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Fred Sirieix

Something that I always find inspiring is seeing passion and great achievement emulating from an unlikely source. And so, over the last week or so, our house has been spell-bound, mesmerised and overjoyed as we watch the TV.  The program … Continue reading

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Recruitment – It is like a Two Ronnies sketch

I’ve been thinking about the recruitment business and, to be honest, I think it is a very imperfect model.  My thought process has been driven by a real concern about the ability of small businesses to access real talent. Small … Continue reading

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Proactive Positive Laziness – Part two

Pareto is your friend Pareto was a wonderful guy.  He left us with that wonderful 80/20 rule that seems to apply to just about everything.  A few examples: 20% of your customers provide 80% of your income. 80% of your … Continue reading

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Proactive Positive Laziness

Some years ago I was contracted to an international FMCG.  There had been a change of management and the new team was not sure of the financial status of the business. I’d been called in to drive the year end … Continue reading

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What is your kidnap fund?

The thing about Entrepreneurs is that they are often the opposite of Accountants. I’ve never come across an Entrepreneur who said “I’ve got this great idea, but I need to optimise the working capital cycle before going ahead”.  They just … Continue reading

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Start ups and hot air balloons

Following on from my last entry, I’ve been giving more thought to how easy it can be for someone starting a new venture to feel overwhelmed by what needs to happen to get the business to take off.  Well, try … Continue reading

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So what comes first?

Over the last few months I’ve been coaching the owner of a start-up business who has felt overwhelmed my what she percieved to be a long list of admin that she needed to do before she could get the business … Continue reading

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So what is so special about SMEs?

So what are SMEs? An SME is a ‘Small to Medium Enterprise’. More specifically, small enterprises are those that employ less than 50 people and medium enterprises are those that employ between 50 and 250. So, compared with all the … Continue reading

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