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October 29, 2020
How to Make Black Friday a Financial Success
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Are you ready for Black Friday or does the thought of participating scare you so much you avoid one of the biggest retail trading days? Our new guide can help you make it a financial success

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October 27, 2020
One Small Task to Save £10K
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In my last blog The £10K Planning Mistake, I shared the mistake that cost a business £10,000,. This is what should have happened.

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October 6, 2020
The £10K Planning Mistake
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That businesses make again and again. There is a simple solution but its so often overlooked as this story shows...

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September 28, 2020
Do You Need a 47 Page Business Plan?
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How many pages should be in your business plan? This was a question I was asked recently. Before answering, I decided to throw the question back and ask the business owner how long he thought the business plan should be. His answer was indicated by holding two fingers about an inch apart obviously 47 pages…… […]

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September 15, 2020
The 7 Step Business Plan
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Business planning is a favourite topic for high flying, super successful businesses, but strangely its perceived as a problematic pain in the rear by 98% of other businesses.
Could that be why only 2% of companies are super successful?

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September 1, 2020
13 Mistakes to Avoid When Business Planning
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Not enough business owners have a written business plan. We come across all sorts of reasons why there is no plan.... here are the 13 business planning mistakes we see most often. Avoid these and you'll stay on track.

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August 11, 2020
What's the Point of a Business Plan
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If you understand how pre-planning leads to fantastic holidays, then you’ll understand why business planning is so important to success....

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August 2, 2020
Does Your Business Plan Make Sense?
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Does your business plan make sense? Are your targets, plans, goals realistic or doomed to failure? Here are some tips

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July 22, 2020
Why Credit Could Be Killing Your Business
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Do you give credit freely?
Nobody has an automatic right to credit; it must be earned. Credit is very precious and mustn’t be given away lightly. Why would you risk a double loss: the goods and the payment?

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The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to the Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of business insights, useful information, challenging comment, every day observations as well as some techy bits; all designed to help you grow your business into whatever you want it to be.

I love writing these for you; they’re thought-provoking, interesting and informative. Please feel free to share them with others.

I’m constantly curious: thinking, reading, learning and implementing positive change with my business coaching and mentoring. I continually share my insights so check back for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.


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