Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Why Have a Business Strategy?

Posted on October 17, 2018

Aimed Business Strategy

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

Aimed Business Strategy

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

Entrepreneurship and grow your business

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

Business Growth

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

Business Coach

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

Business practicalities

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

Aimed Business Thoughts

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

Entrepreneurship and grow your business

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 […]

All Forest Business GAINS

Posted on January 16, 2018

GAINS Assured coach

If you are a business in the Forest of Dean ask yourself the following, have I decided to grow my business in 2018? If so my sales or profit will grow by say 20% this year, next year and the year after? Or I will be getting more members of staff? Because I will be […]

Being Heard Above the Social Media Noise

Posted on July 12, 2017

Aimed Business Thoughts

Today’s blog has been sparked by an email from Twitter for Business. This had some interesting statistics for all smaller companies, but particularly for those selling B2B and using social media. Most social media is noisy with multiple posts from the wide audience you’ve connected to all vying for attention. So how can you be […]