Archive for 2013

  • Time is your most valuable asset

    December 17th, 2013

    I don’t have time! How many time have you said that phrase – too many times, but it’s so easy to say – a great excuse for not doing. We […]

  • Reflect on this year’s performance and plan the numbers for next year

    December 10th, 2013

  • 24 Business Questions to Ask before Year End

    December 3rd, 2013

    December has arrived. It’s less than 31 days until 2014, but are you ready for a 2014. Do you know what going to happen? No, none of us do, but […]

  • 3 Pieces of Paper

    Plan it on Paper

    November 26th, 2013

    How do you physically plan your business plans? If you are working in a group then I’m sure that flipcharts, Blu-tack, whiteboards and Post it notes play a big part […]

  • Forget permanent, think flexible recruitment

    November 19th, 2013

    One challenge that faces all growing businesses is when is the best time to add more staff to your team? Who do you need first and who can you wait […]

  • It’s Time to Have that Difficult Conversation

    November 12th, 2013

    On Twitter a few days ago Amber Nausland (@AmberCadabra) said “I swear so many issues are because we just won’t have the difficult conversation”. How true it is. Working with […]

  • 2 Ears, 1 Mouth

    November 5th, 2013

    Why were we given 2 ears and one mouth? Because, we should listen twice as much as we talk.  What about you? Do you have the right proportions; all the […]

  • What we can learn from Grangemouth and Unite Union?

    October 29th, 2013

    Is it me or do the unions think they run some of our largest businesses here in the UK? Why do the unions think they should be in charge and […]

  • What if your marketing campaign is just too successful?

    October 22nd, 2013

    You are ready to push the button on your marketing campaign but what if it is just too successful? You could be: Flooded with orders, drowning in your our success […]

  • What Can We Learn from Snail Mail

    October 15th, 2013

      In the week when Royal Mail shares hit the trading stock market you might be mistaken in thinking this is a promotional blog. In some ways it is, but […]