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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Students Work Alongside One of the UK’s 10 Most Powerful Business Women

Eighty Business students from North Hertfordshire College will be spending this term working with international entrepreneur Lara Morgan to design the female version of the successful Gate8 luggage – men’s travel case. Working in teams, the students will be competing against each other, with the winning design being manufactured and the winning students’ prize will […]

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One Thing All Businesses Must Do To Accelerate Sales Growth

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Answer this ONE question … What is the single most important strategic sales activity that if applied consistently by your business as a whole for the next 90 days would have the greatest impact on your growth? We’ve just finished delivering yet another great Sales Secrets Academy to a cracking customer of ours and once […]

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If the world is your oyster, why do so many businesses trade only in their back yard?

Britain abroad undoubtedly has far a greater head start in building business relationships than nearly any other country. Why? The English language is the language of global trade. Imperial Britain was largely responsible for establishing the first international trade routes, shipping ports and wrote most of the law.  Also, more now than ever before, it […]

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Why Are You in Business?

Whenever I begin working with a new client, one of the very first questions I ask them is ‘why are they in business?, what motivates them to become an entrepreneur?, and what I’ve observed with a large number of business entrepreneurs, particularly those within the first 3 years of their entrepreneurial journey, is how often […]

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Lara Morgan – We Are The City Interview

Lara was recently interviewed by We Are The City to profile her excellent work as an inspirational woman in business.  We are The City are an online networking group who support women in business and promote the future pipeline of female talent by centralising as much information as we can that relates to women in […]

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Lara Morgan Interview – Hertfordshire Business Independent

Lara was recently interviewed for the Hertfordshire Business Independent. Here’s what she had to say: Lara, thanks for taking the time to talk to us here at the Hertfordshire Business Independent. Can you tell us a bit about your background? At the age of eighteen, I taught myself the art of sales and within three […]

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Lara Morgan on The Apprentice: You’re Fired, Tuesday 28th May

No-nonsense entrepreneur, Lara Morgan, appears next week on The Apprentice: You’re Fired panel, to discuss the week’s hospitality procurement task. The BBC reality TV show sees candidates take a business trip to Dubai, where they are tasked with sourcing items for a new multi-million pound hotel. Both teams face the challenges of international business negotiation. […]

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Innovation

Only recently did I appreciate the really immeasurable value of the innovation ability we encouraged as we built at Pacific Direct. Everyday surely a company must surely continually try to improve and grow to outrun the competition. Indeed not only to outrun but to win on every level, as a business grows a company must […]

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