Insights

Insights from our experience within the consultancy world. These posts are focused on delivering a wider perspective view and details of a specific topic. These will usually be longer, more in depth and have a greater amount of detail with information you can use in your business.

Startup Bootcamp Program

We review the cornerstone outcomes of a startup bootcamp program based on our teams experiences.

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Three Reasons To Try Business Networking

Business coaching has started to return since COVID-19 restrictions have lessened. Here’s our guide to networking.

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The Issue of Perfectionism – A Startup Story

We discuss why start up companies should avoid perfection being the enemy of the good, with insights from founders and investors.

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How Do I Fund My Startup? A Question from a founder.

I had an email from a founder asking me this question yesterday, and it’s one that many startup business owners ask. Here’s a quick view.

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Zero to One: The Books Founders Should Read

In the first of our startup book reviews, we look at Peter Thiels Zero to One and what we feel startup and scaleups must know from this book.

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Using a MOSCOW model to create buy in and reduce scope creep

See why a MOSCOW model can stop scope creep and keep a project focused.

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Business Coaching UK – Ways To Get Support For Your Business

We look at a number of UK business coaching options, to give you a choice of potential solutions, for your needs.

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Training Plan For Staff and Kickstart Scheme

In this article, we review why you should use an employee training record and why it is great for the Kickstart Job Scheme

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Attracting New Customers To Your Business

A review of the foundation of segmenation and attracting customers to your business.

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Independent school marketing plan – what to include.

A review of the critical elements all independent schools should include in their marketing plan.

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Process Re-engineering – Our Ultimate Team

A review of process re-engineering and what makes an ultimate team to complete such a project.

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Startup and Small Business Accounting Software

A look at the current market leading accounting software packages for startup and small businesses.

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Challenger Banks for small businesses and startups

A look over the most prominent challenger banks in the small and startup business banking arena.

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Business Planning For The New Post COVID-19 Norm

One of the single biggest risks we see with businesses coming out of this is assuming that everything will be the same tomorrow, albeit slightly slower, as it was yesterday. 

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Maintaining Business Post COVID-19

A look into some of the techniques to maintaining business for those that have received a boost due to COVID-19.

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Effective Communication – The Ultimate Guide

In my experience, one of the key differences between good management and excellent management, is effective communication. Read our free guide.

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Sales Forecasting Through Uncertainty

Sales forecasting is an art form, one that done effectively can support a business in allocating resources correctly. How, though, do we forecast through uncertainty?

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Writing A Business Plan – The Ultimate Guide

Everything you need to know about writing a business plan, what elements it should include and why every small business should have one.

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Delivering the annual plan as a living document.

Delivering the annual plan to your teams is the final step in our four part review on the annual planning process.

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What is a business consultant?

What is a business consultant? Here is the ultimate guide to to what a business consultant is, what they do and why and when you may need one.

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Creating Buy-In – Opening Up The Planning Process

The annual plan process can be the perfect time to engage and empower your team.

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Keeping Annual Plan Financials Simple To Digest

In this second part of reviewing the annual plan, we look at making the financials easy to digest for the whole team.

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Making An Effective Annual Plan

An effective annual plan becomes a key tool in any business, but in order for it to succeed it has to be accessible and focused. Here’s how to start.

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Hiring A Management Consultant – Checking The Credibility

In the third part of this insight series, we look at checking the credibility of a potential consultant.

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Hiring A Business Consultant – Tendering Your Project

In part two of this three part insight, we review tendering your consultancy project.

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Hiring A Business Consultant – Defining The Project Outline

In this three part review of hiring a consultant, we look at defining the scope and outline

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Why is Process Redesign So Important?

Process redesign used effectively can support in reducing costs and focussing on customer demands.

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