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How to Admit It’s Your Fault (and Take Control in Your Small Business)

How to Admit It’s Your Fault (and Take Control in Your Small Business)

I am here to tell you that it’s not your fault, apparently.

  • If you’re a dad who’s prone to embarrassing dancing then don’t worry, it’s not your fault – that’ll be a bout of ‘beat deafness’.
  • If things aren’t going too great in your business then don’t worry, it’s not your fault – that’ll be down to the employees who don’t work hard enough.
  • Looking older than your years? Don’t worry, it’s not your fault – you most likely live in a city.

All three examples above are headlines in the newspapers.

They would have us believe that nothing is our fault – our health, our careers and even our dancing (although, that really may be a case of either having it or not).

The truth is, as I’m sure you’re aware, it is our fault, all of it.

And you know that.

It’s your fault. Admit it.

If you’re worried that your face is adding 10 years to your real age then you can change your lifestyle.

If you’re worried that your dancing makes Ed Balls look like Darcey Bussell then you can get lessons.

And, if your business isn’t quite where you want it to be yet, then you can change that too because you’re in control.

And what a great place that is to be.

Liberating.

I know, it’s not always a comfortable position to be in and sometimes it would be much easier to reject that responsibility and look for the nearest excuse,

But none of us went into business thinking that it was going to be easy, did we.

For all of us, there is something in our business that we could exercise greater control. It might be a case of staff sabotage, or a disappointing marketing campaign or even our time.

But, we can take control – each of us embracing responsibility.

Oh, and stop reading the papers – they’re full of rubbish.

There are a lot of small business owners like you who need help with their marketing in the UK right now.

2020 has of course been a tough year.

But like never before, lockdown gave business owners the chance to step back and see what was wrong in their marketing and to see the opportunities.

Don’t worry.

If you’re an ambitious small business owner who needs help with your marketing – I’m here for you.

Mark Reynolds - Small Business Marketing Consultant
Mark Reynolds, Marketing Consultant & Coach

My name’s Mark Reynolds, I’m an independent small business marketing consultant and coach.

Every year since 2002 I’ve given small business owners unbiased advice, a strategic marketing approach, a new perspective and accountability to help them build a more consistent and predictable flow of customers – especially helpful in these challenging times.

Using a proven marketing system paired with custom analysis of your business, I will help you:

  1. Identify what you should be doing in your marketing.
  2. Work out how you should be doing it.
  3. And help you get the marketing done.
    …to build a consistent and predictable flow of customers.

We would be a very good match if you already have an existing in-house or outsourced marketing resources to get the marketing done, eg. a marketing employee, freelancer or marketing agency.

But don’t worry if you don’t.

Don’t worry if you’re trying to do all the marketing yourself.

I have my own marketing team and contacts if you need them.

Also there’s no problem if you already have a business coach, it can be very beneficial.

A business coach will help you with your marketing too, but they cover many different aspects of improving your business. Whereas I’m 100% hyper-focused on your marketing – I take it to a whole new level to help you build a consistent and predictable flow of customers.

My almost 20 years of marketing experience is all about using marketing to get more customers. And so I often find that a small business client with a business coach works very well.

If you have questions pick up the phone, ask for Mark on 01926 356300 (Warwickshire) or 01454 858754 (nr Bristol) or send me an email – I’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Yes, none of us knows what’s going to happen with Covid-19 and the recession, but the recovery is likely to be pretty dramatic for many.

Your marketing needed to be spot on 4 years ago, 3 years ago, 2 years ago, 1 year ago and regardless of Covid-19 and the recession, your marketing needs to be getting results today. So put these challenging times out of your mind, and focus on taking your marketing to the next level.

If you don’t put the right kind of hard work in now, you’ll miss out and it won’t surprise you if competitors take charge.

You need to be a part of the recovery.

I’m here to help you if talking would help you get more customers.

Find out more how I can help here or get in touch.

My whole career since 2002 has been about helping UK small businesses to get more customers. During almost 20 years I’ve learnt what it takes to succeed in times like these. I’ve got lots to share. My name’s Mark Reynolds (click here to learn more).

In 2007 I founded ProfitReach, an independent marketing consultancy for small businesses. Simply, I absolutely love helping small business owners get a consistent and reliable flow of higher paying customers. I’m also an ‘EC Certified Coach’. See what my clients have to say.

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