Category Archives for Business Growth

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 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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Big business results fuelled with small business juice

Is it possible to grow a global brand and deliver big business results, yet retain the juiciness and creativity that drives a small business? I’ve just come out of a meeting with one of my customers who is currently facing this challenge and it’s not the first time I’ve come across this problem. (I experienced […]

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Diseconomies of Scale

Now most of us are familiar with the concept of economies of scale: the principle that as we scale our production our unit costs fall making us more efficient and more profitable. This may be true in manufacturing or stock ordering terms but that where it ends. Rather than economies of scale early-stage businesses inevitably […]

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The Importance of Powerful Peers

It’s a fact that we become like the five people we spend the most time with, therefore it’s so important to ensure you have people within your inner circle who inspire you, believe in you, support you and stretch you. For some years now I’ve understood the importance of surrounding yourself with a group of […]

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Negotiation is the fun part of sales – fear not

Not only does Britain need to learn to have sales in the role of being salespeople, but negotiating as a part of the sales process is surely fundamental to the level of success one may or may not have in sales.  Negotiation can be fun when working in sales. Step one in the negotiating game […]

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How well are we really INNOVATING and what thoughts does this drive?

INNOVATION is critical to the lifeblood of a fast-moving, engaging and world-class company with ambition. How well are we really INNOVATING and what thoughts does this drive? Every day a company must surely continually improve and grow to outrun the competition.  Does your company have a system in place recording everything you can about what they […]

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The importance of leading oneself, before empowering others by Nicola Cook

Or what we call Leadership Inside Out. What defines a successful leader? It’s a question often asked during our keynotes or seminars and the responses from delegates are as varied as the number of books that have been written on the subject; however, one aspect that everyone always agrees on is that the effective leader […]

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