The Grown-Up Business Blog Helping Business Owners Solve Problems

Welcome to my Grown-Up Business blog. It’s a mixture of 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 and I’m sure you’ll find them 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 always have lots of ideas to share with you so check back soon for new content. Why not re-read some of my older posts: they’re still relevant for today.

  • Handshake when business partners are on the same page

    Same Page Meetings

    Jul 30th, 2018

    During my coaching career, I’ve come across this often; neither is on the same page let alone driving to the same goal! The sudden realisation that your business partners want […]

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    AI and Automation- Are you Ready?

    Jul 17th, 2018

    Every business has a computer and we’re all being touched by AI and Automation. Right now, our connections to AI in particular, are generally small and sporadic. Be aware, the […]

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    3 Pieces of Paper

    Mar 31st, 2018

    As a business coach I’ve uncovered many ways to run a business. Some make me chuckle, others excite me because of their innovation and many frustrate me because they’re just […]

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    Do It Better

    Feb 7th, 2018

    Lost an important client, then make sure you ‘do it better’ with your other existing clients and any new customers you win. Replacing lost customers is expensive; do whatever you […]

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    Build Your Personal Network; Extend and Engage

    Sep 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; […]

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    One Page Business Plan

    Aug 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, […]

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    General Data Protection Regulations GDPR

    Aug 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 […]

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    9 Ways to Keep Customers Buying

    Jul 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 […]

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    Work Batteries Recharged

    Jul 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 […]

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    Business Owners’ Christmas Holiday Survival Kit

    Dec 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; […]