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Rosemary Gillespie

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Randwick, NSW, 2031

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For more than 15 years, I have specialised in writing winning tenders for services and professional services seeking to win business from government, listed and private companies. Over this time, I've written literally hundreds of tenders for law firms, accountants, business advisory firms, SMEs and business services companies.

I founded Proof Communications 13 years ago as a niche tender writing business, and today we look after the writing, editing and proofreading of many B2B documents.

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Customer Acquisition

Top 10 Tender Writing Mistakes

Let's be honest. Most businesses would prefer not to have to write a tender or a proposal to generate new business. But for many, business growth depends on successful tenders. It's true that writing a tender takes a lot of time and effort, so here are my top 10 tips on how to write a successful tender. Mistake number 1: Forgetting to answer the questionsIt might sound obvious – but you’d be...

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What are common problems SMEs face with their websites?

I agree - being able to update your own website content at any time is essential. 
Including your contact details on the home page saves your visitors from having to click through to your contact us page for your phone number or email address. I'd always include a contact us page too, so they can easily make an inquiry.
One major problem is finding good advice about SEO. There are a lot of people out there speak all the jargon but don't actually deliver; and if you ask more than two people for advice, you receive conflicting information. 

Customer Acquisition

Top 10 Tender Writing Mistakes

Let's be honest. Most businesses would prefer not to have to write a tender or a proposal to generate new business. But for many, business growth depends on successful tenders. It's true that writing a tender takes a lot of time and effort, so here are my top 10 tips on how to write a successful tender. Mistake number 1: Forgetting to answer the questionsIt might sound obvious – but you’d be...

Rosemary Gillespie answered this question

Phil Khor
Phil Khor, Founder at

Website

What are common problems SMEs face with their websites?

I agree - being able to update your own website content at any time is essential. 
Including your contact details on the home page saves your visitors from having to click through to your contact us page for your phone number or email address. I'd always include a contact us page too, so they can easily make an inquiry.
One major problem is finding good advice about SEO. There are a lot of people out there speak all the jargon but don't actually deliver; and if you ask more than two people for advice, you receive conflicting information. 

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