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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 taking a break from my blog for the next few months. I need some time to take care of myself and overcome a health issue. I’ll be back before you know it, but whilst I’m away why not re-read some of my older posts: there’s still relevant for today.

  • 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 […]

  • Get A Grip Book Review

    May 9th, 2016

    As a business coach I’ve come across lots of different business models and management systems – some good others debatable. I’ve read lots of books too and each one promises […]

  • Delegate Elevate Terminate Automate

    April 21st, 2016

    A business owner’s life is a very busy one! But it doesn’t have to be that way. Why is it that some business owners work part time, play lots of […]

  • Setting Big Business Goals Can Be Destructive

    January 15th, 2016

    Goal setting can be tricky. It’s tempting to say that you’re going to double the business in 3 years; uplift sales by 40% next year or lose a stone in […]

  • Are you Ready for 2016?

    December 23rd, 2015

    It’s that time of year again; time to take stock of the past year and decide what you are going to do differently next year. Regardless of when your financial […]

  • Shhh Don’t Tell Anyone, They Won’t Notice

    December 10th, 2015

    Oh but they do….. and when (not if) you’re found out it’s going to be expensive, very expensive! Morals, values and ethics are a strong, and serious element of your […]

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