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Mark Ballett offers readers a unique outlook on growing small businesses. The business mentor and experienced executive, turns today’s business news into your business coach in his new book ‘Ideas for Small business Success’.



Change your business forever with five secrets to running a successful business and a new outlook on the changing face of business.

Austin, TX – October 26th, 2012 Author, Mark Ballett offers readers a unique outlook on growing small businesses. The business mentor and experienced executive, turns today’s business news into your business coach in his new book ‘Ideas for Small business Success’. The book is currently free and available for download on Amazon and on Amazon UK Using examples from his popular daily business commentary he illustrates five key lessons that are important in building a successful small business. His experience, insight and opinion offer readers a new way to learn from the successes and failures of well-known companies who have hit the headlines.

Ballett’s five secrets to business success are revealed through real life lessons, with each chapter taking the reader through the author’s business secrets and how to apply them. He will challenge your thinking, analyze real-life examples and offer his experienced insight and advice to help readers apply a new outlook to their small business.

The business secrets cover knowledge, how to be different, risk, leverage, alignment and a look at leadership. His excellent advice has been tried and tested with success during his career as a small business mentor helping a diverse range of businesses to grow and develop. Reading ‘Ideas for Small business Success’ will help you better understand the changing face of business, how it might affect you and just what you can do about it.

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About the author
Mark Ballett is a business mentor, the founder of Business Growth Guides and a commentator (

He has extensive experience in the leadership and management of small and large businesses in a range of sectors and countries. He studied Corporate Finance at London Business School and has an MBA from Warwick Business School.

His career began as an officer in the Royal Navy after which he went on to study Geology at Durham University and joined BP as an exploration geologist, searching for oil and buying and selling acreage around the world.

He has more than 20 years of corporate experience, which includes running and turning around the Mercury Payphones business, part of the UK’s Cable & Wireless Group, where he also lead the successful turnaround of three large and complex business units with 1000 plus staff and significant cash flows, then becoming Supply Director where he cut stock from £140m to less than £20m.

As MD of Norweb Telecom he grew the business from £11m to £100m turnover in two years. He also raised £80m with private equity and banking partners to start the first business broadband company in the UK, OnCue Communications, and took the business from start up to 150 staff and £1m turnover in just 18 months. His European and international business management includes working for the pan- European, Storm Telecom as non-executive director and Group CEO of EXI Telecom, the international business that operated in UK, Africa, Asia and the Middle East and installed mobile phone networks in 15 countries.

Since 2003, Mark has been working with some of the most successful small businesses in the UK, mentoring both owners and managers and helping their businesses to grow and develop. Most recently he has set up Business Growth Guide,  an online business mentoring service that offers members monthly strategy webinars, Skype mentoring and advice sessions and access to guides to help small businesses grow.

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