Ambition, realism and a valuation…they’re the start points for a successful business exit. You need all three components. My early experiences of helping people work towards an exit from their business were accompanied by an overdose of ambition and a …

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Beliefs > Behaviours > Outcomes, that’s the core message in Dr Eve Meceda’s video. Fear not, she’s not a “woo woo” type of psychologist and her advice is good. While she has topically used the COVID-19 pandemic to attract our …

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“The world has gone mad.”“Everyone is cancelling events.”“I think everyone is over-reacting.”“I think we should take this more seriously.” These are some of the comments I heard yesterday. I’m sure you are hearing similar things. I’m not qualified to discuss …

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Perhaps you’ve heard of people that are called mood Hoovers? Dealing with them just saps your energy. Ages ago someone said to me, “Just don’t deal with them.” There was a BBC Radio 4 programme on yesterday where a guest …

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This image tracks the bullet/cannon shell holes on Allied plans that encountered German anti-aircraft fire and German fighters in World War II. At first, the military wanted to reinforce tosses areas hit, because obviously that’s where the ground crew observed …

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There are 4 main reasons commonly attributed to this: Lack of preparation Poor financial reports Owner reliance Unrealistic price expectations I guess there’s no great surprise there? Being part of the 80% is not compulsory, there are things you can …

80% of all businesses that are put up for sale never get sold Read more »

It’s funny how you get introduced to people sometimes. Richard Martin and I met in the street, we were introduced by a mutual friend. It turns out that Richard is a bit of a wizard when it comes to web …

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