Accountancy

How to increase your prices

Last week I talked about WHY you need to increase your prices but, less talked about is HOW you go about doing it. It’s a lot easier to talk about…

Accountancy

What is business advisory?

As you know I’ve spent the last year writing ‘Changing the Numbers: how to deliver advisory services for success’ to help accountants to provide real help for their business clients.…

Business

Success spirals

I’m a self-confessed procrastinator so I use a number of techniques to get myself focused on doing the RIGHT work. Fellow procrastinators will understand that procrastination isn’t the same as…

Accountancy

When should I recruit?

It’s a question I’m often asked. You need to recruit BEFORE you get busy so that you have time to train your latest employee. Particularly if this is your first…

Business

Secrets of my success

This week I was asked to give a talk on what has made me so successful over the last 6-12 months. Well, I’ve shared a lot of tips here (51…

Business

New year, new plan

Welcome to the new year. What have you got planned? Incremental business growth, a better work life balance (how long have you been promising yourself that?) or world domination? Now…

Business

Even Baldrick had a plan

As we go into a new year, do you know what you’re planning for your business? When you plan a holiday, you have a destination e.g., Spain or Scotland or…

Business

Making a come back

It’s been a busy conference season and, for a professional speaker like me, that means staying in hotels where I eat far too much and don’t manage to do any…

Business

Do you invest in yourself?

As I write this I’m halfway through a two day coaching course which is really making me focus. I did my first coaching qualification about 10 years ago but never…

Business

What if I had never got back in the water?

When I was seven I nearly drowned! I was a strong swimmer so I was doing a personal survival lesson in oversized pyjamas as I was the smallest, skinniest kid…