When you need IT business advice quickly, a top consultant from Cocreative will share what they know from their own experience with other IT businesses. If necessary, we will even step in and do it for you. Whether you call us a business adviser, business coach or even a top business consultant, our aim is […]
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When you need business advice quickly, a top consultant from Cocreative will share what they know from their own experience. If necessary, they will even step in and do it for you. Whether you call us a business adviser, business coach or even a top business consultant, our aim is to help you achieve your […]
New year’s resolutions can be a bit of a cliche, but this is actually not a bad time of year to take a step back and think about what you want to do next year to make your business more successful. Here are my suggestions:.
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: […]
IT Management is easy, right? If only! Although IT has now been with us for many years, we still have a number of misconceptions about how to do IT management effectively. You may THINK you understand what IT people need, but you probably don’t understand them as well as you could. How many of these […]
Our Business Mentoring Workshop covers not just the key elements of great mentoring, but also looks at the relevant personal effectiveness and people skills necessary for you to be an effective business mentor. This Business Mentoring Workshop is suitable for business and in house professionals who are considering or already have experience of mentoring business owners and […]
You may have started your business successfully, but how well do you understand all the basic business areas that could help you make your business an even bigger success? Our Diploma in Business Leadership has been developed for for owner/managers looking to upskill in management, owners looking to develop a management team to allow them […]
You may have started your business successfully, but how well do you understand all the basic business areas that could help you make your business an even bigger success? Our SME Enterprise Certificate has been designed and developed specifically for the needs of managers and leaders in SMEs. It is accredited by the Chartered Management Institute – the UK’s […]
How important is Entrepreneurship? Economic performance, whether you work in a small company or a large organisation, relies on the ability of people to come up with new ideas and implement them i.e. entrepreneurship. When you are deep in the depths of delivery, it is easy to forget this. We use the excuses that we […]
Kung Hey Fat Choy 恭禧發財- Happiness and Prosperity, in this year of the Monkey. On February 8th 2016, the Chinese year of the Monkey began. Every year is governed by a different animal (in a cycle of twelve) and each animal has different qualities and prospects. The Chinese horoscope tells us that these will have […]
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. […]
Recently, I said that management is dead. Lots of people agreed with me. However, without some sort of management we will descend into anarchy and chaos. What we need is new management, with managers who think and act differently. We need new management with managers who: Think and act like a Facilitator In these modern […]
Business coaching will inspire you, encourage you and help your business to be more successful. A business coach will give you support and encourage new thinking, enabling you to believe in yourself and achieve your goals and objectives with greater confidence. This is not consultancy, where we come in and do a specific task for […]
All professionals in every field have their own words to describe what they do as a short cut to communication within their own expert group. Unfortunately, we often assume everyone else understands these terms. No one will own up to it of course for fear of sounding stupid. No one will question a term or […]
You know how it is; you carefully plan your trip, select the appropriate clothing for your trip and pack light. Then you arrive and find that the climate has changed, and you no longer have the right clothes. You can no more rely on your business environment staying the same than you can the weather. […]
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.
We all want better business management, but when was the last time you took a step back to think about what you want to do to make your business more successful? Here are are few ideas to consider:
by Jacqui Hogan There is lots of stuff written about the key success factors in selling, but they all boil down to these: Focus on the customer It’s very easy to get so enthusiastic about your products, services or even you ideas, that you forget about that very crucial person – the customer or buyer. […]
We all talk about the importance of Innovation; that you should focus on new ideas, new services, new markets etc. But, in our enthusiasm, often forget that the monetary benefits can take a long time to come to fruition. So should we, instead, focus all our efforts on conserving our existing business? In the current economic climate, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of focusing only on short term survival. Sure, for some of us, this IS the only option. But without investment in the future, in your next great product or service, there will come a moment when there is no more business, because the rest of the market has moved on.
Effective Managers will know what the wider business priorities are, and will be able to judge whether an ‘urgent’ request is actually important, or whether it can wait. And be able to manage those who can’t tell the difference. For more about this habit and to read my book about the 7 Habits of an […]
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 […]
In a very rash moment yesterday, I have decided to post a new idea every working day on twitter until I reach 101.
Following lots of requests to see what we do, we have set up a YouTube channel called CocreativeVideo. We are aiming to film a selection of the Workshops/Seminars Jacqui runs, so you can see what these are really like. You can also see these on the relevant pages as embedded videos. So far we have: […]
Are you stuck for ideas to take your business forward?
Next time you have a meeting why not spend 10 minutes of thinking creatively at the start? Ask this question: what are the most unlikely ways you could use a…..
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:
If you’re a very small business, you probably don’t think you need to manage your cashflow. At least that’s what many of the small businesses I meet say! I start talking to them about the importance of forecasting what you’re going to get paid and what you’re going to spend, and I see their eyes glaze over as they shuffle sideways to get away from this BORING person!