8 crucial tips for a remote work environment

I recently read an account by solo yachtswoman Dee Caffari of how she deals with the difficulty of long-term isolation at sea and it struck me how applicable her guidance also was to dealing with the current challenges being faced by business leaders and owners. Her advice boiled down to the following 8 tips, to…

Reviving Your Revenue

Reviving your Revenue Many’s the time I have been called in to a business with falling sales. Inevitably the Managing Director blames the sales force. They are lazy, ineffective and lack motivation. Could we deliver some sales training to get them re-energised and back on track? Well of course we would be only too happy,…

REACTIVE – INACTIVE – PROACTIVE?

I have been talking to business owners recently about how they manage the challenges of political and economic uncertainty. They seem to fall into 2 main camps: the stoical “Business as usual –  we are strong and roll with the punches” attitude, to the dynamic ”We are smart, agile and reactive” approach. Both have their…

Win or Lose? You Choose

                        The pundits in the press cannot tell us what is going to happen next – politically or economically. Will there be major disruption or business as usual? None of knows and it is outside our control. However what we have found in 15…

It’s Cold Outside but Don’t Freeze!

  Business Planning for 2019 What helping our clients through the 2008-9 recession taught us was the importance of “holding your nerve”. Many businesses “Froze”, fearing to move forwards or backwards. The result was they emerged from the slowdown in a weak position and had neither the finances or the resources to take advantage of…

Whats Your Problem?

  When my youngest daughter was in her early teens, she was – to put it politely – a feisty character. “What’s your problem?” was a regular refrain of hers, although perhaps the fault was mine for not seeing the obvious, red-hot provocation of a question like “How was school today?” So, when we pose…

Is the Business Plan Dead?

The last decade has been a golden era for the brand of the modern-day entrepreneur – part geek, part guru but 100% certified genius…the unimaginably wealthy, media-savvy star who, just for good measure, happens to be saving the planet at the same time – and all that without even needing a superhero costume. As part…