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’.”

Lockdown, reflect

Almost all of us have been subject to change recently. We’ve adjusted to adapt with the new order ‘of things’ in different ways, admittedly some adapting under hugely difficult circumstances, but lockdown does have it’s advantages. For many operating their own business, including myself, these past months of adjustment, pivot and learning have not onlyContinue reading “Lockdown, reflect”

This time tomorrow

A little while ago I picked up a manuscript offered by a friend.  ‘Read it for me?’ Reg had asked. It wasn’t a vast tome, some 120 pages of handwritten foolscap (in pencil) and I thought (as I weighed up the copy) that if the story was interesting enough, I would likely spend an afternoon deliberating theContinue reading “This time tomorrow”

Learning to dance, again

We all do our best. Most often our best allows us to overcome the challenges that come our way. With a plan we plot business success, our offer is refined as we engage our prospects. By doing our best, sticking to the plan and working smart, we’re assured of engaging our target audience as theContinue reading “Learning to dance, again”

Bringing up baby

So, I was told Ben was quitting, yep, he’d had enough. It was time for him to take the foot off the gas and leave ‘the baby.’ He was to walk away from the business of ten years. I asked him what had happened that would make him ‘throw in the towel?’ I simply couldn’t see theContinue reading “Bringing up baby”

Let’s look after our mates …

Over the years I’ve discovered that success is powered by three things: The formula for success = your human capital (what you know) multiplied by your social capital (who you know) times your reputation (who trusts you.) You can take away all my money and even my customer list, but if I can keep my ‘smarts,’ my business relationships and reputation,Continue reading “Let’s look after our mates …”

Serendipity?

Brian D. Powell was born in York in 1932. and as a young boy, he frequently accompanied his grandfather down by the River Ouse. With Britains involvement in WW2 Brian spent many a day ‘sculling’ the (mostly) servicemen/women back and forth across the river. It was during 1944 that Brian Powell, budding artist, spent a dayContinue reading “Serendipity?”

What then?

  ‘What’s so good about networking Charlie?’ It’s been a few years since I started my blog and most of you have been extremely tolerant of my persistent business focus, thanks for that. I’m very happy that some of what I’ve shared has been useful as well and in answer to that question – ‘what’s soContinue reading “What then?”