'Starting a business is a lot like jumping out of an airplane and assembling the parachute on the way down!' Unknown
Well it can certainly seem like that at times!
We all need help sometimes, successful people know this from a very early stage in their business career, a good business adviser draws out the best an organisation can offer, helps to spot potential pitfalls and provides support when it's most needed, it's not really that complicated!
Non Executive Directorships
My SkillsSmall Business Growth
My business career has given me the opportunity to observe
Most of the businesses I've been involved in have largely been family owned and run. Some of the largest corporations in the world are family businesses. Family businesses have a unique dynamic, sometimes benign dictatorships, sometimes incredibly dysfunctional. However they all share one trait, a common goal, to maximise profitability and ensure the continuance of the business for the next generation or until retirement.
From My Blog
Is Allied Healthcare A Warning For The Rest Of The Care Industry?
Allied healthcare has pressed the button to summon help and shelter the company from creditors. My first encounter with Allied Healthcare was a very long time ago. So long ago in fact that the business was called Allied Medicare, the logo was a quaint line drawing of a ‘lady with a lamp, channelling Florence herself…
How Do Business Leaders Learn In The 21st Century?
Not classrooms, shared experiences! The world of education and teaching is evolving and changing rapidly. This is especially true when it comes to business owners who don’t necessarily want to commit to a classroom based style of learning – too rigid, too expensive and no opportunity to try before you buy. From the learner’s point…
Small businesses make up the vast majority of the UK economy, we employ more people, generate more tax revenues and create more wealth than the rest of the UK economy put together.
All businesses need a little help from time to time, that maybe the oversight of a Non Executive Director, or an interim manager who offers help and support at a time of need or crisis or simply an outside eye to offer support and pracical advice at regular intervals.
I've been involved in businesses that experienced extraordinary growth, and stagnation. Both can be problematic and need management, different styles of management, but management none the less.
Many issues draw a business owner away from their primary role; to strategise, to ensure success and make sure the business is still trading a year from now. Often, that re-focusing requires an outside eye, that's where a good business adviser is invaluable.
I offer practical no-nonsense advice and support. I can't honestly say I've seen every eventuality that a business may encounter, I don't believe anyone can, however when times get difficult, as they do in all businesses, it's good to have someone you can call on who's prepared to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in.