137. In 3 – No. 10 What does Frugal Innovation actually mean and what are the principles you need to apply if you want to be a practitioner?

This week we tried a new platform – not Zoom this time but something called Wonder – go on, try it! The aim was to have a highly interactive session with the author of the book, FRUGAL INNOVATION, Jaideep Prabhu. Jaideep is Professor of Marketing at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. […]

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132. My takeaways from our exclusive interview with Gary Bloom, an Elite Sports Psychotherapist and author of “Keeping Your Head in the Game” on 9th March 2021

Every month we meet a top-drawer author and put them through their paces. This month it was the turn of Gary Bloom, an elite sports psychotherapist who works extensively with the business community (as well as high profile sportsmen). These are my takeaways from our one hour session with Gary. But the real value add […]

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119. Where next for Business?

Now, four months into lockdown and sales for a number of businesses are still weak. What’s on the proactive owner/manager’s to do list? There are a number of big decisions to make. Here is a bit of a hit list with the objectives: Promoting your business – getting it rapidly back on the rails Preserving […]

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109. The ins and outs of raising finance

At some point, your business will probably need to consider raising money to take it on to the next stage – or even simply to survive. This article provides a quick overview as to what you should be thinking about and outlines some of your options. What are your choices? Historically, you had 2 choices […]

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105. Strategies to Survive in an Uncertain World

The Brexit turmoil rumbles on and businesses continue to grapple with an uncertain future. Trading agreements, political unrest and lack of leadership mean it’s extremely difficult for business leaders to predict where and how business can take place, what barriers there may be, and how the decisions of other businesses may impact their own. Business […]

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48. Watch out for those start-up bear traps

I can safely say that a couple of my clients think I’m a pretty good guy; and for an accountant, that can be a slightly unusual place to be! The reason is embarrassingly simple.  They are both CEOs of young businesses that have been going full steam for a year or so with the business […]

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