Are you on it?

Are you on it?

If you’re running a business, particularly a small one, it’s easy to get so drawn into the every day operational stuff that business development takes a back seat.  This often results in fire-fighting instead of a steady planned growth! If time is at a premium and the...
You get what you expect

You get what you expect

I meet a lot of business people when I’m out and about, networking and getting to know my existing connections better.  Most are entrepreneurial, positive people, but I meet the occasional Mr or Ms Negative! When someone starts telling me how difficult they’re finding...
The business of business

The business of business

If you own a business the day-to-day running of it can be diluted by the need to actually DO stuff.  Once your business reaches a certain size and you have staff who can take on some of your responsibilities, it gets easier to find the time to plan, develop and grow –...
5 things every business owner should know

5 things every business owner should know

Most people launch their own business without knowing if they’ll succeed or fail.  Given the statistics about the number of start-ups that fail in the first year, five years, etc. it seems sensible to do as much as possible to increase your business’s chances of...
5 steps to business success

5 steps to business success

Promising you a ‘magic bullet’ to solve all your business challenges isn’t very realistic – BUT these five things will make a significant difference. ONE – Make your mind up! If I had £1 for every time someone at a networking meeting described their ideal contact as...