Making Your Business Professional
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Making Your Business Professional

Win more business by making it more Professional. Making YOU the person people WANT to do business with.
4.0 (2 ratings)
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Created by Marc Thomas
Last updated 8/2015
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Know how healthy your Business is TODAY
  • ANALYSE your business and competition
  • Setting GOALS for your business
  • Build your BRAND
  • Utilize the TECHNOLOGY you have already
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  • Basic PC and Internet knowledge

Point your business in the right direction by making it professional and grooming yourself into someone that people want to do business with. Because, at the end of the day, that's the key – people have their choice of providers and business partners, so competition is always there. Making it is about more than simply having the best idea, or even executing on that idea – it's about being THE person that people want to work with.

Becoming A Premier, Desired Business Provider

You know what they say—image is everything. It isn't so much that you need to “fake it 'till you make it," though that can at times be true – it's more about establishing a reputation and building your public image and presence. This new book, “Making Your Business Professional, Making YOU Someone That People WANT to do Business With," will walk you through doing just that, putting you on the path to better business success.

What it is

Unlike other business titles that take you through how to run the day-to-day logistics and finances, this book will take you through the actual qualifiers that will help you understand your business' current position, provide tools that you can leverage in real-world practice to strategize and map your business' direction, and give you the insights; background; and next steps to building a unique, recognizable brand.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is meant for Small Business Owners, Self Employed and Home Workers (including Internet / Affiliate Marketers). This course is not for ways to market your business or creating specific strategies but it does provide the tools you can use directly for your business.
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
Course Introduction
1 Lecture 02:35

Let us find out what you will be learning in this course.

Preview 02:35
Business Analysis
6 Lectures 16:26

In this lesson we will look at how a business is perceived and how it's human nature to judge a book by its cover, rightly or wrongly. In this lesson you will also learn a little bit about me and my background and how I transformed a business to becoming a chartered company within just a couple of years, all through changing people's perceptions and exuding professionalism.

Preview 07:08

Find out the health of your business and what you should be looking at on a weekly basis.

Know How Your Business Is Fairing

Why is analysis so important for your business?

What Is Analysis?

We will look at what PEST is and how it can help our business.

  • Political,
  • Economic,
  • Social and
  • Technological
PEST Analysis

We will look at what SWOT is and how it can help our business.

  • Strengths,
  • Weaknesses,
  • Opportunities and
  • Threats
SWOT Analysis

Section 2 Course Notes
13 pages
Setting Your Business Goals
3 Lectures 09:41

Find out why it's important to plan how to achieve your goals in business as well as in life.

Preview 03:54

We will go through how to create your goals the SMART way.

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Attainable
  • Relevant
  • Time Based
S.M.A.R.T. Goals

Section 3 Course Notes
10 pages
Building Your Brand
4 Lectures 08:34

Find out the difference between Reputation & Branding

Reputation Vs Branding

Find the best ways to get a return on your investment.


You cannot be expected to know how to do everything in your business, lets find out where to find thise skills to help you out.


Section 4 Course Notes
10 pages
Using Technology
6 Lectures 12:23

It's never been easier to create professional looking documents and if you set them up right they they will save you time in the future.


Download The Templates

Discover my top tips to getting the killer domain name as well as what you should be looking for in website hosting.

Domain Name & Hosting

Learn how to format your eMail professionally and what needs to be included.

Preview 03:30

eMail Legal Disclaimer

Section 5 Course Notes
17 pages
In Closing
2 Lectures 05:03

Here we will review the learning outcomes from the course.

Learning Outcomes

The last words on the course.

Wrapping It Up
About the Instructor
Marc Thomas
4.4 Average rating
50 Reviews
1,441 Students
2 Courses
Founder, The Professional Business

Marc is an Oxford educated seasoned entrepreneur with a a career spanning over 20 years and has had experience in a variety of industries including Finance, Law, Software, Telecommunication, Construction. and engineering.

But, it wasn't until he launched a construction company in a fiercely competitive market, with no established reputation, no brand loyalty, no industry relevance, and barely any experience that he cracked the code of what really makes a professional business and what you really need to do in order to grow a business fast, stomp out competition, establish a huge number of loyal customers and clients, and achieve greatness in any field.

Marc is also a fully qualified PRINCE2 Project Management Practitioner and has taught the principles of Project Management and the Project Management Toolkit to various professional bodies including Government Departments.

Notable projects he has worked on;

  • Church refurbishments,
  • Hotel construction,Project Management of £6m Data Centre,
  • International Data Clearing House contract and price negotiation,
  • Set up of Internet Banking for a private bank,
  • Author of the strategic paper (initial business case for FTTH (Fibre to the Home) solution.

Marc now coach's and creates products for people to achieve success.