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STAFF WELLBEING WITHIN YOUR BUSINESS

Today I’m going to be talking about the importance of staff wellbeing and how it impacts on businesses. So, what is wellbeing? Wellbeing can be defined as: “creating an environment to promote a state of contentment which allows an employee to flourish and achieve their full potential for the benefit of themselves and their organisation”. Putting it simply: People perform ...
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BULLYING IN THE WORKPLACE

Here I’ll be looking at bullying at work. Now… You might be wondering why a business advisor and trouble-shooter, is interested in, what might be considered by some, as an HR issue. Bullying costs businesses many thousands of pounds each year in legal action, reduced productivity, high staff turnover, and an increase in sick days. I’m particularly passionate about this because I’ve ...
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7 WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR TIME BETTER

Time is money. We are all under pressure to do more; to maximise every waking minute; we have business and work commitments, home life, friends, family, exercise, and holidays. So much to do, so little time. Are you feeling the pressure? Tick tock. Tick tock. Well don’t. This blog will help you get more out of your day through better ...
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JUST SAY NO! THEN MANAGE YOUR TIME BETTER

Here ten top tips – 6 things you should stop doing and 4 things you should start doing. Firstly learn to just say ‘no’! 1.     Don’t be a slave to your email system Did you know that on average we spend 13 hours or 37% of our working week checking emails? My advice is to turn off the ‘incoming email’ ...
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7 LEVELS OF DELEGATION

There are 7 levels of delegation, i.e. 7 ways you can delegate a task. Most Important …………….Prioritise, prioritise, prioritise After you‘ve identified what tasks to delegate, you need to prioritise. To help you prioritise, think about: Deadlines How long the project will take The resources required Who you’ll be delegating it to Also work through the benefits to you, your ...
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DELEGATION MADE EASY

So… you have spent time and money recruiting the right people for your business and now it’s time to delegate. You know that this will allow your business to grow and will give you the time and energy to devote to more important tasks. So why is it that so many of us still micromanage? Does this describe you? Could ...
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HOW TO CREATE A SIMPLE CASH FLOW FORECAST

Today I’ll be talking you through how to set up a simple cash flow forecast So what is a cash flow forecast? It has two parts – incoming cash and outgoing cash. I will talk you through the key elements. Firstly decide if you need to monitor cash on a weekly or a monthly basis. I advise our clients to ...
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KEEP YOUR CASH FLOW HEALTHY

Do you have a smoothly running cash flow? Even if you answer ‘yes’ to this question you are sure to learn new ways to improve your business, so please read on. Today I’ll be sharing top tips on how you can actively managing a healthy cash flow. So, what’s poor cash flow? Firstly, poor cash flow does not mean decreasing ...
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CASH IS KING

You’ll have heard the phrase ‘cash is King’. Cash flow is what drives business forward. Being the best at what you do; the cheapest; even the biggest… it’s irrelevant, if you don’t have good cash flow. So what exactly is cash flow? In simple terms, cash flow is the flow of cash in, and out, of your business. So manage ...
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WAYS TO GROW YOUR BUSINESS: PART 3

Here I’ll be looking at another 3 ways to grow your business. Topics I’ll cover are mergers and acquisitions, alliances, and franchising. This is Part 3. See our website for Parts 1 and 2 and for other blogs helping you to succeed in business. As a troubleshooter, advisor and business analyst, with many years’ experience of saving businesses, I’m going ...
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