Post image for This may be controversial – effort versus results

You may think this is controversial, and there are other business coaches who will disagree with me, but I don’t believe that the results you get in your business (or anything else for that matter) are directly related to the amount of effort you put in. Let me tell you a story of something that […]

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Post image for Is it a lack of time, or a lack of focus?

Time to be honest with me now – if you’re not making the progress you want on your goals, is it really due to a lack of time, or could it actually be down to a lack of focus? “You’ll never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.” […]

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Post image for 6 steps to de-clutter your to-do list (and eliminate most of it!)

A to-do list comes in many forms – you may have a neat, colour-coded list in a special book, it may be notes jotted down quickly on post-its and scraps of paper, or you may be using an app on your phone to keep track of what you need to do. What I want to […]

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Post image for How to get rid of a cashflow headache in 3 steps

Are you feeling comfortable and in control of your cashflow? Or, like lots of business owners, does this make you grimace as you fly by the seat of your pants each month, hoping and praying there’s enough left over to pay YOU after you’ve paid everyone and everything else? If you’re in the latter camp, […]

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Post image for Is your business a secret weapon?

A client recently referred to me as ‘The Business Owners Secret Weapon’, and, flattered though I was by this, I was also a little concerned. I don’t really want my business to be a ‘secret’ of any kind! I want business owners who I can help to be able to find out about me very […]

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How easy is it to buy from you?

by Alison Bradford

Post image for How easy is it to buy from you?

Now most business owners I know would reply that it’s very easy to buy from them – but I challenge you to look at your business with fresh eyes, and especially through the eyes of a prospective customer, to really see how easy you are making it to buy from you, and where you can […]

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Post image for How to make it easier to run your business

Ever wish that this whole ‘running a business’ thing was easier? You’re certainly not alone. It can feel like pushing a huge boulder uphill, only to get to the top of the hill and realise that it’s not the top at all! But, from working with dozens of business owners like you, I see the […]

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Post image for Are you asking the right questions?

If you’re struggling with a dilemma in your business right now about which way to move forward, then maybe you need to change the question you’re asking yourself. Let me explain. Very often, the business owners I’m working with come to me with a specific challenge, such as a financial target they want to achieve, […]

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Post image for What modern art can teach you about business

A recent trip to the Tate Modern has had me thinking about creativity. It was my first visit, and I generally don’t think of myself as artistic in any way. But exploring the Tate Modern made me re-think my definition of ‘artistic’. As much as I could appreciate some of the art there (things I […]

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Post image for How Hindu gods are relevant to your business

I was with a client on my Business Growth Intensive programme and we were on his 2nd full strategy day, reviewing the past few months and pulling together the plan for the next year or so. At some point, I found myself sharing a story I recently heard on a yoga retreat, about Hindu gods. […]

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