Jan’s latest articles & blogs

  • The Importance of Passion

    I am writing this in the height of the English summer, which in reality means that I am cosied up in several layers of clothes, watching the rain pelting against the windows. Even with the ceaseless rain, I am extremely happy…

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  • Sales people are vital

    Recently, I saw on social media, a marketing specialist propounding the idea that the salesman was no longer necessary at all, with marketing capable of totally replacing them. Interesting concept. Read more

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  • How to make friends with money..

    One of the things that holds women back in business is having a poor relationship with money.  It affects our money making abilities, our likelihood of holding on to and very definitely affects our negotiating skills and our sales skills. …

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  • Beating Imposter Syndrome

    The very first thing I ever won in business was some free coaching. I was terrified.  Six sessions to be delivered by A Very Impressive Person, with half a ton of letters after their name, coming into my business and inevitably…

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  • The Changing World of Entrepreneurship had passed me by

    With the last few of years of my life spent running a barely-surviving business, I was so busy firefighting there was little time left over to register anything outside the company. When I finally put my head up, I immediately saw the…

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  • 10 Great tips for confidence when selling or presenting

    When I started out in business, I absolutely loathed selling in person.  I was horribly self-conscious, socially awkward and went through agonizing horrors of misery every time I scraped up the money to go out to sell and see customers.  I…

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