Category Archives: Jan’s Blog

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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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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“Authenticity is at the heart of success ” anon

One of the most consistent themes in recent years has been the search for authenticity – the rejection of fake values and identities in both business and as ourselves as people.  Rather than copycat our role models, we aim to recognise we are different people to start with while using their achievements for inspiration.    We…
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Think an introvert can’t sell? Think again

  I was doing a sales workshop at a conference the other week, and one of the delegates said to me over coffee “ But I can’t sell because I am an introvert”.   It is a common theme. People perceive it as necessary to be ultra-extrovert for selling;  a smooth talking, party loving animal who…
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