The Bottle Your Brilliance Blog
Every fortnight, or thereabouts, you’ll find super-useful posts and videos on bottling your brilliance in words, connecting with your customers and breaking through to the next stage of growth.
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Bottling your brilliance and differentiating your business isn’t just about what you do or why you do it. It’s also about HOW you do it.
The unique way that you work with clients can be one of your biggest selling points. But it’s also one of the trickiest things to articulate.
Often that’s because it boils down to a sense of...Read More
In our experience, nobody really wants to pick a niche for their business or brand.
In fact, it’s a topic that seems to get people in a monumental flap.
As an aside, ‘niche’ is also a really weird word to say over and over again, as Anna discovers in the video above! It’s pretty odd to type too…
Whilst we...Read More
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed there’s an unlikely craze sweeping the nation, nay the world, at the moment.
Maybe it’s the time of year - January is a time when we all get that urge to usher out the old and start afresh, isn’t it? The temptation to tear it all down and start again can be...Read More
If there’s one tip I can people for differentiating your business, it’s this: don’t focus on your service first.
Focus more on your personal mission up-front, then and only then, talk about what you do.
Your mission or ‘why’ is what people buy.
But the funny thing is, people also buy what you’re not, what you won’t do...Read More
Almost 11 years ago, my nephew Tom passed away at only 2 weeks old.
Naomi House was there to support his mum and dad through his last days, giving them space and peace to truly be with him.
This is something that they do for hundreds of life-limited and life-threatened children, young people and their families in our...Read More
What do you take for granted, that you can do freakishly well?
One of my superpowers is reading ridiculously fast.
I’ve challenged myself to read 100 books this year and currently reading number 55 (Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology - so good).
I’m proud of that fact and I’m loving the challenge but I never mention it if people...Read More
“Empowered women empower other women. This is especially true when it comes to women who run their own businesses” - Sheryl Sandberg
When women lift each other up, anything is possible.
I see lives changing every day in the communities of female entrepreneurs I belong to on Facebook. Even lives being saved - true...Read More
At this time of year of resolutions and bright shiny possibilities, it’s easy to overload ourselves with new goals, diet or exercise regimes and grand business ideas.
If you work in the creative industries, this time of year is also traditionally quieter. So you might be using the lull to launch into frenzied marketing mode.
Eagle-eyed readers may have noticed it’s been a little while since we’ve mentioned our Kiva borrower of the month.
It’s not that we’ve been slacking or that we don’t care any more- far from it- but rather that we’ve been doing a bit of thinking about how our loans could have a greater impact for their recipients. As a result, we’ve...Read More
In a world where you’ve got seconds to make a great first impression, potential clients need to ‘get’ what you have to offer – and quickly.
It’s like legendary film producer, Sam Goldwyn, put it;
“If you can’t write your idea for a movie on the back of a business card, you ain’t got a movie.”
And so it is with...Read More
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