Web Surfing and Spume
Posted on July 20, 2021
Yesterday, once I’d caught up on those annoying jobs that linger on the to-do list, I needed to fill time waiting for a bid to declare, so I turned to the web. Which is when it struck me how much, the way we view the web has changed. Surfing and Search Some of yesterday I […]Read More
Problems and the Power Within 2
Posted on July 13, 2021
Nobody likes confrontation. Actually, that’s not true, some people seem to seek out confrontations especially on social media. But generally, most people do not set out to create a confrontation in order to avoid the escalation; where feelings take over from logical thought and the slanging match or fight begins. Yet as a business solutions […]Read More
Business Problem Definition
Posted on July 06, 2021
Last week we looked at the need to first identify the business problem we wished to solve. This week it’s the next step of defining the problem clearly. Often people rush both these stages and are then surprised that the so-called solution does not have the desired effects. The Two Types of Business Problem The […]Read More
What is the Problem?
Posted on June 28, 2021
For most people it seems that work and life are a whole series of problems. No sooner is one solved than another arises. Yet other people seem to spend too much time ‘solving’ something that isn’t a problem in the first place or come up with an excellent new solution for something that didn’t need […]Read More
Problems and the Power Within Organisations 1
Posted on June 25, 2021
As a business coach and marketing strategist working with SMEs, I often work as a fresh pair of eyes on existing problems. Here through the simple act of discussion, the individual or group gains insight and solutions for the things that are worrying them. Sometimes it’s also the things that they are unaware of, which […]Read More
Marketing Has Changed?
Posted on June 16, 2021
The pandemic has changed marketing is the reported conclusion from the latest spend figures from the UK’s Advertising Association. We’ll return to those figures later. But first let’s tackle the belief that marketing has changed. My first reaction was no shit Sherlock. Marketing tools are forever changing. That is the nature of the beast and […]Read More
Who are you really?
Posted on May 22, 2021
As we slowly emerge from lockdown, it’s a good time to reflect on basic questions of business. One of these is how effective is your marketing in projecting the real you of your business? In lockdown we have lost the personal feedback that we used to get that this kept on track. Virtual Meetings Kill […]Read More
Impending Boom, Beware Cashflow Pain
Posted on May 11, 2021
As we emerge from lockdown, with consumer confidence buoyed by vaccinations, for businesses there is a lurking threat. This is not a question of leadership, but of basic business management namely cashflow. Sunny Future First here’s the good news. The Bank of England is projecting the fastest economic growth rate for 70 years at 7.25%. […]Read More
Coaching is a Waste of Time
Posted on April 30, 2021
Sometimes you read an article that you half agree with and half don’t. For me that was a piece on Forbes last year, headlined Why Most Business Coaching Is a Waste of Time. It seems that anyone can now be a business coach regardless of experience or training. Most then focus on the wrong things […]Read More
What Words Did You Write or Say?
Posted on April 14, 2021
With the rise of social media, the world has become a more complex place. It’s now easy to take offence from the written word; and for what was intended to become completely misconstrued as it’s taken out of context. Why? Because often we don’t read and understand the exact words used and the context, in […]Read More