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The One 2017

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I'd like to work with you and you and you only. If you are the ONE … your business and life are about to change. This is a minimum investment maximum retu...

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Marketing Agencies and Corporate Growth Strategies Will Destroy Your Business

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Marketing today is an absolute mess. But It depends who you speak to. Agencies, admen and women, marketing teams, social media companies, SEO guys and some othe...

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How To Start a Business

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How to start a business Successfully On the right foot With low-risk Starting a new business isn't easy. If it was 8-10 wouldn't fail. Even harder if you surviv...

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The New Reality of Uncertainty

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One thing's for certain ... The New Reality of Uncertainty What used to be a sure thing is no longer anything. What has been used for years for business growt...

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Marketing Has Changed PT.1

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Marketing Has Fundamentally Changed Forever Most businesses don’t realise. Most experts have no idea. The same old stuff that has been advised, shared and use...

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Does Marketing Still Work? The old rules of marketing are absolutely dead. Recently I have been mentoring a company that has had a very common problem I keep se...

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How To Beat Economic Uncertainty

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During any uncertain times those that survive are those that get smart and take action. Those that stand and just observe sink. Every now and then you have to t...

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Direct Marketing Results – Five Case Studies

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Does Your Marketing Work? In a world that is pretending marketing is very complicated, you might like the simplified strategies and results you are about to rea...

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Notes 10/03/17

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Alan's Notes from the Coffee Shop Opposite me right now are two banks. One is HSBC – now closed. The other is Nat West – Closing. Just down the street aroun...

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Business Mentor How To Choose

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How To Choose The Best Business Mentor For You How the hell do you choose a proven reliable mentor in a world where so many now claim to be experts? Type the wo...

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Transition Mentor & Partner Program

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IMPORTANT NOTE: BEFORE YOU READ ONE WORD FURTHER. I am looking for serious business partners I can mentor for higher response results for a year and beyond. Thi...

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Letters from Clients

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Letters from Clients A Letter From Sharon “My name is Sharon (photo above)  and I own artificial flowers.co.uk. It has been up and running around six months ...

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How To Avoid Fake Marketing

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Fake News Affects Your Business It works - sells more - it doesn't work - sells less! There's nothing new in fake despite it being all over the media right now ...

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How To Convert More Enquiries

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How To Convert Enquiries Why do people buy? “We get enquiries but we cannot convert them?” Here is what I see and hear with clients all the time. This will ...

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Success During Uncertain Times

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It feels like the world has gone mad. It does and can affect us. Somethings we cannot control and cannot stop. Somethings we can. There’s never been a more i...

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Le Force Majeure

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Le Force Majeure Seven days ago I had a visit from Le Force Majeure. Seven days later I am one stone lighter a little weaker and although much better I am still...

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Orange Beetle News & Views 2017

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Orange Beetle News & Views - What's Coming 2017 Alan here. We are now in slow motion in preparation for Christmas and a well deserved break. What a crazy ye...

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Brand Up Or Go Invisible

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Should you brand up? When I was a hairdresser and salon owner I very quickly understood that in a town of 35 salons I would need to stand out. I did. We did. Af...

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2017 Marketing Change

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Changes You Should Know About that Most Marketers Dare Never Mention - Marketing Trends 2017 First, a rivetingly sad yet, frustratingly true story. My pal has j...

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Marketing EXTINCTION

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A.D.2020 The Age of Marketing EXTINCTION Part one Marketing as you know it will no longer exist by 2020. And despite that 2020 sounds like a year from a space m...

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Think Big

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From Desk Of: Best Direct Marketing Consultant, Alan Forrest Smith Do You Think Big - Bigger Than Most? What you are about to read might just be for you. This p...

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The Little Black Dress

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The Little Black Dress Recently my wife read an autobiography about a famous designer Diane Von Furstenberg. That is her above. Despite her owning many business...

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I Love Email Marketing

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Does Email Still Work? I’ve never shared this story before. It is, of course, all true but some details might be hazy. It is a story of thousands of pounds - ...

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Notes & Coffee August 26th

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Notes & Coffee from Orange Beetle. August 26th 2016 Hi It's sunny here. I'm having a coffee with my wife (us above during this moment). It's a cheat day (ag...

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Eccentric Rule Breaking Marketing

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Alan - thanks - your approach is too eccentric for me - I don't think I can sell it internally Thank you anyway Best wishes"   Since I began working with c...

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TRANSFORM 4 The Expectation

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TRANSFORM 4. The Expectation Philanthropy is involved with basic innovations that transform society, not simply maintaining the status quo or filling basic soci...

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TRANSFORM 3. Cause & Effect

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Transform 3. Cause and Effect I don't like definitions, but if there is a definition of freedom, it would be when you have control over your reality to transfor...

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TRANSFORM 2. The Price

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TRANSFORM 2. The Price Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true. Napoleon ...

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TRANSFORM 1. The Gift

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TRANSFORM 1. The gift Education is a human right with immense power to transform. On its foundation rest the cornerstones of freedom, democracy and sustainable ...

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Transformational Marketing news July 2016

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Transformational Marketing Consultant News July 2016 In a crazier than crazy world, it's always a good to have focus especially when you cannot change the bigge...

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Direct Mail Works

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Should You Use Direct Mail? Yes. Yes because it works. This morning in my mailbox I had direct mail (letters) from Amazon, Apple, Google and PayPal. I have had ...

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Life & Happy?

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What is life? What is happiness? What is life? For some, it is collecting a vast amount of wealth. For others, it can be something as simple as finding true lov...

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The Parrot Escaped

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The Parrot Escaped! When I get up in the morning and head for breakfast I always sit in the same chair. It looks out onto large trees. The bird noise in the mor...

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