Tag Archives: Experience

Growth Coach, a Tautology or an Oxymoron

Posted on October 31, 2018

Business Coach

More people describe themselves as a Growth Coach and I wonder sometimes what they think the term means. For me, there are times when the words Growth Coach mean the same and for others that the words are completely opposed. What does a Coach Do? Any coach fulfils five roles for the person they are […]

Why There is No I in Team

Posted on July 13, 2018

Aimed Business Thoughts

England’s success in the men’s football world cup is a healthy reminder that this old saying is true. There were no big stars around which the youngest team needed to be moulded. While the way Gareth Southgate managed and communicated with his players and others spawned hashtags posing the question what would Gareth do in […]

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 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’. […]

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 […]

5 Things Every Business Can Do to Reduce Brexit Uncertainty

Posted on June 28, 2016

Business practicalities

On June 23rd the UK voted to leave the EU and so commences a period of long-term uncertainty. Our erstwhile EU partners are urging us to act quickly to invoke Article 50 and set the 2 year clock ticking to a negotiated exit to reduce their uncertainty. At the same time the Brussels bureaucrats seem […]

Don’t chase a unicorn

Posted on May 13, 2016

Business practicalities

This post is partly about wish fulfilment, but mainly about due diligence and the need for it in business. Due diligence is at the core of the slaying of unicorns in Silicon Valley and issues thrown up by the collapse of BHS and Tata Steel. But it is equally important for smaller businesses. Unicorn Slaying […]

Welcome

Posted on October 20, 2015

Andrew Callard

Welcome to Aimed Business news and blog feed. Our aim is to post content regularly here which will be of interest to business and organisations of all types. While our focus is on growth and small and medium businesses, the content here will also be applicable to leaders and managers in larger organisations. Pieces will […]