According to the Office for National Statistics, economic activity in the UK fell by 20.4% in April 2020. This is the largest drop in a single month since records began in 1997.
As a business owner juggling the incomings and outgoings on a daily basis, you’d be forgiven for feeling daunted at the prospect of investing your hard-earned money – often there’s an element of risk and you may be asking:
Are you getting the best out of your team? Maybe you’ve read every leadership and management book out there, but still feel there’s room for improvement?
Are you running your business – or is the business running you?
Here are three reasons why new year’s resolutions fail – and our advice to help make sure yours go the distance.
Did you know that on average, a prospective customer says ‘no’ five times before they say ‘yes’? And most salespeople give up on the fifth time.
Does this sound familiar?
You’ve put the hours in, you’ve honed your products and services, built a reputable business and a sound customer base. And now, frustratingly, you’ve reached a plateau.
You’re ready for next-level business success, but you’re not sure how to make it happen.
At SBCA, we see firsthand the challenges of running a business single-handed. As a business owner wearing lots of hats, you have to be your own cheerleader, marketer, networker and take care of the daily admin and finances.
With recent, very public governance failures at businesses such as BHS, Carillion and other well known brands, it is clear that business leaders need to do more in terms of living up to their responsibilities, following best practice, etc.