Five positive questions to ask yourself

No business has been untouched by the current coronavirus outbreak and subsequent ‘lockdown’. Whether you have seen a boom in trade as a delivery firm, a dramatic fall in revenue as a service company, or had to remodel your business to enable safe working for your teams, you will have been affected.

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Trust your team, so you can let go and your business can grow

Imagine being above a ravine clinging to a rope – white knuckles and fear of your grip slipping would be understandable. As a business owner concerns about letting go may be inhibiting your company and your health. And if your team is now remote working you may want to cling on more tightly.

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Why do I need an exit plan if I’m nowhere near ready to sell?

Picture an ‘exit’ sign. Visualise those four letters above a doorway. What’s the first thing you think of? Chances are you think of something being over, finished and done with; ‘exit’ means there’s nothing more to see or do. Your work here is done.

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In it together: When your life partner is also your business partner

In the past few years, a high proportion of our clients’ businesses have been owned and run by wife-and-husband teams or life partners. The relative degree of day-to-day involvement for each partner may vary, but both are typically equal owners and directors of the business.

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How do you create, manage and deliver a high-performance culture?

As Peter Drucker once wrote, leadership is ‘the raising of a person’s performance to a higher standard’. For business owners who want to foster a high-performance culture, this ability to raise performance, individual by individual and team by team, is absolutely critical.

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