Archive for 2014

  • Time to Make a Plan

    December 15th, 2014

    When was the last time that you sat down and wrote or reviewed your business plan; thought about your goals, your ambitions and targets? In most SME’s, it’s rare to […]

  • 15 Questions to Ask Before 2015 Starts

    December 8th, 2014

    Disappointed with business performance this year? If so then you need to ask some tough questions about you and your business. Do it now before next year drifts past without […]

  • What are Your Customers Really Buying?

    December 1st, 2014

    What clients and prospective clients really, really want is a solution to their problem; they want someone to take away their current pain. That means, before you can effectively sell […]

  • Time to Get Some Help

    November 21st, 2014

    If running a successful, grown-up and profitable business was easy, everyone would be doing it. I know that managing a business is lonely. No one to share your fears or […]

  • My 30 Year Apprenticeship

    October 30th, 2014

    I’m 52 and started work at 17 leaving school with a few ‘O’ levels – hardly classed as a high achiever, but then studying geography at A level didn’t seem […]

  • And You Want To Eat My Cake Too?

    October 6th, 2014

    As the Internet has flourished, we have witnessed the growing demand for ‘free’ content. According to Brandon Gallie there are 152 million blogs online and over 170,000 new ones added […]

  • Are You A Grown-Up Business

    September 25th, 2014

    I wrote The Grown-Up Business™ book for business owners just like you who’ve found that running their business just wasn’t fun anymore; a chore not a pleasure, stressful instead of […]

  • Because You Are Worth It

    September 11th, 2014

    When we work in corporate life we are usually bold enough to ask for a pay rise. So, why are we hell bent on charging as little as possible when […]

  • 35 Secrets to Profitable Employee Engagement

    September 1st, 2014

    Employee Engagement Running a business would be easy without customers and staff! But don’t jettison them; the reality is, you need both. And you need both of them to be […]

  • Is It Too Easy To Say Sorry?

    August 21st, 2014

    Sorry isn’t the hardest word anymore…. Do you decide that you are going to say sorry even before you have done anything? How many times do you say sorry every […]