Championing Enterprise Education

APPG for Entrepreneurship

“You’ll never make anything of yourself unless you go to university” the words of my careers advisor ring in my ears. Tucked away somewhere amongst my clutter is a burgundy folder gifted to each student of a certain era – National Record of Achievement. Mine contained my bold goal to become the CEO of a […]

7 Benefits of Business Coaching for Small Business Owners

Man and woman sat with coffee discussing business coaching

7 Benefits of Business Coaching for Small Business Owners There are plenty of ways you can get business advice and tips, but if you’re looking to turn your small business into something much bigger and more profitable, you may want to consider hiring a business coach. In this post, we’ll discuss why you might need […]

When in doubt… GET THE CALCULATOR OUT!

When in Doubt Get the Calculator Out - child with calculator and business stationery

When in doubt… GET THE CALCULATOR OUT! At its heart, marketing is all just maths. The success (or failure!) of a marketing campaign is all down to the numbers. Here’s an example from a client. They were spending £100/day on Facebook Ads sending people to a webinar. Here are the all-important numbers for the last […]

The Golden Ten Minutes

The Golden Ten Minutes

The Golden Ten Minutes… When your business gets a new lead or enquiry – how long does it take you to get back to them? An hour? A day? A week?!  Here are some eye-watering statistics:  If you call a lead within 10 minutes of them enquiring with you (submitting the form/requesting the call etc) […]

All things are created twice

All things are created twice

“All things are created twice.” The intriguing words of consultant and public speaker Stephen Covey. He went on to expand – “There’s a mental or first creation, and then a physical or second creation to all things.” Many of the tasks we complete on a daily basis go through this process. From an artist committing […]

Mind the Gap!

Mind the Gap

Mind the Gap! Three powerful questions are the focus of my mid-week motivation. What really matters to you in your life?  What do you really want to be? What do you want to do with your life? It’s a thought-provoking time.  Most people start to become very self-reflective.  You might think about long-term life goals, […]

Should you ‘fake it until you make it’?

Should you Fake it until you make it?

Should you ‘fake it until you make it’ in business? ‘Fake it until you make it’. This simple phrase is often spouted to entrepreneurs and start-up business owners, as a motto to live by. Business owners need to look successful, to be successful surely? It’s always created pictures in my mind, of the yuppy DelBoy, […]

Are you embracing change?

Are you embracing change?

Are you embracing change? It’s human nature to be fearful and apprehensive of change. The same is true of business, when things are going right, why rock the boat? One of the biggest reminders of “the Covid years” is that markets change rapidly, sometimes in the blink of an eye. Products and services that clients […]

Leave the Baggage Behind

Leave the Baggage Behind

Leave the Baggage Behind. In the divine words of Madness, ‘Tomorrow’s just another day’. But there is always something symbolic about the passing of a year. As 2021 draws to an end, it’s naturally a time to reflect on what the last year has brought. For small business owners across the world, the last two […]

Local Events for Small Business Owners in 2022

Events for Small Business Owners

Local Events for Small Business Owners in 2022 Updated: December 2021 Getting out and promoting your business face to face can be one of the most effective ways of building your brand and putting your business in front of prospective buyers. Local events for small business owners can be run by a variety of organisations […]