The Grown-Up Business Blog CoachSME Blog

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: there’s still relevant for today.

  • 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, […]

  • General Data Protection Regulations GDPR

    August 2nd, 2017

    GDPR is The General Data Protection Regulations that are replacing The Data Protection Act. Its all about protecting your clients data. Here is quick list, covering the key points of […]

  • Forget-me-Not

    9 Ways to Keep Customers Buying

    July 26th, 2017

    All companies have a database of existing clients; but too many companies just ignore it. They’re ignoring potential to increase sales to these customers and to make profits as a […]

  • Work Batteries Recharged

    July 24th, 2017

    ….now back to work My blog has been quiet for a few months after an enforced break. I’m now fit & well and ready to get back to giving you […]

  • Business Owners’ Christmas Holiday Survival Kit

    December 12th, 2016

    The Christmas festive break gets longer each year. Many industries ‘shut down’ for almost a month; Winding down in mid-December and not returning to full speed until mid-January. The upshot; […]

  • Ask These 14 Questions and Increase Sales

    December 5th, 2016

    Sales is all about the ask. If you don’t ask you won’t learn anything and then you’re just guessing what the customer needs and wants. But more than half of […]

  • 7 Tips That Make Asking for the Business Easy

    November 28th, 2016

    It’s tough being a good salesperson. Zig Ziglar summed it up nicely ‘timid salesmen have skinny kids’. Research from a myriad of sources shows that sales people more often than […]

  • 8 Questions to Ask Your Business Coach

    October 27th, 2016

    As a business coach I would say that you should have a coach wouldn’t I? When people find out I’m a business coach, I can generally predict the next 7 […]

  • The Ultimate Success Guide to Marginal Gains in Business

    October 17th, 2016

    Change in all its forms has fascinated me for years but it’s marginal gains that has my special attention. In this Ultimate Success Guide, I’ve collated the very best observations, […]

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