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Should I start my own business?
I am often asked “Should I start my own business?” and my stock answer is usually “NO!” The main reason that I say no is that if you are asking the question, there is clearly some doubt, which means that you are not certain that the benefits are going to outweigh the negatives. There’s a […]Read more
The importance of purpose in Business Planning
Crafting a business plan is akin to setting sail on a grand voyage or a long journey. And just like any seasoned captain will tell you, it all begins with a clear destination – your purpose. Your business purpose is the North Star that guides every decision, navigates challenges, and propels you forward. The Business […]Read more
Why business owners should never stop learning
I was recently with a high growth client talking about an alternative CRM marketing system. Our meeting finished at 11:00. He messaged me at 14:30 to say he had signed up for a trial of the software, loaded some contacts, sent an email campaign and compared the stats with his current system. The new one […]Read more
The benefits of a Business Mentor
The benefits of a Business Mentor In the fast-paced world of running a small business, having a Business Mentor can make all the difference between success and failure. A Business Mentor plays a multifaceted role in guiding and supporting the growth of your business. Let’s dive into the three essential aspects of their roles as […]Read more
The importance of future-proofing for an SME Business
I was with a high growth client earlier this week discussing systems and team performance. In high growth SME businesses, systems run the business and people run the systems.We were discussing recruitment and agreed that any recruiting should be done so, not with 2023 needs in mind, but with the (turnover, profit, product mix, efficiency […]Read more
The benefits of a Business Plan to achieve a successful exit
Less than 95% of SME owners have a business exit plan which is surprising, given that every one of them will exit. So surely it is better to have a plan of when you’d like to exit, how you would like to exit and hopefully put a few quid in your pocket?Exit is a conversation […]Read more
Why business planning is important
The UK’s 5.5 million SMEs are the backbone of the economy, contributing significantly to job creation, innovation and GDP. However, 95% ultimately fail, which is a heart breaking statistic.With less than 25% of SMEs having a written down, shared Business Plan, it doesn’t take a brain surgeon to figure out the correlation. The lack of […]Read more
Why it’s better to have no Business Mentor, than to have a bad one
About a month ago I posted a poll on LinkedIn asking which is the worst option. Unsurprisingly it came back with compelling results from the 130+ people who voted – 88% suggested that it’s worse to have a bad Business Mentor than not have one at all. I thought I’d explain why. In the world […]Read more
Happy Birthday to Tendo – 13 things I’ve learned in the last 13 years
Within the last week, Tendo turned into a teenager. Yes, 13 years young. Think stroppy, disrespectful and insubordinate teenager. Not bad for a guy told he wasn’t great at strategy by his peers in corporate huh? Statistically, if you are beyond five years old, you are one of a minority that make it this far. […]Read more
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