All posts by Lara Morgan

5 lessons I learned taking on a Non Executive Director

I considered bringing in a NED on a few occasions as I built my business.  In the end, I only ever appointed one – in a major transition phase of the business when I felt utterly certain of him and the value he could and would bring to the business. On reflection, and I may […]

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Global Entrepreneurship Week is just the beginning for ambitious start-ups

Lara Morgan highlights the skills gap stopping leaders take their business to the next level As Global Entrepreneurship Week approaches, thousands of Britons will take inspiration from entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Michael Dell and Mohammad Yunus and start their own business. These businesses could hold the key to the UK’s economic recovery, as outlined by […]

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Is there a right time to sell your business? Or should you sell – or just step out?

Should you sell your business at all? Growing what you have built now you have broken through the start-up ‘barrier’ and structure/process/plan/strategy are in place could be an option.  Small intro medium and onwards growth can be much easier than initial stages of early start-up limited funding and not being taken seriously, verses, you have […]

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Make Yourself Redundant

Leadership greatness will come from never having great ideas of your own … sort of.  As soon as I learnt to drop the word “I” from my daily vocabulary and started talking about us, we, your and lots of other “not I” stuff the quicker I saw improved results which ultimately I could celebrate in […]

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Take a Brave Pill

A man with a young family, with responsibility for earnings, gives up a great job with a great company to sell genius business travel bags he’s invented. Alistair’s bag range literally is life changing, accelerating the efficiency and speed of the way business people travel and stay organised. He’s British and very special, I am […]

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How To Reward Your Staff (Without Paying Them More)

Biggest learning, gift and reward the people you wish to really motivate according to the things they have told you that they value most. Small and big rewards can sometimes mean as much as each other, and if you don’t know someone’s favourite chocolates, sweets or indeed their fave holiday destination, find out? Too often […]

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Maximising the Value of Your Business Part 2 – The Vital Importance of Legal Foundations and Well Structured Contracts

In my first blog in my ‘Maximising the Value of Your Business’ Series, I outlined the critical importance of culture, people, financial understanding and of course great leadership consistency being pillars of fast growth success. This sadly is not all that it takes… Ask yourself perhaps how great (not just good) is our product quality and service system? […]

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Maximising Value Series – Maximising The Value of Your Business Part 1

What tools are you using to really maximise the value of your return on invested time? Time, after all, is money and without prioritising and allocating planned time, you will not focus and will not juggle well enough to prioritise the really valuable returns you might achieve. I used to have a copy of the […]

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An Ode to Business Growth – A TEDx talk by Lara Morgan

In celebration of the recent TEDx talk delivered by our very own Lara Morgan, we’ve shared her ‘Ode to Business Growth’ which was threaded throughout her presentation. Her talk entitled Growth Acceleration through sweaty knickers confidence shares her personal story of growing Pacific Direct into the worlds leading supplier of hotel amenities from start-up to successful exit and […]

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If celebration breeds success – how much do you celebrate?

We are delighted to announce that our very own Michelle Gudgeon (or M as she’s known to us – as she really is the mastermind behind all that we do!!) was the proud recipient of the Virtual-ly The Best Assistant in the world at this year’s Superstar Awards. Michelle received her award as recognition of […]

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