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Category: Small Business Heroes

David Thomas - Creating Presentation Rockstars


How to be a great presenter and much more

Vickylynne Atherton - A natural born sales leader


I am Vickylynne Atherton, founder of Artemis. I am an extraordinarily successful Sales Specialist with over 20 years’ experience. I named by business after Artemis “The Hunter” as I am a natural born sales leader who now works with a broad selection of organisations to build sales strategies and assist with the generation of new business.

Jess White - Outsourced Marketing for SMEs


Jess is a mega experienced event producer and strategic marketer who has spent over 15 years working client and agency side with major blue chips, charities and on well-known sporting events alongside building her and her husband’s live event business. Jess helps SME’s who need more time and resource with outsourced marketing, events and project work.

Vickylynne Atherton - Carving a niche amongst giant competitors


A podcast interview with Vickylynne Atherton Director of Academy Now an online Education platform

An interview with Mark Pollard of Funky Vibes Marketing


A Small Business Heroes Podcast With Mark Pollard of Funky Vibes Marketing

Elaine Hart - Creating human connection through the screen


In this episode Elaine Hart talks about creating human connection 'through the screen' by offering a very unique combination of fitness, connection and coaching.

Janet Efere - How to Sell Without Being Yucky


Janet Efere tells us how to sell without pressure and without being yucky

James Smethurst - From the NHS to Running a Successful Digital Agency


In this edition of the Small Business Heroes podcast James Smethurst talks about the transition from working in the NHS to running a marketing agency, the need for personal growth, the energy needed for sales, how we should go for speed over perfection, and some ideas on how to find the hungriest market for our products.

Paul Holmes - Practical Actionable Advice for Small Business Owners


In this episode, Paul offers a huge amount of highly practical advice for small business owners. This is a truly powerful interview full of great value.

Ian Larke - Helping businesses bridge the disconnect gap


In this episode Ian Larke of Projekt Maverick talks about helping his clients overcome the disconnect between their business and their clients, a lesson we can learn from the local plumber, the importance of work life balance and a very useful tip for using WhatsApp as a marketing tool.

Angele Giuliano - Business lessons from a Maltese business woman


In this episode Angele Giuliano tells us about the challenges of managing cash flow as a small but active business, the pros and cons of business partners and why smiling might be the key to more sales.

Cori Josias - Social marketing, personal connection and the need for a growth mindset


Cori Josias - Social marketing, personal connection and the need for a growth mindset

Andrew Gibson - The problem with selling to anybody


In this episode, Andrew Gibson describes the best way to find paying clients, the business benefits of writing a book and the power of your story.

Amy Whitell - Two hugely successful business pivots and the business benefits of external help


Amy is the CEO of Collctiv, the group payments platform. Amy sold her first business aged 28, and has worked in the legal, financial and EdTech sectors.

Jan Kiersmasz - data driven social media ROI improvements, overcoming self-doubt, outsourcing tips


Jan Kiermasz is a digital marketing consultant who helps SMEs improve their social media marketing return on investment. Jan also helps organisations improve their business processes with a special emphasis on data analysis.

Elaine Atherton - Finding your ideal customer, honing your offer, the dangers of too much activity


The excellent Elaine Atherton is a sales coach with vast experience in sales and encouraging people.

Mark Sean Elliot - Client Marketing During the Covid Lockdown


Mark talks about how to market to prospects during the lockdown

Alex MacArthur: Improving small business processes


Alex MacArthur helps small businesses improve the financial and operational elements of their business as a platform for growth.

Gayle Tong - Small Business Hero


Tony Radford in discussion with Gayle Tong of Enrichment Coaching

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Latest Posts

David Thomas - Creating Presentation Rockstars
How to be a great presenter and much more
Published: 29/12/2020


Vickylynne Atherton - A natural born sales leader
I am Vickylynne Atherton, founder of Artemis. I am an extraordinarily successful Sales Specialist with over 20 years’ experience. I named by business after Artemis “The Hunter” as I am a natural born sales leader who now works with a broad selection of organisations to build sales strategies and assist with the generation of new business.
Published: 11/12/2020


Jess White - Outsourced Marketing for SMEs
Jess is a mega experienced event producer and strategic marketer who has spent over 15 years working client and agency side with major blue chips, charities and on well-known sporting events alongside building her and her husband’s live event business. Jess helps SME’s who need more time and resource with outsourced marketing, events and project work.
Published: 26/11/2020


Which Contacts have I called? Call Lists and Contact Activities
How to manage call lists effectively. Never forget to call someone. Contact Lists and Activities.
Published: 13/11/2020


Vickylynne Atherton - Carving a niche amongst giant competitors
A podcast interview with Vickylynne Atherton Director of Academy Now an online Education platform
Published: 05/11/2020