A typical household in the UK spends over £2,500 each month. But in the run up to Christmas our spending habits change dramatically. To begin with we buy a lot more! A typical household spends over £800 extra in December. The increase in our spending reveals a lot about what we get up to around Christmas. It won’t come as a surprise to learn that we spend a lot more on going out, eating food and drinking alcohol. We also of course spend money buying gifts for our family and … [Read more...] about The COST of Christmas, and 21 ways to make it count!
5. Money & Margins
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
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
I'm a huge advocate for sharing the real essentials with other business owners to help and empower them achieve their Big Fat Hairy Audacious Goals! One of the ways I do this is agree to be interviewed by podcasters, YouTubers, and others with a client base of business owners. Here, I was interviewed by one of our existing Explorer Mastermind clients - Amanda Daniels from Koogar Integrated Marketing. … [Read more...] about 8 Essentials to SCALE, Podcast
His name might not be as familiar to you as Steve Jobbs or Richard Branson, but when I tell you this guy is a triple best-selling published author,public speaker,entrepreneur,multi-million pound Property Investor & businessman, and all by the age of 30! you might wonder WHY his name isn't in your speed dial? Rob was another of the Keynote speakers alongside Lord Sugar at the Business Empires Conference I recently attended, and I must say he was on the money - Literally! You see, his … [Read more...] about What I learnt from an hour with Rob Moore
New Versus Old, the 8 Fundamentals to sustainable scale! Whilst the traditional model of forming and growing a business still exists, it has to be recognised that the birth of the internet, social media and electronic payment options has enabled a new form of business to emerge. One that is faster, slicker, more profitable, less time consuming and requires far less resource to enable an extortionate amount of money to be made! However, in BOTH models there are still far too many either … [Read more...] about Are you ready to SCALE?