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’

Last month I completed 5 years in my business, listening to and working with a variety of small business owners. Entrepreneurs who are inspired to be out there, on their own, with no manual on how to be successful in running a business. These are the top issues I heard, frequently chosen by business owners to focus on to

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

Great processes

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 by

Streamlining how we do business   With great processes, not only are routine tasks done consistently. They also minimise costs – on supplies, or time taken. Great processes maximise income – ensuring consistent pricing, and nothing slipping through gaps. Helping to avoid costly mistakes. Go outside the way we do business here by exception, and on purpose, when we

For you, right now, is it achieving specific results, or developing an important area? The last quarter of the year. An opportunity to develop yourself or your business, and arrive at the end of the year thinking I’ve really progressed. …and a great place to start the New Year. When you’re clear what you want to achieve by then, what’s the best way of

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

Split yourself into 3!

Thursday, 24 May 2018 by

The Journey from Technician, (the ‘doer’) to Businessman   “It was easy when it was just me” Dave Morgan, Morgan Electrical is on the continual learning journey of setting up, running and developing his own business. Recognise the journey..? You love doing something and you’re really good at it. Then there’s the seed of inspiration – I could be

One Golden Rule for Discipline   After the Vision the night before, the discipline of the Mission tomorrow morning…       You’re motivated by what’s important to you. And you have a clear picture – a future visualisation for your business. After the will power, what ensures the discipline, to keep taking important actions when its raining and, “Oh, I just

Creating a successful 12 months

Wednesday, 03 January 2018 by

Time to be clear on the 12 months you want. For G A Autos in Brixham, 2017 felt like a year of momentum and achievement. The business finished the year in a significantly stronger position than 12 months ago, and now has a great base to build on in 2018. At the start of last

Focusing on one area of the business

Thursday, 07 December 2017 by

‘Great people come and go – great processes stay’ (The E Myth Enterprise, Michael Gerber) For TC Conversions 2017 was a year of streamlining its core business on camper vans – conversions and minor alterations. After establishing the business in 2013, within 2 years the business had really taken off. And, as owner Nigel put it, ‘The business had

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