The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to my Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of useful information, thought provoking comment, every day observations and techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business.

I love writing these for you and I’m sure you’ll find them thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m back from my enforced break having had lots of time to think, read, learn and plan. I have lots of new ideas to share with you over the coming weeks. Check back soon for even more new content or re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.

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    When High Growth is the Wrong Strategy

    September 18th, 2018

    You have permission to ignore a high growth strategy. In the month when Apple was valued, albeit briefly, as a trillion-dollar company, why is it that a growth strategy is […]

  • Discounting Tactics for Business

    September 2nd, 2018

    We’re in September now and everyone’s attention turns to Christmas trading and finishing the year on a high. But first, its ‘Buy British Day’ on October 1st. Between now and Christmas, […]

  • Customer Retention Strategies You Only Need 2

    August 21st, 2018

    This week I received an information piece offering me 30 customer retention strategies. I was intrigued why do you need 30? I downloaded and read the suggestions. Quite an eclectic […]

  • Who is your boss?

    Who Is Your Boss?

    August 12th, 2018

    Even the boss needs a boss Like most business owners, you’ve probably worked for someone else. You had a boss, someone who told you what to do and how to […]

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    Same Page Meetings

    July 30th, 2018

    During my coaching career, I’ve come across this often; neither is on the same page let alone driving to the same goal! The sudden realisation that your business partners want […]

  • AI and Automation- Are you Ready?

    July 17th, 2018

    Every business has a computer and we’re all being touched by AI and Automation. Right now, our connections to AI in particular, are generally small and sporadic. Be aware, the […]

  • 3 Pieces of Paper

    3 Pieces of Paper

    March 31st, 2018

    As a business coach I’ve uncovered many ways to run a business. Some make me chuckle, others excite me because of their innovation and many frustrate me because they’re just […]

  • Do It Better

    February 7th, 2018

    Lost an important client, then make sure you ‘do it better’ with your other existing clients and any new customers you win. Replacing lost customers is expensive; do whatever you […]

  • Build Your Personal Network; Extend and Engage

    September 14th, 2017

    It’s not what you know, it’s who you know. Don’t ignore your personal network. If I had a pound each time I heard this I’d be very rich! It’s true; […]

  • One Page Business Plan

    August 14th, 2017

    Everyone tells you, you need a plan and you do. BUT if you can’t write it on one page you’ll ignore! A business plan tells you where you are going, […]