These days, your business’ online reputation can make or break your business success.  This is one reason why we have setup the Online Reputation Management System over at http://www.BestBusinessReviews.co.uk/.

People talk – whether they are unhappy or happy with your business – and talk spreads like wildfire on the world-wide web.  It’s not effective to stay impartial, “take the high road,” or turn the other cheek when it comes to handling things others say about you on the Internet.  As a matter of fact, being anything less than proactive about your online reputation can be downright dangerous to your business, as you can guarantee that if you don’t create your online reputation, someone else will . . . and that power could be very destructive in the wrong hands.  The first step to protecting your online reputation is monitoring it.  Here are five ways to monitor your online reputation:

How Sociable.  Register each of your social networking accounts with this program and it will tell you how relevant your pages are in relation to your competition, and then use that information to improve your online reputation.

Hootsuite.  This is a Twitter dashboard that you can also link to your LinkedIn and Facebook accounts in order to manage all three social media networks from one interface.  Hootsuite helps you to identify when people talk about your business, what they are saying, and how they are reacting to your posts.

Social Oomph.  This free Twitter monitor allows you to type in keywords, and then returns you real-time information about Tweets on those keywords.  If you want to know what is being said about your business, for example, you can type in your business name (as well as other keyword terms used to describe your business product or service), and find out if there is either positive or negative news spreading about it.

Addict-o-Matic.  Simply plug in the terms you are interested in monitoring, and this application searches all the major web entities (Google, Yahoo, WordPress, etc.) and delivers a news-feed to you of everything it finds based on your terms.

Google Alerts.  Use this handy tool to search for terms that are related to your business, and then to see how often others are searching for the same terms.  For example, you can type in your business name and have Google email you a daily or weekly report on how many people searched for your business.

With all of the things that you have to do in your business, managing your online reputation that may not be on your priority list. To learn more about how you can use business reviews to enhance your business credentials download the free reputation management report over at http://www.bestbusinessreviews.co.uk/ today.

goal setting in business

Today I am considering the topic of Goal Setting In Business as this is something that I am asked about frequently and is a skill that many business people do not possess and; as a consequence the process of setting goals and following them through to a conclusion (and then setting new ones) is not well understood.

This is where Self Development meets Business Strategy and in my experience and opinion, Goal Setting is a skill that all business people should seriously consider learning and incorporating into their day to day business activities.

You may ask why? If you already know what you wish to accomplish in your business (and personal life) then why do you actually need to set a goal. The answer lies in the fundamentals operation our brains, which is our control tower and the part of us that directs everything we do – that is both at the Conscious and Non Conscious level of our being. The majority of what we do is fundamentally determined at the Non (Sub) Conscious level …

The sequence in which you brush your teeth
The way you dress
The digestion of your food (try digesting your food consciously and see how far you get!)
The way you fold your arms
The control of everything whilst you sleep

Now, when we go through the Goal Setting business process we essentially program in our desired outcome into that part of us that never stops working.

The sad fact is that …

If you do not know where you are going, any road will get you there!

During latest business trip to India I addressed business school faculty as well as MBA students on the importance of Goal Setting. All the top performers have mentors and coaches and move their circumstances forward through the constant use of goals.

Yes, goal are extremely important in business – if you are not using them personally and professionally, I would suggest you take a close look at how you can – now.

-Stephen C Campbell

Yesterday, on my weekly Business Radio Program where I provide quality information on Business, Sales …..

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…. Marketing, The Internet, Globalisation and more !! I made a brief book review of Sheila Elliott’s ‘My Business Is My Business [Learn How To Earn A Fortune’] as the content is bang in line with the theme of the program. Listen to the podcast above for the summary review but here are the main points covered [which are based upon the chapters of the book] :-

  • Why Do You Want To Start A Business ?
  • Putting Your Vision Into A Strategic Marketing Plan
  • Exuding/Creating Confidence In Your Business
  • Financing Your Business
  • Running A Customer Focussed Business

… in line with previous week’s discussions and our review of Tom Peter’s ‘The Brand You 50’ and the specific discussion on :-

  • What do I want to be ?
  • What do I want to stand for ?
  • Does my work matter ?
  • Am I making a difference ?

… [this is taken from page 18] >>> in line with that; if you’ve listened the program you will be familiar that I am always talking about the importance of

  • Categories
  • Segments
  • Channels

i.e. all products and service fit within a particular category of the market place, those products and services are sold to specific segments of the marketplace and finally those products and services must by definition pass through a marketing channel.

Sheila Elliott’s book ‘My Business Is My Business’ is spot on and very relevant in today’s economic climate, I will be completing the review sometime soon – in the meantime, do yourself a favour. Grab a copy !!!

Let me know if you have any thoughts, comments or business collaboration ideas

If you are in the Bristol region of the UK and are looking to get some ground in the area of Business Marketing and the use of the Internet – you may well be interested in attending my latest workshop. We will be spending half a day going over the fundamentals of Business Marketing and the use of the Internet. The price is ridiculously low – and cannot be the reason why you would not choose to attend.

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Whether you are running your own business or not – you should be thinking about your personal Brand and Message, making use of the Internet is the The perfect way to get that message out to who you wish to know about what it is that you have to offer. So please – join us on the 24th Oct.

“Are you confused when it comes to understanding how the internet can be used in both your personal and professional life ?

Are you afraid of being left behind when it comes to the use of the internet and the new technologies such as :-

  • Facebook
  • Google
  • Squidoo
  • Podcasting
  • Blogging &
  • Social Networking ?

In association with Ujima Radio – Stephen C Campbell will be holding a half day workshop on :-

  • Sat 24th Oct from 10:00 – 14:00

… teaching the fundamentals of Business Marketing & how to get started making use of the internet.

To learn more go to BristolBusinessSeminars.com and reserve your place – now.

Don’t be left behind”


Here is a brief Business Testimonial from one of my most favourite clients Lisa P who is a massage therapist – As well as devising key …

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… Business Strategies, at times I act as more of a Mindset and Self Development consultant as at times, this is the key area that clients find themselves having to focus on.

Highly motivated and inspiring coach, helped me and guided me throughout the whole process with patience and caring. The coaching has helped me turn my life around – and get me out of the “I can’t because mentality …” I have overcome fears and I am not afraid to fail. There is no such thing as failure – just feedback. [who taught us about failure anyway – they got it so wrong].

A big thank you to Stephen C Campbell for giving me the tools to get myself free.

As in all areas of life, we as humans need to get outside help in order to help us to get closer to where we need to be in as short as time as possible. This rule also applies to the business scene in Bristol as we see that many of the corporate leaders as well as the SMEs are looking to take advantage of the business coaches that are in the region to come into their organisations and assist in the development of business, sales and marketing strategies. Based in Bristol – I find myself working with clients all over the country but in recent months have been providing consulting services for more local clients.

This was part of the reasoning behind the launch of bristol business coaching Bristol Business Seminar (www.BristolBusinessSeminars.com) which gives me the opportunity to impart quality strategic business, sales and marketing information for those who are not yet ready for or sure about taking on one on one consulting.

Due to the technologically advanced world in which we live, I have found that there is a rising trend in those organisations that are looking to really embrace the internet and to make their business websites work as equity in their businesses. As we manage multiple websites in various market sectors the focus on the next bristol business seminar will most likely be focussed on the bristol internet marketing needs for businesses.

If you are looking to work with a business coach to help to your organisation to the next level, then please do not hesitate to get in touch to see how we can work together.

We all want to sell more things on the internet but one of the things that many people seem to forget is that it is quality website traffic that is the key to real success on the internet. One should put as much effort into understanding how to get quality internet traffic that they can if they are looking to make great success on the internet marketing game and increase website traffic. One needs to go to as many of the seminars and training courses that they can and then use their knowledge to dominate their chosen market place. With knowledge, perseverance and dedication one can make great success out of their internet marketing business.

At the end of last year my business partner and Public Relations Expert Kelvin Graham put on an event at Cass Business School where I spoke about Marketing Strategy Development with a focus on using the internet as a primary marketing channel. You may listen to an exerpt here – let me know what you think

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Key points :-

  • Branding is a key component of a company’s marketing strategy
  • Consider what your brand is
  • Determine how you will communicate your brand to the world at large
  • Ponder your brand as the business owner
  • Consider the brand of the company as seperate and distinct from your personal brand

When we look all around us, in particular when we look at the bristol business scene – we can see that there are more and more small work from home businesses that are actually making a significant contribution to the economy of region by providing their products and services out to the marketplace.

All businesses exist to effectively deliver their products and service via specific marketing channels and in the bristol marketing scene there is a great deal of competition. We see organisations such as business west bristol providing training in the region to small businesses and other more specialists companies with more specific business training experience making a significant contribution to the marketplace.

Marketing is the heart and soul of every business and especially when looking to start a business it is really important to ensure that you as the business owner put business training seminars and sales and marketing courses at the forefront of their operations.