Business Mentoring for Northern Ireland Businesses
Every NI Business needs an SEO Strategy to stay ahead of the competition and to be seen as the only business worth using. Today people are searching Google for your product or services, how easy is it to find you? Well designed Search Engine Optimisation should be at the very heart of all of your marketing activities.
People are searching more and more for businesses like yours, looking for products and services that offer a solution to their problems. the first thing anyone does today s to search for you on Google (or other search engines like Bing)
Your website is your digital voice and SEO is the perfect way to get you found more easily, increase your visibility and ultimately get more customers and sales.
Business Mentor for NI Business Owners – Osmond Maguire
Northern Ireland Business Mentor
NI Business Mentor – Develop Your Business Today
If your NI Business needs SEO ( Search Engine Optimisation), then you have arrived at the right place. Osmond has been carrying out Website Search Engine Optimisation and providing digital marketing solutions to business owners for the last 25+ years.
Osmond has worked as an SEO Expert for the past 25+ years and remembers when SEO was all about hidden text and keyword stuffing, practices that today would lead to getting your website banned and de-indexed. Today thankfully, SEO is all about providing great quality content and information for your customer to make the best decision.
Contact Osmond today, to see what a well execited SEO Strategy can do for your business.
What A Business Mentor Can Do for Your Business.
As your business goes from strength to strength, you too are evolving as a person, a business owner, an entrepreneur and a leader.
It is often said that leaders are not born they are made. This is the journey you have been undertaking as your business grows and evolves. Whilst your product or offering could be unique or very specialised, what you are doing in running your business is not.
Attracting new customers, finding leads, making sales and running your business on a day to day basis is all pat of normal business activities. This is good for you because it means there are proven systems and models you can use every day to scale your business or find new leads.
It also means there is a wealth of knowledge you can tap in to, and get valuable advice from, stacking the odds in your favour.
A business coach is an experienced business person and it is ever likely they have already encountered the same things you are up against now in your business. This puts them in a really strong position to be able to help you, support you and get you through this.
Knowing your Numbers
You did not get into business for the smiles, rainbows and hugs, you got into it to make money. A business needs to have money flowing around to get the day to day business tasks done and to do business.
Knowing your numbers is critical, simple things like how much does it cost to acquire a customer and how much is a customer worth to your business. Too many business owners only look at the P & L at the end of the month or even worse at the end of the year. Really you need to be focusing on your figures every week to know what is working and what is not working.
A good business mentor will be able to teach you how to use a scorecard for you business and keep a track of the critical numbers every month. Discussing these numbers and understanding where you can make small changes, will have a dramatic effect on your business.
Where are you positioned in business, who is your ideal customer, who do you want to serve?
Do you know how to find new customers or how to attract customers?
The ideal position you want to be in, is one of leads on tap, phone ringing for new business and thriving – but how do you get there? If you have always been serving a select audience, then you may not know what other audiences you could be serving.
A great business mentor will help you position yourself as the expert in your field and make your business the go to business that your customers really need. Your mentor should teach you how to find opportunites and what you should be doing on a daily basis to grow your business.
Let’s face it, business is not easy. Long nights and early mornings, lack of sleep, the meetings you have to power through. These are just a few of the things you have to face as a business person. Over time, these things take a toll on you and your business, slowly wearing you down.
The statistics are grim, up to 30 percent of businesses do not make it past 24 months of existence and this increases to 50 percent failing by the fifth year of existence.
However, when you look at businesses that employed the services of a business coach or a business mentor, a whopping 80 percent survived well past their fifth year and their businesses thrived.
You have worked too hard to have your business go under after a few years. Make the best decision for your business by getting a business coach or business mentor today!
This is just one of the ways Osmond Maguire Business Coaching can help you today, perhaps you are not ready for Business Coaching and Business Mentoring would be better suited to help you out now. Either way we have a solution that will work for you.
You need to pick up your phone and have a conversation with Osmond, let him know your goals and where you want your business to be.
Lets work together to put your business as the only one in town worth using!
I hope you found this article useful and you have downloaded your copy of 7 Foolproof Ways to Generate Leads. If you find it useful, no doubt you will be hearing from me otherwise give me a call and we can discuss what you need help with.
Looking forward to helping your business succeed in every way. Connect with me today – https://osmondmaguire.com/connect/
Take care – Osmond
Benefits of business mentoring
Business mentoring in Northern Ireland
There are a number of organisations who provide mentoring opportunities for local businesses in Northern Ireland:
Enterprise Northern Ireland offers mentoring support for business growth. You can access this help through your local enterprise agency.
Women in Business NI provides a specific mentoring programme. The network of mentors available come from a range of business and professional backgrounds. They can assist with career or business development through information and skills transfer, and sharing of networks.
If you are a young entrepreneur and undertake the Prince’s Trust Northern Ireland Enterprise Programme, you can access one-to-one mentoring support for two years after launching your business.
Invest NI offers business mentoring to help with company growth. This support is available to companies who meet Invest NI’s eligibility criteria.
Northern Ireland business support finder
The Northern Ireland business support finder is a searchable database that can help you find publicly-funded and not-for-profit sources of assistance you may be eligible to apply for. Support includes free or subsidised advice and mentoring services. Search for business support.
Expert training and mentoring for growth is available under the management strand of the Help to Grow scheme
Small and medium-sized businesses can access a 12-week executive development programme delivered by leading UK business schools accredited to the Small Business Charter.
The programme is provided under the government’s Help to Grow scheme and includes 50 hours of in-depth training, 1:1 support from a business mentor and the opportunity to grow your business, fast.
The 12-week programme costs participants £750, with the remaining 90 per cent subsidised by the government. You can take part around your existing work commitments and access learning through a blend of online and face-to-face sessions.
Aimed at senior leaders in small and medium businesses, the course covers:
- strategies for growth and innovation
- leading high-performance teams
- digital adoption
- financial management
- responsible business practices
You will hear from inspirational business leaders and learn alongside local peers, with access to a national alumni network.
By the end of the programme, you will develop a tailored business growth plan to increase productivity and grow your revenue, and help take your business to the next level.
To join the Help to Grow: Management Course, your business must:
- be an SME based in the United Kingdom
- from any business sector, employing between 5 and 249 people
- have been operational for at least one year
- not be a charity
The applicant must be a senior decision maker (such as Chief Executive, Finance Director, Operations Director, etc) and commit to completing all sessions.
From 14 June 2022, businesses with 10 or more employees are eligible to have up to two participants join the scheme. Additionally, previous participants on the Small Business Leadership Programme are now eligible to join the scheme.
Courses are open for registration through to the end of September 2022. New dates and locations are added regularly. Find a Help to Grow: Management course near you.
The programme in Northern Ireland is due to start in September 2022. It will be delivered through online and face-to-face sessions by Ulster University Business School and William J. Clinton Leadership Institute, Queen’s Management School.
Find out more about the Help to Grow: Management Course in Northern Ireland.
SEO Company in Northern Ireland – Search Engine Optimisation an Explanation
I am an SEO expert with over 25+ years of experience in getting your website, ranked indexed and found on Search Engines. Over the years I have been able to rank all types of services, products and businesses who need to improve their visibility on Google or their local search engine rankings.
More and more we are seeing an increase in tradespeople and local business who want to be found locally and need to improve their Google Local 3 pack.
Call me today and lets talk SEO for your business.
Google Page 1
Every business owner with a website, wants to be found on Page 1 of Google.
So how do you do it? Where do you start? What do you change? – Can you help me?
All of this and so much more is possible when you use the SEO services of NI SEO Expert Osmond Maguire. I will do this using a well defined SEO strategy and follow my proven SEO roadmap. This combined effort will move your website ranking and get you easily found for specific keywords and key phrases that your customers are looking for.
My SEO Strategy has also been found to keep your ranking for months after the initial SEO work has been carried out, keeping you ahead of your competition.
Do not get left behind and stop allowing your customer to out rank you in Google – call Osmond today!
A website audit is the first step in a properly planned SEO strategy. I will identify easy wins, keywords and push those terms up with a diversified, safe, white hat link building strategy to get you quick increases in traffic.
Using our SEO Tools and Website Audit Reporting, we can regularly monitor what is going on and keep track of your rankings as they improve.
I will use advanced competitive research to find what you’re missing: High volume, low competition, valuable keywords. Then I will build out awesome, well-researched content to target these keywords!
On Page Optimisation
I will determine the intent of each of your website pages and perform keyword research to find the best keywords to optimise that page.
I will then write new title tags, metas, urls, h1s, and image alt tags to fully optimise this page to suit your target audience and rankings we are looking to achieve.
Recent Google updates place a lot of emphasis on the importance of content as a part of an effective SEO strategy.
My team works with you to put only the best content on your website creating a fantastic place for your customers to visit.
Managed SEO is not a short term endeavour. I will track how your website ranks for targeted keywords, the flow of traffic and other indicators.
I will use this data to optimise SEO campaigns month after month.
How do you know if the SEO Strategy is working for your website?
I will send you a detailed weekly report looking at rankings and competitors, this will help you keep on track of your website rankings and follow with ease all the keywords we are trying to rank for.
Work with Osmond Maguire Business Mentor
Osmond has spent 25+ years running his own highly successful Digital Marketing and SEO Agency and knows what it takes each day to get ahead of your competition, succeed online and get to Page 1 of Google.
Today Osmond helps business owners avoid the struggles and pain he had to go through. It’s always easier and quicker to get to the top with a little knowledge and some friendly guidance!
When you need competition beating rankings from an NI SEO Company from an SEO Consultant who knows his stuff, you need to talk to Osmond.
SEO will improve your online presence, get you found more easily and visible by way more customers than you could imagine.
The number one question we are asked daily is “How do I get to page 1 of Google?” – ask Osmond and follow his ranking strategy for a page 1 listing.
Call me today and lets talk SEO – 028 8244 0900