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.

  • Active Observation; The Key to Business Success

    October 7th, 2016

    I’m not one for autobiographies but my son (who’s an avid Audible listener) recommended Leading by Alex Ferguson. I’m not a football geek – although I do enjoy a good […]

  • Are You Still Missing Out By Not Asking?

    September 30th, 2016

    Two years after I published my Don’t Ask Don’t Get blog post, I’m still amazed that it’s such a new concept to many of the people I meet. The most […]

  • 8 Reasons a Grown-Up Business Makes More Money

    September 21st, 2016

    We know when we’re dealing with a Grown-Up Business. It’s an enjoyable experience that we want to repeat over and over again. We feel valued, we’re treated well, and everything […]

  • Reignite Your Dream

    August 27th, 2016

    Remember the days before you started your business? The energy, drive, passion, and determination that drove you to launch your company? You’d celebrate small successes, burn the midnight oil on […]

  • How Much Money are you Throwing Away?

    August 16th, 2016

    We all love a bargain and of course, we all know an eBay queen; don’t we? I do. A conservatory, garden house and a beautiful leather designer sofa for around […]

  • 8 Reasons Why You Should Be ISO Certified

    July 20th, 2016

    I’m sure that you’ve heard of ISO 9001 or perhaps 14001, but do you know why companies work hard to gain the certification? Easy. They make more money. First, let’s […]

  • 12 Ways to Increase Business Referrals

    July 6th, 2016

    Business gurus will tell you that a business without a website is missing a marketing trick. In most cases they’re right, but it’s not necessarily true for businesses that have […]

  • 10 Reminders for Business Post Brexit

    June 28th, 2016

    Whichever way you voted, it’s clear that we’re going to have to get on with it! The world is different, but in many ways it’s just the same. Uncertain times […]

  • Somebody, Anybody, Everybody, Nobody

    June 22nd, 2016

    Does everybody in your organisation know who does what? Perhaps the most common statement uttered in your office is ‘It’s Not My Job’! When your employees know what they have […]

  • How Big is Your Target Market?

    May 25th, 2016

    Last week, I asked a business, ‘How big is your target market’? Full of pride they said 1.2million. This number was the size of all small and micro companies in […]

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