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Bold audacious goals

“I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” John F Kennedy. 1961 It is hard to imagine the impact of this bold statement, looking back from our vantage point of the next […]

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Strategy and Planning

Do you have a strategy and plan for your business? In an increasingly turbulent world, there is a bewildering array of uncontrollable factors that can affect your success. Faced with this level of complexity, too many business owners and managers rely on their ability to perform well in a crisis. Effective strategy and planning  can […]

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Risk mitigation and management

There are many risks associated with running a business, yet most business owners and managers don’t look at them closely, preferring to trust their ability to fly by the seat of their pants. The bankruptcy courts are full of them!   Risk identification Risks come in many shapes and sizes but they boil down to […]

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Strategic direction

In the same way that you wouldn’t start out on journey without knowing where you are going (London, Australia, Legoland) or having an idea (strategic direction) of how you are going to get there (car, train, cycle or walk), you need to know why you are running your business. Perhaps you think that your business […]

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Growth Vouchers

UK Government pays 50% of the cost of using a Consultant!

I’m pleased to confirm that I have been approved to provide support under the new government grant ‘Growth Vouchers’. This will pay up to £2000 towards business advice, which you have to match. You can only use this with approved advisers. This is available to any small business with less than 50 employees and who has not paid for business advice in the past 3 years.

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Malware extortion – don’t be a victim!

Before you think ‘this must be another hoax’ , unfortunately it isn’t. I’ve seen this nasty attack twice in the last week, and the effect is nothing short of a disaster. The first you will know about it having got onto your system will be:
• You open a file, and find it is gobbledegook
• You get a large red message telling you that your files are now all encrypted, and you must pay a $300 ‘ransom’ for the unencryption code within (usually) 72 hours.

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Collaboration

iStock_000005993333XSmallI’m often asked, what is collaboration? According to the dictionary, collaboration is where two or more people or organizations work together to realise shared goals. Collaboration enables you to share skills, experience, tools, knowledge, ‘clout’, resources etc. Done well, it can save you time and money, and get you more business faster. There are lots of different ways to collaborate and over the next few weeks, I’ll be looking at the different ways you can collaborate and benefit your business.

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Creating a Unicorn

Green UnicornCreating a Unicorn – those almost mythical hybrid managers who understand both the Tech and the Business.

Management is the art of getting the best from your team, without getting in the way of allowing them to use their skills to produce the best results. This is especially true if they are highly technical or senior professionals.

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Aim for success with great goals

by Jacqui Hogan   Why set goals? Goal setting is used by Olympic athletes, successful business managers and almost all high achievers to give them a clear long-term vision of what they want to achieve. Goals create motivation and help build your confidence. Goals should be clear As far as possible, define the goals in […]

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Business modelling

Do you have a strategy and plan for your business? In an increasingly turbulent world, there is a bewildering array of uncontrollable factors that can affect your success. Faced with this level of complexity, most managers rely on their ability to perform well in a crisis. However, with a little more foresight (and our strategy […]

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Cocreative top consultants

Sometimes, having a leadership and management coach or mentor is just not enough. Perhaps you need a specific job done or you need someone to complete a specific project quickly. A Cocreative top consultant will do this for you. A Cocreative top consultant can help you: Set up an internal or external mentoring programme Implement […]

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Business review

Have you ever wondered whether your business could be more successful than it is? An independent business review can give you an unbiased view of what is really happening compared to other businesses like yours. Our business review identifies strengths and weaknesses in how you manage your business and shows where you may be losing […]

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Business Conversations

Are you fed up with no-one listening to you at networking meetings? Business Conversations is a facilitated group of business owners/managers who meet to share, listen and learn from each other. There will be time for everyone to get feedback from the rest of the group, on a business related problem or issue that may […]

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