Posts tagged business plan
How A Business Spring Clean Can Help You To Make More Money

I don't know about you but I quite like having a business spring clean; at any time of year, actually (and often multiple times in a year!).
Having a good clear out of stale processes, re-visiting products and services in light of customer feedback, combing financial records for savings, and updating sales and marketing resources/collateral, which then sharpens and clarifies the overall business message, just puts a new sense of purpose into what I'm doing.

Given that spring is a while away yet, I thought I'd preempt it by sharing some of my fave tips from my e-book '88 Ways To Make More Money From Your Business - Starting Today'.

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15 Reasons To Start A Business Right Now

Yesterday was the end of the financial year in the UK, and also Go For Broke Day. Go For Broke Day is all about throwing yourself into something new, or something you’ve always wanted to do, despite the worries or concerns you might have. It’s about breaking glass ceilings, overcoming hurdles, and pushing yourself wayyyy out of your comfort zone to achieve something you’ve dreamed of.

It’s about grabbing life by both hands, giving it a massive shake, and going for something that has the power to transform your life.

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Why Mindset Really Does Make A Difference To Your Business

It’s true – if you believe you can, you can and if you believe you can’t, you can’t.  Mindset is key in life, and never more so than when starting and running a business.

Taking a fledgling idea and turning it into a fully paying business is a hard slog, so it’s imperative that you believe both in your abilities, as well as your product or service. I’ve coached hundreds of founders over the years, and the business part of our work together is always solved quickly – it’s the mindset part that takes the time.

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5 Reasons Why You Need To Write A Business Plan (And Use It)

When I started my first business in 2000, one of the things I knew I had to do was to write a business plan. It’s number one on the official checklist of Things to Do When You Start Your Own Business.

I spent a week or two hunched over my computer, researching potential customer groups and competitors, and pulling together all manner of financial information, before assembling it all in a folder, bought especially for the job; and then filing it away on the shelf above my desk and never referring to it again.

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