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November 17, 2022 No Comments

Annual Plans Are Useless, But Annual Planning Is Essential


These days as we move from one crisis to the next, it might seem that any effort to plan is a waste of time. Many business owners this year have had to change tack again and again as the world adjusted to inflationary pressures, interest rate rises, ... Read More

November 10, 2022 No Comments

5 Steps to Develop an Inspired Annual Plan


As this year draws to a close and we get ready to ring in the new year, it’s a very good time to be developing your plan for the upcoming 12 months so that you hit the ground running in the new year. The purpose of your Annual Plan is to align your... Read More

November 3, 2022 No Comments

The Four Critical Questions Your Business Plan Must Answer


If you or your business seems to be running without direction or purpose, then right now would be a good time to get some clarity. As the year draws to a close and we get ready to ring in the new year, it’s a very good time to be developing your An... Read More

October 27, 2022 No Comments

The Three A’s to Sales Success


There are three key parts to sales success (and probably business and life in general) and they all start with the letter A. Attitude, Activity and Acumen. Any of these three areas can sabotage the sales effort but get these 3 things right and you’... Read More

October 20, 2022 No Comments

Is It Time To Hire A Business Coach?


In current circumstances, when revenue is down and business owners are looking to trim expenses it might seem inappropriate to consider increasing expenditures by hiring a business coach. However, if you invested £15k in coaching and that produced a... Read More

October 13, 2022 No Comments

Delegate, Delegate, Delegate


Do you find yourself spending a lot of your time doing menial tasks that don’t help your business move forward? The management consultant and author Peter Drucker once remarked that, when it comes to a company’s overall performance, the ... Read More

September 29, 2022 No Comments

Stop Pouring Your Money Down the Drain


If your money isn’t stretching as far as it used to, chances are you’ve allowed “budget creep” to infiltrate your company’s resources.  Here’s how to eliminate that problem — fast! It’s an issue that negativel... Read More

September 22, 2022 No Comments

Are You Getting Crushed By Shrinking Margins?


Are you leaking money due to inefficient systems and shrinking margins? If so, this could be a good read for you as I discuss how to avoid that trap. I want to introduce you to a concept that will significantly impact your business’s profitabil... Read More

September 15, 2022 No Comments

5 Things To Expect From Your Business Coach


Professional business coaching has exploded over the last couple of decades. There are a lot of different styles of coaching and a lot of people out there promoting themselves as business coaches. But what should you a business owner expect from a bu... Read More

September 8, 2022 No Comments

Where Are You In The Five Steps to Freedom?


If your business saps your energy, time, and motivation, then you don’t own a company. Your company owns you. To explain what’s happening, let me introduce you to a powerful framework for understanding the phases of business growth. It’... Read More