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Discover how we’ve consistently grown for five years
The start of April is milestone for any business. It’s the beginning of a new trading year or the end of the first quarter of the trade for many. Spring – the time when things start to wake up (see me here outside of my office in the centre of Leeds enjoying the fresh air) […]Read more
What a top performing bar can teach you about teamwork
If your staff worked a long week would they come in on their night off to socialise with you? It might seem like too much to ask, but if you’ve built a high performing team on shared values and a clear vision it won’t be a hard thing for them to do. This happens frequently at […]Read more
Bikes, bad buys & business
Have you ever had to watch from the side-lines as your children ignored your advice and took their own path? It’s can be very frustrating because we know best, right? Well my son Harrison is no different. A combination of determined, stubborn, single minded and head strong. For those of you that know me well, […]Read more
How to win while enjoying a day off
Are you working all hours just to make ends meet? Are you afraid to take time off? Does your business grind to a halt if you go on holiday? If you’ve built a successful brand – even if you’re running a business of one – it’s possible to make your business work without you and […]Read more
Rhinos and roses
The BBC Sports Personality of the Year late last year was controversial for a number of reasons. Mainly linked to boxer Tyson Fury and his views on everything from women to homosexuality. The star-studded shortlist of 12 also included well known names such as Lewis Hamilton, Andy Murray and Lizzie Armitstead. Also in the running […]Read more
Lessons in Love
No, this blog is not about a Level 42 song (for those of an age that can remember), it’s about what Valentine’s Day can teach businesses. Let me start by saying that we don’t really do Valentine’s Day in our house, we find it all a bit too commercial, choosing instead to show our love 52 […]Read more
How many brilliant jerks do you know?
On a recent trip to the US, I visited Ground Zero, an area made iconic due to the events in September 2001. It is a breath-taking and tranquil place; an emotional reminder of how quickly things can change. We all know that change is the only constant, but with a robust business plan connecting strategy […]Read more
Are you planning to fail (in 2016)?
Starting your own business may seem like an easy option. You get to be the boss, decide what kind of work you do, the clients you work with, dictate your own hours and have holidays whenever you want. Or do you? Once you actually start to run a business you realise the reality is very […]Read more
Are you gambling with your business & risking it all?
Many people will tell you that deciding to run your own business is a gamble, and they’re absolutely right. So how do you know that your gamble is a clever one and one that will pay out in time? What pay out will it give if successful and when? Will you be a winner or […]Read more
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