The Lonely Truth of Making Decisions as a Business Owner

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The Lonely Truth of Making Decisions as a Business Owner

Give me feedback……… Likes, views, comments, shares, customer surveys, buyer reviews. Even feedback when using a public toilet! But what about receiving feedback when you’re the business owner? Especially if you are sole business owners or director – you’re on your own. If you are a business owner how often do you ask members of […]

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finding help as a business owner

Finding Help as a Business Owner

Who’s The Boss? At the end of 2023 there were over five and a half million small businesses in the UK (with 0-49 employees) accounting for 99.9% private sector businesses. As a business owner I count myself and a large part of my network in this category, and work as an advisor with many business […]

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Owning Your Business

Owning your business Do you own a business or are you a business owner? Sounds a stupid question, playing with words. Yet there is meaning in my madness. When I first met Matt Driver, former owner of Mint IT in Wakefield, he was in the business owner camp. It was a title or role he […]

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Is being the hub of your business holding you back?

  As a business owner you are the hub of the business. Seems obvious. Maybe it’s something you feel good about – the business needs you. It’s no surprise that the most common and biggest influence on the life of a business owner is how well they handle the Hub & Spoke aspect of their […]

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Why Companies are Adopting Subscription Billing Models

Volvo make their cars available on a subscription model where consumers will pay one fixed fee per month for access to a car which includes insurance and maintenance. Everything from toothbrushes to flowers are now available with subscription billing, creating recurring revenue.       Future Value comes from recurring revenue  When it comes to […]

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Scaling up your business – Part 2

In my previous blog (which you can read here) I introduced the 4 steps to scaling up your business. I then described the first two of having a scalable product (one that is teachable to your team, is of value to customers and is a repeatable purchase) and having a scalable infrastructure (Systems, processes and […]

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My Single Piece Of Advice For 2020

In my earliest days training to be a Chartered Accountant (I did make it through to qualification and am now a Fellow Chartered Accountant) I did lots of company audits. The nightmare as a Junior Auditor was having to attend the stocktakes. Many were usually as close as possible to the end of December when […]

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