Why did you get out of bed this morning?

Why did you get out of bed this morning? Was it to get in to sort out a few things, prepare for that meeting or to speak with a customer? Or was it to continue the work of building the dream? I know which one I would find more motivating. Answering the question of...

What they won’t teach you in business school

Below are 10 insights I would like to share with you. You won’t find these in a book, seminar or course. They are simple lessons & truths that I have learned working with small businesses like yours. 1) Without a great team, you won’t have a great business 2)...

The art of effective delegation

Have you ever asked a team member to do something only to find that surprise, surprise, it hasn’t been done? Chances are that this happens daily or weekly. Even worse is that you may feel that you can’t trust your team to do certain activities so you may have even...

Over the years I have worked with hundreds of business owners across dozens of industries. Below is a selection of insights and resources that will help you build a better team, manage and drive growth and become a more effective business owner. Feel free to share these amongst your network, and please do get in touch if you find something that hits the spot.

Never wish your life were easier…wish that you were better… Jim Rohn

 

Getting more from your customers

Most businesses spend so much time and resource on trying to develop new business that they often overlook the low hanging fruit within previous and existing customers. Here are 3 practical low cost strategies that could add real value to your bottom line. 1)...

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Are you the bottleneck?

Are you the bottleneck? I had an interesting conversation with someone recently about the ‘business bell curve’. We talked about how many businesses experience good consistent growth and then get to a point where things start to slow down and plateau. The conclusion...

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Did you know?

Did you know that there are 3 basic learning styles? Each of us have a preferred learning style, and understanding yours can be incredibly useful in helping you improve your ability to understand and absorb information as efficiently as possible. In short the 3...

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Top 5 reasons why your marketing may be failing

Building an effective marketing machine that can deliver consistent results is a staple for any business that wants super successful results. I’ve put together a list of the top 5 reasons your marketing could be failing. 1. Not knowing what works and what doesn’t....

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The tide is turning…

There is no doubt that there has been a shift in the market over the last 10 months. More businesses are experiencing more enquiries and order books are looking healthier than they’ve been for the last few years. Whilst this is great news for all of us, it also...

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The numbers

Do you have a firm grasp of the key numbers for your business? You don’t have to be an accountant to run a successful business but you do need to know enough about the numbers to make informed decisions, manage performance and drive growth. Just reviewing a P&L...

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What makes you different?

When I ask this question in a workshop or seminar I often hear something like ‘great customer service’, ‘quality products’ or something else that’s fairly generic. It’s quite likely the same answer that a competitor of that business would give. But, more than that,...

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