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Is there a gap in your management team?

A recent study found that small businesses are missing out on valuable guidance from non-executive directors and business advisers. Lack of understanding on how to find and engage with advisers means business owners are not benefitting from the experienced...

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How to employ the 5 qualities of a good business adviser

What’s in a name? Business adviser, mentor, coach or consultant – when you need effective business advice, it’s far better to focus on attributes rather than labels. But what are the key attributes of a good business adviser? And how can you make those qualities...

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Summer is over, now what?

The summer is drawing to a close, and what a summer it was. By now, your team should be back at work, hopefully well rested and looking forward to the months ahead with renewed vigour. But as the business owner, how are you feeling? Did your business cope without...

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Is your team engaged with the business’s purpose?

When I start working with business owners, one of the first things I ask is, ‘What is the purpose of your business?’ In other words, why does the business exist? Surprisingly, this simple question often causes some debate. This is particularly true where the...

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Half-way through the year, is your business plan on track?

Unbroken sunshine, daily heatwave warnings, England securing their place in the last 16 with barely a bitten nail in sight – it’s been an unusual midsummer, and one to enjoy. But you might also be looking at the wall calendar and thinking, ‘Where has 2018 gone...

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The myth about ‘Working on your business’

Michael Gerber has a lot to answer for. As the author of The E-Myth: Why Most Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It, he provided great insight and a compelling formula for owner-managers wishing to grow their businesses. One of the principles, which has...

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We have talked to other business owners and they are taken aback that we forecast our revenues, costs and cash flow

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These are free for you to download and to make use of in your business, so please help yourself.