Mentoring Matters

Posted on January 6, 2017

Excerpt taken from A Diary Of A Fortune Hunter  Buy the book here  When you start out, the old principle of learning through the school of hard knocks is always an option, providing you have an endless supply of energy and determination, a bottomless wallet to finance your mistakes and lots of time on your side. While you are struggling through, why not take the time to ask yourself whether you really need to carry on making a bunch of ...

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‘This Is How I’ll Build My $1B Business’

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Dan Matthews for Forbes.com At 18 years-old, living in a car and having dropped out of school at 14, the world must have looked a pretty bleak place for Lyndon Wood. Today, with a business empire worth an estimated $50 million, he’s about to embark on his $1 billion business adventure. Things must look a little different. Having hit life’s bottom rung as a teenager, Wood managed to land himself a job in insurance on a commission-only ...

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Why The Obsession With Social Media Needs To Stop

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Lyndon Wood for The Huffington Post Let’s get to the point then: social media has become so saturated that it is on the brink of implosion. A bit extreme, you may think? But let’s consider it — it is hardly an even playing field for small businesses, entrepreneurs and start-ups. Big brands have big budgets. And they have even bigger content megaphones from which they broadcast all of their content. The so-called ROI metrics ...

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Four Digital Strategies No Small Business Should Ignore

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Lyndon Wood for The Huffington Post Generating leads and bringing in new customers can be difficult when you’re a small operation, and adding the digital world into the mix may be something you’ve tried to avoid. The thing is, an effective digital strategy that includes a wide and complementary range of sales and marketing elements could be the difference between your business growing profitably or stagnating and failing. If ...

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Why You Need to Embrace Risk to See Your Business Grow

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Lyndon Wood for The Huffington Post From the moment you decided to launch your own business, you will have been met by challenges. Challenges are a key part of what an entrepreneur has to face if they want to find that ultimate success and turn their small business idea into an enterprise they can be proud of. There are many challenges around growing any business, from the smallest one-man bands to huge organisations looking to make that ...

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Forgexit: Your Business Growth Is About You not the Rest of the World. Own It; Create Your Own universe

Posted on January 4, 2017

By Lyndon Wood for The Huffington Post Many businesspeople around the UK woke up shocked on 24th June when it was announced that the country had voted to leave the European Union by the slimmest of margins. A lot of people from all walks of life immediately jumped on the hyperbolic bandwagon despairing at the result - they focussed on the negatives. I did, however, notice a lot of the savvier businesspeople out there keeping quiet. Leaving ...

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