FAILURE is the new SUCCESS Whilst there is an abundance of information available on SUPER SUCCESSFUL businesses, with articles, news feeds, books, magazines, podcasts all brimming with news of the next 'over night success', I've spent the last 3.5 years studying businesses that fail! I'm not referring to the local corner shop or yet another car valeting company that is no more, I'm talking about brands which used to dominate the British High street, but are no more! (Companies like, Toys r … [Read more...] about FAILURE is the new SUCCESS
THE BIGGEST HURDLE business owners are facing across the world right now Your first reaction to this statement might be one of frustration, or non-acceptance. You might believe there is no way that a lack of vision is the root cause of so many businesses failing to achieve all they are capable, and that money, investment, staff, competition are all far greater problems, and I’ll agree and acknowledge ALL of these can be significant (sometimes critical) hurdles within a business. However, … [Read more...] about The BIGGEST hurdle
Business Owner / Entrepreneur. What’s the difference? Often the words “entrepreneur” and “business owner” are used interchangeably. In a time where social media and PR has deemed it so ‘fashionable’ these days, everyone from the next fintech through to the kid on the corner washing cars has taken to calling themselves an Entrepreneur. The fact is that the meaning they signify is as different from each other as it can possibly be, and through a combination of social pressure, social status and … [Read more...] about Business owner Vs Entrepreneur!
Within business as in life, we are continually communicating with others, some we have one-off short interactions with, whereas others become lifelong friends! In this blog, we'll look at whether your first interaction with anyone is likely to create the former or the later! If your 60-Second pitch doesn’t clearly answer a prospect’s “What’s in it for me?” question, there will be nothing in it for you! The objective of a 60-second elevator pitch is to capture a prospect’s attention for the … [Read more...] about What is an elevator pitch?
I'm not sure about you, but I've always been a fan of 'The Apprentice' (even though I'm not sure where on earth they find some of the candidates! and shocked at some of their lack of business prowess prior to joining! So when I learned that Karen Brady has a new show "Give it a Year", having read her book '10 rules for success' I was looking forward to seeing what she had to offer. However, as I watched I became more and more disappointed. In case you've not heard of the show, the format is - … [Read more...] about I’ll give you a year!
I was grateful to have been interviewed by the MEET THE BUYER Youtube team for their series of inspiring interviews with Business Owners. Here, (Over 18 minutes) I share how less than 5% of business owners ever SMASH their original targets, yet 20% of business fail EVERY year! It's SO important to therefore understand how to prevent your business from failing! … [Read more...] about Meet The Owner, Interview