In conversations, and especially in emails, it’s easy to bombard people with irrelevant details. Often, it’s far smarter to make sure you ask the right questions.
When it comes to marketing, words are powerful. Here are seven “magic” words that can have a strong subconscious impact on your potential customers.
Recently, after a long day in Taskmaster Towers, your humble correspondent decided to order a pizza. Unfortunately, the only thing cheesy was the local pizza parlour’s poor web design.
At StartupSmart’s ‘So You Think You Can Start-up’ pitching competition, I was unable to deliver my presentation. Here are my five key lessons of pitching a start-up.
Your products will end up looking very different depending on which team is put in charge.
Stories are powerful. We remember stories more than we remember facts. Here are five questions that, once answered, will help you tell the story of your products and services and emotionally engage your target market.
Most entrepreneurs are sick to death of hearing: “You just need to increase your marketing budget!” The truth is you can boost your business profile – without pulling out your credit card.
The Australian start-up scene has spawned several billion dollar online marketplaces. Just think of Seek, carsales.com and realestate.com.au. And there’s a fresh crop, such as Freelancer, FlightFox and GoCatch coming through.
Most of the rest of the world cares far less about your industry than you do. It’s time to tap into what they really think of your business.
By now, long-time Taskmaster readers will be familiar with the saga of John, the owner of the local chicken shop in Parts Unknown. Well, there’s a new chapter to the sad, sorry saga.
Have you ever felt like your web marketing has been spinning its wheels? If so, here are some tips for growing and engaging with your audience.
The Taskmaster’s local chicken shop has decided it wants to be a cafe – with disastrous consequences.
This quieter time of the year is the ideal time to put your brand overhaul plans in place. Here are six business image boosters to give your business a professional facelift.
Google has announced that it is beginning to roll out changes to its search results that add information about website owners to its results.
Are you thinking about developing an Android or iPhone app? Or perhaps you’re looking for a great business idea? If so, here’s one video you absolutely must watch.
The words on your website can be the difference between a browser and a new customer. Here are seven key questions to ask when you write copy for your website.
Giving your customers too much of a good thing might lead to consumer fatigue when it comes to making a choice.
Some people say you no longer need business cards. The Taskmaster, most humbly, disagrees.
There are some things in this world Old Taskmaster has little time for. Queues being chief among them.
Marketing is one of the most essential areas of business, yet it can also be one of the first areas to be sidelined when business gets busy. Here are 10 marketing tools and apps to help you streamline your marketing and make your life a little easier.