How To Make This Year The Best One Yet In Your Business

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I don’t know about you, but as the chimes of New Year faded, my social media feeds seemed to be crammed full of various posts inviting me to get on board with different challenges, programmes or workshops, all promising to help me achieve my ‘best year yet’. Some of these posts related to getting the mindset for success, others promised me the formula for success, one or two promised me a few special secrets of success.

Firstly – I see these posts every year, with the same promises Read more…..

Five & A Half VITAL Mid-Year Review Questions To Accelerate, Rejuvenate & Motivate

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I know that you know this, but I feel I need to point out that five months of the year have passed, and we are nearly half way through this year.

Back in January in those distant & dark months, you will have begun the year with some ideas of what you wanted to be different in your business this year. You will have had some specific goals no doubt, some general areas where you want to improve and maybe, just maybe you had something HUGE that you wanted to achieve this year. Let’s call this your ‘biggie’! Read more…..

How To Get From ‘A to B’

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I was working with a client today – we had named our session ‘the road map to expansion’ and the aim of our session together was to create a clear pathway from where they are now to where they want to be in the future. It was incredible what came out of our 2 hours together. My client has left with a clearly defined future position and has specific actions to take in their business in order to start manoeuvring things in the right direction right away. How to get from a to b is now significantly clearer for them, and that means that they can take the right decisions Read more…..

Why Multi-Tasking Ain’t That Clever After All!

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I sometimes struggle with too many plates spinning at once. If you ever find yourself in the same situation you will understand why the metaphor of ‘plates spinning’ is perfect for that feeling you get when there’s just too many things that demand your time at the same time.

Have you ever seen those performers who spin plates on the top of large spikey poles? The only way to keep the plate balancing on top of the spike and not falling off and smashing into pieces, is to spin the plate. Read more…..

Six Strategies To Guarantee Success In 2016

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It is a bold statement to claim that you can guarantee success. I would have thought the same, but after a year of working with my strategic business development group, Adeptio, I have now had the opportunity to observe, analyse and really explore the behaviours and practices that can guarantee success in a business.

From working with a group of like-minded ambitious businesses via Adeptio it has become very apparent that success is there for everyone, if you are prepared to commit Read more…..

How Do You Rate 2015? Successful?

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Often when we think about success, we fall into the habit of defining it in very limited terms, usually financial. It is difficult not to really…especially since in business, it is increasing sales and profitability that usually indicates whether a business is successful or not.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with defining success in terms of £’s or $’s. It is just that success can appear in different forms and be equally as impressive. In businesses of all shapes and sizes, Read more…..

Working hard but earning little – what’s going wrong?

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When a new entrepreneur comes to me to help build their business, one of the most common comments that they make is ‘I am working so hard but I’m earning so little. What do I need to do?’

Does this resonate with you? I don’t know many entrepreneurs that sit around twiddling their thumbs waiting for the sales to magically pour into their business.

Instead, it seems to be an entrepreneurial trait to work hard, extremely hard. But the question I always ask is ‘are you working hard on the right things?’. Read more…..

Welcome To Business Skills Studio

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A very, very warm welcome to Business Skills Studio!

We first had the idea for building this site when we ourselves were looking for a place that provided support, ideas, training and development that would help us stretch our goals and achieve our business ambitions!

Out of our own quest to find that place, we have now launched Business Skills Studio – which we will be developing into an entrepreneurial hub and a place to build connections and the necessary skills and mindset to grow an amazing business! Read more…..