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How to break through when feeling trapped by your business – Freedom To Choose Business Model
Nobody starts a business wanting to work eighty-hour weeks for minimum wage. Or to put urgent client emails before quality family time. To spend holidays sat in a hotel room chasing invoices. Or to wake up dreading the day ahead. And yet, these scenarios are far from uncommon. In fact, as many as 95% of […]Read more
Automation in business – opportunity or threat?
Over half a million new businesses were incorporated in the UK last year, and less than half of those will survive more than five years. But their failure won’t be down to recessions or global pandemics – this figure is based on statistics recorded way before COVID-19 came along. The reason many of these businesses […]Read more
Seven questions business owners are asking right now
(…and my honest answers) A few weeks back, I was delighted to be the guest expert for a Q&A with members of The Business Culture Hull. I thought I’d share my answers here as I’m sure other business owners will have similar questions and concerns to those that attended the event… How would you prospect […]Read more
Is your family business missing a mediator?
Why a business mentor could be the answer Are you familiar with the story behind the Black Sheep Brewery? It was founded by Paul Theakston, a fifth-generation brewer, who walked away from the family business to start his own because he disagreed with some of the family decisions. Both breweries still make fantastic Yorkshire beers […]Read more
What can businesses learn from a Rugby coach?
Earlier this year, I attended an online webinar with Sir Ian McGeechan, hosted by Front Row Legal. For those of you unfamiliar with Sir Ian McGeechan, he is a former rugby union player and British Lions coach. His webinar – ‘The Game Changer’ – was brilliant and contained loads of insights into effective leadership. Many […]Read more
Focus on what you do best and outsource the rest
This is an extract from a blog written by Sam Agnew of Everyday People Sourcing, talking about the benefits of outsourcing to freelancers. I was delighted that Sam chose to interview me to provide my experience of doing just that and why it is the right strategy for small business owners to be adopting. Unless […]Read more
Don’t wait for it to happen, make it happen
There’s so much conflicting information and opinion at the minute about what you can and can’t do. “Sell!” “Don’t sell!” “Market!” “Don’t market!” “I am furloughed so I can’t market my business!” The fact of the matter is that unless you are legally prevented from selling, you have to put food on the table so […]Read more
Is it time for a client cull?
Five types of client you need to ditch – and why In my experience, I find that most small businesses work with clients that are not right for them. In fact, the number of clients they should ditch can be as high as 20%! When I see that one of my new clients is working with […]Read more
There’s nothing as constant as change
We don’t know about you, but we are fed up. Fed up of not being able to visit our favourite places – parks, restaurants, sports stadiums. Tired of not being able to visit family and friends. Fed up of being fed up. And that’s only on a personal level. On the work front, we are […]Read more
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