Minimum Viable Product Launches for Start ups

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Minimum Viable Product

Every business start up entails bringing a product of some kind to the market, whether that’s a physical product or service. A huge number of failures in business were caused because there was no market demand. Many businesses will fine tune a product for years and still discover nobody actually wants to purchase their goods or services. Cutting expenses and … Read More

Minimum Viable Product Launches for Start ups was last modified: May 11th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

What are the common causes of cash flow problems?

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Cash Flow

Cash flow problems affect most small and medium-sized firms at one time or another. For some it’s nothing more than a blip, but for others it can signal the beginning of the end as credit tightens and the business folds. But what causes cash flow problems for businesses? Understanding the reasons for your sticky cash flow is a vital step … Read More

What are the common causes of cash flow problems? was last modified: April 22nd, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

Increase Employee Retention and Job Satisfaction Using 15 QuickTips

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Boost Job Satisfaction

Key points mentioned in this Infographic with its take on driving motivation in your staff include offering workers flexible hours, providing a healthy work-life balance, and giving employees recognition and rewards. In addition to the satisfaction of colleagues, the Infographic makes emphasis on workplace transparency and keeping employees “in the know”. Managers and business owners are encouraged to provide social interactions … Read More

Increase Employee Retention and Job Satisfaction Using 15 QuickTips was last modified: March 7th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

Turn Your Customers into Loyal Advocates in 8 Steps

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Loyal Customers

Every business thrives on and tries to build a set of loyal customers. From the local grocery shop to the most expensive purchases, every company needs repeat business. It is far more effective to keep those customers who have already purchased coming on through the tills.  Apple is a good example of a company with huge customer loyalty and it all begins with a first … Read More

Turn Your Customers into Loyal Advocates in 8 Steps was last modified: February 18th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

What are some of the change management models?

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What are some of the change management models?

We live in a business world where change management is constantly referred to and much is made of its importance, it’s a really wide subject area with plenty of opinions.  Here is our take on the most well known theories and approaches as with all of this stuff focus on making it appropriate or relevant to your circumstance and remember … Read More

What are some of the change management models? was last modified: January 18th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

Tips for how to manage a startup project

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Benefits of process mapping

A startup is an exciting but sometimes scary enterprise. From the first light bulb moment to shaking hands with the bank manager, it’s a rollercoaster. And one of the biggest questions people ask is ‘how to manage a startup project’? By this we mean the nuts and bolts, the day-to-day project management. Only this ‘project’ is your business. Here’s our … Read More

Tips for how to manage a startup project was last modified: January 17th, 2016 by Nik Lemmens

Decision making in agile world is somewhere SME’s may have the edge

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Agile

The trend toward agile ways of working where decisions are needed ‘at pace’ and ideas are developed as soon as they are thought about plays into many of the SME strengths.  I came across this article by McKinsey explaining how the organisational model must evolve to leverage this trend.  It is trying to teach elephants to dance [to coin a famous IBM … Read More

Decision making in agile world is somewhere SME’s may have the edge was last modified: January 15th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

Why a business plan is so important, even in a small business?

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Why a business plan is so important, even in a small business?

Why a business plan is so important, even in a small business? Every business starts small. Even Apple was a start-up once upon a time, nothing more than a seed floating around in the mind of Steve Jobs and co. So it’s hardly a surprise that a great business plan is really important even for a small business. In fact … Read More

Why a business plan is so important, even in a small business? was last modified: January 17th, 2016 by Andrew Johnson

Any advice for writing a microbrewery business plan

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Microbrewery Business Plan

Any advice for writing a microbrewery business plan Craft brewing has exploded in recent years and many enterprising brewers are now cashing in, hence the critical need for having a good microbrewery business plan. According to SIBA – the Society of Independent Breweries – there are nearly 800 small breweries in operation in Britain today pumping out 4,000 permanent cask … Read More

Any advice for writing a microbrewery business plan was last modified: September 1st, 2018 by Nik Lemmens