It's been a very exciting month for us over at the Beautiful Business community. We've had two great workshops as part of our Sales Acceleration Programme and we're now just shy of 400 members! Joining the community is completely free of charge. Simply register your interest here, where you'll be asked to create a username and password. It's as easy as that!
Below are some highlights from the community in March, with lots of new podcasts for you to tune into, blog posts to digest and playbacks of our recent workshops to watch. Check out the link at the bottom to register for our next free workshop on 25th April.
🎉 750 podcast downloads
We are thrilled that so many of you are tuning into the Beautiful Business podcast each week and it was during March that we reached the milestone of 750 podcast downloads! Listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify and Amazon.
🎙️ This month's podcast guests
Matthew Stibbe from Articulate Marketing Matthew spoke to us about the journey of certification (B Corp, Investors in People). If you're considering this journey, it's a great listen. Tune in here.
Jen Swain from Beatfreeks Jen discusses the future of work - what does life look like for leaders in a post-pandemic world, navigating tricky economic times? Listen here.
John Gilbert from eski If you're looking for a great example of a business leader who places purpose above profit, listen to this episode with guest John Gilbert from eski. Having been made redundant, John set about creating an award-winning creative agency which has the primary goal of achieving social good. It's an inspiring one for sure. Listen here.
Nikki Gatenby, author, director and coach Nikki spoke to us in her podcast episode about the role business leaders play in enabling change. 'Leaders need to avoid the pitfalls of maximising profit at the expense of everything else'.Listen here.
Alison Puente, director at Project Rome For founders and leaders, self-development becomes a part of personal fulfilment. Alison talks about why investing in yourself is essential in order to keep developing and evolving your career. Listen here.
Martin Palethorpe, founder of Unbounded Have you come across the concept of 'Conscious Leadership'? Emphasising self-awareness, mindfulness, empathy and an ethical and purpose-driven mindset, Martin talks to us about his approach to leadership. Listen here.
📚 Blog: 7 tips to increase your profit Being profitable is the cornerstone of a sustainable business. As you look to grow your business and succeed sustainably, make sure your model is a profitable one. Think about profit as fuel for your journey rather than the purpose of your business. You won’t be able to go very far if you’re not making any money. On the blog, we have put together some opportunities for you to maximise the profit you make. Read it here.
📚 Blog: How to show investors your business is a compelling investment opportunity Beautiful Business member Pete Fergusson from Nemorin shares his invaluable advice on getting your business ready for investment. Read the blog here.
📺 What advice would you give to business leaders who want to nurture their teams?We asked the Beautiful Business community members this very question and in the below video, you'll discover their top tips:
📈 Sales Acceleration Programme
At the end of February, we launched the first in a series of interactive workshops under our Sales Acceleration Programme. The first, titled 'Positioning and purpose - the ultimate sales strategy' helped attendees discover how to attract the customers they really wanted to work with and ways to improve conversion rates. We also gave advice on charging premium prices for your offering. The playback of the webinar is available here.
More recently, the second instalment of our programme was all about generating leads from your dream customers. Catch up on our workshop to explore the best practice and get inspiration on how to consistently generate high-quality sales leads from the customers you really want, regardless of the economic climate.
Our next event will be on Tuesday 25th April at 9.30am - 'Nurturing leads, increasing conversion and maximising value'. It's free for Beautiful Business members and you can register your place here.
Thanks for continuing to help us make the community what it is, it’s been incredible seeing the positive momentum grow and we can’t wait to see what the future holds.