Tag Archives: Strategy

Business Blogging Tips

Posted on September 24, 2021

Business Blogging Tips

Writing a blog for businesses about business blogging raises the immediate challenge of me following the best practices I’m about to recommend! These are not hard and fast rules. They can be broken sometimes to aid understanding by your readers. The best business blogs know their audience. They fully understand the persona or avatars. Which […]

Who are you really?

Posted on May 22, 2021

Confused marketing messages

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 […]

Time Management is Now!

Posted on January 26, 2021

Time management for business

“Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party” was not first used as some great rallying cry in times of trouble. It was a typing drill; when the business need was for pools of typists to communicate quickly in the early 1900’s. It’s also a great slogan […]

The Danger of Big Ideas

Posted on January 15, 2020

Think big and small to win

Think big ideas and act big is the well-known motivating cry for entrepreneurs. This was useful when most start-ups were small and thought small and incremental. At that time, they were held back by their aspirations. Now there is a very real danger that the big dream is just that because it doesn’t have even […]

SMART Resolutions for 2020

Posted on January 06, 2020

SMART resolutions

A new year brings new goals for many in their life and business, but how many new year resolutions are truly SMART? SMART is a simple but incredibly effective acronym for any objective or new direction. So whatever aims you’ve set yourselves this January run SMART over them and make them more likely to be […]

Best Made Business Plans Flex and Evolve

Posted on October 29, 2019

Business plans

The old aphorism fail to plan, plan to fail is true in all walks of life. It is particularly true for business plans if you wish to survive and thrive long term. Plans provide structure and enable action towards common goals. By identifying key performance indicators, they permit measurement towards those aims and through understanding […]

The Importance of Difference and Leadership

Posted on May 31, 2019

Difference and Leadership

While in business most of us politely avoid Brexit discussions, it does throw up some interesting reflections on how we now approach difference. Business is a social activity based on organisations, which come in many different formats from the sole trader through to the mega-national. But what ties them all together is how they cope […]

Why Grow a Business?

Posted on March 12, 2019

Successful Strategic Plans

In these times of great political and economic uncertainty why would any sane Briton wish to grow their business? The answers are opportunity and discipline. Track back the biggest brands or successful companies and you’ll found that they were started at times of recession when the old assumptions on growth were being shaken. The most […]

What Are You Waiting For In Brexit Uncertainty?

Posted on February 12, 2019

Brexit uncertainty then plan to act

Most businesses seem to be waiting for something concrete to happen with Brexit before acting. The stance seems to be once we know what’s decided we can act. This is wrong. Good business planners look at any situation and attempt to work out the absolute worst scenario, the best scenario and the others in between. […]

Does Climate Change Impact Business Strategy?

Posted on December 03, 2018

Bio-regional economics and business strategy

Our third blog on global challenges in business strategy looks at changing models of capitalism. With a 1980’s MBA and 30 years’ experience successfully developing my own and client businesses, you’d expect me to be used to applying SWOT and PESTLE analyses and Porter’s Five Forces. But today with the start of COP 24 in […]