Trust Ladders

Trust ladders are critical aids for anyone wanting to start and/or grow a business. However, in all my experience, only a minority of startups actively take advantage of trust ladders and go onto treat them with appropriate respect. What are these trust ladders and how might they help you… Read More

Christmas Thank You

Uncertainty, uncertainty, uncertainty. A year typified by turmoil, trouble and turbulence, nears its end. But with so much upheaval it's easy to lose sight of the good stuff; what holds us, what connects us and what brings us together. So here is our Christmas message to you... Read More

Overcome Customer Objections

Being able to overcome customer objections is a skill all entrepreneurs should master. Since the job of the entrepreneur is to create change, move things forward and sell new ideas, resistance should be expected. Winning people over though is seldom easy. The process requires patience, an understanding of how people behave plus an appreciation you don't win every-time... Read More

Biggest Challenge Facing Entrepreneurs

What is the biggest challenge facing entrepreneurs today? Is it access to finance? Is it knowing the right people? Is it having the right skills? All of the above gets the grey matter working, but for me the biggest challenge facing entrepreneurs is something different. It is… Read More

Embedding Negotiation Skills

Embedding negotiation skills, so people understand how to apply learning, is best achieved through a combination of theory and repeated practice. Principles underpinning good negotiation have not changed much over time. But, whilst people may remember what they have read and been told to do, they are typically less aware of their own behaviour and how it impacts the 'ot Read More