Why You Should Hire A Managing Director
In this blog, I’m going to talk about the role of a managing director and why you should hire a managing director to handle the running of your business. If you’ve never considered appointing a managing director, it’s something worth thinking about, as it can have a big impact on your day-to-day operations. So what […]
What Is A Sales Pipeline? How To Manage It
In my Diary of an Entrepreneur podcast I talk about every aspect of my experience of starting and running Stada Media, from finding the right premises, to building my team, to securing contracts worth tens of thousands of pounds each. But those contracts don’t appear from thin air and instantly ready to sign. There’s a […]
DON’T BE AFRAID OF YOUR EMOTIONS IN BUSINESS – USE THEM TO POWER YOU ON!
One of the ways that I control my emotions in business is to redirect them and make them more productive. What do I mean by this? Well, if you’re feeling down about something, normally this would stop you in your tracks. It could lose you half a day, a day or even weeks of productivity […]
SHOULD YOU LEAD WITH THE HEART OR THE HEAD IN BUSINESS?
The head and the heart are two different things, both with very different agendas. Your heart can often influence decisions based on a fluffy, overly-optimistic outlook on everything, oblivious to all the negative stuff that could be going on. Your head, however, isn’t afraid to say it as it is. It doesn’t hesitate to argue […]
MENTAL HEALTH IN BUSINESS: ARE YOU IN CONTROL OF YOUR EMOTIONS AS A BUSINESS OWNER?
For most, trying to control your emotions is near enough Mission Impossible. Once those chemicals start to kick in, you become a different person. Sometimes mental health in business is completely out of your control. What’s more, for most of us, understanding how to control those emotions can trigger a whole new set of emotions […]
NOBODY WILL EVER UNDERSTAND YOU AS A BUSINESS OWNER – DEAL WITH IT!
Business owners, entrepreneurs, CEOs… we all have certain personality traits, and most people won’t ever understand or empathise with us. When it comes to running the business, we’re the evil ones. It’s a hard truth of growing a business: for the most part, your staff, your family and your loved ones just won’t get it. […]
YOU’RE FIRED: KNOWING WHEN IT’S TIME TO RIP THE PLASTER OFF
If you’re going to grow a business, you must be able to hire and fire people – and the timing needs to be absolutely spot on. In this post, I’m busting taboos and talking about firing. Yes, there will be times in your business’ future where you’ll have to pull the plug on someone’s time […]
WHY BUSINESS OWNERS SHOULD FIRE THEMSELVES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE
In this blog post, I’m going to introduce you to the idea of firing yourself. What does this mean? Well, because you’re your own boss, you need to not only be aware of when to fire staff, but also yourself. Still not with me? Read on… When you start out in business, you are everything […]
THE MAGIC COMBINATION OF PATIENCE AND MOMENTUM IN BUSINESS
The moment you realise that growing a business is a very long-term event – i.e. when patience jumps in – is where the magic really starts to happen. I say this because without patience comes frustration, anxiety, ill health and worry. Worrying why things aren’t moving along as quickly as you expected causes the momentum […]
CARING FOR YOUR TEAM’S MENTAL HEALTH IN BUSINESS
Thankfully, mental health is no longer a taboo subject. Most of us are comfortable talking about our and others’ state of mind. People are talking about it over the water cooler these days – especially men. We used to be terrible at this sort of thing, but now we’re definitely getting in touch with our […]