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Deliver Big Results Every Quarter

This last weekend turned up some very unusual results in the Premier League. Manchester United let in six, whilst Liverpool, the reigning champions, shipped seven. What does that have to do with business you may ask? Well, since you’ve asked, it has a lot to do with business and the way organisations tend to plan…

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Know Where You’re Going And How You’re Going To Get There

I read an interesting interview with Sir Keir Starmer in The Sunday Times last weekend in which he said that he wouldn’t shy away from the fact that The Labour Party’s 2019 manifesto had far too much in it. He also made clear his vision that Britain should be the “best place to grow up…

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How much thought has gone into your business idea?

If you’re a viewer of Dragons Den, you’ll be familiar with the fact that from time to time a contestant is caught out by some quite basic questions relating to how much thought has actually gone into the business idea that is being presented. Once the Dragons smell a lack of homework they adopt a…

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Five things to make your rainy days less miserable

Its a great feeling when the economy starts to pick up and business starts to be a little easier to come by, but it dismays me when a business owner says they don’t need any more business. You may not need any more business but do you want any more business? How far could your…

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Manage the risk, create the opportunity

Last week I went to two business events that were focusing on the 100 days since the Brexit vote, the potential impact of Brexit and what businesses can do to mitigate the risks.You would think that most of what was discussed would have been pretty negative, however there emerged some real pearls of wisdom which…

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Don’t just talk the talk – walk the walk

I like to think I’m a decent human being. I open doors for people, help people where I can, treat my friends and acquaintances with respect and courtesy, pay my way when I’m out with people and do what I can to make sure I can look at myself in the mirror when I shave…

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Five Steps to Give You the Confidence to Let Go

One of the most common reasons I come across for business owners not wanting to let go of the day-to-day running of their business is that they don’t think anyone can do it like they do. Let’s face it, you’ve built a business from scratch. All your clients know you, your suppliers trust you and…

Do What You Need To Do To Achieve Your Goals First.

Do What You Need To Do To Achieve Your Goals First.

Many years ago, when I started my career in Commercial Radio, I was given some advice that I’ve never forgotten. It was suggested that if anyone asked me to do something that wasn’t going to contribute to me hitting my target, I should think carefully before I agreed to doing it. This advice stood me…

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Five Steps to Give You the Confidence to Let Go

One of the most common reasons I come across for business owners not wanting to let go of the day-to-day running of their business is that they don’t think anyone can do it like they do. Let’s face it, you’ve built a business from scratch. All your clients know you, your suppliers trust you and…

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Don’t just talk the talk – walk the walk

I like to think I’m a decent human being. I open doors for people, help people where I can, treat my friends and acquaintances with respect and courtesy, pay my way when I’m out with people and do what I can to make sure I can look at myself in the mirror when I shave…