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August 10, 2012
Stop and Smell the Roses
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The sun is shining, first day of spring and whilst sowing my vegetable seeds I was reminded how similar it is to being a coach. In its simplest form, you sow a seed, nurture it and watch it blossom – just like my coaching clients and their businesses.

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August 2, 2012
Trend Spotting
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I love to learn and firmly believe that this continual learning really does enrich my life. I’m also a compulsive ‘snipper’ – I have lots of articles, notes etc. that I have snipped out of magazines over the years – so much harder now with so many articles on-line…

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July 24, 2012
Are you Paying Too Much?
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As a business owner there are so many things to keep under control that something normally gives. And, unless you were an accountant in a previous life, its probably your money management that deserts you.

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July 20, 2012
I Need a....
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Technology is great - my typing gets me by, but I miss some of the old-fashioned ways of doing things. So I thought you might enjoy my 15 'must haves' for a great working day; 8 old-fashioned ones and 7 techy ones.

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July 17, 2012
So You Have a Business Coach
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Coaches bring expertise with them, but they also have a great ability to unlock their clients hidden skills, to boost their confidence and up-skill them as well

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July 10, 2012
Just Do It
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There comes a time when, whatever it is, you just have to do it. You might be dreading an exam, an interview, meeting the bank manager or making a person redundant, but at some point you just have to JUFDI - just you flipping do it!

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July 3, 2012
Time to Walk Away?
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How many times during the sales process, do you pitch and then re-pitch; attend client meetings again and again; prepare quotes, tenders then re-quotes etc.  and still not get a positive or definitive answer?

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June 26, 2012
Where the Rubber Hits the Road
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Part one of this guest blog from Steve Jessop has prompted lots of discussion. Prepare to learn some more from an insider's view of  'Where The Rubber Hits The Road'....

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June 22, 2012
How to Get Paid Quickly
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Closing the sale is not good enough. All businesses know that the 'sale' is not complete until the money is in your bank account. But with everyone pushing credit to the limit these days, how do you get your money, and fast?

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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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~ Sam Carpenter Work The System

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