Guest post by Suzy Bidgood from Bidgood HR Consulting As an experienced HR and Talent Management consultant, I’ve seen many successful business leaders recognise that having the right employees is critical to their organisational success. In today’s tough climate the importance of seeking out, managing and retaining top talent has taken on an unprecedented importance […]

As an experienced strategy consultant boosting the effectiveness and profitability of owner managed and family run businesses in the UK and across the pond, I’ve been involved in some heated debates on entrepreneurs versus CEOs over the years. Author MaryEllen Tribby makes a valid point when she says that the one mistake that destroys more […]

If you’re among the owner managers who’ve savoured holiday sunshine, luxuriated in the relaxed and stress free feeling that going away brings – and yearn to make this temporary feel good factor permanent – then it could be the right time to consider your exit. You may be among the millions of bosses worldwide who’ve […]

With business confidence at its highest point since May 2012, according to accountants BDO, so it’s time to give your sales strategy a summer boost. As an experienced business mentor and performance coach who enhances the effectiveness, performance and profitability of owner managed and family-run businesses from Calderdale to California, I understand that keeping the […]

Keeping the spotlight on the increasing number of businesses that will go digital in the future, I’m looking to develop a digitalised on-line form of my existing What If? peer group forums through cost effectively engaging my Southern California blog readership and other channels. To make my digital dream a reality I’m seeking your help […]

As the long-awaited sun energises us, we purchase the latest colourful summer styles and attire and look forward to sharing warm summer evenings with family and friends. But are you applying the same principle to your own business in terms of keeping up with the latest trends and fashions? At the recent Thinking Digital Conference […]