People & Change
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People & Change

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 6 People & Change   People are the key asset in every business, and you cannot grow your business without the help of others.  Continuing to run things as a small business as you get bigger doesn’t work.  In the first article of my series Conquering Barriers to Business […]

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Information Chaos

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 5 Information Chaos   Growing a business is full of decisions, and if your decisions are not based on sound facts and figures then your bad decisions will lead to a halt or decline in your growth.  In my article Is Your Reporting Driving Your Business Forward?  I explained […]

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Muddled Marketing

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 4 Muddled Marketing   Nine out of ten of the fastest growing and most profitable small firms succeed through focus, differentiating their core product or service, and understanding their customers’ needs.  The key for small businesses is to stick to a clearly defined and focused Marketing strategy.  Many businesses […]

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The Wrong Objectives
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The Wrong Objectives

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 3 The Wrong Objectives   When you’re reviewing your business figures at the end of each month, do you focus on how much turnover you’ve generated, or are you more interested in the profit margin you’ve achieved?  What is your key focus?  Not all business owners have clear objectives, […]

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Planning – The Key to Success

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 2 Planning – The Key to Success  “Companies don’t fail because they grow.  They fail because they don’t plan their growth.” Philip Orsini Can you, hand on heart, produce your WRITTEN business plan or forecast for your next financial or calendar year?  Your route map of how your business […]

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Conquering Barriers to Business Growth – You! The Owner

CONQUERING BARRIERS TO BUSINESS GROWTH Barrier 1 You! The Owner If you’ve recently started your own business, or only been trading for a couple of years, you may be feeling the stresses and strains as the reality of what’s involved hits home.  Every new entrepreneur has high aspirations to make a better life for themselves, but […]

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Conquering Barriers to Business Growth

Happy New Year to everyone, and here’s wishing your 2016 will be a high growth and highly profitable year.  By now you should have your annual forecasts and growth plans charted to manage your business success and reach for the stars.  If, however, your new year resolutions have not yet galvanized you into action, then […]

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All I Want for Christmas is ….. TRUST!
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All I Want for Christmas is ….. TRUST!

This series of the 7 Point Plan to Perfecting Business Performance has seen you through a journey towards improving productivity in the work place, by building the relationships with the people that shape your organization.  We’ve looked at Point 1 –  Work Flow & Job Design Point 2 – Preparing your Managers to Manage Point […]

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Giving your Staff a Voice
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CAN ANYBODY HEAR US? Giving Your Staff A Voice

How often do you have a problem that lands on your desk, and you feel you have to come up with the solution? Do you ever wonder where your next inspirational idea is going to come from or how you’re going to get your employees performing better? Have you ever thought of asking them?   […]

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All’s Fair in Love & War - & Business?
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All’s Fair in Love & War – & Business?

As a business owner, or senior Manager, do you sometimes feel you’re not exactly getting your money’s worth from your employees?  Do you hear the phrase A Fair Days Pay for a Fair Days Work ringing in your ears, whilst your employees are feeling Over Worked and Under Paid?   With the introduction of the […]

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