Why

These articles are all about why we do business.  There are lots of thoughts in this section about the sort of things that go through the head of a business geek like me, so this is where you’ll find my thoughts about business models, pricing, the meaning of money, our purpose in running a business and the things I come across through in my travels as a business adviser.

 

  • Overcoming the barriers to business growth – workshop 31st January

    I’m running a workshop to help you overcome the barriers to business growth.  There are only 25 places, so this is advance notice for you special people. Overcoming the barriers to business growth – what it’s all about This workshop is a re-run of a couple of workshops I ran in the summer. They worked […]

  • How to understand your profit and loss account, to help you feel really powerful in your business

    Do you understand your profit and loss account? One of the things I notice all the time about many of my business mentoring clients, is that people struggle to understand the financial part of their business. It’s not surprising, we don’t get taught this stuff at school, it can be a little bit difficult to get […]

  • Business advisor as a trusted friend

    Why do my mentoring clients see me as their trusted friend? I’m sure they all have their own friends, and don’t need to pay me to be their mate, but the relationship between a business advisor and her clients is very much that of a trusted friend. How to choose a business advisor There are […]

  • Brexit for business – Not the end of the world

    The EU referendum vote last week has created a very busy week for me this week. In addition to my usual client meetings, I’ve had to spend a lot of time helping my clients to work out what Brexit for business might mean for them and their businesses, including one emergency meeting on Monday with […]

  • Why you might need a business coach

    After fifteen years of coaching and mentoring all kinds of businesses, this week I finally noticed the mindset behind some of my most successful clients.   The people who do well with me as their business coach are the people who want to have a “grown-up business”. They are the people who have some serious […]

  • The dark tunnel of VATMoss

    I’ve just emerged from a dark tunnel; trying to find my way through a maze. Other metaphors may apply. I’ve been implementing VATMoss. It has not been fun. There are lots of other resources online to help you work through this tunnel if your business is affected by the dark shadow of VATMoss. I’ll just […]

  • My workshop for growth businesses

    I’m running a workshop on 15 July (and repeated on the 1st September) specifically for people who have been in business for a little while and want to focus on how to grow their business. It’s going to be great, you should come along… What we’ll be doing on the day This will be a […]

  • Learn more about email marketing

    You’ll already know that I’m a huge fan of using email marketing as the number one most effective way to build relationships and bring in new customers.  You might have already subscribed to my some of my regular emails to learn more about running a successful business (hint…) or you might have built up a […]

  • What I’ve been doing this week

    This week has been another super busy one, filled with interesting clients and things to sort out with their businesses.  See if you can spot the theme that’s emerged for me this week. Monday – A new client started for a series of sessions over the next few months.  We talked about how to boost her […]

  • What do you want to see here?

    I’m working on a rebrand of the website at the moment. Well, actually Richard Wolfstrome and Pragmatic are working on it, and I just keep sticking my nose in to see what they’re doing. But it’s made me think a lot about my website and what I want it to be. So this is your […]