Tag Archives: business practicalities
Summer Break, A Time for Work?
Posted on August 29, 2018
Did you achieve a full summer break this year? Or did you go away on holiday and still replied to emails and made mobile calls? And did you fool yourself by saying that you’d only do this until 10am, but then kept looking at your phone? Or did you keep away and then get increasingly […]
GDPR Practical Thoughts 1B Business Cards
Posted on August 10, 2018
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 […]
Has GDPR changed Email Marketing?
Posted on July 25, 2018
60 days after GDPR’s D-day, it’s the right time to ask to whether it has affected email marketing. The answer is mainly positive. In the last 2 months spammers have continued to spam, but email traffic from businesses hastily trying to beat the deadline has decreased substantially! Consent is essential in any relationship Sadly some […]
Thank GDPR, I’m So Popular
Posted on May 23, 2018
I don’t know whether it’s the same with you, but I’ve never been so popular this last week. All my old friends and companies I’ve barely heard of are getting in touch to thank me and ask me to stay on their databases for the sake of GDPR. Some particular favourites stand out. Pseudo-phishers Companies […]
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 […]
What is Your Business Strategy
Posted on February 10, 2018
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 […]
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 […]
All Forest Business GAINS
Posted on January 16, 2018
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 […]
Who are your buyers?
Posted on January 10, 2018
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 […]