A significant milestone…

Friday, 08 September 2017 by

3 year celebration and reflection   Three thoughts on completing 3 years in business… after (finally) having the courage to jump to the other side of the fence after 36 years employed in a bank.       1. Live a ‘Life by Design’ – not by default Do the work to get clear on what’s most important to you. And

Sharpening the saw

Monday, 21 August 2017 by

The positive impact of having the discipline to take time out from working in the business.. Last month Yeoman (SW) Ltd plumbers effectively shut down their business for two days when all four of the team went to Cheltenham and Bristol to develop their product knowledge with suppliers.   Now; James, Shaun, Jarred & Gavin

The Power of Focus

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 by

‘The team is the best it’s ever been’. Mike Green, Torbay Packaging Company 3 months ago; Mike rated himself with low scores on what were his Priorities, and The Vision for the business.     If you ‘Start with Why’, Mike first identified what was most important to him; Stability – In the business, and the home

A Purposeful Vision… and the journey from idea to reality Paul has just completed the first stage of the business life cycle by successfully negotiating the purchase of a busy café in Dorchester       He has ridden the roller coaster ride of emotion… dissatisfaction with what I have now what can I do

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?

Head buzzing with business ideas?

Tuesday, 24 January 2017 by

When your head is full of ideas, the benefit of having clear focus What a business owner did to create a clear path of action…       Jo Moore is a florist inspired by using the local environment for creativity. From her home, a farm near Totnes, Devon she has created the vision of

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

Nick creates a business built to last… From nothing, Nick established a new bookkeeping and advice business this year which will earn him an income from doing what inspires him for as long as he wants. Before; Aged 58 at the beginning of the year, he knew he had to earn an income ‘just to

A journey from; ‘I’m ready to give up’, to ‘Wow, I’m flying!’   Eleanor is the sole proprietor of the web site design and marketing business Designed By Eleanor based in Torquay. She balances being a single mum with promoting and developing the business, managing and sub-letting the premises, and also maintaining a great business-life

How do you make big expansion decisions with confidence? You start with an inspiring vision, and then support this with a structure… A top floristry training school based in South Devon is expanding with national and international ambitions. The British Academy of Floral Art was established in Exeter in 2008 by two former tutors from

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