There is nothing like the buzz of winning new business, particularly given the current economic climate. It may sound controversial, but business gurus, Julia Payne and David Bowler, at Incisive Edge warn SME owners to be more selective now about the clients they choose to take on, and that they shouldn’t be afraid to say ‘no’ to potential new business.
It’s often said that owner managers learn from experience — and that the best experiences to learn from are when things go wrong. So, how do we learn from these situations and turn them into opportunities to improve our business in future?
Posted on 24th February 2011 in Business Growth.
At Your Business Your Future we’ve been reflecting on how our business has developed in 2010 and how to continue our growth in 2011. We’ve come up with a checklist of 11 areas we’re going to focus on next year and in the spirit of our mission — to help ambitious owner managers create the future they want for their businesses and for themselves — we’re delighted to share it with you!
Posted on 24th January 2011 in Business Growth.
Don’t call yourself Managing Director. If you want to grow your business and have it working for you and not the other way round your role should evolve so that you are not “managing” the business at all. In other words you live as much as possible in “why” and less in “what”; more in belief and less plan; in context not content.
Posted on 20th December 2010 in Business Growth.
So many current conversations are about surviving the recession, but this misses an important point. It’s too late to think about survival, and just the right time to be planning for economic recovery.
Posted on 25th November 2010 in Business Growth.
It’s too late to think about survival, you need to be focused on where your business is in its lifecycle to get your strategies for economic recovery timed to perfection.
Modwenna Rees-Mogg speaks exclusively to Brent Hoberman, co-founder of PROfounders Capital and previously co-founder of lastminute.com about what is going on in the world of digital media
Posted on 22nd November 2010 in Business Growth.
This eBook shares the essence and methodology that has transformed many hundreds of businesses (and more importantly the quality of life of their owners) across the world. From setting the energy and culture to creating a profitable product strategy, this ebook is a business-changing toolkit for any business owner focused on growing a business that makes them time and money.
Posted on 9th November 2010 in Business Growth.
There is a great phrase in the iconic film “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”. Paul Newman speaks as Butch responding to a comment from Sundance… ”I’ve got vision and the rest of the world wears bifocals”. But in the end, the true vision does not come from Butch, but from a friendly local marshall who states in anger that it’s over and all Butch can do is decide where it all ends.
Posted on 8th November 2010 in Business Growth.