Category Archives: Coaching

The government is targeting the self-employed rather than supporting them

  Uber and Deliveroo have become easy targets following the Matthew Taylor report, with the chair of the Work and Pensions Committee, Frank Field, suggesting such companies “exploit ordinary, hard-working people in the gig economy”. Approximately 5 million people are self-employed I can understand why companies such as Uber and Deliveroo became easy targets following…
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Understanding the value of your proposition

One of the biggest mistakes start-ups make is to be so focussed on their amazing idea or great product, they fail to stop and consider if their customers will find it just as desirable.  Or worse, their own conviction makes them dismiss this as inevitable.  Sadly, here is nothing inevitable about it.   Without creating a…
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Forget Brexit, slow demand is now the biggest headache for UK business

I was genuinely delighted to read some of the findings of the research commissioned by the Enterprise Investment Scheme Association (EISA) showing so much support for the private sector in post-Brexit Britain. Some 7.4m investors are reported to have said that SME’s have become more attractive because of the increased trade prospects, and 29 per…
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Stress-busters !

  I spent a decade or more over-stressed, miserable and damaging my health.  I learned the hard way about the national epidemic of stress that exists in the UK, leading to physical and mental illness.  I was an idiot and ignored it, but then so do many small business owners.  If it isn't cash flow,…
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