Over half-way through 2020 and you may be wondering, ‘what next?’. Your business may be thriving, in a holding pattern or barely surviving. Your answer to ‘what next?’ is in part down to your circumstances but also your mindset, your attitude to risk and your re-assessment of your future goals.
When I start working with business owners, one of the first things I ask is, ‘What is the purpose of your business?’ In other words, why does the business exist? Surprisingly, this simple question often causes some debate.
One of the many interesting aspects of working with business owners is their view on timescales. They can be impatient when things don’t happen quickly enough, yet display a lack of urgency when action is required.
Over the last year, we’ve been working with local charity Woking & Sam Beare Hospices and are proud to be one of their Business Supporters for 2019/2020. We’d love to see more businesses support charities, but what does this mean and why should you consider reaching out to your community?
The vast majority of leadership literature tells us that great leaders are made, not born – meaning, for the most part, the best leaders work hard to develop their leadership skills and cultivate certain habits that support them as leaders.
You probably spend a lot of your time building your business, your reputation and your potential wealth, so when it comes to selling your business you want it to go smoothly and successfully.
According to a survey by accounting software provider Xero, three quarters of business owners admit to working during their holiday. And a shocking 17% take no time off at all.
Much is written about why clients sack their creative agencies. But what about the other way around – are there circumstances when a creative agency might consider sacking a client?
The success of your business is highly dependent on your team. And that’s particularly true in creative and technical businesses, where ideas and knowledge, as well as application and focus, are essential.
You’ve decided to enlist the expertise of a business adviser to drive success in your business. Maybe you’re looking for business advice to help you grow the company. Perhaps you want to be a better leader, or build a management team to take on more of the day-to-day responsibility.