As business owners it is easy to believe that the problems that we face every day are unique to our business and that we are the only ones suffering with this problem. Well, recently I ran a creative thinking sessions for two very different businesses where the owners were frustrated with the performance that their [...]
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Whilst I was on holiday in the Italian lakes my wife and I visited a restaurant for lunch, the special feature of the house was that they hadn’t changed their menu since 1947! The only exception being the seasonal variations in the fruit and vegetables. The white wine and water were all included in the [...]
04.08.14 Last week I was lucky enough to spend some time in Scotland to attend and watch some fantastic events at the Commonwealth Games. Due to the ceremony you could not find a hotel room under £2,500 for the week in Glasgow so we had opted to stay in Perth just over an hours train [...]
What happens to your family and business if you are ill or die? Do you have life assurance, permanent health insurance and critical illness cover? Have you reviewed your policies recently? Are they still the best policies for you? Tip: If you haven’t reviewed them in the last 2 years then we recommend taking independent [...]
The team at Aspirations are celebrating being listed as finalists for not one but two awards. The first is for the Medway Business Awards which is open for all businesses in the Medway area. We are the only Accountancy firm to make it through to the final twelve which is particularly pleasing as Accountants have [...]
After speaking with a bank manager last week, we have been made aware of a new way fraudsters may attack your business. First, you will receive an unknown payment into your bank account. The fraudsters then call you to state that they have paid money into your bank account in error and ask that you [...]
I was recently catching up on some news about the UK economy and I spotted that the CBI has just published the results of its quarterly survey into the banks and financial services sector. The survey was carried out with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and in summary suggested that the UK economy has possibly turned the corner. The [...]
I was reading an article by Colin Thompson, the Managing Partner at Cavendish, which resonated perfectly with the theme of our Business Growth Accelerator Programme which I thought would be useful to share with you: Decide What You Want Firstly decide exactly what it is you want in each part of your life. Become a [...]
How many times do you hear people say this phrase in their personal and business lives? I was contemplating this question whilst reflecting on the Business Growth Seminar we ran last Thursday. We were joined by 17 business owners and worked through the seven key business drivers to grow your business profits. Everyone identified a [...]
Our previous blog discussed prioritising tasks in order to manage time better and to delegate jobs where possible. I gave you two tasks to complete to help with this. Did you find the time to do it? It works doesn’t it? I would love to hear any of your success stories and challenges you have [...]