1st February 2018
“You grow or you die.” And when it comes to business growth most businesses only consider 3 of the 7 growth drivers. Are you considering the other four?
27th March 2018
To get more business, it is tempting to try and undercut your competition but this may not be the best strategy and could lead to less profits, not more.
24th April 2018
How a few carefully chosen words can grow your business and earn you loyal spending customers.
8th May 2018
Any small business owner will tell you that getting to a sale is tough. Interest is relatively easy to generate but actually getting someone to say "Yes" is the tricky part. Recent research has suggested that 73% of customers say “No” at least five times before they will actually buy from you. Make sure you don't give up too soon!
7th June 2018
As a small business, cashflow is king. As you grow, getting enough income to cover the costs of expansion is vital, and that means more sales. So what can you do to increase sales without having to cut your prices (and therefore your income) to beat the competition?
19th June 2018
It is a constant juggling act to manage your own business so stepping away and looking at the bigger picture seldom happens. Taking the time out and getting a second opinion, however, are going to pay off - big time
3rd July 2018
Business success is all about constantly moving forwards. Take the time, however, to ask these four powerful questions focus on growth.
14th August 2018
Your business has been set up, so now we come to the actual business of being in business. This is where we have an exciting opportunity to plan, implement and grow your idea.
6th November 2018
Whether you are an established company or a start-up, setting both long- and short-term goals gives your business a clear vision for you, your colleagues and your accountant.
12th February 2019
Owning a business can be slog, but it can also be joyful. Seeing money coming in is one of the rewards of your hard work. But it’s not only about the 'cash in the bank' column in a ledger. Taking care of your numbers means having a reliable book keeping system to record all your financial transactions.
26th February 2019
Managing your payment process, from invoicing to getting paid, ensures you have cash in the bank. Here are some steps for a simple process to help you ensure that you are paid in full and on time.
12th March 2019
What is the most important thing in your business?
(Hint: It isn't the accounts...)
26th March 2019
Moving your business on to the next level, can feel a little overwhelming. All those ‘helpful’ systems, tools, tips and tricks out there, are enough to make your head spin!
Confucius once said, “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated”, and the same can often be said for how business growth is approached.
The great news is, you don’t have to do it all - good business growth comes from doing just a few things but doing them well.
9th April 2019
The only thing that is certain is that every business faces uncertainty!
The real challenge with uncertainty is to not throw in the towel at the first hurdle, and keep on going and believing in your business, even when you can’t see the immediate way ahead.
23rd April 2019
When you decided to start out in business, did you dream of what it would be like to be your own boss?
You eagerly get your business underway and then one day reality hits! There is a LOT of work to do.
So, put the systems in place that allow you to delegate.
7th May 2019
If you want to grow your business, you need to ensure that your team are on board and ready, willing and able to grow with you. But none of us like being told what to do - so how do you get support from your team as you grow?
21st May 2019
As you grow you will want to get some expert help. So how do you decide what to do yourself and where to bring in outside help.
27th August 2019
Here you are, living the dream as the owner of your own business. If only you had time to enjoy it...