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Who is Sarah Owen?

Sarah Owen

Founder & Director of DISCsimple

Sarah is recognised as one of Europe’s leading experts in the niche topic of Referral Marketing and uses DISC (the behavioural style tool used by millions of people every year) to help her clients to understand more about themselves and others to build strong, long lasting relationships that deliver profit to their businesses. 

As a best-selling author, she’s been embraced by thousands of professionals around the world for her in-depth knowledge of how to grow a business by referral.  She is a sought after Speaker in Europe and America on this topic.   

Sarah has worked for large international companies during her career and she has owned and run (and sold!) a successful national training and consulting business.  She was even referred to the person who bought her last company!!

So, Sarah wrote the book, is a best selling author AND is coming to present the first ever session at The Training Club in the Beacon Centre, Llanelli.

WOW!

https://cloud-genius.com/training-club-membership to find out more.

Are you getting enough business?

What is the easiest business to win?

Anyone who has been in business knows that word of mouth is the easiest to win.

Do you have a referral strategy?

You mean you CAN have a strategy for word of mouth?

Most business women and men do not have a business strategy for referrals. If you build your referrals then you make more word of mouth business.

I am now setting up a Training Club that will address just these issues… but I am not an expert. So, I have Sarah Owen who is a world-renowned expert in building businesses through a referral strategy.

The Training Club will meet once every month. We will have two high-quality speakers. Each will speak or train for an hour on some aspect of building your business. In between there will be a break for networking or doing what you have just learned.

Sarah Owen will be presenting her training materials at each of the first six meetings.

Meetings will run from 9am to 12noon at the Beacon Centre in Llanelli (SA14 8LQ).

First meeting is on 21st August 2018.

Get your tickets and more details here: Book a ticket 

 

The Training Club – business improvement for entrepreneurs

So, here it is… at long last

When I moved the business to The Beacon Centre, my main reason was to be able to  deliver high quality training to give an advantage to local businesses. At long last it is now a reality.

The Club is going to be kicking off The Training Club on 21st August 2018.

It is for business decision makers who are ready to:

  • Grow
  • Develop the potential in their business
  • Increase their high quality business relationships
  • Work with higher quality clients
  • Meet the challenges of being in business
Already we have a line-up of high-quality speakers who are enthusiastic to impart their wisdom and knowledge. I will release more information over the coming weeks
At the first meeting on 21st August, our headline speaker is Sarah Owen.

Sarah Owen – Referral Marketing Guru

Sarah is the first accredited trainer to deliver Asentiv (formerly Referral Institute) material outside the USA. She is considered one of the leading experts in Europe in this niche topic, combined with DISC the leading behavioural styles tool, she has worked with thousands of businesses and employees of large companies increasing their business through personal recommendation.
I know how she has helped me transform my business. There is nowhere that you will get this material at a better price.
So, you can dip in with one-off tickets (£25 ex VAT) or you can join and save a lot of money (£10 ex. VAT per month).

Format

  • Start at 9am
  • One hour talk
  • Break for networking
  • One hour talk on another topic
  • Finish by noon.
You can purchase tickets or find out about our membership packages here:

Why Technology Should be Boring (Salesforce)

Most people don’t want to live on the bleeding edge.

When the pioneers were landing on the Americas and exploring new frontiers, life was exciting.

There were herds of wild beasts that could trample you, new peoples who might want to kill you and so on.

Similarly, in the early development of the steam engine and the internal combustion engine explosions were not uncommon.

On the IT frontier, I have to admit to be excited by technology. My first computer arrived as a solder-together kit. It could lose all its data if it was wobbled in the wrong way.

Most people don’t want to live like that. It is not a good way to do business.

It also explains why so many NHS computers were still running Windows XP, which allowed them to be attacked by ransomware. (It’s a bit more complicated, but…) They were not on a more modern operating system because upgrades break stuff. (See below…) Some IT companies like that sort of thing… it is exciting helping customers out of a fix and they generally appreciate it.

BUT

People want their homes to be safe.

They want their public transport reliable (and safe).

Safe cars? To quote the Simpsons ‘unexplained fires are a matter for the courts’.

The point of all this? Salesforce has just performed a major upgrade.

What has it broken? Nothing!

What was the disruption like? There wasn’t any.

What incompatibilities has it introduced? Erm… none?

Boring Salesforce. I did notice it was slightly quicker. There was a slightly different signing-on animation. There will be improvements, that I will have to check over before rolling out to clients. But, everyone is on the latest version with its improved security. No cavalry riding to the rescue, just business as usual.

Ensuring that disaster recovery is not a DISASTER

Everything goes wrong.

It’s obvious but many of us work as if our IT equipment is faultless. That it will never go wrong. We act shocked when all the information that our business requires to operate disappears with the failure of a hard disk or a USB stick or a theft. This normally means the end of the business, too.

So it is refreshing to know that some IT suppliers take a sensible approach.

For instance, here is a recent email from Salesforce.

What is a site switch and what action is required to prepare?

Each Salesforce instance is built and maintained in two geographically separate locations. An instance is actively served from one location (the active site) with transactions replicating in near real-time to the other completely redundant location (the ready site). During a site switch, we swap the locations of your ready and active sites; the ready site becomes the new active site and vice versa.

So if one of their data centres fails you continue working based of another data centre.

None of your data is stored on your computer, so a theft does not matter.

If only everything in life was as reliable as Salesforce. (And when it fails it still keeps on working!)

As I say to our customers: if two data centres fail, you probably have even more important things on your mind than your data.

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