Why The Chimp?

Why The Chimp?

As we begin 2024, I am pleased to be able to launch my new brand identity – and it’s quite a shift from the old one! In September 2023 I decided to bite the bullet and commit to working with someone to develop a membership community for business owners. As part of this process, I…

E Myth and Enchantment: Keeping Your Vision Alive as Your Business Grows

The entrepreneurial dream takes root in fertile fields of independence, passion, and, yes, a sprinkling of self-reliance. Some years ago, I read Michael Gerber’s book, The E Myth Revisited. In the book he refers to the “Solopreneur.” We paint our masterpieces, craft our solutions, and build empires brick by brick, sweat by passionate sweat. In…

5 Ways Authenticity Could Make Running Your Business More Enjoyable

5 Ways Authenticity Could Make Running Your Business More Enjoyable

“People buy people like them.” It’s a quote I’ve been using since my days selling commercial airtime, sponsorships, and promotions in the commercial radio industry. Today it’s more relevant than ever, with a growing trend towards authenticity. Consumers are increasingly seeking out brands that resonate with their values and reflect their own personalities. This shift…

Growth’s Double-Edged Sword: Thrills & Fears of Scaling Your Business

Growth’s Double-Edged Sword: Thrills & Fears of Scaling Your Business

Most business owners remember their first order with real excitement. I know I do! It would have been such a thrill, a validation that your idea had legs, and that you could sell it. On the other hand, you may have had a few nagging gremlins, such as “am I up to delivering what I’ve…

When the Fun Stops, Stop – Rediscovering the Joy in Your Business Journey

When the Fun Stops, Stop – Rediscovering the Joy in Your Business Journey

Up until October 2021, The British industry body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), used ‘When The Fun Stops, Stop’ as the industry’s safer gambling message. I wanted to breath some new life into this ‘tagline’, applying it to how some business owners feel about their businesses. As we know, running a business often feels…

Don’t Sell – Get Prospects Buying in Two Calls or Less

Don’t Sell – Get Prospects Buying in Two Calls or Less

How many of us have been on the receiving end of someone trying to sell something to us we didn’t want? How did it make you feel? It’s one of the main reasons business owners hate the idea of ‘selling’ to prospective customers (prospects). However, what if you thought of every sales call not as…

Unveiling the Power of Shared Values in Business Success

Unveiling the Power of Shared Values in Business Success

The McKinsey 7S Framework is a powerful tool for organisational assessment and alignment, developed by Tom Peters and Robert Waterman during their tenure at McKinsey & Company. The framework comprises seven integral components: Strategy, Structure, Systems, Staff, Skills, Style, and Shared Values, each equally significant and interdependent. In this blog, I want to focus on…

Unleash Your Potential: Unlock the Power of Focused Goal Setting

Unleash Your Potential: Unlock the Power of Focused Goal Setting

Achieving outcomes and results when setting goals requires more than just the aspiration to succeed. It calls for a keen focus on the specific actions, habits, and strategies that will lead to the outcomes you want to achieve. A clear understanding of the importance of focusing on the results you want when setting goals is…