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How having a bespoke contract saves time, money and prevents quibbling

If you don’t have a written contract between your company and your customer, you may be opening yourself up to problems and quibbles which could easily be avoided. A verbal agreement can work in some situations, however having your terms of business written in a black and white contract and signed by both yourself and […]

The importance of your communication mindset

We all use different ways to communicate in our businesses. We might speak with colleagues, suppliers, customers and prospective customers using the telephone or in person. We also write letters, send emails and create social media posts to inform, discuss and advise, and we all have our favourite method of communication. This is why having […]

How understanding your figures will grow your business to the next level

The foundation of your business isn’t having the best product or service on the market. It isn’t having the state-of-the-art website, hundreds of staff or perfect customer service. These are some of the ingredients you’ll find in running a successful business, but the foundation is always the figures. Do your numbers add up? Is your […]

How to get the most from your networking 121s and coffee chats.

The phrase “would you like a coffee?” is often heard at networking meetings and business shows. Whilst hot beverages are almost certainly involved, having the opportunity to chat with someone on a one to one (121) basis can be extremely valuable. This time together, away from the office and other distractions, can lead to profitable […]

How to identify what’s draining your time

As a business owner you have the same number of hours in the day as your staff, your suppliers and your family. So why does it feel like you’re always tired? There’s never enough time to do the things you want to do? Are you always up against deadlines? Are you able to focus on […]

What does a Business Performance Data Analysis do?

In a nutshell, business performance data analysis is getting your hands dirty digging into the data generated by your company and making sense of the numbers. Knowing your numbers, and not being scared by figures, can dramatically change and improve the way you operate your business on a day to day basis. There’s no shortage […]

Do you get scared by figures?

When I chat with business owners, one of the key topics that keeps recurring is how to manage the figures in behind the scenes to the best effect. As a business owner one of the crucial parts of running your business is the accounting. Without accurate, up-to-date, accounts how can you really know how well […]