As the new year begins, you are probably thinking about what to do to make your business more successful this year. If you liken your business to a great meal, you will need to get all the right ingredients together and then mix together using an effective recipe. For a well risen business, you’ll need: […]
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How many times have you heard that? Maybe you have even said it yourself. Imagine what would have happened if the Greeks had said that when they were contemplating how to seize the city of Troy. There would have been no Trojan horse and many more years of misery for both them and the Trojans. […]
It was a monday, and for the first few moments of my arrival into the office, it seemed an ordinary day. The sun was shining, our receptionist smiled as I walked towards the lift and all seemed calm. As I set down my briefcase next to my chair and turned on my laptop computer, I noticed a small huddle of people a few desks away. Murmurs of ‘…where’s the data?…’ and ‘…it doesn’t appear to be there…’ reached my ears.
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 […]
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 […]
Catastrophe avoided! I was reading an article today by Daniel Priestley about his experience of running a Catastrophe Report. It all sounds very good, but it still relies on your team knowing the processes and ‘pinch’ points. These can often be very helpful and are fun to do, but often miss critical risks. It occurred […]
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.
Business Conversations – Meeting the need for micro business owners to tap into each other’s expertise. Mentorset – A Mentoring scheme was left with no manager and no clear direction. Actions included a new strategy and plan. Cloud based Services – New start IT service company needed guidance on key areas of the process, including […]
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 […]
As we all know, the business environment is constantly changing, but it can be hard to find time to consider what the impact might be. A SWOT is a well tested method that does not take too much time, but still produces the information needed to make good business decisions.
You might set out on a journey without a Map. You might even attempt to cook a banquet without a recipe. But don’t try to run a business without a Business Plan! A good business plan will save you time, money and possibly even your business. It isn’t difficult to do if you follow these tips: