One would think that after being in business for very close to 2 years (even longer if you count my previous businesses) that I would have this under control. The truth is, I haven’t. And if anything, against all of my own previous advice, I made the same mistakes this last holidays - and I vow to not do the same again.Read More
Are you feeling a little scattered in your approach to generating more customers?
Join us for our latest vlog where we are going back to basics - or you could call it housekeeping. So many of our clients come to us very stressed because they are stuck in the ‘execution’ of their marketing plan - but don’t really have any strategy behind it.
In this 8 minute video, we talk about how you can set yourself up for success…
We’ve had an influx of clients go through our 'business plan review' session of late so we’ve been in the thick of guiding clients with their business goals and strategy - and well, its been awesome.
The light bulb moments, bringing the goals to life and paving those clear next steps - all of these things help reduce our clients feeling of overwhelm and thats why we enjoy what we do.
So if you are a little stuck on where to start with your own business plan we have some tips …Read More
When we first started our small business, our babies were still babies. We were only prepared to work in the business part-time, and therefore our expectations about how much we would earn (like nothing in the early days) and what we could achieve were always linked back to how many working hours we had to physically commit to the business. We did a time audit.
Time is probably one of the most important factors. When you’re juggling a family and a small business, it’s very easy to burn out.Read More
The thing is, some of us struggle with pricing, because although we understand our customer’s needs, desires and pain points, we don't necessarily walk into our small business on day one with the confidence and understanding of how to charge people for our skills and experience.Read More
Are you starting a business this year? I bet you’d love to know the perfect recipe for success!
Well, sorry to say there isn't one, but here are some tips or 'sales & marketing 101' if you will, to help you to create the perfect storm for your biz.Read More
Last month, we were interviewed over with Zero Bounce for their Let’s Talk About Email series. Zero Bounce are a leading online email verifier system, ensuring that companies sending complex and high volume email avoid deliverability issues - something that we are passionate about, making sure that your emails actually arrive in your subscribers inbox.Read More
Is your business prepped and ready for Christmas? Not even joking! We used to work for a major retail brand, and the Christmas offers and promotions were squared away in June. Thankfully small biz world is nimble and we don't quite need those lead times, but given it’s now October (where has this year gone?) your planning for the 'season of spending' should be underway.
Did we hear a big ‘gulp’? Don’t have any plans underway yet? Don't stress. Thankfully being organised is our superpower, and we've got ya’ back with our Christmas sales checklist.Read More
It's fair to say that here at Two Girls and a Laptop we are passionate about customer profiling. We want you to not only know exactly who your perfect customer is, but also know everything you can about them - with good reason, so read on.
Your 'ideal customer' is a semi-fictitious person who is most likely to buy your product or service. The ideal customer profile (also called an avatar or persona) is a bunch of demographic and psychographic data that you create, to help you to intimately understand as much as you can about them.
Why is this so super important and why do we talk about this ad nauseam ALL the time?Read More