Category Archives: Entrepreneurship
Best Made Business Plans Flex and Evolve
Posted on October 29, 2019
The old aphorism fail to plan, plan to fail is true in all walks of life. It is particularly true for business plans if you wish to survive and thrive long term. Plans provide structure and enable action towards common goals. By identifying key performance indicators, they permit measurement towards those aims and through understanding […]
Why Grow a Business?
Posted on March 12, 2019
In these times of great political and economic uncertainty why would any sane Briton wish to grow their business? The answers are opportunity and discipline. Track back the biggest brands or successful companies and you’ll found that they were started at times of recession when the old assumptions on growth were being shaken. The most […]
Why Have a Business Strategy?
Posted on October 17, 2018
The number of businesses that do not have a business strategy is startling. They survive based solely on their ability to cope with whatever is thrown at them. If they’re a rapidly growing business, then it’s not surprising when the lack of strategy leaves that growth unsupported. It’s only a matter of time until the […]
Why have a Strategy, a Case Study
Posted on October 16, 2018
Despite over 30 years of positive promotion a large number of businesses do not have a business plan or strategy. Yet having a strategy enables the business to decide where it wants or needs to go. And then achieve that objective over a defined period. Just such a case was the CATS Faculty of the […]
Are You an Entrepreneur?
Posted on June 11, 2018
Various words come into vogue and then get extended so they become meaningless. Entrepreneur is just such a word. In the last 20 years, it hasn’t been enough to run or own a small business what you needed to strive for is to be an entrepreneur. And then even large companies and public bodies started […]
Why No One Likes to Sell is Untrue
Posted on May 17, 2018
From the latest start-up to the oldest established company, how often is the refrain heard, ‘I don’t like to sell’ or ‘I’m not a salesperson’. Yet selling is fundamental to business growth and a necessary activity for business survival. Without sales there is no company however large it may have grown. And don’t be fooled […]
10 Key Things to Look for in a Business Coach
Posted on March 05, 2018
Choosing a business coach is not easy. Firstly you have to agree that getting one is a proven way to improve your business and achieve the goals that you want. Secondly you have to sort through all the business coaches on the web, social media and networking to find the one for you. And then […]
No-one Works Alone in Business
Posted on February 20, 2018
As a runner, I often train alone when I’m preparing for longer races. This is necessary and good. But it’s much more enjoyable when there’s the chance to run with others. Not only is the running easier with company to keep you going, but also you can have a good chat about truly anything. My […]
Why I Never Write Proposals
Posted on January 29, 2018
We’ve all been there and done it. Probably been on both sides and hated the person who did to us for months. But we’ve done it since to others. Of course what I’m talking about is those fateful words ‘well if you could just write that down in a proposal and send it to us’. […]
Good to Grow Your Business?
Posted on January 23, 2018
Pessimists tell us that the business which fails to plan to grow is doomed. To some extent this is true. The only types of businesses that can survive without growing their sales are those where the: cost base is entirely controllable so that costs don’t increase in relation to sales nor over time. Profit will […]