I see you!

I was interested to learn recently that, according to a recent Deloitte survey, 59% of consumers say they have  increased their usage of local services and retailers. (< link) With this shift towards local business offering greater support to the surrounding economies, it certainly seems good business sense to play a proactive role in supporting community-level enterpriseContinue reading “I see you!”

To-do, or not …

I know, it’s tough keeping the ‘to-do’ list in check during these distracting times, let alone the ‘bigger picture.’ although that should always be top of the list … where do I wish to go and how am I going to get there? The humble to-do list will keep us on track for the more straight-forwardContinue reading “To-do, or not …”

So, what do you see?

‘Bob, what’s on your mind? You look puzzled.’ ‘How do you see the community of the future Charlie?’ It was a question I wasn’t prepared for although I wanted to give the answer some consideration. After all, the past few months had been a roller coaster. Until recently Bob had a steady, well-paid job inContinue reading “So, what do you see?”

a routine change

Hello friends, how was your week? For me? It was a mix of meeting up, engaging with new potential clients and following up on existing projects, one project, in particular, is the Business Start-Up next Wednesday and I’m really looking forward to hosting this with more of the same interaction, conversing new faces and oneContinue reading “a routine change”

familiar paths

Isn’t it great, especially during the current times of uncertainty, when old friends get in touch? I hadn’t heard from Alastair for a bit until he picked up the landline and called me: ‘Charlie, I was wondering whether you can help me …’ Alastair and I have been friends since we worked together on his firstContinue reading “familiar paths”

no giving up

When did you last give up? The last time I felt like just walking away, leaving, giving up wasn’t the last at all.  I wouldn’t be human (ok, for clarification on this point, speak with Mrs K.,) I would not be human if I felt that my job, my efforts of encouragement at times fellContinue reading “no giving up”

What WILL they think?

Hey, this ‘new normal’ is keeping me on my toes, how about you? I’m managing to achieve a lot with the extra time I’ve found through not having to travel, achieving more means I’m accomplishing those tasks and schedules rarely given that much attention. Stuff like future planning, new marketing (reaching out) and keeping prospectsContinue reading “What WILL they think?”

Less of the muddle

I’d collected an armful of firewood and returned to the house, just as the lifeline in my pocket ‘went off.’ I let the call ring-out. I’d heard the reassuring confirmation of a delivered message as I despatched the wood and kicked off the boots. I was aware that I was expecting a courier delivery, ‘thoughContinue reading “Less of the muddle”

The opportunity, through trust

Yes, it’s tough ‘out there’ although if you have confidence in your business model, persistence and trust (there’s that word again!) in what you have to offer … if you know where to pitch the business, you have a reasonably ‘thick skin’ and plenty of patience, phew!, then you are half-way there! Clarity. We alreadyContinue reading “The opportunity, through trust”

Let’s move forward.

Join us as we move forward in conversation this week, working with the confidence we have in our business, the offer while highlighting the skills and ability to drive on, with purpose … Like to join us this Wednesday, 13th January  (12.30 until 13.45) Perhaps the morning suits you?  Thursday, 14th  (8 – 9.15 am)Continue reading “Let’s move forward.”