Category Archive: Business

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 […]

New Workshop – Why do you talk to me like that?

In February, I’m excited to be running a Communications and Cashflow workshop at the Warrington Golf Club with James Perryman from MomentUs. James is known as the Communication King and I’ll be there as the Cashflow Queen, wearing my crown! Together we are helping business owners and staff members learn how to deal with common […]

What is a Written Word Agreement?

A written word agreement is exactly what it sounds like, it’s writing down things you have agreed verbally between yourself and your client. There’s the saying, “the pen is mightier than the sword” and this is especially true in business where things that have been agreed and written down will stand up if ever there […]

Why should you have terms and conditions in place?

Why do I need T’s and C’s? Every company needs some form of agreement to provide a product or service to a customer. These are usually called Terms and Conditions however you may see them called Terms of Use, Terms of Reference or Terms of Acceptance, which generally mean the same thing. They’re all documents […]

DIY Terms: 6 Things to check before writing your own terms

Having Terms is a key part of your business and while I’d always recommend you get them professionally written, I know there are a lot of businesses, often start-ups, who copy and paste their Terms from other companies. It’s absolutely fine to write your own Terms, but here are 6 things to be aware of: […]

What Details Should I Include On My Invoices? 8 Top Tips

To make sure you get paid for the products and services you’re selling, it’s really important to have the correct details on your invoices. If anything on your invoice is wrong your customer may delay or withhold payment until it is fixed. The second most important thing is to actually raise the invoice and send […]