Rate your chances

I’m regularly asked why I continue to visit my network, meet with friends and their colleagues when I have stated on numerous occasions that I’m not looking to attract ‘just any, or all, kind of business.’ Not for me the ‘stacking them high to sell ’em cheap‘ kind of working. The type of potential client I’m interested in meeting?  He/she wouldContinue reading “Rate your chances”

Become better, not bigger.

Look after the pennies and the pounds will look after themselves … … a problem shared is a problem solved … …time is the greatest gift, once given it is never recouped … … If you do nothing, nothing is what remains … … The first step to change is acceptance … … the greatestContinue reading “Become better, not bigger.”

Be like Greta.

Last night I was watching TV., a BBC programme, all about an 18yr old environmental activist named Greta Thunberg, the show was entitled “A Year to Change the World.” What strikes me about this young lady is her utmost dedication. During ‘the show’ we see her visit Poland, a monumental coal mine where we hear pointsContinue reading “Be like Greta.”

Knowing me, knowing you

Again, I was with a bunch of friends via ZOOM recently, we were discussing the value of LinkedIn and similar online networking platforms. It was more than curiosity that drove me. I understand that some folk view networking as a vessel for new leads while others look for learning, peer affinity. Networking fulfils different needs forContinue reading “Knowing me, knowing you”

Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.

What’s it going to take, to move on? Clarity? Always useful.   Budgets? Not essential.   How about a road map, some direction?  Better still, I hear you say … ‘Anyone have a crystal ball?’ With a distinct message of ‘back to business,’ we’re always discussing the best way forward. Looking at what may be on theContinue reading “Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.”

Business without parachutes!

We shook hands over the first coffee of the morning and with a room full of colleagues, I was meeting another smiling face ‘How can I help you?’ I asked. “I’m not sure, I’m just going to see how it goes with this business, test the water and give it a few months. If it doesn’tContinue reading “Business without parachutes!”

O, crystal ball tell me …

If only. With such a crowded business-scape, it can be mystifyingly difficult to find the magic fit, especially for the small business, then let alone understand what your target market actually wants just now. It’s times like now I sometimes wish I’d hung on to that crystal ball I pulled out of that lucky dipContinue reading “O, crystal ball tell me …”