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The Serious Business Of Being Cheeky

Is It The Woods Or The Trees That Get In Your Way? Finding outside help to separate the woods from the trees can change the problems you work on and therefore bring in new answers. And that can start you down a whole new path towards exciting goals you'd perhaps never thought possible.

How To Reinvent Your Small Business To Get Going Faster The ability to learn faster than your competitors may be your only sustainable advantage. Innovation methods can help the business in difficulties as well as the market leader.

Which Question Lurks At The Back Of Your Mind? Entrepreneurs want to be independent. It's part of the DNA – the need to keep control. Independence at all costs may be a bad idea though. Temporary external support – coaching, mentoring, consultancy – is proven to help.

Word of Mouth Still Best Consumer trust in most forms of advertising and communication has fallen in the past two years

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Want To Sell More? Top Twenty Questions And Answers Successful Sales-People Use
Free seminar at the IoW Chamber of Commerce, May 2018

All person-to-person selling is based on conversation.
Succcessful sales people lead that process with questions. Their choice of questions often influences speed of sales, size of order, price agreed, delivery and other terms. So polishing your toolkit of questions is vital to success.
But when buyers ask questions, you need useful answers.

Download the Seminar Notes here.

Attendee Comments: "I have worked in sales and customer services for a longtime now but it was good and is always good, to hear a different point of view.
The thing that I benefited from the most was the tips with closing a sale. Lately I have found this more difficult and I have since looked at some material online to research into this further. I also found the questions we worked through made me think about the questions I ask and how much information I am actually getting each time I make a call. I think better information would lead to better sales results." Laura Fleming, The Garlic Farm

"I enjoyed Dave’s recent seminar focusing on how to engage with prospective customers and bringing selling down to the simple basics that it is nothing more complex than having an effective conversation. You need to listen well and open up the conversation for better understanding.
Dave’s reassuring style put the seminar group at ease." David Thornton, Delivering Sales Excellence

Dave exhibited at the IW Chamber of Commerce EXPO on Weds 13th September 2017.

  • Free Prize Draw - 3 chances to win a Workshop worth £310 each.
Les Thorpe of Conifers PF & C Ltd
Claire Blakeborough of Et.c
Ian Heal of Churchers Solicitors

Eighteen Productivity Boosters For Motivated Managers

Free Workshop by Dave Simon, Double Your Profits Consultancy, 30/6/17, 11:30-13:00

“In April 2015 the Isle of Wight was identified as having the lowest growth rate in the country. Productivity is essential for survival, growth and profit. Motivated managers need to know how to encourage staff to increase productivity.”

This workshop will give you:

  • Six Sensible Solutions To Get More Done With Less
  • Six Ways To Start More Staff Working More Effectively
  • Four Methods To Get The Best Free Help To Improve Your Operations
  • Two Challenges To De-Snag Progress With Back-To-Front Thinking

Eighteen Ways To Make More Profit
Free Workshop by Dave Simon, Double Your Profits Consultancy, 11-12am, Friday 8/7/16, at the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce Boardroom, Newport.

“In April 2015 the Isle of Wight was identified as having the lowest growth rate in the country.
Profit is essential to pay yourself, to survive the bumps, to attract a buyer and to grow.
I believe every Business Owner can make more profit. They just need to find out how.”

This workshop will give you:

  • Top Six Not-So-Obvious Ways To Keep Your Costs Down – Without Scaring Staff or Suppliers
  • Top Six Surprising Ways To Raise Your Prices – Without Alarming Your Customers
  • Top Six Secret Ways To Increase Your Sales Volume – Without Spending More On Marketing

Attendee Comments:

"I thoroughly enjoyed Dave’s workshop on 18 ways to make more profit. It was well structured with lots of practical examples to illustrate the learning points. Although there was a diverse selection of businesses in the audience, the content was applicable to everyone present." Alan Limb, BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency

When Do You Want To Double Your Profits? Workshop for Ambitious Business Owners for the IW Chamber of Commerce, Mill Court, Furrlongs, Newport PO30 2AA Date: Weds 4/11/15, 11am till 12, Free of Charge, Snack Lunch Supplied

Attendee Comments

“I really enjoyed the workshop, thanks. I have already been looking at suppliers and making some changes. I'm looking at innovative ways to improve footfall.” Regards, Rebecca Blachford

“I just wanted to let you know that I found the recent meeting regarding "Doubling Your Profits" to be very useful and informative. It wasn't too long, just right but was enhanced with the free book you handed out on the subject. This allows folks to review those principles in their own time.” Kind regards, Ian Marshall

“The workshop was informative and a good experience. As a consultant with low overheads, I don’t think I’d be able to utilise the methods demonstrated to improve my own profits a great deal. However, I attended mainly to discover what Dave does so that I could recommend him to customers I work with.” Chris Court

“I found the workshop that Dave held very inspiring and have since felt very motivated towards my growing business looking into my profits in more detail. I have raised my painting prices to take into consideration the materials, time and effort. I have reduced my material costs by shopping at a cheaper supplier, for example, the same quality but a third of what I usually pay. I have also begun to take deposits from customers... Thank you Dave.” Natasha Sibbick