Do you stress test your marketing?

Stress test your marketing

Last week I had the luxury of a couple of focused days with my Chairman Lara, reviewing business plans, current results and seeking ways to enhance our existing offering.  As always I come away with a head full of new ideas and scribbled ‘grey time’ notes.  If you’ve attended any of our live events you’ll […]

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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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Solving the productivity puzzle

We’re used to seeing people walking down the street randomly talking into thin air – until you see the little white wire and realise they are engaged in a ‘usually’ very loud conversation with another person on the other end of their mobile phone.  Today whilst travelling down the escalator at Kings Cross onto the […]

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Are you maxing the sales hours of the day?

It’s an ongoing Company Shortcuts mantra – but one that both Lara and I firmly believe lies at the core of business successes – the relentless focus on sales activity during the core hours of the week. So – how much of your team’s resources last week was focused on income generating activities? 100% perfect, […]

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Lara Morgan Named on Inspirational Female Entrepreneur List

Lara Morgan

Company Shortcuts co-founder Lara Morgan has been named as One of the UK’s most inspirational female entrepreneurs in the UK by FreeOfficeFinder. The feature, which celebrates UK women in business, aims to inspire future generations of entrepreneurs, both male and female. Nick Riesel, their founder, explains the reasons behind the feature, and why Lara was […]

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Can a man work in his wife’s business?

Husband & wife at work

I first wrote a blog on this topic a few years ago and it definitely ruffled a few feathers so, in support of International Women’s Day– I thought it was worth updating and re-sharing some more thoughts on the topic. As an active supporter of female entrepreneurship and as a female entrepreneur myself I know firsthand […]

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Possibly the most important step of all?

by Ernest Capbert Market research has been around formally since the 1920’s. Entreprenuer.com defines it as: The process of gathering, analysing and interpreting information about a market, about a product or service to be offered for sale in that market, and about the past, present and potential customers for the product or service; research into […]

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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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Firms recognise the importance of Street Smart over Book Smart

The Importance of Street Smart Over Book Smart

Earlier today I was standing in front of 200 young people (Year 11’s) sharing my story from school through to the career I have today, via www.speakers4schools.org, with the intention to hopefully inspire them. I always incorporate the following as one of my opening lines in my talk; My personal journey through book smart academia has been […]

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A Journey to Engagement

Claudette Dawson

My Mini Stalking Mission by guest writer, Claudette Dawson When you are on a mission, you have a specific aim with a clear direction and it’s vital to know, own and embrace your “why”. My “why” for wanting to join Company Shortcuts was the fuel that ignited my persistence button. That’s what drove me on […]

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