Warning: This is not a quick-fix post. ONLY those serious about turning their businesses around need to read this.  For some business owners, February is a bittersweet month. Sweet for those business owners happily celebrating their love because they are…

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Having worked with both large and small businesses, it has become increasing apparent that most small businesses focus on short term tactics, random tactics whilst the larger players focus on strategy, the bigger picture. The actions of larger businesses are…

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The high street has changed. I used to go out simply to shop but not anymore. Visiting the high stree is now a social activity done when I get bored of being indoors and online. I imagine that I’m not…

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I could just as accurately have titled this post the cardinal rule in life because I believe the principle applies to all areas of our lives. My cardinal rule to growing your business is based on reciprocity - “Give and…

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It's never a great idea to waste money but the current market makes it even more important that your able to account for every penny spent. Coming from an analytical background, I’m always interested in the numbers behind the business.…

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The media is doing a brilliant job of messing with people’s minds this January. They are predicting Armageddon for businesses this year. They say it will be all doom and gloom for businesses in 2012. Austerity measures, increasing unemployment, euro…

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One bad habit that is leaking your business money. Lets start with a little story. My family visited the most amazing Italian restaurant recently. We had such a wonderful experience that we kept talking about the restaurant for weeks. We…

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Recently, I have repeatedly found myself in the company of veteran self employed professionals or business owners who feel they have come to the end of their entrepreneurial journey. These people are ready to quit and go back into the…

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4 rules for success that help you soar to greater heights!  These four rules have evolved from Neuro Linguistic Programming developers and practitioners over the years. There are basically: Know what you want Take action to get it Be flexible…

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Last week was an incredibly week. I was a speaker at the University of East London’s Centre for Excellence in Women’s Entrepreneurship (CEWE) inaugural annual conference held on Thursday 17th November 2011 at the Honourable Artillery Company in Moorgate. Speakers…

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Company Name: Onto the Page Ltd We are a Leeds-based bid consultancy, offering a tailored and comprehensive service to businesses of all shapes and sizes. We’re on a mission to inspire businesses to find the right bidding opportunities, and to win…

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I’ve never been one to court any form of media, be it new social media or traditional media. I just couldn't stand the publicity and being camera shy, I stayed away from it as much as I could. This was…

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Its amazing how quickly we forget the old tried and tested methods when new things come along.  The result of this is that we never actually stay with an approach long enough to get any serious results from it. This…

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Everybody has a different pain threshold but I think it is safe to say that everybody struggles to deal with rejection and lack of responsiveness from others. As business owners, every day brings it own share of joyful interactions, successes and sometimes unwelcome…

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It is almost impossible finding data on how much the average entrepreneur earns in the UK. However, I guess the fact that over half fail in th e first year and close to 97% in the first first years implies…

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“I don’t need a coach, I’m already successful!” This was the indignant response of a lady to whom coaching was suggested by one of my clients. This unfortunately is a wide spread misconception about coaching. I myself once believed this…

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Most of us business people tend to focus a significant part of our time and energy on improving our technical abilities. We want to be better accountants, designers, consultants etc. to the exclusion of all other skills. For many years I…

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Have you been rewarding your staff just for turning up to work?  The world of business has changed since the global recession started in 2008. Prior to the recession, it was OK to increase salaries annually and pay your staff…

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A common struggle of entrepreneurship is demotivation. Everybody wants tips and short cuts on how to start and stay motivated as a business owner.  Below I have shared some of my most effective habits that have helped me stay sharp…

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The first part of this article is available here 4. Start measuring the return on any cash spent What return did you get on the last £2000 you spent on your last exhibition? Did you get any results (sales, referral…

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