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
I had a REALLY interesting conversation with a client recently: Client: Nobody is a 6 Figure X in the UK Me: Your right, there is nobody in the UK currently running a 6 figure business in the UK doing X.....YET! That one word makes EVERYTHING possible. You see, nobody originally believed that man would ever run a sub 4-minute mile. Until in 1954 Roger Bannister ran 1,760 yards in 3.59.4. Yet since then more than 20,000 people have been recorded as running a sub 4-minute mile, with the current … [Read more...] about Get rid of limiting beliefs
I am constantly amazed how some business owners fail to prioritise making money... After all, that is the ultimate purpose of a business (whether you want to dress it up with 'to provide for your family' or 'to provide employment to others' or whatever else) - the ultimate purpose of EVERY business is to provide value to customers and be financially rewarded for it. So why do so many business owners priorities non-money making tasks? I thought about this after receiving a response from a … [Read more...] about The purpose of business