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Are you the person in your family primarily responsible for childcare? And is childcare getting in the way of your BD?

27 Sep 2019

Breakfast events interfere with the school run and after work events clash with your child’s football/rugby training, piano lessons or maths club … things I can just about remember though now I’m more stressed about them actually coming home at night and the carnage I will find in the kitchen in the morning if they do! So how can you contribute to business development if this is your world? Well, there are many ways that you can play your part in promoting your business and here are 5 ...
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You will know just how much importance I attach to follow up …

20 Sep 2019

  One issue I see all too often is professionals getting preoccupied with seeking instructions and referrals in follow up ‘coffee’ meetings.  However, a good relationship is never all about
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Control the controllables

13 Sep 2019

In today’s uncertain commercial environment this idea is worth revisiting. Many lawyers/accountants/barristers/patent or trade mark attorneys are concerned about how Brexit and the wider economic and political turbulence will impact on their future.  Now, I don’t have a crystal ball or a magic-wand but I do have my own thoughts on what you may want to consider in terms of business development.
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Have you ever seen the Sunday magazine feature “This much I know”?

06 Sep 2019

Don’t worry if you haven’t, the premise is simple!  Celebrities share important lessons that they have learnt in life. As I’ve not as yet had the call to be interviewed I will, instead, share 7
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How do I turn coffee conversations into new opportunities?

06 Sep 2019

Answering this question is like trying to answer an inquisitive teenager when they ask you “how many dates does it take to … (well you can fill in this bit!)?” It’s impossible to give an accurate response as every relationship is unique; there are simply too many variables and unknowns.
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How do I use social media to win new business?

30 Aug 2019

I get asked this question once a week every week and my immediate response is always “why do you want to use social media?” and before I get deluged by digital agencies, SEO experts and beard oil soaked media hipsters, please let me explain why - just like a good doctor, a good business adviser knows to find out what the underlying issue really is.
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