What’s in Store for You in 2018?

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20140409_184136_2 - CopyNow is the time to step back, take stock and plan for next year’s success.  An investment “working on your business not just in your business” will reap dividends.  Time for your annual business review.  Here are some key areas to look at:

  • See where your business is
  • Discover how to overcome your obstacles to growth
  • Chart where you want to be – set your goals
  • Build your Action Plan to move forwards

Can We Help?

Interested in brightening your 2018 outlook?  It’s easier to plan together.  Contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email LB@TheBSP.co.uk to arrange your Business Review and Audit.  Places are limited.

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What’s in Store for You This Year?

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Now is a great time to step back, take stock and plan for success.  An investment “working on your business not just in your business” will reap dividends.  Time for your annual business review.  Here are some key areas to look at:

  • See where your business is
  • Discover how to overcome your obstacles to growth
  • Chart where you want to be – set your goals
  • Build your Action Plan to move forwards

Can We Help?

Interested in brightening your outlook?  It’s easier to plan together.  Contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email LB@TheBSP.co.uk to arrange your Business Review and Audit.  Places are limited.

To Grow Look at Your Past

rev smYour company has its own DNA.  Something special that makes customers buy from you. When a business starts this is often clearly defined.  You have a clear vision, know where are going, defined values.  Perhaps you talked to advisers, documented everything in your business plan.  But as the business grows things change, the market and the economy change…

I love history and know we can learn so much from it.  Look at your company’s history.  Note what:

  1. problems you solve
  2. are your values
  3. did not go well
  4. did go well
  5. has changed
  6. to do in the future

The goal of this exercise isn’t just to increase your understanding of your company; it’s to think about how your company can create value in new ways while staying true to its origins.

Business Review

This is can facilitated by undertaking a Business Review.  What better time of year to conduct your business check-up; 2018 looms.  Look back and plan forwards. Interested?  If so we can help you.  Contact Laurie Bernard at The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email LB@TheBSP.co.uk; the experienced business reviewer.

When did you last take 1 day out to work on your business?

What could you do to be more profitable?  Where can you turn to for great ideas?

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Why not conduct a Business & Marketing Review, off site, perhaps at a hotel?  So, there are fewer distractions.  You should:

* Look at the past, present and future

* Identify the areas that need to be strengthened

* Produce an Action Plan that would be timed and budgeted

If time allows develop some materials to help; perhaps for: goals setting, time management, financial planning or marketing etc…

Naturally this is a service we offer clients.

Interested?

If so, please contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email LB@theBSP.co.uk to discuss your tailored BSP Business Development Day.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

A recent client said of their Business Strategy Day:

“Dear Laurie, Thanks for your swift reply and valuable advice.  It was good to meet and run through basics.  Plenty of food for thought and action to follow.  I am meeting with the potential client tomorrow so perhaps we will meet the goals sooner than we have set out…  Going forward I will be happy to review the plan over Skype.”

Will you tell me the hot issues facing you in business today?

Over the weekend, we met up with friends at several social occasions.  The conversation covered many topics from the TV show “Naked Attraction” (nobody admitted they saw all of it!) to the problems in business today. Without knowing the problem how you can work out the solution. What’s the plan?

Take the Survey

So here are some of the issues you might be facing.  Please copy and paste into an email me. Then forward it to me at: LB@TheBSP.co.uk; rank these (1 = low to 10 =high) and also let me have your own suggestions.

  1. Being paid on time and the impact on cash flow
  2. Staffing shortages
  3. Getting everything done e.g. time management
  4. “Sacking” poor customers
  5. Uncompetitive competitors going bust
  6. Winning profitable new business
  7. Ineffective marketing
  8. Loneliness: not having someone impartial to talk to
  9. Difficult planning ahead
  10. Being able to retire and having an exit strategy

What are yours? 

Please let me know by emailing Laurie Bernard at: LB@TheBSP.co.uk.  Looking forward to hearing from you.

Planning for your future?

You can contact The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 for a look at your future…

What Have You Done About Brexit?

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What progress have you made since Article 50 was triggered just over 3 months ago? Do you know: How to Win at Brexit? Have you considered how to generate more sales as we approach Post-Brexit Britain? My suggested actions include:

1.    Produce and implement robust business, marketing & sales plans

2.     Increase spend on targeted marketing

3.     Look for new markets world-wide

4.     Not to ignore the home market, especially where we are putting in EU replacements

5.     Engage agents in new markets and the EU

6.     Generate leads

7.     Adopt a mentor

8.    Produce your own Brexit Action Plan

More importantly have you actioned anything yet? It is great being a spectator but you’ll achieve so much more as an active participant…

Brexit Business Audit

I’m offering you your own Brexit Action Plan from just £499.

Would you value a one-to-one up meeting?

If so, lets arrange it. Please contact me, Laurie Bernard from The Business Services Partnership: call/text 07973 361 994 or email LB@TheBSP.co.uk. Looking forward to hearing from you.

What Have You Achieved in the first 6 Months? What’s Left to do in the Next 6 Months?

Yes, we’re already over half way through 2017! Amazing! Time to review:

  1. What’s going well and what’s not
  2. How are you doing?
  3. What do you need to do to meet or exceed your 2017 goals?

Set quality time aside to review. Get away from the day-to-day distractions. Maybe go offsite and/or work with a facilitator. Reflect and visualise the rest of the year.

Six Questions for Six Months…

Review what you have achieved. Answer these 6 questions:

  1. Are you happy with what you have achieved so far?
  2. What’s going well and can I do more of it?
  3. What’s not right and needs fixing?
  4. Where’s the room for achievement?
  5. Can I quantify what I want to achieve?
  6. What needs to be put in place?

Now fast forward to New Year’s Eve

List what 6 key things you need to do so when that clock strikes midnight, to welcome in 2018 you will have a massive smile, on your face and money in the bank.

  1. Are your sales going in the right direction?
  2. Is your profit in line?
  3. How’s the bank balance?
  4. Do you need more customers?
  5. Is your marketing working or does it need retargeting?
  6. What’s your plan?

How to Achieve It?

Check your list and write down what you need to do. Then produce your plan.  Schedule specific and measurable activities that will get you on the fast-track to accomplishing your goals. Then diarise for September to check you are still on track to achieve your goals.

“If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got.” Henry Ford

Don’t Waste Another Moment

You’re not on your own. We’re here to help you with your 6 Month Business Review. What are you waiting for; book today? Call 07973 361 994 or email me at LB@TheBSP.co.uk and we’ll schedule some time together.

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