For the start-up looking to establish itself in a rural community such as ours, business can be tough. The ‘busy season’ for most market towns with a short summer is the tourist footfall. Many traders have grown by relying on this, there’s only a short time of bounty for the seasonal business to become established.Continue reading “My busy season?”
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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 …”
Do better, follow up
Here’s the story, see if you relate to this … It’s early in the day, the meeting is over and ‘sticky buns’ are present when I ask: So, how is business? Business is great Charlie and I love these networking events, there is always plenty of opportunities. I think I’ve identified one or two potentialContinue reading “Do better, follow up”
you, me, collaboratively …
Collaboration is a much anticipated and at the same time, such an overlooked benefit to networking. What happens though, when things don’t quite go to plan? Been there? You know it don’t you? Initially, there is the excitement of working with and learning all about a potential collaborative partner, someone who can contribute to your projectsContinue reading “you, me, collaboratively …”
… share the wear
‘Charlie, I need to change suppliers, these have let me down yet again – why can’t they get it right …’ Delivery problem Ben? ‘I need to change ’em Charlie, they don’t share the vision.’ Hey, let’s not alienate ourselves from colleagues, our team, that’s not what successful leadership is about … who is itContinue reading “… share the wear”
Lead, or referral?
We’ve all been there before haven’t we? You know, those situations when you say to yourself … “I should really do that now – otherwise I’ll never get it done…” My dear ‘other half ‘ reminisces daily … what Sue had forgotten today, she was adding to the mental list for tomorrow. I invariably chuckleContinue reading “Lead, or referral?”
Too busy for biz.
So she said to me that really, she didn’t need to be looking for any more business and that she ‘wouldn’t be taking on any more … for a couple of months at least,’ adding she “had been fortunate enough to pick up plenty of business to … last until Christmas.” We’re still in October.Continue reading “Too busy for biz.”