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Feeling trapped in your business and just want to get out?

How often have you received some direct mail, an email or a call suggesting, ‘Now is a great time to sell your business’? If the suggestion catches you on a bad day, you might be tempted to respond with a cry of, ‘Yes, get me out of here!’ However, unless you...

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Take a walk in your customers’ shoes. Do they fit?

You’ve no doubt worked very hard to build a successful business that delivers a great product or service. But do you understand your customers’ experience? For many business owners, the answer is no because other business activities have taken priority. Yet if you...

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Unethical, but not illegal

What would you give to win, to hit gold, to achieve your dreams? In many sports we are becoming accustomed to being on or even at the top of the podium. Even in the snow, where we are rarely at our best (witness the recent transport problem) we are winning Olympic...

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You can’t delegate leadership

Many times I’ve had business owners say something like, ‘If only we could go back to working from the garage, just the four of us.  We were happy then!’  That’s because, while some business owners are natural communicators and leaders, many others find ‘people’ the...

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For how long do you need a business adviser?

A good relationship with your business adviser may last a long time – perhaps even as long as you’re running your business. Or it may be that you have successive business advisers as your needs change, seeking a new, fresh adviser relationship as your business...

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Work-life balance is rubbish

At this time of year, I see so many articles about work–life balance and how to achieve it. But what does that really mean? Is the concept itself rubbish – or, like many business owners, is it your balance that’s rubbish? The concept implies equal weighting or...

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Do you need a co-pilot in your business?

As a business owner, you have the dual responsibility of deciding where your business is going, and making sure you get there. Much like the pilot of a plane, you need to know your destination, plot your course and then get your aircraft from A to B. A business...

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Even billionaire CEOs have a business adviser – but why?

Mark Zuckerberg was mentored by Steve Jobs during the early days of Facebook.  Twitter CEO and cofounder Jack Dorsey turns to Disney CEO Bob Iger when he needs business advice. PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi says of business coaching, ‘If I hadn’t had mentors, I wouldn’t...

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Make way for your successor

The art of letting go: how to find (and keep) your successor Whilst starting and growing a business can be tough, letting go is harder still. Yet, it’s something all business owners must face one day. Letting go is the logical, successful conclusion of all your...

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