Opportunities of a downturn

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The opportunities in a downturn… Interesting developments in the UK this week with the opening up of more shops and a further relaxation of the lockdown rules – things are moving in the right direction. This follows what is no doubt the biggest shift we have seen in our lifetime with billions put on lockdown. […]

Remote Working

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Is remote working going to be the new norm? A survey conducted by Whereby of 1500 British professionals looked at the impact and future of remote working, especially during the pandemic. It found: – 53% of business owners and decision-makers feel that remote working (due to COVID-19 Pandemic) has increased their employee productivity. – 82% of businesses […]

Sunday Trading

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Historically in the UK, Sunday was the day in the week for shops to put up closed signs and there were no formal barriers for shops to close until the 1930’s when controls were first formalised. As a way to compromise to those who wanted to keep the status quo, and those who wanted to abolish […]

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At times of crisis, it’s not always doom and gloom. Yesterday in the UK the much-awaited update form the Prime Minister revealed a gradual end to the lockdown, and while this was expected, for many it was not the news they had hoped for. We will, of course, follow the advice and go forth with […]

Where are you with COVID-19?

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The #coronavirus pandemic has brought a heightened level of change and we’re all getting used to a new normal. One of the most well-known change models in business is ‘The Change Curve’ which shows how we, as individuals, react emotionally to major disruptive change. Developed by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross’s through her work on the Grief Cycle, […]

How much is your business worth?

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How much is your business worth? Survival and growth are the key areas most business owners often think about, yet they hardly think about what their business would be worth, or how they can maximise the value of it, if they were to sell it one day. A business should be an #asset that is worth something […]

Brexit?

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Whether you are for it or against it, Brexit uncertainty lingers in the air like a cold foggy morning clouding any view to a possible way forward. Yesterday’s Brexit deal vote was rejected by 230 votes – the largest defeat for any sitting government in history. Shortly after, a vote of no confidence was tabled […]

Discipline Towards Your Goals

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A common ability of successful people is that they have developed the skill to do things that they know they should be doing in moments when they don’t feel like doing them. Success is not choosing to take the fast route on an escalator – it’s about choosing to take the stairs; putting in the grind, the consistent […]

What is Business Growth?

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I received a message asking me this question following one of my posts on LinkedIn. It is also a question I ask during my workshops and it’s interesting to hear the types of responses I receive. Most would assume that Business Growth is solely centred around revenue, profit and business value. The reality however is […]

What is Business Growth

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You can ask 10 people this question and get 10 different answers… …for some it could be happiness, others it could be spending time with family, it could be travelling the world, having enough money to pay bills or have nice things. The list is endless. Whatever success means to you, it is what successful […]