Category Archives for Culture

How Exercise Gives You The Edge – Kate Darch (Activbod)

exercise

How Exercise Gives You The Edge Regular exercise has numerous benefits for all of us, but one thing that is often overlooked is how exercising regularly can impact your work life. No, we don’t mean the bag of sweaty gym kit under your desk making you unpopular! Exercising regularly can actually improve your performance at […]

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Building a movement, the importance of your first followers

Thank you to Club Member Derek Hill who shared this short video with me yesterday. It’s a powerful demonstration of how a movement starts, builds and then gains momentum. As you watch it ask yourself these questions; What is your movement/mission or purpose that you are building momentum for? Is it your overall company mission? Your […]

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When the cat’s away…

When The Cats Away The Mice Will Play

“When the cat’s away the mice will play” (meaning when the cats not around to watch, the mice will get up to all sorts of mischief.) So what are your people doing when they’re not being watched? Do they do the same things they would if you were physically there?  It’s the ultimate culture test. […]

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From Vision to Exit – An Entrepreneurial Journey

Guy Rigby is the Head of Entrepreneurs at Smith & Williamson, and we were lucky enough for him to attend one of our Club dinners.  Guy shared some amazing nuggets of wisdom about his own experience and entrepreneurial journey, along with those he’s helped. Below are some of the highlights… GR: Demand is what makes […]

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Are You Business Fit?

The first decision I made at the turn of the year, which I announced to the Company Shortcuts team at our first strategy meeting – is that from now on we are closing the business from 4pm on the 23rd December until the first working day of the New Year. You can imagine – that announcement […]

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4 Critical Questions to Ask Yourself

Business Growth

I thought I would share some wise words from our Chairman Lara Morgan which I trust you find valuable and take time to read, reflect and action. From Lara’s desk…  Now is the time with single-minded focus to answer the following 4 critical questions…  1.Do you have the right people to drive your researched strategy? […]

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OmniChannel Marketing

You’ve heard CS persistently bang on about the importance of… Adapting to your buyer’s changing behaviour (We’re not in Kansas anymore!) The importance of winning the digital ‘mindshare’ of your customers as they enter your buying cycle The age of the customer we now find ourselves in and the importance of the experience of not […]

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A great tip when building a team of A Grade Players

Lara Morgan on panel The Apprentice: You're Fired

We all know we want a team of A Grade Players for our businesses. A critical part of scaling our companies, but what does the term A Grade Player actually mean? And how do you find them?  An A Grade Player is the term used to describe the top performing 15% at any given pay […]

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Yes, a man can work in his wife’s business. Here’s how…

Ed Challinor

In this article I’m writing a response to Nicola Cook’s insightful commentary in her Company Shortcuts blog for International Women’s Day, ‘Can a man work in his wife’s business.’ You can read it here. I came across the blog having met Nicola at a mastermind event and agreed to write my response from the unique […]

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Help Us Pay It Forward

Pay It Forward - The Sales Nation Programme from Company Shortcuts

At Company Shortcuts we exist to ‘grow the nation by improving sales performance’ and the growth rates of our client base which averages 140% increase in Net Profit one year after engagement, tell us that we are well on our way to achieving our mission.

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