Thursday, April 20, 2017

I Took Up Two Challenges Today. Personal Video on Facebook Explaining Why I Choose Summerside #ChooseSummerside



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NANCY BETH is President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

@SweetSpotAcadmy  |  @nbguptill  |  http://www.sweetspotacademy.ca | http://nancybethguptill.me  |  http://womenonthemove.flavors.me

Just Do It! A Dream Is Only A Dream Until You Put Action To It.






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NANCY BETH is President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

@SweetSpotAcadmy  |  @nbguptill  |  http://www.sweetspotacademy.ca | http://nancybethguptill.me  |  http://womenonthemove.flavors.me

Thursday, January 19, 2017

BOOK YOUR FREE SEMINAR: Digital Marketing Trends in 2017


Digital Marketing Trends in 2017
For Small Businesses and Non-Profits  

The digital marketing world is vast and ever-changing. Do you know which trends will impact YOUR organization in 2017? 





We are surrounded by technology, and that technology has changed the ways businesses and consumers interact.  The changes permeate all aspects of business: running operations, designing and building products, overseeing human resources and education, tracking performance and making projections and strategies.  More than those, however, marketing is one of the areas most impacted by the rise of technology in recent years.  Taking advantage of that technology and the avenues it creates for engagement between brands and consumers is at the heart of digital marketing and automation.

In recent years, digital marketing is further changing thanks to widespread ownership of smartphones, ever-increasing data and video streaming, combined with a cultural desire for digestible and personalized content. Staying on top of these changes is very overwhelming for most entrepreneurs and small business owners, unless they have access to local experts that can guide them on how to jump on to some of these trends to get an edge on their competition.

This is where Sweet Spot Academy can help!  As a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert,  we have access to the most current information and trends in the digital marketing automation industry, with the ability to provide state-of-the art marketing automation technology, tools, software and platforms that are specifically designed for entrepreneurs, small business and non-profits.

To kick-off 2017, we are offering a FREE Digital Marketing Trends in 2017 seminar specifically created for Chambers of Commerce, Commodity Groups, Business Organizations, Government Agencies, Small Business, and other non-profit organizations and companies serving the small business market.  

This seminar is specifically designed to meet the needs of Entrepreneurs, Small Business and Non-Profits. By the end of the session, participants will have a cutting edge on:

  • Marketing Automation
  • Content Marketing
  • Video
  • Mobile
  • Big Data



We are here to help you provide your members, clients and customers with up-to-date and current information on the top trends in digital marketing that we believe small businesses should be paying attention to in 2017.  

In our Digital Marketing Trends seminar, we will explore each trend and provide some simple ideas for incorporating them into an overall marketing strategy.








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NANCY BETH is President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

Friday, December 9, 2016

OVER TIME YOU & YOUR BUSINESS WILL CHANGE

2016 - A YEAR OF TRANSFORMATION

A NOTE TO BLOG READERS:  This is a continuation of a message that starts off in our bi-weekly newsletter hence the reference within the body of this blog post.




Hi Friends,

I am going to take a moment to share from the heart of what it is like to be a successful business owner when you are faced with life-changing experiences that cause you to fall out of love with your business to the point of loosing your passion for what you have done for so many years. 



I realize this is the first newsletter I have sent out in quite some time, in fact for some of you, it may be the first one you have received in well over a year, perhaps longer.  This is why I want to share with you my experiences in recent years - I promise - it won't be too long or 'heavy' - and it won't be too personal.  Some people thought I closed my doors and understandably so.  The truth is, life threw me some unexpected curve balls that took me completely off in a separate direction.

You see, the last few years I have experienced a lot of change that actually had me questioning whether or not I was on the right track with my professional and personal life.  Quite frankly, these years have been transformational to say the least.  I was working on a two-year cyberviolence research project for Prince Edward Island that occupied much of my time, plus I was doing quite a bit of work in the Agriculture sector.  I was also dealing with a serious personal health issue where my quality of life was significantly diminished.  Fortunately, I have fully recovered and this has made me realize just how precious life is and is the key motivator for me to launch a new community called Wome On The Move.

During this time period, I have to be completely honest, I fell out of love with Sweet Spot Marketing Canada and felt I could no longer continue operating that business, so I completely stopped that portion of the business in Fall 2015. What I did love and felt excited and enthused about was providing skills training and empowerment programs. This side of my business has actually opened up new exciting opportunities that has allowed me to expand my business operations beyond the borders of Prince Edward Island and Atlantic Canada. I have always enjoyed lifting and elevating the lives of others, helping them to reach their dreams and destiny whether for personal, business, or a combination of both.

Meanwhile, 2016 has been a year of complete transformation for me, of which I will share bits and pieces over time. The long and short of it is, I worked part-time finishing off the Cyberviolence Research project which is a very meaningful piece of work but also very emotionally draining due to the nature of the subject. I went from thinking I was going to have to retire from working at the age of 45 to reaching pretty much a full recovery of which myself and my specialist cannot explain other than to say I believe there was divine intervention, I was crazy enough to accept the offer to run in a political nomination which I honestly have to say was on of the BEST experiences of my life.  The results of everything I have been through over the past few years, especially this year, I have never felt more focused, excited and filled with passion. There are an abundance of opportunities waiting for me since doing a soft relaunch of my business this year.

The purpose of this blog post was to share with you from the heart, that as an Entrepreneur and Small Business Owner,  I know what it is like to reach the highs and lows in your business.  2013 and 2014 were my best years in sales.  I was expanding the business and hiring contract trainers within the Maritimes and I was excited about where the company was going, although this was right around the time I started having medical complications and we really didn't know what was taking place until November 2014 when everything came to a halt and a crash.  It took from November 2014 to April 2016 to work through to a full recovery.  During this time I worked part time and as you can imagine it completely changed the direction of my life and my business.

I am a full believer that things happen for a reason and I do believe I was meant to travel down the path of success to end up having my life completely re-directed, because now I have a new appreciation and understanding for my life purpose and my business.

I can only tell you that during this year (2016), after my full recovery in February/March/April, I have entered into a space of complete clarity and focus. I spent a lot of time refocusing and repositioning Sweet Spot Academy, with the help of Fresh Media. In fact, the company has been renamed to Sweet Spot Academy as our focus is primarily business and digital skills training, with a  strong focus on small group training and empowerment programs, and I have launched a new community called Women On The Move.

If you have made it this far in reading this blog post - thank you for staying with me, I appreciate you taking the time to read the full post.  If you have similar experiences, I would be very interested in hearing from you to share your story.  If you feel you are stuck and in a rut and need some help getting out of it, I would appreciate the opportunity to work with you.

In closing, I wish to thank all of you for visiting my business blog, taking an interest and sincerely wishing you much peace and abundance in your personal, professional and business life.


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NANCY BETH is the President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

START THE YEAR OFF RIGHT! MAKE DREAMS HAPPEN IN 2017

There is something about the beginning of a new year that brings renewed excitement in our professional and personal lives.  Many of us have dreams, goals and aspirations for the year to come. 

As Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners setting goals is the easy part in getting the job done, but it's only half of what is needed.  The other side is developing strategy and action plans that are practical for our business, then actually executing on those plans.

This is where Sweet Spot Academy comes in.  We've been in business since 2008 helping entrepreneurs, small businesses and NGO's stay on task and on-time.  We work with companies and individuals in developing strategy plans that make sense for their business, then work along side as a business coach to ensure those plans are moved into action.

Starting January 2017, we have three new group coaching programs that will help you start the year off right so you can make dreams happen in 2017.  We are also launching a newly revised business services and coaching programs guide which you can take advantage of immediately.  If you would like to get to work this December so you are ahead in the game, we are prepared to buckle down with you to help you accomplish your goals. December is the perfect time for many individuals and businesses to start planning for a successful new year. Below lists the programs we are hosting in January and February 2017.  Also included is access to our new Business Services & Coaching Programs Guide

We are dedicated to your success!  Join us in 2017 for these interactive highly engaging and action oriented business skills training programs, or get started this December with one of our Sweet Spot Academy Business Growth Coaches



FUNDAMENTALS OF SALES & SELLING
  |  REGISTER NOW

There is mounting pressure facing salespeople in today’s tough economy, yet many sales people and customer service professionals do not have a solid foundation or understanding of the fundamentals of sales and selling.  


In this two-day highly interactive professional selling skills workshop, you will be equipped with the tools and techniques needed to achieve sales success and improve personal performance. During this program, you will receive a road map of the entire sales process covering every phase of the selling process. As a participant, you will practice and develop the enhanced listening and state-of-the-art prospecting skills you need to succeed as a professional salesperson in a unique business climate. 



THE FRESH MARKETING BOOTCAMP  |  REGISTER NOW


The Fresh Marketing Bootcamp is a two-day Marketing and Business Development Planning workshop. It is for entrepreneurs and small businesses that have been in business for two plus years, are ready to work with a small business development coach, and are serious about implementing strategic sales, marketing and business development methodologies, processes and systems.



WOMEN ON THE MOVE:  LIVE YOUR DREAMS - LOVE YOUR LIFE 
 REGISTER NOW
We all have ideas just sitting around collecting dust in our mind. We think about our good ideas, daydream about them, we may even take small steps towards making them a reality.  


The fact is our ideas need support and action in order to grow and thrive. The Live Your Dreams Love Your Life workshop is designed to give you and your ideas the perfect growth environment.


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                                 BUSINESS SERVICES & COACHING PROGRAMS


To access our business services and coaching programs, click on the image on the left side of the screen, and you will be taken to a Google Document which outlines our scaleable programs and services.   To book a discovery call, or for further information, click on the 'contact' image on your right to be taken to our online contact form.


         



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NANCY BETH is the President & Executive Consultant at Sweet Spot Academy.

At Sweet Spot Academy, we solve and simplify "HOW" to keep your business moving forward by offering a suite of know-how based business training and empowerment programs.  We focus on small group workshops and customized training programs.

Our customized business growth and skills training programs provide the inspiration, motivation and strategic KNOW-HOW knowledge that helps you and your staff confidently implement your business development growth plans.