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What makes a good week at work?

What would you consider a good week at work? In business there are natural ‘laws’ that impact our businesses. One that has a daily impact is that ‘nature abhors a vacuum*’, the ‘universal law’ that says an empty or unfilled space is unnatural and so there will always be an tendency to fill the void.

Let’s look at couple of common examples of its impact on management in business.
What happens if no one sets a team their priority? Well, this is where the ‘universal law’ applies straight away. Without guidance from the management of the company, individuals and teams will fill any void by setting their own priorities, creating a breeding ground for ‘productive avoidance'. With everyone singing from different hymn sheets, there is very little chance of the business achieving the outcomes required by the business owner.
The crucial role of any manager is to identify key priorities and then clearly communicate and agree goals with individuals and teams that are aligned to meet those key priorities.  This ensures the business has focus and avoids the tangled mess that follows when everyone is setting their own agendas.

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Throwback Thursday FBP 091: Scale up your business with Andy Sleet, certified Gazelles Coach

Andy Sleet talks through the Gazelles framework including the Four Decisions – People, Strategy, Execution and Cash. These components are the recipe for scaling up high-growth businesses and achieving balanced business growth.

Andy is certified alongside Peter Boolkah, making Fluid Business Coaching the only Gazelles Certified Business Coaching Practice in the UK.

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Understand how to get balanced growth in your business

Understand what differentiates a successful growing business from an out of balance stressed business to get massive results.

In a given situation what will have the most significant impact on the profitability of your business.

For many small and medium sized business (SME) that factor is the experience of the business owner.

Is your experience the key to balanced growth in your business or is there another factor which when applied will springboard your business to the next Level?

From working with hundreds of successful SME business owners over the last fifteen years the key, the Multiplying (X) Factor, is UNDERSTANDING.

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Throwback Thursday FBP 066: Who is Controlling Your Time?

This week, we're throwing it back to episode 066 where Ray Moore and Andy Sleet discuss who is controlling your time? Ray and Andy look at who is setting the priorities in your business and those of your team. Surely the answer should be you. However external factors, such as email are often controlling your time more than you may think.

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When your SME experience will let you down

In the life of every small or medium sized business (SME) there will be events that the owner has not encountered before.

My SME experience didn't ready me for this!Here's a quick look at five of the common one-off business events where relying on past experience may jeopardise the future of an SME.

I regularly speak to SME owners who have successfully built their business over 10, 20, 30 or 40 years.

Rightly proud of their success they feel that they have seen it all and can rely on their experience to successfully face the future.

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How to find more time and take the pressure off yourself

The biggest cause of stress for owners of SMBs (small and medium sized businesses) is time pressures. There just aren’t enough hours in the day! If only you could find more time, how much easier would your working life be?

Unfortunately, we can't ‘find more time' out of nowhere and when the business is busy and all the employees are under pressure, no one has time to take any of the pressure off the owner. The fear of taking on extra costs and the desire to ‘squeeze the pips’ before an investment, results in the owner accepting the stress.

In this competitive world, it’s what has to be done right?

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Throwback Thursday FBP 127 repost: Why should your customers buy from you?

Why should your customers buy from you?

Products and services are now more easily available than ever. From giant chains taking over the high street to online shopping at our disposal, keeping your customers loyal is a vital part of running your business. Giving them a reason to come back to you when there are so many options out there can be tricky but Ray Moore and Andy Sleet discuss the best way to achieve this in our 127th podcast. Reposted due to popular demand!

 

 

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3 simple steps to improve team performance

In sport, every player must truly understand their role and responsibilities in creating a successful and effective team. It quickly becomes obvious when a player does not understand their role when they begin playing out of position or not performing effectively – we usually see the immediate impact of this on the score board!

Improve team performance with these simple steps

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Throwback Thursday FBP 065 repost: How to Set the Rules of a Team Meeting

This week we're reposting one of our earlier podcasts ‘How to set the rules of a team meeting'.

We have been focusing on working as a team lately and what it takes to work effectively and due to popular demand we thought it would be great to re-share this one!

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

 

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Grow Your Business and Avoid Getting Stuck in a Rut – Podcast with Peter Boolkah

This week, we're taking a look back at one of our earlier podcasts with Peter Boolkah. Peter discusses how to turn things around if you want to grow your business but are stuck in a rut. He also talks through common mistakes people make when trying to grow their businesses.

When starting a business it can be exciting and your motivation is likely to be sky high. However, as time passes and you're facing the ups and downs of business life, it can become frustrating if you don't see the growth you're working towards.

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