3 Trends That Cost The Businesses & Industries That Ignored Them.

My son loves dinosaurs. I couldn’t stand the sight of them before I had him but having spent far too many hours reading “Mad about dinosaurs” (one of his bedtime reads) I know far too much about dinosaurs. Nobody knows…

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 I heard Jamie Speak at an event and found his presentation very intriguing. For me, it plugged the gap in some of the theories around positive thinking and why some people struggle to get the concept of positive thinking to…

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Its that time of the year when everybody is planning and thinking about the next year. Some of you will be seeking expert advice at this point because you’ll realise that there are skill gaps that need to be bridged…

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I started running again! Woohooo! I was preparing for last year's London marathon when tragedy struck. My mother was taken ill a few weeks to the marathon and I had to drop everything to go be by her side. This…

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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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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 had a very interesting few days. It was interesting because I spent most working days anxious and breathless. I would say I was in “fight or flight mode” most of the time as though I was in some kind…

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Don’t be deceived by the grace and elegance of the swan, those legs, hidden from sight are paddling frantically, I had an interesting conversation with a client recently.  I was encouraging her to include writing as one of the core…

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Why is the business owner with a seemingly simple idea making it big? With your really innovative idea and great technical expertise why are you not doing as well as you should? Why are you struggling to grow your business when…

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Preserving the status quo – the current state of affairs in your business may not be a wise strategy. You might not want change, but the world and its people are changing at an alarming rate. You not only risk…

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I started the year with what I consider to be a really ambitious personal goal. I was going to run the Great North Run, (a half marathon) just like my husband did the year before. He had really inspired me…

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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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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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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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