As a business owner you’ll have encountered the perennial challenges entailed in breaking through the various ‘number barriers’ to increase your team, your turnover and, most importantly – your profitability. Those of you who will have almost reached your goal – only to find that someone or something has thrown a proverbial spanner in 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 […]

Whatever industry or sector you are operating in – and irrespective of whether you are selling widgets or wills – keeping the sales pipeline flowing is a perennial challenge in today’s tough climate where more is expected for less. As a business strategist and performance coach who has added £110 million to the bottom line […]

We’ve all experienced it as owner managers and family run businesses. Slowly then suddenly, that’s how markets change and all too often you find yourself without enough resources, too little time and competitors swooping in and securing the fresh new prospects. So, what do you do? Doing nothing and ignoring the change is not an […]

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As a small or medium business, flourishing and growing against the relentless onslaught of the turbulent times takes a lot more tenacity than applying the power of positive thinking. Compounding the recent reports of a triple dip recession is the Zurich SME Risk Index results which reveal that more than 1 in 10 SMEs have […]

Is now the time to grab the initiative and invest in expansion, increase capital expenditure, make fresh hirings and go after acquisitions? “We simply attempt to be fearful when others are greedy and to be greedy only when others are fearful.” is the mantra of investment guru Warren Buffett and now we seem to be […]

Knowing the difference between processes and projects is crucial to growing your business and boosting your effectiveness and profitability. Processes are what you and your people do every day to deliver what the customer wants and expects. Projects are those activities that are not part of the normal work routine and which add the growth […]

Ensuring their post prized and thirsty blooms are sufficiently watered has become a key priority for UK gardeners with the recent drought warnings and hosepipe bans – and something that Ellen Kullman, chairperson and CEO of DuPont knows all about. In a recent Fortune Magazine interview Ellen Kullman talks about her landscaping father’s mantra “If […]