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June 15, 2012
Good Questioning Leads to Great Sales
Reading time: 10 minutes

I’m really pleased to post this guest blog from Steve Jessop for you all to read, enjoy and learn from. His knowledge of the B2B sales market is second to none and I know that you will all learn something from this first blog.

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June 11, 2012
Love Thy Competitor
Reading time: 2 minutes

First you need to know who you are competing against, and then you need to establish where you have a competitive edge over your competition. Let’s focus on the competition that is in the same space as you.

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June 6, 2012
Profitability Improvements
Reading time: 5 minutes

So are you visible and credible?
If not, read on, and find out what you can do to make those vital improvements and grow your bottom line.

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May 30, 2012
Communication Help From My Friends
Reading time: 2 minutes

My best friends in business are..... the 6 friends of Rudyard Kipling. Not the ones you were thinking of I'm sure! But, there are six reasons why I seek his help on most of my working days. They are: who, what, where, when, why and how.

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May 25, 2012
Are You Just Too Busy to Get Anything Done?
Reading time: 3 minutes

Are you busy doing nothing? It's so easy to be a busy fool and in business that's an expensive option!  In my experience business owners and managers are doing just this! But we’re so busy I hear you say – but my question is busy achieving what?

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May 18, 2012
Still Striving for Perfection?
Reading time: 2 minutes

.... or is good, good enough? If so, then perhaps it's time to stop and compromise on perfection and instead focus on good is good enough.

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May 9, 2012
Business Challenges
Reading time: 3 minutes

One of the most liberating things about working with growing businesses and not being an employee, is being able to honestly answer the question: "What do you think about...?"

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May 3, 2012
Ditch the Business Plan
Reading time: 3 minutes

.... you'll ignore it anyway!
Every business, especially a fast growing business, needs a business plan that works. But is yours a short, to the point plan to get you to your goal or a plan the size of a doorstop, that you only use as a doorstop?

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April 25, 2012
Increase Profit, Simplify Your Business
Reading time: 4 minutes

If you are looking to achieve business growth then improving and simplifying your business processes, business intelligence, and how you operate will significantly improve your margins and bottom line profit. That's Why KISSing is Great for Business Growth

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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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