STEVE MILLS – PRESS RELEASE  – Small Business’s and Coronavirus – What will you do?

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Many small businesses, including myself, are worried about how we can navigate the disruption to business that the Coronavirus is causing and will cause over the next few months.  The Government has laid out plans to help us and we need to wait to see what that practically and financially will look like.

In the meantime, we can make some real changes to how we work and try and mitigate our losses.  Many businesses can carry on in a virtual environment and we can use this valuable time, afforded to us by social distancing and self-isolation to do some much-needed housekeeping, the stuff you’ve been putting off!

  • Clean up your database.
  • Plan your marketing for the next 6 months and don’t stop marketing. 
  • Work on developing and improving your website.
  • Increase the number of connections on Linkedin and network.
  • Continue to advertise.
  • Increase your Social Media output.
  • Get involved with On-line training programmes.

Work remotely with your team and stay positive.  I’m a great believer in carrying on and have found Zoom to be brilliant in keeping in contact with my clients.  It’s easy to use and free at the first point of contact and I’d really encourage you to communicate with your clients and staff in this way.

FOCUS on your business, push your sales and marketing as hard as you can in order to survive and thrive.

We all need to think differently and we’re going to get through this.  Stay focussed and stay Safe.


P.S  I am just launching a FREE online training programme this week.  This is a GREAT TIME TO LEARN ONLINE!

Take a look here: Steve Mills  


How to use LinkedIn to get a job

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In these times of difficulties, lots of people may lose their jobs. Others have been looking for work for several months and others are in need of short-term income. This being the case we thought about how we can help.

Over the past 10 years, we have become experts in using LinkedIn to grow a business and in the past 3 years we have run many workshops on how to get a job on LinkedIn. Obviously we don’t want people to get together in a room to attend a workshop and so we are taking our workshop ‘How to get a job online on LinkedIn’ into an online training programme.

To find out more click here.

Online courses are set to become the go-to way to learn in the next few years and the industry is already worth $355 million each day!

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The business world is changing…

…Online courses are set to become the go-to way to learn in the next few years.

Already the industry is worth $355 million each day! Incredible I know. 

If you are an expert entrepreneur, perhaps a coach, a trainer, a consultant, a speaker or a therapist; then creating an online course out of your experience and expertise can create scale in your business that you could not achieve any other way.  This is because by creating online digital courses and using them as assets to reach a global market…

you can truly scale your business rapidly.

Creating digital assets like this means you can have that work from anywhere lifestyle.  

In this short video I explain the importance of getting clarity on what your online course will look like and how to map it out.

I take you step-by-step through the process and show you how using a whiteboard and marker pen.

I show you my escape and arrival strategy, how to use modules to get your audience from where they are now to where they want to be, and the importance of structure, sequencing and systematisation.

You will be able to map out your own online course after watching this video.

Watch here

If you’d like to learn more why not come along to Michael Brooks free training –

Or get in touch with Michael at…

Michael Brook

My Expertise OnLine
Mob: 07977 493 774
Office: 01328 738 333

Steve reaches the final of Southern Masters

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Steve Mills got to the final of the Southern Masters Veterans Table Tennis Championships over the weekend

Proving that 60 is the new 40 and that even after a hip replacement it is possible to compete at the top level.

Steve beat several highly ranked England Players and battled his way through several very close encounters.  In the final of the 60+ age group he came across Phil Smith of Surrey who he had already beaten in the 50+ event, but sadly on this occasion after 10+ hours of play, there was little left in the tank and Steve lost 11-9, 11-8, 10-12 and 11-9 (3-1 in a best of five games).

Steve said, “It was a hard day and right now I am aching all over, but I will be back practising on Monday”.  He added “This is how businesses need to approach marketing.  You can’t win every time, but when you don’t win, you just need to try again and again”.

Here is what Tom Brigstock – Business Development Consultant at SMART Training had to say

I wanted to email and say thank you for inviting me to your session today. I found it incredibly insightful and will help me significantly with my project to support business development next year.

As you may have gathered, I am no senior decision maker at Smart, however I am in discussion with those who are about our sales process and areas that can potentially developed and it’s great to know you are out there should we need some additional consultation.

On a personal note, I have taken a lot from today for me to consider deeply and I’m feeling excited about the potential of new doors being opened – so thank you!

Sales and Marketing Training

Sales and Marketing Training

I am running two free Sales and Marketing Training Events for you.  A webinar and a seminar both called RESULTS and both at the same time!  So, if you are based locally at our office in Portsmouth, then you can attend the actual workshop.  Or, if Portsmouth is too far, then log in online and watch the event from the comfort of your own home/office:

I will be covering how you can improve your sales and marketing results.

Here is what I will be talking about:

  • How to get more leads
  • How to turn more of those leads into sales
  • Understanding some of the latest marketing technology and how it is changing the face of marketing
  • How to focus on the results that can have the most impact on your business
  • The 7-step method for improving your businesses marketing
  • A live review of your current sales and marketing results and how to improve them
  • How to sell more
  • The 5 keys to business growth


Date:  Wednesday 4th December 2019

Time: 10am to 12noon

Venue: Gatcombe House, Copnor Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5EJ / (or online)

To book a place on the workshop, or the webinar click here.