Category Archives: Small Business Owner

Do you show business confidence?

A business’s confidence is key to its success. A confident business does not have to apologise for its existence – it can just get on with providing a great product or service. In an owner/managed business the level of business … Continue reading

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It’s great to share

Over the years we build up layers of experience and learning in our chosen fields and this experience and learning helps us to be good at what we do. Many of the skills we acquire we are barely conscious that … Continue reading

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Let’s get inspired!

It’s interesting how large sporting occasions can inspire us. How many of us runners find ourselves with more of a spring in our step having watched the World Athletics Championships or the Olympics? Just seeing world class athletes such as … Continue reading

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It’s good to talk

The end of June saw the annual CIMA Member in Practice Conference. You may not have any idea what that is but suffice to say it involves lots of accountants getting together for a two day shindig. Your next thought … Continue reading

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Row, Row, Row your boat

Over last month my son Simon was involved in the bumps rowing (Summer Eights) for his college Oriel at Oxford. Rowing is one of those sports which involves a group of individuals pulling together to achieve a common result. Unlike … Continue reading

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All hands on deck

Having had an extension built to our house last year the next task on our list this year is to sort out the garden – and a key part of that task is to build some decking. So we started … Continue reading

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Master your Business Finances

If you are interested in mastering your business finances perhaps you would like to download the interview I did with Alan Philpott of Glastonbury FM.

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Are you an April fool?

        Over the years I have met business owners who offer a great product or service but are really struggling with their cash control. One of the reasons is exemplified by a conversation I had the other … Continue reading

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Put the spring into your step!

I have just been for a lovely walk in the spring sunshine and I have to say I feel good! Many people use their renewed energy to do some spring cleaning. Suddenly streets are filled with car washing, lawn mowing … Continue reading

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What would you do differently?

This time last year I wrote about Groundhog day, the film in which Bill Murray finds himself stuck reliving the same day until he gets it ‘right’. There is a similarly themed film called About Time where the men in … Continue reading

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