Monthly Archives: July 2011

If you loose a hot dog sale!!

Building relationships with good people is something we all love to do, if the relationship turns into a business one then fantastic. Turning that into value that lasts a lifetime is something a lot of businesses need to do! Retaining customers long term is not easy if you sell hot dogs outside Buckingham palace for…

One tip that will help your business!

“You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours”. Sounds familiar? It always sounds kind of  dodgy to me but it does not need to be this way! Just depends on who is saying it! The power of reciprocation plays a big part in life and business, psychologist will tell you we all have a psychological…

Keeping your head together like The British Open Champion Darren Clarke!

Last Sunday was a defining moment for the new British Open Golf Champion Darren Clarke, putting a smile on many peoples faces, followed by a few big hangovers! Clarke is a people’s champion, very few champions have the ability to connect with so many people in the way Clarke has done, especially with the British…

Creating time to think!!

Dealing with the unexpected is all part of life and business, even when you think you have planned for every eventuality, the unexpected will still pop-up. Tips which have been useful for me are… If you are being pushed for a decision quickly, be it in a meeting, office or even the golf course, you…

Do you have the strategy of an Open champion?

With The British Open starting today, I thought I would look a little bit into strategy in this post. Boy, do you need a good strategy at Royal St Georges this week! Making more birdies than bogies is what golf is all about, trying to get the best out of each shot and shoot the…

Coaching C.E.O.s

People in powerful positions at times can be very difficult. They lever their influence to pressure you or a situation. This is very common in business! I can recall giving a well known C.E.O regular golf lessons every Wednesday morning at 7.30am sharp! The lessons would go something like this. He would hit a few…

A little taster sir!

Pro active businesses are always looking for the next opportunity to be better and make more money! The fashion industry has always used samples to sell their products to their suppliers. In one of my previous posts I mentioned I used to buy from leading fashion houses in London. The fashion houses knew I used…

It’s not all about the money!

You have to speculate to accumulate! You have to spend money to make money!  Yep, to a point, calculated spend would be a little more accurate. All business have fixed costs of some kind or another, staff, rent, lease agreements…………… they are there month after month. Reducing your fixed costs will have a positive impact…