As we enter a third lockdown, how are you going to ensure your business is ready when restrictions are lifted again? Here are 5 obstacles to watch out for that will help you stay ahead of the game.
Measuring business performance is not easy but it’s a crucial part of running a successful business. This blog takes a closer look at what you should measure and how you can do it.
This is a quote I have heard time and time again from my days as a professional golfer, but increasingly I am witnessing how applicable this mantra is in the business environment. In the sporting arena it means having a goal or objective that you wish to achieve in that session, and ensuring that each […]
The owners of small businesses are very likely to make mistakes when the time comes to selling their business. This is not at all surprising – most of us learn from experience but most owners of small businesses have never sold a business before. However, this is one of those situations where “learning on the […]
As many of my customers have remarked to me, often with some surprise, they are managing to achieve more now than they were before the pandemic, and usually at a lower cost and with fewer people. So why are SMEs experiencing this now? This should not come as a surprise – systems and processes that […]
Are you a small business owner looking to grow your business in the next 3 years? If so, you’re not alone! According to recent research by the Department of Business Innovation & Skill, 75% of owners have an ambition of growing their business during this period, however understanding how best to scale up your operations […]
Understanding a business’s purpose just became more important. Here’s why. In a recent Ipsos poll of over 21000 people across 28 countries, 86% of respondents said they want to see the world change to become a fairer and more sustainable place. Talking about the new normal has become fashionable. Yet, how many businesses can genuinely claim they want […]
Business gurus always say that every business requires a contingency plan that anticipates all life’s little uncertainties. All too often, the listener nods sagely, partly out of boredom, partly because he does not really know what the term ‘contingency plan’ means – ‘just another piece of Management-Speak, if you ask me….’ And if such advice is being properly followed by […]