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EFFECTIVE SOFTWARE & APP DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION

I have seen so many people rush into buying costly new software for their business only to find that it is not suitable. Others take time to decide on an application but then make the mistake of not forward planning or thinking ahead and they crack on with the implementation and then come across all manner of problems. I want ...
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WEAR THE RIGHT HAT WHEN MAKING BUSINESS DECISIONS!

To be able to make the right decisions in life and in business, you need to be able to see all problems from many different perspectives. Optimists will never see the downside of a decision and the over cautious might miss great opportunities. Edward de Bono created “Six Thinking Hats” back in 1985. It is aimed at making you explore ...
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TIPS TO MAKING EFFECTIVE BUSINESS DECISIONS

When you run your own business, you have to make many decisions every day. These decisions not only affect your business directly but they also affect your staff, and most importantly, your customers. Having the ability to be able to make those business decisions effectively requires a mixture of 3 things: a good education, hands on experience and a gut ...
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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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