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How can I create a team of A-Players within my business?

It is true to say that most businesses only have one or two of what are known as ‘a-players’. The remaining people are likely to fall into the category of B- or C- players. And unfortunately, this can hold a business back in its future development. As such, it is imperative to create an...

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How are your ‘c-players’ affecting your team? How do I manage this?

Having a high performing team is highly advantageous for a number of reasons. E.g. producing high level returns. However, not every employee can be an ‘a-player’. Of course, the next tier down consists of the ‘b-players’ but you shouldn’t worry too much about them. The ‘c-players’ are the ones to keep a close eye...

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How can I create a culture of autonomy in my business?

Giving staff autonomy is essential for improving employee engagement. Without autonomy, your staff may end up wandering around not knowing to do next. Because they haven’t had any instruction. However, in the opposite direction, your staff are unlikely to react well to being told what to do all the time. And as such, having...

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What are the different sources of finance for my business? How do these work?

What are the different sources of finance for my business? How do these work? Three main types of business finance are currently in existence. In order to meet basic needs or day to day requirements, there may be some requirement for finance. Small businesses usually use their own capital for this. However, larger businesses...

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Would you benefit from creating a delegation plan for your business?

Are you currently experiencing any of these issues within your business? Lacking in time within your business to complete important tasks Being so spreadly thin that you have no real focus Not knowing how to delegate tasks Constant disturbance and inability to complete tasks as a result of phone ringing constantly All of these...

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I need to hire more staff but am worried I might not find the right type of person

Is your business growing at a fast rate and as such, you are now in a position where you need to hire more staff to deal with an increasing workload? Meanwhile, are you concerned that you may not find the right type of person suited to your business? You may need to hire the...

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I am constantly distracted. How can I focus?

Does running your business come with constant distraction? Resultantly, do you feel angry with yourself because you are unable to achieve your goals? What are the most common types of distractions? Emails. There are a couple of issues with dealing with emails. Firstly is the distraction of e-mail alerts constantly popping up. Throughout the...

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Do I need to develop a time management plan for my business?

Are you doing the things you should be doing within your business? If not, do you feel frustrated that your business isn’t moving forward? Are you experiencing any of the following issues as a result of time management problems? Lack of focus and prioritisation Missed deadlines and appointments Poor quality of work Wasted time...

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Will I be judged based on my business acumen?

It is a horrible feeling when someone judges you. However, you really shouldn’t worry about this. Because everyone has failings in some area or other. Undoubtedly, can you really afford not to utilise the services of a professional business coach if your business is not performing to the required standard? If you simply leave...

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I’m a busy person and don’t have any time to work on my business. How can I change this?

What kind of tasks are you spending most of your time on? Are these tasks making you money? Or can they be delegated to someone else? If you do things the same way, your business won’t change. Instead, you must learn to work on yourself as well as your business. Undeniably, if you don’t...

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How to establish yourself as the best in your sector

Do you really understand what your customers want and need? If this is not the case, your proposition is unlikely to be clear. In my experience, businesses that want to be the best in their industry ask their customers what they want and need. And then delivered on this. In contrast, businesses that failed...

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How can I earn more money so that I can lead a higher standard of living?

Do you work incredibly hard within your business but do not generate enough money for you or your family? Clearly, something needs to change. There are many reasons why businesses don’t generate much money. E.g. not making enough sales or spending too much. Have you considered using the services of a professional and experienced...

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