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[13 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
I need a Business Plan!

One of the biggest reasons that people don’t do things is that they don’t know how. If they did know how, would that make it easier for them?
That’s definitely true of writing business plans, and although there are scores of books and websites out there which all claim to help, the “business plan” still seems to be a huge challenge. So here’s my simple recipe. And all you need is just three (good old fashioned) sheets of paper.

Year on year growth of 20% would be great. If you don’t have …

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[3 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

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Technology Thursday
I have had a computerised to do list for a long time now. However, at work there has still been a lingering feeling that you can judge how much work has to be done, by the amount of paper lying around.
Where I work we went paperless on 1 Jan 2008, that’s nearly two years ago. However, we still receive paperwork from lots of clients, and our hybrid system …

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[2 Sep 2009 | No Comment | ]

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More Profit in Less Time – The Wednesday Tip
My “To Do” list is computerised. It has lots of jobnos (job numbers) and it stretches out a year into the future. There is too much on it to take in. Is yours like that?
So I have a few rules – fold it in half – your brain can only work on so much, and it cannot comprehend everything.

When compiling the …

finance »

[21 Jul 2009 | No Comment | ]

How much do you spend on your credit card? Every month when you open the bill, does it come as a shock to you? Well, you clearly don’t track your spending as it happens! And, because you are not keeping tabs on your spending you are not managing your spending. In all walks of life, and in business, their is truth in the maxim
“if you don’t measure it, you don’t manage it”!
So if you want to reign in your credit card spending, use some Zen mastery and a Google spreadsheet …

people »

[16 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

Lifestyle Saturday
A few months ago, the one way system around Aldgate was given an overhaul, and a good proportion of it has reverted to two way working. As a pedestrian, a cyclist and a motorist, I have to tell you that in all three categories, I find the new arrangement is worse.
As a pedestrian I encounter more crossings with well intentioned but absurdly stupid signal phases. Crossings not present where they are really needed, and then last week a new crossing has appeared in the middle of a 100m …

operations »

[27 Mar 2009 | No Comment | ]

Good management is about three things:
1. Knowing what should be happening.
2. Knowing what is actually happening.
3. Bringing 1 and 2 closer together.
It’s as simple as that and there is nothing more to it. The only thing is, that most people believe that they have to keep adjusting item 2 to make it fit more closely with item 1. Have you ever thought about trying to do it the other way around, try adjusting item 1 to make it fit more closely with item 2?
What does your business plan say? That’s …