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How to make sure you get the referral rather than your partner

There’s nothing worse than putting in the work and the hours only to get overlooked for a referral. It’s a crushing feeling, especially when it goes to your partner instead. What did they do that you didn’t? While it might feel like you did everything you could, you may be missing a few key areas …

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How to get good at blowing your own trumpet without coming across as a show-off

“How do I get more clients?” and “How do I get more client referrals?” These are two questions that every accountant, lawyer, and consultant have asked themselves at some point in their career. The answer, however, isn’t quite as simple as they’d like. To win more clients and client referrals, you need to focus on …

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This cautionary tale will make you consider your online footprint

Tips for getting business referrals I’ve written several articles about how you can use social media to boost your reputation and generate referrals.  However, just like your physical image, your online image needs tending and careful grooming. What does your online footprint say about you? Are you aware of how much attention it receives? How much …

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Business Development Clinic: How can I win more personal tax clients?

This was an interesting and pretty short question which landed in my inbox recently. I thought it may be useful to share my reply here in a blog post. Whilst you may not be after personal tax clients, the same questions and process holds true regardless of the type of clients you want to attract. …

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5 ways to always have something meaningful to say on social media

In yesterday’s post we looked at a daily routine for you to use on LinkedIn. In this post we are still continuing our theme of how to save time with business development, and we are still looking at ways of doing this with social media. One of the biggest barriers I hear lawyers, accountants and …

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5 ways to build your profile without physically being there – Part 2

This is part 2 in a blog series about how to build your profile without physically being there. In part 1 we looked at the importance of prioritizing who you will meet and which events you will attend. We also examined how social networking allows you to build your profile without leaving your desk, or …

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5 ways to build your profile without physically being there – Part 1

When I started my own business I had a 20 month old and a 3 year old. My decision to be my own boss had been preceded being made redundant, whilst the global economy crashed. Yes, that was three years ago. As my business was started in haste, I didn’t have the luxury of pots …

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