Here’s a question for you – do you routinely measure your business’s sales conversion rate? (That is the percentage of “shoppers” interested in your products or services that actually go on to buy from you.) If so, is it as high as you would like it to be? The chances are that, for most businesses, there is room for improvement in this area. If you are spending money on advertising and marketing to effectively buy prospective customers and not then converting those prospects into buying customers, you are wasting money. Read the rest of this entry »
I recently had the great news that one of our former clients has actually sold their business for quite a few million pounds. When they started working with us, they were struggling to grow the business because they were working IN not ON it. After 2 years of working together we turned that situation around, and the business could then grow rapidly. Now, 5 years later, they have just been offered an amount they just could not refuse, and have achieved financial freedom. What a great situation to be in! Read the rest of this entry »
Have you ever wondered why reaching the top is not all that you hoped it would be, when you were lower down the ladder? The biggest reason that managers and directors find life at the top so hard is that the skills that got them into that position can act against them when they are there. It’s not like a sport, where you just get better at one thing. Everything changes when you get to the top of your business, and you are actually playing a completely different game. Read the rest of this entry »
At the The 2018 Business Excellence Forum and Awards
On the 26th and 27th of April, the ACC BT Convention Centre in Liverpool will play host to the largest Business Excellence Forum and Awards in history. The 2-day forum is designed to deliver the best, most effective and highest ROI business strategies to business owners and entrepreneurs, their teams and their clients and well as joining together to share ideas and build new relationships.
This year, The Business Excellence Forum will play host to 8 world-class speakers including Baroness Karren Brady, Sharon Lechter, Kenny Dalglish and Brad Sugars. Filling our programme with topics ranging from increasing sales, cash flow and profitability to leadership, team building, systems development and the design of predictive business models that guarantee success. You will leave with multiple actions to grow your business, start your business or create change within your workplace.
But it’s not all work and no play! As well as learning from the keynote speakers, you are also invited to attend the black-tie awards dinner on the Thursday 26th April. The Business Excellence Awards exists to recognise and honour the innovation, passion, risk-taking and results of some of the best companies and business owners around the world. Sixteen awards are given out ranging from Best Company Culture through to CEO of the Year and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. This is a celebratory evening, giving you a well-earned chance to relax and wind down after an intense day.
Here’s what a couple of last year’s attendees had to say about the Business Excellence Forum:
“It’s been an excellent conference that has given us the tools to transform our business.” – Renee Mcckay, Tax Assist Accountants
“This is a truly excellent conference – educational, inspirational, motivating and fun!” – Michelle Roberts, The Creative Marketer
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I’m sure that most people reading this article know somebody who has cringe worthy tales of a nightmarish boss, or you may even have had the misfortune to work for one yourself. Though in retrospect we can (normally) laugh about it, at the time it was probably an uncomfortable and demoralising experience. Read the rest of this entry »
There is a myth that entrepreneurs are born that way, just like there is a myth that talented sports people are born with a superstar gene. When we watched Usain Bolt run, it was easy to say that he won because he was born with the attributes that make a world class sprinter. Well, the reality was very different. In fact, Usain’s training regime was incredibly tough, and although he possessed some useful physical attributes for a top class sprinter, it was his commitment and discipline at putting in the training that made him so special.
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Most businesses never actually make it to the point where they can be sold for a decent price. The main reason for this is that the owner didn’t set out to build a business to sell; when they started the business, they just wanted an income to replace the salary they earned when they had a job. Read the rest of this entry »
In all sports, keeping track of your score in comparison to a predetermined expectation is vital if you want to improve your game. Golfers have a handicap system while most athletes have personal bests and records to measure themselves against.
When it comes to marketing, like most things in life, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. Yet still I come across businesses owners from both large and small businesses who look at me blankly when I ask, “What is your marketing strategy, and do you have a marketing plan?” Given the importance of marketing to most businesses, I find this frankly amazing. Read the rest of this entry »
The chances are, when you first started your business, you were very passionate about it. Everything was new and exciting, and at last you had a way for you to make your mark on the world, to do things your way, to set new standards, to bring something new to the market, to help more people – in short, you were in love with your business and the opportunities it promised for you. Read the rest of this entry »