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 […]

Guest Blog by Cedric Farineau By the end of February gyms are emptying as thousands of us abandon our New Year resolutions to be fitter, slimmer and healthier. We all know that exercise is a brilliant way of beating stress, boosting our energy levels and even our business performance. The challenge is fitting regular exercise […]

As with past year, I forecast that 2013 is going to be good in parts and even better in others – dependent upon the industry or sector you are operating in. As a performance coach and business strategist boosting the effectiveness and productivity of owner managed and family run businesses in Yorkshire and beyond, I […]

Guest post by Chris Mackay Research shows that most people spend 90% of their time indoors, but the human body was not designed to spend so much time inside.  Your mind and body benefit so much from being outside, enjoying the fresh air and open space – and it’s a great way to get fit […]

Having witnessed how world and Olympic cycling champion Victoria Pendleton beats herself up when putting a toe – let alone a foot – wrong on Strictly Come Dancing, I’m not surprised that new scientific research suggests perfectionism is inherited not learnt. However, whereas Victoria’s cycling skills are inherited from her father; the same scenario cannot […]

Yoga has been around for thousands of years, and is still regarded as one of the best ways to keep mind, body and spirit in optimum health. Following these simple yoga practices can help to release tension from your body, reduce stress levels and bring your entire system into harmony. 1) Shoulder Rolls Our neck […]

Do you have a bunch of stars, a team of people, or a High Performance Unit (HPU)? World class individuals and teams succeed because they are part of a High Performance Unit. Cycling is a sport that is perceived to be an individual event. However, it’s more about the High Performance Unit rather than the […]

A concept that has worked wonders for the UK’s Olympic medal haul could hold the key to improving your sales performance in our near nil growth economy.   Apply the concept of the ‘Aggregation of Incremental Gains’: making small improvements to every stage of a whole process. Take a step back and look at your whole […]

With a strong sales pipeline being more critical than ever to power your business through four years of flat growth here are the top 6 steps that What If Forum members – comprising owner managed and family run businesses across Yorkshire – have taken to turbo charge their sales operations and power their long- term […]

Following the news that 25 per cent of small to medium sized businesses (SMEs) in the UK are forecast to crash by 2014, as a business strategist with decades of expertise in boosting the profitability and effectiveness of SMEs, I’m offering a FREE Business Booster Clinic. The level of growth that is right for you depends […]