Surviving lockdown (2) – when the community steps in.

How a local community supported a business during lockdown. My last blog about business Lockdown Heroes was about how a local delicatessen and cafe changed its business model during lockdown to support the local community. As we prepare for a second lockdown in the UK, it seems right to revisit Lockdown Heroes. This blog celebratesContinue reading “Surviving lockdown (2) – when the community steps in.”

The Strategy Ladder – how to write good objectives and strategies

You’ve been asked to write a plan or a proposal about an exciting new project. You know what needs to be done, but you find yourself struggling with that first page – outlining the objectives and trying to work out if something was a strategy or an objective or even a tactic. And there’s aContinue reading “The Strategy Ladder – how to write good objectives and strategies”

15 minutes…

That could be all it takes between being competent at your job and being successful! What would happen if you intentionally spent just 15 minutes a day or an hour or two a week following up contacts, commenting on that sector report, or responding to potential opportunities that cross your desk? It’s so easy justContinue reading “15 minutes…”

Didn’t get the grades to get to university? Here’s what to do now.

Thursday 13th August 2020 – A level results day. You log into UCAS and discover that you’ve been rejected from your firm and insurance choices because you haven’t got the necessary grades. You may feel like the world is caving in around you and you can feel a heaviness deep in your gut. What doContinue reading “Didn’t get the grades to get to university? Here’s what to do now.”

Thinking of going to university? It’s not too late…!

Perhaps you weren’t intending to go to university this year, but your travel or job plans have fallen through or you’ve just had a change of mind. Perhaps you’ve been made redundant and need another qualification to be competitive in the job market… The good news is, that it isn’t too late to apply toContinue reading “Thinking of going to university? It’s not too late…!”