What if you’re the problem? 5 ways you could be holding back your business

None of us want to hear or think that maybe we are the problem in our business, but so many times that is the case! If you see your own behaviour in any of these examples, it will definitely be worthwhile to think about what you need to focus on to get past this. Positive […]

Step 1 of Your Strategy Roadmap for 2021

Your Company Roadmap

In everything I write and teach about strategy the first step is always to understand what is really going on inside your business. You need data, information and you need to analyse and understand it. From a right brain objective perspective, that’s it. That’s Step 1. Right Brain Objective Data-Driven Step 1 The fundamental information […]

5 Steps to Planning Your Way out of Lockdown for 2021

When we had our first wave of lockdown early on in the year, it became obvious that business would not be the same for the next few months. As the months rolled on, it seemed that business for most companies would possibly never be the same. Apart from the industries that have been deeply affected […]

Cash is King but Margin is Queen

The reason I’m covering this topic is because all too often I see small business owners – mostly those in Foundation – focusing just on sales. All their activities are about getting the sale, and being paid to receive the cash (or the funds). Whilst that is an extremely important part of your business to […]

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company - Jenny Stilwell

If you want to learn more about what sort of innovation you could be developing in your company but don’t really know where to start, I highly recommend the following: Ask your key suppliers to come in and brief you on trends and innovation in their industry. When I ran a contract manufacturer of bath […]