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.
One of your clients, possibly hard-won and expensively gained, has reason to tell you that something has gone wrong or your service is not up to expectation.
Trying to grow your business or find innovative solutions to business challenges while you’re knee-deep in running the company can feel like an impossible task. Continue reading “Wish you could clone yourself? You need a business adviser”
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.
Growing your business can sometimes feel like another item on an already groaning to-do list. But are you really too busy to grow your business? Or is it a sign that you need to spend less time on certain tasks?
As the saying goes, you can’t do everything. That’s why delegation is one of the key skills that any business owner must master – however grudgingly – if they are to successfully transfer their business to someone else.
If you’re a business owner, you’re a leader – whether you want to be or not. For some business owners, building and leading a team, getting the most out of people, and nurturing talent are some of the most rewarding aspects of the job. It’s what gets them out of bed with a spring in their step.
As a business adviser, I work with owners of all sorts of businesses – creative and otherwise. One thing that a surprising number of business owners have in common is that they just don’t plan their business.
Over the Christmas and New Year period we are inundated with hints, suggestions and cajoling about this being ‘a great time to reflect on the year just gone and plan ahead’. But, in practice, how many of us do an effective ‘review and plan’ and, most importantly, make any changes as a result?