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The Benefits of Business Planning

All business owners know that one of the hardest things to do is take time out to review the health and direction of your own company, particularly in the busy times of the year.  Perhaps as you goRead more

Thoughts at the holidays

As I reflect on the year that is drawing to a close, I thought I’d to share with you some conversations that I have been privileged to have with clients during the year. I've tried to be smart andRead more

Planning to make more money in 2019?

I could leave it right there because it doesn't come more straightforward than that. If you own a business, before you get too far into 2019 you need a budget. But I'm a chartered accountant, IRead more

A good leader knows 'the most important thing' - but how do they work it out?

I was with a group of business owners recently at which the seminar leader told us something I thought was profoundly helpful: You, as leaders, need to know what the most important thing is andRead more

Why it’s important to understand the story behind your numbers

Tell me what the following numbers mean: 843 1973 380  I think you’ll agree that you can guess all you like, but it’s near impossible to interpret the meaning of numbers without some contexRead more

How to unite your team and increase profits

It will come as no surprise that a lot of the conversations I have with business owners are about making more money. Most of them want the magic formula. It would be nice if there was one—like aRead more

Getting traction on the Bike of Life

I ran a workshop recently in which I used one of my favourite tools for assessing business health and sustainability. Afterwards one of the participants came up to me and said the last thing youRead more

Key business lessons from Churchill and The Darkest Hour

I recently saw the movie The Darkest Hour. At its heart it’s about the anguish of making a decision. And what a decision! It depicts the dilemma Churchill faced before Dunkirk—whether to fightRead more

Adding one more thing to the time management discussion

In the spirit of trying new things this year to bring about better results, I recently conducted a time management seminar. Time management is one of those areas that perpetually impacts businessRead more

Loving yourself is more important for your business than you might think

The directive to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’ is one of the most famous of all Bible quotes. Even people who don’t profess a faith tend to know this one and seek to apply it. I find itRead more

Drawing lessons from the (all-too-brief) history of the fax machine

Insanity is popularly defined as doing the same things over again and expecting a different result. When it comes to business, I would argue that if you do what you’ve always done, things willRead more

Planning for Surplus

So, 2018 has begun. It’s that difficult time of year when we have to shake off the holiday malaise, crank the wheels and get back into the business of making a living. Our first steps will say a lRead more

Thinking about the year ahead, here's a great tool for clarity and direction.

Business GPS

Growth and Profit Solutions (GPS) Business Diagnostic

Complete the diagnostic to identify the top 3 areas for improvement in order to improve your level of Growth and Profit.

Business Continuity Plan

What's Your Leadership Style?


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