'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
Seven rules for running a happy family business
‘Running a family business is so rewarding’ ‘Running a business with family members is like walking through a minefield, blindfold!’ I wonder which one of the above statements you identify with most? If you’re like me, you probably switch between the two. A family business is a unique proposition. On the one hand you’ve got…
It’s all about ‘A Business Plan’
2nd post in a series on starting your own business Now you’ll need to pull together a business plan, rain forests have been felled to provide paper for the huge numbers of books and articles written about devising the perfect business plan. The truth is, there is no perfect business plan. How could there be,…
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.