Author Archive | chriskenber

Why marketing is so vital to your business

There is a balance between delivering a service and acquiring new clients. The more senior you become, the bigger your target is and thus the more important marketing becomes. The trouble with that is that most professionals have little, if any, training or experience in marketing. They’re just given a target – usually quite an […]

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How to work smarter, not just longer, hours

Professionals in the UK currently work longer hours than those in any other country in Western Europe. But consider this – no-one ever lay on their deathbed wishing they’d spent more hours at the office. Having spent years in the small business mentoring field working as a business coach, I have identified three main ways […]

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How to keep yourself motivated.

Everyone’s moods go up and down, but when you’re leading a team, everyone will be looking to you to constantly be cheerful and inspiring, even if you don’t feel it. Remember, staff will follow the example set by their leaders, so it’s up to you to model the kind of behaviour you want to see. […]

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Why you could be better off selling your business to a baby boomer.

“Don’t worry about avoiding temptation” said Sir Winston Churchill  “As you grow older it will avoid you”. In the world of commerce however the so-called baby boomer generation are increasingly looking out for tempting opportunities to buy a business. Of those using the website BusinessesForSale.com to look for businesses to acquire, more than one in […]

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Not Kids’ Stuff

It makes me want to weep, The Apprentice. All these self-delusional young men and women each trying to outdo the others in arrogance and outright nastiness. As a public demonstration of perfidy and incompetence it surely has no equal. As an example of headless chickens running around in circles it has no parallel. Yet surely […]

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