Tony Trent, Business Growth Expert

nine word email for business growth
The one marketing email you should start sending today

What’s your plan for dealing with leads who don’t convert immediately – or at least, say, within three months? As a business coach, the answer I often hear from business owners is, “I don’t need one – they’re probably tyre kickers, anyway.” And that may well be true. For a portion of them, anyway. You […]

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Attracting new customers is still the best way to grow your business

In my time as a business coach, I’ve observed (and weighed in on) many a debate around whether business owners should focus more on customer retention or customer acquisition as the best way to achieve business growth. Fact is, both of these marketing activities are extremely important. It’s not hard to understand that it is […]

Tenders: goldmine or minefield?

As a business coach who works with B2B and trade-based businesses, I’m often asked, “Are tenders are a good way to win work?” It’s a good question, and as a mentor who has worked with hundreds of businesses, I can speak from experience when I say that the tender process has its upsides and downsides. […]

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Not a coincidence: 7 attributes the most successful business owners have in common

Find out what qualities you must bring to the table to get the most out of your business coaching experience.

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Offering your team a company car: is it the right decision for your business?

As a business coach, I am seeing increasing numbers of business owners grappling with whether not to offer their team the use of a company car. There are a few reasons you might consider offering access to a work vehicle to an employee, including: It can help them do their job more effectively – especially […]

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Get more from your Google Ads

Many of our coaching clients have driven traffic to their website by implementing search engine optimisation (SEO) and content marketing strategies. But, there’s no way around it – SEO is a long-game strategy with no guarantees. What’s more, achieving (and maintaining) a first page ranking for a the most relevant (and therefore popular) keywords can […]

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LinkedIn: taking marketing from B2B to H2H (human to human)

LinkedIn. It’s the ‘middle child’ of the social media family – it doesn’t feel like it gets a lot of love and it hasn’t always been that sure about where it fits in to your marketing strategy. But this misunderstood business networking site presents an untapped opportunity for business owners – especially those operating within […]

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Employee vs contractor: are you 100% certain you know the difference?

On paper, the line between employee and contractor seems very clear. An employee works for your business as a part of your business. As their employer, you are responsible for paying their taxes and superannuation, as well as providing paid leave and other entitlements. A contractor, on the other hand, supplies services to your business […]

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7 signs that your employee might be planning to quit (and how to win them back)

Our last two blogs have covered how to end the employment relationship when it’s a definite case of ‘it’s not me… it’s you’. But what happens when it’s one of your star team members that wants to break up with your business? How will you know? And what can you do to stop them walking […]

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The Tenfold Business Coaching guide to tackling tough decisions

The average person makes around 35,000 conscious decisions daily. Get up or hit the snooze button? Exercise or get in to work early? Answer the phone or let it go to voicemail? Just thinking about all the sliding doors moments that happen in a single day may have you wishing you could just switch to […]