Following the vote to leave the EU in June, you might have thought that Armageddon was just around the corner. We are doomed, the economy will crash, it will take years to negotiate an exit, EU countries will punish us with high tariffs.... But Britain's small business owners, in my experience, have pretty much ignored … Continue reading Small business owners – getting on with the job
I was at the gym the other day running on a treadmill while watching the women's marathon. Normally I run at a modest 10 kph pace which keeps up my fitness without killing me. But on this occasion I noticed I was running faster and needed to increase the treadmill speed. The strange thing was … Continue reading What can we learn from Olympic performers?
I am good at my job. How hard is this to say out loud? Acknowledging that you are good at something can be difficult - what if people disagree with you, what if you are wrong, what if they laugh at you? I was working with a client recently who was clearly a very talented and … Continue reading You are good at your job
YOU CAN ONLY WIN IF YOU LEARN TO ACCEPT FAILURE. I have just finished watching the Australian Tennis Open final between Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic. One thing that occurred to me during the match was the similarity between failure in sports competition, failure in business and losing in poker. Winning is easy to cope … Continue reading To succeed you have to accept failure
It is only 2 weeks into 2015 and this year will see some great new businesses launched if StartUp 2015 at Somerset House in London is anything to go by. As an experienced entrepreneur myself and a government accredited SME business coach, I was invited to be one of the resident 'meet an advisor' on … Continue reading Fresh perspectives @ StartUp 2015