“S’Marketing” Explained

What is it and why you need to know about it? Occasionally at a networking event you’ll hear a bunch of old sales hands (myself included) reminiscing about the days when we simply drove around the country with the precision of a co-ordinated army, visiting our customers and drumming up new business. Our Fords and […]

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Are Good Sales People Born Or Bred?

How do we make our youth more employer ready and equip them with the necessary skills that our businesses need? First, we need to debunk the myth that salespeople are born and not bred. Can you really turn anyone into a good salesperson? Well, science has recently proven that a natural propensity for selling but […]

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Are You a Heroic Sales Leader Or Are You Harbouring One In Your Business?

Without a sale, no other department in the business need exist, so it’s no surprise that capability and expertise in selling should be placed front and centre in any business growth strategy. However, if the owner/entrepreneur is a natural sales person themselves, ironically that natural ability and heroic sales flair can actually become an inhibitor […]

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These 3 words impacted my life more than I knew at the time…..

Jamie Edwards shares with us in a guest blog, his feelings towards the recent events that have unfolded across London and Manchester over recent weeks and the impact such events can have on one’s life. After the impact of the past few weeks in Manchester and London I think there’s a lot of resilience that […]

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4 Killer Templates for Sales Growth Leaders

​4 Killer Templates for sales growth from our Framework Library that our clients used to help them achieve an average 140% increase in net profit You’ve made a plan?... You’ve set a budget?……which has been communicated company-wide. Yes? Your team all nod in agreement. Now – roll forward 3 months, are you and your team delivering on […]

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

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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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Avoiding the Competency Trap

“The honest answer is after we reach £1M I haven’t a clue what I’m meant to be doing!” That was the comment, fresh out of the mouth of one of our Business Accelerator Club members during our initial coaching call.  I was quizzing her on the size of her vision and testing the level of […]

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