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#ReduceTheStupid and other irritating campaigns that shit me

Note: It’s been a while since I’ve blogged for the business consistently folks, my headspace has been in writing about grief (which you can read at mingjohanson.com.au) and I had to fax (yes fax) my previous website host in order to update contact details of our domain name and redirect to a newer better website […]

“Locking out” your competition

I’ve been having some fun conversations with some people in networking groups. These networking groups often get sold to me to join their $12,000 to $24,000-something-or-other a year membership fees because it will “lock out my competition”. I’ve had the following conversation a few times: M: “What if I don’t want to lock out my competition? […]

Marketing 101 : Being an ethical business

What does it mean to run an ethical business. For starters there is a difference between someone who wants what you’ve got and someone whose fishing for what your delivering to their competitors. It’s not the first time this series of events has happened where a client’s competitor has contacted us, I doubt very much […]

Facebook Thank You. My open letter response to Sheryl, Mark & Facebook.

Dear Sheryl, Mark & the Facebook team, Last week you left on my Facebook page a thank you message and I wanted to take a moment out to write a thank you in response and share with you just how much Facebook has provided an abundance of opportunities for myself and others around me. When I […]

Why I don’t charge $3000 for marketing workshops

$3000 seems to be some kind of magic number for business owners to spend on marketing workshops and courses, it’s a number that seems to flick a switch in business owners brains that believe that they’re going to get some sort of golden goose solution that will magically fix all of their marketing problems, or […]

The case of the Ryan Gosling doppelganger and the missing copyright law

So I love “The Notebook” as much as the next girl.  Ryan Gosling has clearly got a great career ahead of him with dashing good looks and steely blue eyes as does his stunningly good-looking Ryan Gosling doppelganger Grant Hazell who lives in Perth. So what has this man got anything to do with copyright law. […]

Negative news shouldn’t sell any more – Facebook community standards

[jpshare]I don’t know if it’s just me but I’m really getting tired of the news circus of doom & gloom.  In particular this piece of sensationalised, badly informed, crap from the Washington Examiner: “Now before you all get your knickers in a twist and lose your minds at me hear what I have to say […]

I don’t hate my competition – I just wish they’d do the right thing.

I’m not the kind of business owner who gets threatened by competition I’m quite the opposite and instead pray that they’re going to be awesome, push us to do better, be better and strive to innovate more.  What often happens is that the people who focus on things that arn’t our core business but are […]

Twitter and/or Facebook Hacking beware the “short url”

[jpshare]So Twitter and/or Facebook hacking with a link isn’t really a new thing they just got better (or worse – depending on your standpoint at their lead in to making you want to click the link.  My blogs ARE pretty awesome and I might be undervaluing myself here for a moment but they’re probably not […]

Will the real Terri please stand up! A lesson about the Facebook lottery.

So an interesting thing happened earlier last week. I WON THE FACEBOOK LOTTERY! I had no idea Mark Zuckerberg was so generous, I’ve sent through my $500 to Mr Christian Völkers so that the UPS man could deliver my winnings to the door.  I should be getting my winnings any second now.  No seriously, don’t […]

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