Archive for 2013

  • Suited Man Wrapped in Rope

    Time to Escape the Boardroom

    October 8th, 2013

    As the boss have you fallen into the habit of being in your office all the time? When was the last time you went to talk to the troops – […]

  • Boy with Wooden Sling

    Employees by their very nature are un-predictable!

    October 1st, 2013

    It is virtually impossible to scale and grow a business without people so recruiting, managing, rewarding and exiting staff is a skill that you need to become better at if […]

  • Man in City Looking Through Binoculars

    How to Prepare Your Business Forecast

    September 24th, 2013

    Nearly all of the SME’s that I meet don’t have a business forecast, some have a cash flow forecast but that’s about it. At least those with a cash flow […]

  • Robotic Automated Packing

    How to Annoy your Customers with Automated Actions

    September 17th, 2013

    Hot on the heels of last week’s blog about making it easy for customers to do business with you another ‘episode’ this week has prompted this week’s little ditty – How […]

  • Stack of Rusty Oil Cans

    Just Make It Easy, Please

    September 10th, 2013

    If you want to make a sale you have to make it easy for customers to do business with you. The more barriers and hoops you put in the way […]

  • Welcome to Reality Sign

    How to Assess How Your Business is Perceived

    September 3rd, 2013

    Perception is reality in the mind of the beholder. You might think that you have a great business but if just a few of your customers, suppliers or employees don’t […]

  • Director Chair with Loud Hailer

    On it, not in it

    August 27th, 2013

    Everyone knows this phrase – on it not in it, just as we all know we should ‘focus on the important’ bits first. We also know we have to have […]

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    Autumn Winter Training Courses

    August 21st, 2013

    As we say goodbye to summer – hopefully not too quickly – I am pleased to publish my Autumn Winter training schedule for business owners and managers. My mission is […]

  • Weather Forecast Map

    It’s Only 4 Months to Christmas……

    August 20th, 2013

    They say as you get older time passes quicker every year – and how true that is.  It feels as though yesterday it was New Year‘s Day and the whole […]

  • Snow Scene with Solitary Tree

    It Doesn’t Have to be Lonely

    August 13th, 2013

    It’s strange isn’t it that when we long for the time when we can exit corporate life and set up our own business we have our rose coloured spectacles on. […]