Category Archives for "Analysis"

Jan 29


Did you feel it? Not me. I missed it. Feeling a little left out. Earthquakes are one of those things that you cannot reasonably predict but you can plan for. Business has a lot of Earthquakes; Staff Illness Broken Equipment No Internet! The list goes on….. But what do you do when the shake hits […]

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Nov 19

If it ain’t broke – optimise it

Are you like me? Satisfied with how things are going in your business but always wanting to know if you can stretch a little bit further and make things that little bit better? I’ll share a secret with you, something I have observed over the years of working with businesses. Those that optimise survive. And […]

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Aug 28

Top Tip – What are your competitors doing?

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Many of us are familiar with the SWOT analysis technique for our own companies, but here are two other ways you can use the SWOT tool to gain a sale. A SWOT on your customer What are the factors affecting them at the moment? Does your offer help them to overcome […]

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Apr 21

Managers Matter, just ask Man Utd

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] Sunday was a good day for Everton. They beat Man Utd 2-0. If you don’t follow football you should know that David Moyes was, until last season Everton’s manager, he’s now Man Utd’s manager. He took over from the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson. After 26 years at the helm loosing Sir […]

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Apr 14

Open All Hours

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] I can order a pizza to be delivered at 2am but I can’t see my GP to talk about my growing weight problem. In the week GP’s are told to ‘open all hours’ we look at the NHS problem from a systems viewpoint. This will not be a blog about the […]

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Apr 10

There’s the door

[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] A friend of mine popped round for a cuppa last night and was chatting about his work. More specifically about the ‘employee engagement survey’ that had been done. I am obviously intrigued. A few months back this very large employer asked their employees how they felt. Things were less than positive. […]

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Apr 09


[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=”] I was merrily heading off to Newark this morning singing ‘dedication is all you need’ and thinking about how I was just a few hours away from being a world record holder and todays blog would be all about how awards help your business get recognised and stand out from the […]

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