Post image for Are twizzly pencils bad for business?

Actually I think the correct name for them is ‘mechanical pencils’ – you know the ones that you twizzle the end to get more lead out off them? They usually come supplied with a handy little eraser at the top, as opposed to those simpler pencils, made of wood, that need sharpening all the while. […]

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Post image for The loudest noise in your business

Some exciting things have been coming up for my clients recently, but interestingly, they weren’t the first things that they wanted to sort out when we started working together. This is probably the same in your business. The best way I can describe it is like this. Imagine you are sitting at your desk and […]

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Post image for The 5 areas to focus on, to grow your business

These are the 5 key areas that you should be focusing on, in order to grow your business and become more profitable. 1. Your Customers Get really clear on who they are and what they want. You probably think you already know this, but I’m willing to bet that you don’t. You have to get […]

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Excellence versus perfection

by Alison Bradford

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I want to talk to you about the subtle difference between Excellence and Perfection, and how the pursuit of one will propel your business forward, whilst the other with hold it firmly back. “Perfectionism is not a quest for the best, it is a pursuit of the worst in ourselves, the part that tells us […]

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Post image for What makes a confident business owner?

I’ve realised that there’s something I’ve not being talking about. It’s not been deliberate – sometimes I don’t see what’s right under my nose! But I’ve been going back through the testimonials and feedback from the business owners who’ve been through my 12 week Business Growth Masterplan programme, and I’ve realised that, aside from the […]

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Post image for Let’s talk about your pricing, again!

Way back in my corporate days working in telecoms, I remember a former boss telling about the Rule Of 7 – that we need to hear something 7 times before it sinks in! She very possibly made it up, but it doesn’t make it any less true. How often have you had a light-bulb moment […]

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Post image for How to make faster, more effective decisions

How do you feel about making decisions in your business? Uncomfortable? Nervous? Excited? Afraid? I hear lots of business owners struggling with this and worrying about making the ‘wrong’ choice. – Do I hire a new member of staff? – Do I move to a new office? – Do I increase my prices? – Do […]

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Post image for Take a tip from Taylor Swift and sort out your pricing!

Not that long ago, Taylor Swift took on Apple Music, in an attack about them not paying artists, writers or producers for the 3 month free trial period they offer. What is quite remarkable is that Apple responded so quickly and did a complete u-turn, now promising to pay artists during this free trial period. […]

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Post image for How I Ended Up Spending  A Small Fortune At The Hairdressers

The other Saturday I was at my regular appointment at the hairdressers for my colour and cut (bit shorter than usual for me btw!), and I ended up spending quite a bit more than I intended to. Now I believe we all have our different ‘things’ where we can easily end up spending more than […]

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Post image for Is this syndrome the biggest risk to your business right now?

I want to talk to you about a syndrome I’ve recently seen in a few businesses – some of them suffered the consequences of it, and others were able to escape it, before it had any long lasting impact. What is this syndrome and is it rife in your business? Well, if you are currently […]

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