Recent episodes

Love Business: 12 Ways To Improve Your Business.

21st July 2021 

The focus of this webinar was ‘12 Ways to Improve your Business’. Using my proprietary four pillars system, I conducted a high-speed run through of every aspect of business, packed with useful tips and tricks people can apply to their own company. The four pillars are: The Future, People, Money, and Day-to-Day.

 

The aim of the webinar was to benefit solopreneurs, owners of microbusinesses and senior management teams of larger SMEs by helping them to:

 

  • Look at their business through fresh eyes and with a new approach.

  • Take away useful tips and tricks they could apply to their business.

  • Discover specific actions to increase shareholder value.

  • Learn how to reduce any stressful pinch points.

 

I’m pleased to share the recording of the webinar, slide deck and details of the attendees’ responses to various questions I posed – see below.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' answers.

Love Business: The People.

23rd June 2021 

The focus of this webinar was ‘People’, tailored to those who run a start-up or an early-stage microbusiness. It's the third pillar of my new The Business of Business Learning & Development Programme that started in March. We discussed the topic of people being at the heart of your business, and the importance of culture and values. Please watch the webinar to:

  • Understand why being clear on your perspective and relationship with people is crucial for your business.

  • Define your business's culture and how to manage it.

  • Explore how meanings and beliefs about Purpose, Values and Culture impact your business.

  • Learn how to outline the steps needed to create, re-build or refresh your business’s culture with love at the heart of your business.

  • Improve how to choose the right people and how to retain them.

  • Learn how to manage and motivate remote employees and teams in the current climate.

 

I'm pleased to share the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of the attendees' responses to various questions I posed — see below.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' answers.

Insight event for the Agency Local community

20th May 2021 

I recently enjoyed speaking at the Insight Event for the Agency Local Community in May. “Good business is caring about and paying attention to every aspect of it, including all of its stakeholders and clients.” This is what I covered during the webinar:

  • Growth: What does it mean to you?

  • Goals: Are you creating a lifestyle business, or one that could be sold?

  • Innovation: Why this is crucial for growth to be successful and how to approach it.

  • Positioning: What do you want your brand to be known for? Why?

  • Money: What are your beliefs and attitudes towards money? How do you raise it, manage it, forecast it?

  • People: Who do you need? When do you need them? How do you tell who’s right for your business?

  • Day to day: What will you do differently day to day? What resources will you need When?

 

Please feel free to watch the webinar and download the slides:

Love Business: The Money.

20th May 2021 

The focus of this webinar was "Money" especially for people who run start-up or an early-stage microbusiness who don't feel comfortable with, or confident about, the financial side of your business. It's the second pillar of my new The Business of Business Learning & Development Programme that started in March. We discussed the crucial topic of making money work for you in your business. Please watch the webinar to:

  • Learn how your personal beliefs about, attitude towards, and relationship with money impact your business decisions.

  • Identify your attitude to risk and why it matters, particularly if you’re sharing decision-making with others.

  • Discover the three financial pillars of all businesses and how to make them work for you.

  • Understand the difference between budgets, targets and forecasts, and the process for creating each.

  • Why the phrase ‘cash is king’ isn’t just a throw-away line.

  • Improve your understanding of the different sources of funding available, and the pros and cons of each.

 

I'm pleased to share the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of the attendees' responses to various questions I posed — see below.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' answers.

Love Business: The Future.

22nd April 2021 

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The focus of this webinar was "The Future" in the context of owner-manager businesses. It's the first pillar of my new Business of Business Learning & Development Programme that started in March with 12 Founder Members. I explored how to embrace what ever your business future brings and seize the opportunities it brings!

During the webinar I showed some ways to make the most of the future for SMEs. We discussed: 

  • The Future: Definitions, attitudes and relationship with the concept of the Future. 

  • Goals: What are they and why have them? How defining them supports future growth and decision-making. 

  • Innovation: What are the four key areas of Innovation, and why Innovation is critical for building the value of your business. 

  • Positioning: How to make the most of your brand’s identity, and what you would like it to be known for in the marketplace.  

  • Channels: How to identify the most appropriate channels for your product/service offering. 

I'm pleased to share the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of the attendees' responses to various questions I posed — see below.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' answers.

Love Business: The Business of Business.

10th March 2021 

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On the 10th March, I ran my webinar: Love Business. The Business of Business. I was really pleased to be able to share my Learning & Development Programme designed for small business owners who want to take their business to the next level.

We had a really interesting audience of business owners who obviously love their business and were keen to learn more. There was a fascinating Q&A at the end, with some great questions.

 

If you are interested in learning more about the Programme, watch the video below, where I discuss it in detail, as well as covering"The Seven Pillars of Business", which is covered in the pilot that started on 23rd March.

 

  1. The Future - Goals, Innovation, Positioning & Channels.  

  2. Money - The Meaning of Money, Financial Management, Sources of Funding. 

  3. People - Business DNA (Purpose & Values), Love in Business, Practicalities of Leading People. 

  4. Day-to-Day - Marketing & Selling, The "Engine Room", Infrastructure (the "back office"). 

 

If you would like to find out more about the Programme, click here. See below for the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of the attendees' responses to various questions I posed.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' answers.

Love Business: Go for Growth.

11th February 2021

On the 11th February, I ran my webinar: Love Business. Go for Growth. We had a wonderful audience of people who love their business, and who are considering going for growth.

Good business is caring about and paying attention to every aspect of it, including all of its stakeholders.

During the session, using real life examples, we discussed:

  • Growth: what does it mean to you?

  • Goals: are you creating a lifestyle business, or one that could be sold?

  • Innovation: why this is crucial for growth to be successful and how to approach it.

  • Positioning: what do you want your brand to be known for? Why?

  • Money: what are your beliefs and attitudes towards money? How do you raise it, manage it, forecast it?

  • People: who do you need? When do you need them? How do you tell who’s right for your business?

  • Day to day: what will you do differently day to day? What resources will you need? When?

  • There was also an interesting Q&A section after the presentation.

I'm pleased to share the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of the attendees' responses to various questions I posed — see below.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' brilliant answers.

Love Business: Embrace Innovation!

19th November 2020

On the 19th November, I ran my webinar: Love Business. Embrace Innovation! We had a fantastic audience of people who love their business, and who want to embrace innovation.

Good business is caring about and paying attention to every aspect of it, including all of its stakeholders.

During the session, using real life examples, I:

  • Illustrated what it means to love your business and why it’s so important.

  • Showed how to think about your business through the lens of innovation.

  • Pointed out the blockers to innovation and how to overcome them.

  • Gave tools to constantly improve and grow successfully with innovation at the heart of your business.

There was also an interesting Q&A section after the presentation.

I'm pleased to share the recording of the webinar, the slides, and details of what the attendees thought about love and business — see below.

Apologies, there's a 30 second audio dropout 17 minutes into the recording.

I asked all those who took part to give their thoughts on a number of questions in the Zoom chat box, which we then discussed during the session. Below I detail the questions and the attendees' brilliant answers.