election-debate

92. Should May Stay or Should May Go?

Well, what an intriguing last few days we have had! On Friday, 9th June, a hung parliament was confirmed; the British people had spoken and had given Prime Minister Theresa May a resounding raspberry. And despite her gamble backfiring – in no small part to a woefully run and poorly advised campaig...
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88. Are you squarely in your Comfort Zone?

First, I do not do holidays! That said, I was fortunate enough to recently spend 2 weeks totally outside my comfort zone. Not in a business context – although there are a huge number of lessons to be learnt, I am sure – but on a “working” holiday with my brother in Indonesia. Now, this [&hel...
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EU darts board

82. EU REFERENDUM

The upcoming vote to leave the EU is purely a political tool to try to heal the rift and divisions in the Tory party, made flesh by the beer-swilling Cheshire Cat, Farage.  While there are parts of the Labour Party that are at best lukewarm about the institution, the idea of even considering leavin...
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75. How Can I Squirrel Cash From Somewhere?

Question I am the owner and manager of a boutique executive search consultancy business. The business turns over about £5m and I have half a dozen billing consultants who, like me, are heavily involved in business development. In addition we have a small team of researchers and a couple of support...
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35. How to empower your team when working remotely

The reality of business today is that organisations are much more widely dispersed. Even smaller organisations might operate from multiple sites that make justifiable business sense. Whilst there may be good reasons for having staff dispersed, people management becomes more of a challenge for those ...
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33. The one thing you cannot make more of

A guest blog by David Croydon of Hilltop Consulting. If you run a business (that is to say, a proper business with employees, not the lifestyle business I run), I’ll have a bet with you that virtually every problem or issue you confront comes under one or more of three simple headings: Time; T...
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24. Getting the most from your Forex provider

A guest blog by Ben Timms of HCFX. There won’t be many businesses that haven’t had phone calls from foreign exchange brokers and there are probably even less that haven’t made the wise move to get one on board, but in an increasingly competitive market, where everyone is promising  ‘a bette...
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9. The importance of planning and forecasting

You wouldn’t embark on a journey without first planning your destination and how to get there, and the same principles apply in business – as the old cliché goes ‘If you fail to plan, plan to fail’. Planning makes perfect It doesn’t matter how large or small your company is No matter ...
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