Are you suffering the Aldi effect?

Are you suffering the Aldi effect?

Reading Time: 4 minutes | This year’s Christmas dinner discussion was about the supermarket phenomenon that’s swept the UK recently. Have you noticed it?  The impact of “discounters” entering the UK market and decimating the traditional UK supermarkets has been commented on in news...
Stagnant strategies smell

Stagnant strategies smell

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Do you suffer from the same strategic failing that most small firms do, stagnant strategy? You may have a carefully thought out strategy and vision, but left alone your strategy will go stagnant; at best doing nothing, or actually putting people off. A stagnant lake...
Why you’re not getting what you want from your firm.

Why you’re not getting what you want from your firm.

Reading Time: 3 minutes | One of the important steps that many professionals don’t take as they develop their business is to have a powerful vision of their success (no, not a series of numbers) and to “start with the end in mind”. A recent trip to Snowdonia reminded me of what’s important and...
A budget is NOT a business plan!

A budget is NOT a business plan!

Reading Time: 3 minutes | Watching the Chancellor strut his stuff recently sparked several debates about the tax implications and impact of growing a small professional firm and potential impacts on small businesses. It also created an interested discussion about business planning and how many...
When Strategic decision making comes unstuck

When Strategic decision making comes unstuck

Reading Time: 3 minutes | How many firms have you seen that don’t appear to act in a coherent way, apparently changing direction and not achieving all they should? Is it simply their strategic decision making that is faulty? Did you recently read about BT’s purchase of EE? Did you wonder why...