keeping customers doesn’t happen by accident; it happens with marketing. The problem is that without a marketing plan, finding customers is unnecessarily difficult while keeping the […]

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Want a Successful Business? THE Seven Questions You Need to Answer

Want a Successful Business THE Seven Questions You Need to Answer | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Do You Want a Successful Business? I heard a very successful entrepreneur say that the difference between a successful business person with a profitable business and someone less successful is that the successful person is prepared. One of the qualities often attributed to successful entrepreneurs is that they are risk takers. However, I prefer to […]

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How to Dramatically Improve Your Business in the Next 30 Days: Write a Business Plan

How to Dramatically Improve Your Business in the Next 30 Days: Write a Business Plan | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

The Biggest Impact on the Success of a Small or Micro Business is the Lack of a Business Plan Leonard Bernstein once said: To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.  Hearing that quote again today got me thinking about the thing I know has the greatest impact on the […]

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Refresh and Revitalise: Your Simple One Page Business Plan Template

Refresh and Revitalise: Your Simple One Page Business Plan Template | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

The kids are back at school; the nights are drawing in and it’s about 100 days to Christmas! It’s back to business with a vengeance So, what’s the best thing to do in September? Dust off your Business Plan of course. I can hear the sighs of boredom form here. And I can imagine the […]

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It’s Your Business Not Your Baby: Why Every Business Needs to Plan

It’s Your Business Not Your Baby: Why Every Business Needs to Plan | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Quotes, clichés, sayings – we love them. They pepper presentations, make beautiful images that are posted on Facebook and are re-Tweeted massively in Twitter streams. The reason we like them is that someone has summed-up, succinctly, a point or an issue that resonates with us. A quick Google search of the terms “quotes” and “planning” […]

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You Need to Stop Marketing and Start a Marketing Campaign

You Need to Stop Marketing | Kathy Ennis | LittlePiggy

Stop Marketing and Start Campaigning No, I haven’t lost the plot. It’s just that many of the small and micro business owners I interact with aren’t marketing. They’re doing something they call marketing, but it’s more a lot of ad-hoc, online and offline ‘chatter’. Marketing is planned and strategic. Planning and strategy are imperative because […]

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