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What Happened? Oh well, there's always another time ...
How often have you heard the phrase, ”work ON your business, not IN your business”? Often when someone starts up a business and that’s Kim and me included, it’s because they have the core skill that the business is out to provide … For example, Kim’s career had always been […]

What Happened? Oh well, there’s always another time …


To Joint Venture or not to JV?
That is the question … JV is a term used a lot in the world of professional property investing. JV is the acronym for ‘Joint Venture’ and these can take many different forms. Alongside Kim’s and my design and branding consultancy business, I’m pretty involved in property investing too … […]

To JV or not to JV?


The Fine Art of Persistence
Kim and I do get asked from time to time how have we managed to keep our design business going for the past 23 years. And the answer is quite simple really. It’s all about persistence … Ambition is the path to success, but persistence is the vehicle you arrive […]

The Fine Art of Persistence



Putting Colour In Context
I don’t suppose many stop and think specifically about colours very often? Ok, if we’re decorating our homes, or buying a car, we might stop and think a minute. But we do live in a world of colour and the effect it can have on each of us can be […]

Putting Colour In Context


Pardon? Wat? Aye? Its All In The Communication
For starters, it doesn’t help that the word ‘communication’ can mean so many different things; not surprising then when communication so often goes wrong. How many times have you believed you’ve agreed something with someone, but then whatever it was you thought you agreed was not the same as what […]

Pardon? Wat? Aye? Its All In The Communication


Exceptional Customer Service Or Generating Sales
What’s more important to you? Last week’s blog post prompted a question from my mate, Jeff Lambing, ”What’s more important, providing exceptional customer service, or generating sales?”. It’s a good question … I suppose the immediate and most obvious answer is, “Both, as they’re equally important!” There’s no doubt every […]

Exceptional Customer Service Or Generating Sales



Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time
Kim and I have just spent a day in the sun at The Cheshire County Show. It takes me back to my farming roots and, of course, I always enjoy a day out of the office. But, unless we took a day’s holiday, could we justify this in business terms? […]

Didn’t We Have a Lovely Time


Can You Change How People Behave?
I guess the realisation comes to us all in due course – you can’t force other people to change the way they behave, you can only change the way you behave. But it is possible to influence other people’s behaviour though … Picture the teenager having a tantrum with their […]

Can You Change How People Behave?


Build Your Sales Funnel And Grow Your Business
A funnel Daniel? What do you mean? Imagine the shape of a household funnel. one you would use to pour liquid in to a container with a small hole. Instead of liquid, it’s people, or more accurately your audience and the changing relationship you have with those people, eventually coming […]

Build Your Sales Funnel And Grow Your Business