5 Ways To Significantly Improve Your Business Plan

What can you do to significantly improve your business plan, subsequently increasing your chances of securing any required finance? Over the years I’ve written a lot of business plans and to date, have a 100% success rate in obtaining finance for my clients. I say this not to impress you, but to offer some assurance […]

5 Questions To Answer Before You Start Your Own Business

At the time of writing this article, the UK is in lockdown again and the number of new cases of Covid-19 are still incredibly high… So, why write an article about starting your own business? January is usually deemed a time for new beginnings. Most of us make resolutions in January in the hope our […]

Small Business Challenges At Christmas And How To Survive Them – Pt 2

In my first article, I focused on businesses that benefited from the increased sales activity at Christmas time. It is also important to consider those businesses that find Christmas to be their seasonal dip in sales. So here are a few thoughts and ideas to help you if you run one of these businesses. 1.       […]

Small Business Challenges At Christmas And How To Survive Them – Pt 1

Christmas is a busy time for us all. For some businesses, this is peak trading time, for others, it’s their quietest period. These opposing scenarios present different challenges. In this series of articles you’ll discover simple ways to survive and thrive whilst your competition may remain in chaos. Let’s first consider the business with a […]

14 Ways To Make Your Business Appear Bigger While Growing It

With fledgling or smaller businesses, it can sometimes be very hard to compete against larger, more established businesses. It is particularly frustrating when you know that you can deliver a better solution to your prospect. At times like this, it’s often the case that the smaller business owner loses the business opportunity, which in turn […]

30 Sub-Strategies To Grow Your Business – Part 3

In this final part of a 3-part series, let’s discover ten sub-strategies to increase the average spend per transaction and reduce attrition. You’ll recall that the four strategic ways to grow your business are: Increase your customer or client numbers Get your customers to buy more frequently Get more customers to spend more money per […]

An Ode to the Small Business Owner

My very first ‘real’ job was as a Web Consultant at Yell when I was 21, and I stayed with the business for four years. That’s a big deal in your early twenties. I had a few promotions there and eventually moved into marketing, but it was that first job that taught me the most […]

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