Make 2021 the best EVER!

Write a thank-you note. OMG this was the bane of my life when I was younger – writing thank you notes to relatives for presents I didn’t even like. But we had the discipline in my family and got it done. Who could you write one for today? A real one – not an email […]

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What’s the point in goal setting

I want to be controversial – does goal setting work?I have just written a 7 day FREE challenge which involves writing down goals and targets, reflecting on them and then doing the same for next year.But did you know that just 3% of the population actually set targets. And yet they are still alive and […]

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Bounce Back – Investing For Growth

In my last article I wrote about why you need to speculate to accumulate to get your business back on track with specific focus on marketing. But there are other areas of the business which need investment to enable you to bounce back  When I first heard about Covid 19, I reviewed all my spending and buttoned […]

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Bounce Back – Speculate To Accumulate

As pubs and restaurants reopened on 4th July and the non-essential shops are open for business, there is a feeling of returning to normal. Boris Johnson has called for moves away from austerity and he is absolutely right but why is that important to SMEs? It is time to spend – you have to speculate to accumulate But […]

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Bounce Back! Who is doing it well?

Listen To Karen’s Bounce Back Story Here These are strange times (I know, no s**t!) Normally we would be thinking about our summer holidays, kids breaking up, six weeks of challenge if you work and, if like me you live in a tourist town, mass influx of visitors. But its not normal and we need to be […]

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Quirky and wacky isnt sufficient……

…..so said Milena, Head of future brands origination at Sainsburys at an amazing Table Crowd Dinner I attended last night, where she was giving a talk on how to get a listing with her team So what WILL get you on the shelves of part of the Future Brands opportunity 1. Differentiated product offer You […]

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Manifest 2019 success

I have been having a bit of a reflective break over the festive period and studying some great books including Tony Robbins, Denise Duffield Thomas and Janet Murray to think about how I am going to take my business and those of my clients forward in 2019. I have already declared that I am moving […]

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Alternatives to Dragons Den

I have been speaking to various people who have been lucky enough to get on Dragons Den and the coverage and uplift for the brand has been amazing. But either they have not received an offer of funding OR the % equity requested has been so high that it is not necessarily the best move […]

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Do you have mega bucks to burn?

I have just received a quote via a client for design work for £23k – granted it will deliver the logo, packaging design, artwork and a basic website but can it be done more cheaply and just as efficiently for a similar price? Another client is paying £1200 a month for PR which is £14k […]

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