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December 2021 articles

Integrating scenario planning into your cash flow forecasting
 

December 2021 | Blog post

Integrating scenario planning into your cash flow forecasting

Running a business requires making decisions with incomplete information. You know there’s an opportunity but can’t be sure how it will play out.

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How to run a workshop on business aspirations
 

December 2021 | Blog post

How to run a workshop on business aspirations

Team members have a valuable perspective on what the business should be aiming for and asking for their input can boost engagement. 

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November 2021 articles

How to set strategic planning goals
 

November 2021 | Blog post

How to set strategic planning goals

Strategic planning goals guide the direction of your business, from deciding which tasks to prioritise to how resources are allocated.

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Bringing about successful change in your business
 

November 2021 | Blog post

Bringing about successful change in your business

A strong strategy helps leaders turn plans into action, but its success rests on the implementation process.

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Analysing the skills you'll need in the future
 

November 2021 | Blog post

Analysing the skills youll need in the future

Looking at the skills you might need in the future helps leaders to plan and stay ahead of the curve.

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October 2021 articles

An introduction to developing new products and services
 

October 2021 | Blog post

An introduction to developing new products and services

Developing a new product or service for your business can be a daunting process. Here’s a guide to help you get started.

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An introduction to getting a better return on investment from your marketing

October 2021 | Blog post

An introduction to getting a better return on investment from your marketing

By monitoring and recording your marketing ROI – in whatever form makes the most sense for your business – you’ll be able to make better informed decisions about which types of marketing work best for your business.

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How should I structure a customer focus group?
 

October 2021 | Blog post

How should I structure a customer focus group

It’s important for every business to stay updated on what their customers are thinking. Customer focus groups give you the chance to ask questions to the people that matter to your business.

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An introduction to developing a clear unique selling point
 

October 2021 | Blog post

An introduction to developing a clear unique selling point

What makes your business different to everybody else in the market? Answering this question in a short and simple sentence is the essence of a clear unique selling point (USP).

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An introduction to benchmarking your business against competitors

October 2021 | Blog post

An introduction to benchmarking your business against competitors

Finding out exactly how your business shapes up against your competitors is key to ensuring its success in a crowded market.

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Plan for scaling up a product or service
 

October 2021 | Blog post

Plan for scaling up a product or service

When you’ve identified a product or service you think is ready to scale, it’s important to develop a plan to work out how you’re going to build demand.

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Implementing a new system in the workplace
 

October 2021 | Blog post

Implementing a new system in the workplace

Embedding a new system in your business takes careful planning. This checklist will help to make sure you complete the process in an effective way.

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August 2020 articles

The A-Z of finding funding
 

August 2020 | Blog post

The A-Z of finding funding for your business

Find out everything you need to know about finding funding for your business.

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Six tips for making more sales
 

August 2020 | Blog post

Six tips for making more sales

Not everyone’s a natural salesperson. Most business owners have to build up the confidence to make cold calls or pitch their business. Even if you’re a natural there are lots of improvements you can make to help you get more sales.

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