Tag Archives: Mentoring

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 […]

Are You an Entrepreneur?

Posted on June 11, 2018

Entrepreneurship and grow your business

Various words come into vogue and then get extended so they become meaningless. Entrepreneur is just such a word. In the last 20 years, it hasn’t been enough to run or own a small business what you needed to strive for is to be an entrepreneur. And then even large companies and public bodies started […]

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 […]

Business information uses data, but is not ruled by it

Posted on November 08, 2016

data or information

On the eve of the American presidential elections, the difference between data and business information is stark. Almost as soon as the polling stations close pollsters will be predicting the results. Political pundits will have a field-day of making projections based on opinions taken from a sample of voters on how they ‘say’ they have […]

Accountability to Whom?

Posted on April 19, 2016

Aimed Business Thoughts

Accountability is much in the news. Who should be ultimately accountable for the laws which govern the UK; the British Parliament and the devolved administrations or the EU Parliament and Commission? Is David Cameron accountable for the investment decisions of his father through their company Blairmore and did those decisions lead to tax evasion or […]