Five Threats Being Tackled By GDPR

Posted on May 11, 2018

Aimed Business Thoughts

Only a fortnight to go before the May 25th GDPR deadline. Talking to organisations there is the expected flurry of activity to be compliant and the expected promotions offering solutions. So it’s a good time to remind ourselves what GDPR is trying to address. Data Breach GDPR is in part a response to the significant […]

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Was I Right to Delay Becoming GDPR Compliant?

Posted on April 24, 2018

Business Strategy Information

A year ago I wrote 3 blogs on what businesses needed to do in order to be GDPR compliant in time for May 25th 2018. At the time much was about definitions as the requirements of the Regulation were being worked upon. Now there are answers for most (but not all) areas so time for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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’. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Who are your buyers?

Posted on January 10, 2018

Business practicalities

The worst companies are those that believe everybody wants their product and can’t understand why nobody is buying. The reality is that for most of the time, most of the people don’t give 2 hoots about your company and what it sells. Moreover typically it take 7-15 touches to turn a ‘I don’t care’ into […]

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