Category Archives: Information

GDPR Practical Thoughts 1B Business Cards

Posted on August 10, 2018

Business Strategy Information

Last week I posed 6 reasons for exchanging business cards. Each is potentially impacted by GDPR. All required thought about whether it was company or personal data and what the intent might be. In each case behaviour and processes needed to be considered to stay the right side of the law. GDPR Impacts on Business […]

Why Mentoring is not Coaching

Posted on June 26, 2018

Aimed Business Opinion

As a Gloucestershire Growth Hub and Warwick Business School Alumni mentor, I’m often in conversations about the differences between coaching, mentoring and consulting. Some believe each of these to be distinctly different. Yet often the skills and methodologies that might be deployed can seem the same. This in practice those distinctions are blurred. My own […]

Why Do Coached Businesses Thrive

Posted on June 18, 2018

Business Coach

Research shows that coached businesses thrive. Over 90% of coached senior teams have clarity on their business vision compared to only 14% of un-coached organisations. Moreover 56% had increased staff and on average report a 700% ROI on their coaching investment. With start-up and growth companies the statistics are even stronger in terms of survival […]

10 Tips for Successful Bidding

Posted on June 01, 2018

Successful Strategic Plans

Although EU funding has rapidly declined, there is still a wide range of funding available looking for good bids. Successful bidding is about finding the right funds. Note that funds in the previous sentence is plural. Any project will require at least 2 sources of funds as you are very unlikely to be given all […]

Creating Successful Strategic Plans

Posted on April 03, 2018

Successful Strategic Plans

As a Business Coach and Marketing Consultant, I often work in the strategic arena. Both of these roles require the ability to plan effectively. This means thinking through the issues that may arise so that the way forward is still clear, when the expected and unexpected occur. It also means recognising that no strategy ever […]

What is Your Business Strategy

Posted on February 10, 2018

Business Strategy Information

Personally I hate the expression which asks how often small business owners are working on their business rather than in the business. Why- because for me it seems a little too clever and many senior teams fail to ask themselves the genuine question which is what is your business strategy? Know your business strategy and […]

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 […]

Could you use £1,000 for your business?

Posted on September 27, 2017

Business Strategy Information

Are you a business in Gloucestershire that has been operating for less than 3 years? Or are you based in Gloucestershire and considering starting your own business? If you’ve answered yes to either of these questions please read on because you may be eligible. And the choice is yours to whether it’s worth the time […]

Key GDPR Questions for Every Business to Answer Now Part 2

Posted on May 30, 2017

Aimed Business Thoughts

Last time questions over controlling and processing data and what informed consent means under GDPR. This time it’s questions about having the right GDPR systems and processes in place to respond effectively and in a timely manner to requests. GDPR Systems and Processes Do I have systems to provide copies of the data held on […]

Key GDPR Questions for Every Business to Answer Now Part1

Posted on May 22, 2017

Business Strategy Information

In a year’s time the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force and will affect all businesses in the UK. Penalties are severe up to £17M or 4% of turnover whichever is greater. On the one hand GDPR is going to be over-hyped as a way to get sales. On the other it […]