When we think of success in business terms, we tend to think about multi-million pound turnovers, high-profit margins and lots of staff. Every year I glance at the regional and national awards wondering why the measure of success tends to focus on turnover, financial growth and how many staff have been employed. I get it, […]
When I asked our members to help make the ultimate list of the things we wish we'd known when we started our businesses, they didn't disappoint. And reading through their comments and advice, it struck me that this list isn't just for people at the start-up stage in...
Hands up if you want to make more money in your business. (Hope you all have your hands up!?) Moira recorded this video for us a couple of years ago (before we were MINT and called The Savvy Solos Business Club) but everything is so relevant to our businesses now,...
Confidence can be described as one’s belief in one’s ability to succeed. How confident are you? Do you go out there feeling you can conquer the world at any given moment or are you much more likely to feel a little unsure and holding back? In another lifetime I worked at the BBC. It was […]
I love the stories that people tell themselves! “I hate selling. I am no good at sales. I don’t like sales. I don’t want to sell. Does that sound familiar?” We don’t have a choice but to sell if we want our businesses to survive. These hints and tips from Nevil Tynemouth, New Results Training, should set […]
Networking. Love it or loathe it, it is a rite of passage for every small business owner. The tales we tell one another about networking; which meetings have been brilliant, which not-so-good, which meetings we’d absolutely never go back to. And how we felt! Energised, shy, frustrated and ecstatic, we all have our networking stories. […]