Business Growth

Business Development strategies and useful information which can help grow your business.

TIME – Totally In My Expertise

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books written about time management and how you can control the myriad of things you have to deal with on a day to day basis. With the continual growth of social media and instant messaging tools it is only going to increase until YOU decide to take back control of your life. My acronym for TIME (Totally In My Expertise) is completely true, you have everything you need to regain control in every [...]

Is Your Business Producing Gold Medal Results?

With the Brazilian Olympics only a month away, all the world class athletes are finalising their preparations in readiness to put in the performance of their lifetime. Each one started with a dream, a goal and then created a plan of action which they followed diligently and put in years of hard work and labour. Success is rarely achieved with out a dream, a good plan and lots of hard work. Your business is exactly the same so let’s break [...]

Does Your Belief System Stop You Selling More?

I was at an allotment open day recently running the tombola stall with Lily and Taylor. A gentleman bought some tickets and complimented me on how good Lily and Taylor were at selling. I thanked him and said that is one skill that once developed will set them in good stead for the future. I was absolutely blown away by his response – “Sales is a horrible, nasty industry where people persuade you to buy things you don’t really [...]

7 Steps to Improving Your Business.

“A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow.” - George S. Patton Planning is the starting point, but it is only executing the plan which will get you the results you want. Jack Canfield in “The Success Principles” talks about using ready, fire, aim rather than ready, aim, fire because once you have fired you have a result which you can then use to guide your next shot. It is so easy to get stuck at the [...]

Strategic Partnerships

"No Man is an Island" (obviously that doesn't include the Isle of Man) according to poet John Donne in his work Meditation XVII and most businesses are the same. You are generally not alone in your specific business and more importantly there are other businesses who share a similar client base to you. Add into that mix the fact that other businesses doing the same thing as you will have clients which they don't want to, or can't, work [...]