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Setting Effective Key Performance Indicators

Setting Effective Key Performance Indicators

How often does a failure to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) trouble you as a business owner/director/manager? Or, phrased more positively, if every colleague consistently met and exceeded their KPIs, what impact would this have on the business? Often, the...
Know Your Position

Know Your Position

Entrepreneurs are increasingly asking what’s the most important thing that a business should focus on as we navigate through the pandemic and look forwards to a growing, but still fragile economy. The first area to assess is your positioning in the market. For...
The Ups and Downs of Business Growth

The Ups and Downs of Business Growth

In the final of this series of articles of how to navigate business black holes in order to grow your business. Now we’re looking at how to avoid being dragged backwards just when you thought you thought you were actually jumping over the black holes! Let’s use...
The Four Cycles Between Black Holes

The Four Cycles Between Black Holes

In the previous article, ‘Business black holes’, we outlined the predictable black holes that any business can fall into if they don’t plan ahead accurately enough. Here we go further and look at the four cycles between black holes which are key to business growth and...
Business Black Holes

Business Black Holes

Growth and stall trends occur regardless of the size of your business, what industry or sector you operate in or your location. All businesses go through predictable stall points. We call these black holes due to the fact that businesses can disappear into them for...
Generate More of the Right Kind of Revenue

Generate More of the Right Kind of Revenue

We all know that turnover is vanity and profit is sanity, meaning you need to focus on generating the right kind of revenue for your business. It’s very tempting to say ‘yes’ to all kinds of clients, particularly when you’re in the first few years of establishing your...
Coaching Works

Coaching Works

Judson Brewer, psychiatrist and thought leader in the “science of self mastery,” gave a TED Talk back in 2016 about the autopilot decision making process. By making you aware of your autopilot decisions (i.e. your unconscious choices) you can correct your...
What Is Your Business Worth?

What Is Your Business Worth?

We all know the answer to this…whatever someone is willing to pay.     It’s true, but not massively helpful when planning the strategic direction of a company and how you, as the owner, may sell it one day for a pleasing sum of money.     The formula generally used to...
Why People Really Leave Jobs

Why People Really Leave Jobs

People leave jobs for a number of reasons; when their job isn’t enjoyable, their strengths are not being used, they are not growing in their careers, or feel that they are not fulfilling a purpose. If you want to keep your people, especially your stars, it’s time to...
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