3 Things You Need To Have In Place To Help You Raise Funding For Your Business

I’ve been approached by a few people looking for funding to grow their business. There is a popular saying that there are 3 sources of funding – friends, family and fools! But I believe there are no foolish people around…

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Which Is More Valuable? Your Time Or Your Money?

I read an article in the psychologies magazine recently that really got me thinking about the value I place on my time. I’m one of those people that really can’t stand time wasters and I was neurotic about productivity and…

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10 Random Things I Learnt (or Was Reminded Of) This Week

It’s been one of those busy weeks. Full of meetings, public speaking, finding and pursuing new business and getting on top of a mountain of emails etc etc. I’ve also learnt a lot of things despite the hectic pace, mainly…

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Impatient To Grow Your Business? Do This First!

When thinking of growing and scaling up your business, its very important that you work out those parts of the business that are profitable and can be replicated before you start to embark on an expansion plan. The reason being,…

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Super Growth Conference 2014 – Reporting Back

People have been asking me how the Super Growth Conference went. Words can't describe the energy on the day. It was the just the most inspiring, fun loving, positive gathering of people I've ever had the privilege of being part…

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Are you thinking of generating more PR for your business? Then you’ll find this article useful. I’ll be answering the question; I’ve limited resources and need to focus on growing my business, should I invest in PR or business coaching?…

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I've met Lara Morgan twice now. Both times I was incredibly inspired by her energy, zest for life and simply how she was unapologetically herself. For those who don’t know Lara, she is voted amongst the UK's 10 Most Powerful Businesswomen. Lara…

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You know how everybody says they started their business to have freedom and to be their own bosses when truth be known, they just end up working the hardest they’ve ever worked and as more stressed than they bargained for.…

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We all just love the idea of outsourcing and delegating everything in the business don’t we? If I could outsource my entire life as Tim Ferris advocates in the 4-hour week, I would. I’d just turn up for the fun bits…

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How does a mechanic who has no website, doesn’t advertise, network, use social media or any other regular form of marketing manage to grow his business to the point where he always has a long waiting list? Being as curious…

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Lets get starts with a quick qizz.... A - I’ve no idea  - I avoid looking at the numbers B - I have some idea but it could be better C - I know exactly where I stand and I…

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Marketing is great for generating the leads but it is the selling that actually closes the deal and puts money in your bank account. Let me explain why I say this. The Chartered Institute of Management defines Marketing as: "Marketing…

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I recently had the honour to speak as part of a panel of entrepreneurs at Leeds University. Thank you Professor Nigel Lockett for the opportunity. I really appreciate it. Rachel was on the panel along with Dominic Marrocco and Victoria…

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You can read the first part of this article here Step 4: Automate your plan You don’t need an extra item on your to-do list so you need to automate most of your payments so you are not constantly battling…

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Dealing with debt whilst growing your business. I felt I had to write about debt as it’s a real concern for most small businesses, particularly in the current economic climate. Debt whether personal or business can be very frustrating and…

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Heather Townsend helps professionals and firms become the Go-To-Expert in their industry. Unusually for someone with an Engineering Degree, she accidentally became a writer and used her knowledge on social media to write the current best-selling and award-winning book on…

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Are you really serious about achieving your business and life goals in the coming year? As we come to the end of yet another year, I find myself in talks with people who want to transform their businesses and their…

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I always wanted to host an event that looked at the entire process of building a business. Most events I've been to  focus on small specifics all driven by the new "expert" economy. As a small business owner myself (although…

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MORE CLARITY! Yep. That is it. The one thing I hear everyone moaning about is time. They are looking for the ever perfect but elusive tool or approach for managing their time better. "If only I had more time I…

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Does the world really need another newsletter? Yours to be exact! I had an interesting conversation with a lady that got me thinking about the role emails and newsletters play in growing a business. She did not see the value…

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