Thursday, 30 January 2020 by

A sense of purpose, that creates persistence Knowing when to just not give up. In the last couple of months, if you are in the area,  you may have seen the first two excellent editions of Quay Magazine, sharing inspirational business stories from around Torbay. What was at the source of the successful launch of this new magazine?

The Power of (a really great) Habit

Wednesday, 06 November 2019 by

Give your business a single-minded focus… and see the benefits across all areas! Tyrone Smith is transforming every area of his business with a single priority. Torquay Carpets and Flooring was set up 3 years ago, and is being shaped and grown by Tyrone’s focus on one thing… “Consistently creating a pleasant experience“. ‘I have tunnel vision’

A Journey Progressing…

Wednesday, 10 July 2019 by

Building something for the future When you have a clear vision, combined with purpose… If you’ve driven in the Preston area of Torbay recently, you’ll have not failed to notice the impact of the signage of a property transformed into a smart new garage.   But Andy Clark’s business AMC Motor Engineering is not new, but a

Attention splatter

Wednesday, 01 May 2019 by

Multi-tasking – the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time! Being focused, versus Attention Splatter   Robert Haylor, Boost Digital Media, builds web sites that work and shows you how. That’s it. He has a clear focus to rivet his attention and communicate what his business does – especially important in the

Where’s my business going?

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 by

Get clear on where you want to end up. Research shows you’re a third more likely to be successful by getting your plans out of your head and written down. And you can double your chances of success if you have an accountability structure to follow through on these plans.       Glynn, the owner of GD Plumbing and Heating, is

The Power of a Mental Picture

Tuesday, 26 June 2018 by

Taking the time to create a clear Vision Have you ever stopped to think about if I could have anything for my business, what it would look like? It’s worth doing because it first gets you clear on your motivation (your starting point). And it creates a clear visualisation of ‘if I could have anything, my life would look like

3 Years On

Tuesday, 01 May 2018 by

3 Years On… What happens when you make time to plan the business. Broomhill Car Sales is well placed to make the most of the spring trading conditions. The forecourt is full of an impressive range of Mercedes cars, well presented, and all fully paid for. 3 years ago owner Graham Bonning took a step back from

Will, Determination and Urgency

Friday, 03 November 2017 by

When we get stuck, confronted or demotivated in our business lives, what gets us going again, motivated, and feeling back on track? A good place to look is the story from the classic book The Richest Man in Babylon by George S Clason…         Dabasir was a happily married saddle maker in Babylon 5000 years ago.

AMC Motor Engineering is a successful vehicle servicing garage set up by Andy Clark in Paignton 10 years ago in his early 20’s. He has built the reputation and the business to be running constantly at near capacity. Andy spent 6 months tweaking the business on “what I have, smoother”. So where does the business go from here?

The ‘two minute year end test’ and something to pull me into 2017… Do this simple exercise to check how clear you are now, and what you want to focus on next. At this time of year it will help you with; ‘you know what’s what’s most important to me next?…’ Rate yourself on these 3 numbers and