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”

Risk and the dogsbody

“Chief, cook and bottle washer. Risk taker, dogsbody, that’s me, Charlie …” That’s just the way it goes when you are working as a sole trader Ben, we start and go forward with ‘the plan,’ right? Look at it this way … Every big business started as a smaller business. There is always a timeContinue reading “Risk and the dogsbody”

… 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”

Vision through friends

The coffee was cold, cake a memory and as I prepared to leave the office the mobile sprang to life with text: ‘Just sent you an email, come back to me!’ The number was familiar although ‘nothing current.’ Being curious, I did of course proceed as instructed and checked ‘mail’ anyway. Hey Charlie, it’s JackieContinue reading “Vision through friends”

The resource for referral

It’s been a BIG year for Clarice, lots of new resources and the business looks now to be heading in the right direction. ‘What now?’ I asked – just as the festive mince pie hit her chops … Once composure was regained Clarice informed me exactly of what I already knew. ‘More of the sameContinue reading “The resource for referral”

Know your vision of the future?

Bear with me now … Do you know where your business is heading and what it shall look like when you eventually ‘get there?’ “What? Of course.” I hear you say. “That’s a natural!” Comes another … I know the evangelists profess the ‘only’ way to achieve is to keep that picture of the ultimate ‘meContinue reading “Know your vision of the future?”