Are You Helping Yourself?

Are You Helping Yourself?

Nobody could be blamed now for forecasting another recession, a second dip because the whole world is just too badly screwed up by the greedy bankers and the egos of the politicians. But for most small businesses, it doesn’t feel like the first recession ever really went away.  Trading is very tough and you’ve got…

Dr Paddi Lund – The Mad Dentist, Sir Clive Woodward & Winning at Business

Dr Paddi Lund – The Mad Dentist, Sir Clive Woodward & Winning at Business

One Friday evening I went to dinner with a dentist from Australia who consulted with England’s rugby union team (helping them on their way to the 2003 World Cup), a major UK holidays firm and countless dentists worldwide. I wanted to interview him for my award-winning book, “Double Your Business”. As an independent dentist working…

Core Marketing Plan Template

Core Marketing Plan Template

When you look online for a free marketing plan template, you’re likely to come across mostly big complicated things designed for corporates to spend months developing a £ multi-million strategy. That’s no good for you or me. Because you run your own business, you need something practical that will produce results. You want something that’s…

Double Your Business – The Book

Double Your Business – The Book

I’m delighted to announce that work on Double Your Business is progressing well. But what can you expect from the book when it’s published? Here’s a description taken directly from the proposal agreed with my publisher, Financial Times Prentice Hall: An extraordinarily effective “how-to” manual for everybody who wants to enjoy a more successful business….

How to Motivate Staff
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How to Motivate Staff

The question of how to motivate staff has vexed the owners of small businesses for years. There are three big approaches used by most: Treat your staff as friends and lean on that friendship to get things done Offer incentives to perform Use threats or punishments to induce a bit of fear (These last two…