Business

Is your business working for you or are you working for your business?

When I started up each of my businesses I had a dream. Not a huge, Martin Luther King type of dream that would change the world, but a smaller dream…

Business

What to say when somebody asks for a discount

You spend ages working out the right prices for your business and then somebody asks for a discount! Before saying yes you need to work out what you get in…

Business

Are you a procrastinator?

I don’t know about you but I’m terrible at this. It’s not the same as being lazy as I’m usually doing something; just not the thing that I’m supposed to…

Accountancy

AC12 efficiency

I’m a Line of Duty fan and one of the things that really impresses me is their evidence packs. It’s like an enhanced audit file where everything they say has…

Business

Measure once, cut twice (why you need a business plan)

Anyone who has done any level of carpentry or even DIY will understand the benefits of measuring more than once in order to make the cut right first time. The…

Business

Workaholism is an addiction

Too many people seem to be adopting a long hours culture. It’s partly because of the lack of options during lockdown but now it is time to STOP. Your productivity…

Business

Staying calm

My team always think that I’m very calm. Even when one of them has made a big mistake (which was rare). I used to be much more excitable and respond…

Business

To sell or not to sell

Whilst most of my coaching clients want to grow their business or to get a better work life balance we have two who are preparing their businesses for sale and…

Business

“I don’t need a microphone”

With the return of face to face events this is one thing that I haven’t missed. During Q&As the event organiser will offer a microphone to the audience member asking…

Business

Be careful what you wish for

We’ve all seen shows where the hero is granted three wishes and they don’t quite get what they had in mind. And the same goes for setting targets. I used…