6 ways to achieve business goals

So you’ve got the goal in mind, how will you score it? In my last blog, I explained why having a goal is central to your overall well-being and the steps needed to getting the right goal. You can read that detail here if you missed it. In this blog, I’m […] Read more »

3 tips to effective goal setting

Many of us are back to work following a well earned festive break. I always claim that a holiday is great to focus the mind and bring new motivation. Hopefully you’re experiencing this now, with plans for change or improvement both in your personal and business lives. What’s less common though, is the […] Read more »

Plan and prepare for 2018

As 2017 draws to a close, have you got your plan for the New Year? Here are my top tips to get 2018 off to a flying start. Set your goals If you haven’t yet set goals, set aside some time at the beginning of January to plan and prepare them. […] Read more »

Brexit and the small business

Theresa May says we’re on course to deliver Brexit and negotiations between the UK and EU leaders continue. Having been at the ‘cold front’ over the last 18 months with business owners, I’m giving my perspective on Brexit and the small business. In short, I believe that Brexit won’t negatively impact the […] Read more »

Business growth: 4 forgotten resources

When talking to my clients about their business growth, I’m always trying to get them to think outside of the box. It’s very easy to become all consumed within the business, almost blinkered to what’s going on outside. However not taking time to look around us could be costly. There are many resources in […] Read more »

Monitor, Measure, Grow!

Monitoring and measuring your business allows you to think and behave like a big business. In my last blog, I explained actions to give small businesses the capacity to become big businesses. The final one being to monitor and measure activity, it’s the only way you’ll know what’s working.  Know where […] Read more »

8 tips on crafting great clients

The best ways to craft great clients, is to do your due diligence at the outset. In the service industry it’s natural to want to take every piece of business, with the focus on the service you will provide. What’s less often, is the consideration of how the new client will perform for […] Read more »

3 symptoms of a bad client

In all my years of working with small businesses one thing is consistent, bad clients!  Most small businesses are run by an owner/manager for whom the business is their life. Often these business owners will hold onto bad clients because they feel guilt over turning away custom. In this blog I’ll […] Read more »