14th May 2018

An introverts journey to becoming an International Speaker

If you want to be successful in business “Get on Stage” This journey actually starts back in 1978, where, as an excitable and impressionable teenager I […]
19th August 2015

Are you a Business Owner? – Here are 10 great questions to ask yourself

As a business owner you may want to ask yourself these 10 great questions. Over the last 11 years as a business coach I often find […]
12th December 2012

12.12.12 – To celebrate this unique date here are 12 traits I have seen in successful business owners

To celebrate this special date (and one of my favourite numbers) here are my 12 traits that I have regularly seen in the successful business owners that I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with over the years. 1. Do what you enjoy. What you get out of your business in the form of personal satisfaction, financial gain, stability and enjoyment will be the sum of what you put into your business. So if you don't enjoy what you're doing, in all likelihood it's safe to assume that will be reflected in the success of your business--or subsequent lack of success. In fact, if you don't enjoy what you're doing, chances are you won't succeed.
30th November 2012

7 Great Reasons why you should Blog for Business!

Blogging is often seen by business owners as one of those “should do’s” that they just can’t seem to get round to. Does that sound like you? Are you too busy? Does something more important (in)conveniently pop up just when you sit down to do it? Do you wonder who is going to read it? Do you wonder why you’re doing it?
18th July 2012

7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey

I originally posted this synopsis of The 7 habits of highly effective people back in 2009. To mark the recent passing of its great author Stephen Covey I felt it would be appropriate to repost it here today. I highly recommend his book (7 Habits) to any business owner and certainly to all my clients. It contains simple, straight forward, common sense habits that will help anyone who is running a business. I have modified the time quadrant to be represented by seats in a car (Image inserted below) and will blog this separately at some point... Anyway, here is a brief synopsis of the book written by a wise and amazing man... Stephen R. Covey 1932 - 2012
22nd June 2012

Business Start-up Tips and Advice

I am often asked by other coaches & business "start-ups" What are my top tips to be successful as a business owner? Then earlier this week I was approached by a lady who was just starting out on her journey to help others as a life coach. She wanted to know what were my top five tips for a business start up as a life coach. I sent her an email response and thought to myself I get asked these questions a lot, so thought it might be useful if I was to share the email with you here.
26th April 2012

Improving the odds with a Business Coach

Did you know that statistically your chances of survival in business beyond five years are about the same as the flip of a coin!?! According to recent statistics published by the Small Business Administration (SBA), seven out of ten business startups will survive at least two years but only 51 percent will survive beyond five years. This is a far cry from the previous long-held belief that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years.
20th September 2010

The Business Club Launches on 6th October.

Portsmouth Football Club & The Directory Group are proud to announce the launch of The Business Club. I am delighted to announce that I will be supporting and chairing this fantastic iniative for local business on a monthly basis.
3rd February 2010

FREE SAT-NAV for business owners….

Do you know where you are going in your business for 2010? * Do you know where you will end up at the end of 2010? * Do you have some destinations planned? * Do you know how to set some realistic goals for your business? * How are you planning to take advantage of the recession recovery in 2010? * After all, if you don’t know where you are going how will you know if you have got there!
27th November 2009

The Juggling Business Owner!

It’s actually sad to see brilliant and hardworking business owners spin their wheels and not get anywhere because they simply don’t know how to focus. Sound like you? I have coached numerous different business owners who have had Jugglers Syndrome (JS) to varying degrees, so I have learnt the best way to coach them.
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