Business advice, mentoring, coaching and consultancy for creative and technical companies


How do you sell without a salesforce?

Committing to recruit a salesforce is a major step for any growing business. As the owner of a small and ambitious company the thought of finding the money for relatively expensive salespeople, who may or may not bring in the business, may be a barrier to action...

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Does your demise signal the end of your business?

Inevitable as it is we spend little time talking about death and even less time planning for what we want to happen to our business after we are gone. A lot of exit planning deals with preparing a business for sale to a trade buyer, the management team or to an...

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The questions you shouldn’t have to ask…

It’s that time of year. Articles, advice and adverts extol the virtues of new diets, fitness regimes and lifestyle changes. Whether it is meat-free eating, gym membership or ‘dry January’ there appears to be something targeted at everyone to help them get into...

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Someone wants to buy your business – good news, right?

In principle, yes! But before you hop, skip and jump to the nearest travel agent and hot foot it to a remote Caribbean island, bear in mind the deal isn’t done until the contract is signed. So take a breather and consider what an approach to buy your business...

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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

Meret Maynard
Outspoken Projects


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