Adding horsepower to your business

In the current business climate, whether you are thriving or barely surviving, you may consider the value of additional ‘horsepower’ in your business. You may not need or want to invest in a full-time manager or director, but equally you may feel that a short-term consultant will not be the answer.

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Is your team engaged with your company’s purpose?

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.

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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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The different rhythms of business life require different perspectives on time

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.

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Collaboration is a sign of a growth mindset (a Dick ‘n’ Nick day)

When skills or experience overlap with another person, some people believe you must be in competition.  This is a sign of a closed, glass half-empty mindset. But what about the benefits a combined approach, or collaboration, can deliver to a client?  This is a glass half-full, growth mindset.

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Charity support can be so much more than fundraising

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?

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What ‘working on your business’ really means for creative and technical business owners

Michael Gerber has a lot to answer for. As the author of The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, he provided great insight and a compelling formula for owner-managers wishing to grow their businesses.

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10 daily habits to help you be a better leader

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.

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