Sellability Tracker – Generations Research

Have you ever wondered how you compare as an owner with your peers? The most recent data from The Value Builder System™ presents an interesting…

The One Number Owners Need to Stop Focusing On

The value of your business comes down to a single equation: what multiple of your profit is an acquirer willing to pay for your company? profit ×…

Investing the proceeds of exit on sale

This article on Exit was published by St. James’s Place Wealth Management and full article can be read here Selling your business can feel like a…

Boost your productivity: How to complete 400+ tasks each year

How do you boost your productivity, to the point where you can get 400+ tasks completed each year, 3 tasks at a time? It sounds…

Why Startups Stall

Have you ever wondered why startup companies stop growing? Sometimes they run out of potential customers to sell to or their product starts losing market…

10 Things That Make Your Business More Valuable Than That of Your Industry Peers

The value of your company is partly determined by your industry. For example, cloud-based software companies are generally worth a lot more than printing companies…

How to find your Hedgehog!

So I’m going to introduce a concept here that links with other blogs on finding your X-Factor and building a scalable business. It is called…

What’s Your Why? Your Core Purpose?

This blog on Core Purpose follows on from the one on Core Values and together they make up what Jim Collins calls your Core Ideology. Together with…

Directors’ Duties: An Overview

Directors’ duties can be a complex area to understand. Company directors are under an obligation to comply with fiduciary duties and statutory duties. BizSmart Select…

How to Measure What Matters!

We all know we should be keeping a close eye on our business performance. But what should we be measuring? How do we strike the…

How to Go About Setting Goals the Right Way

I’m sure you’re sick to death of everyone telling you the best way to go about setting goals for 2017, but please bear with us,…

Achieving business success in 2017

  What works, and what doesn’t work, for the small business owner?   Achieving business success can be a challenge, yet piecing together the complex…

How to Attract & Hire A-Players

Finding the right people and encouraging them to join your business is one of the most common challenges we see across our clients - it…

What Are Your Business Goals for Next Year?

Do you know where you’re going this year, or have you jumped back into work without giving it a moment’s thought?  Whether you’ve always set…

How to avoid conflict in a family business

Every family business is unique, we know that but the tensions and strains in a family business to a greater or lesser extent are always…

How Can You Grow?

In this blog Stuart from Audacious Creative shares a really honest journey of how he's wrestled with the issue of how to grow, what he's…

Who is accountable in your business?

Have you got the right people doing the right things in your business? In this blog Kevin takes a look at a couple of frameworks…

Meeting Rhythm – How to Keep the Blood Pumping

We all know that getting the balance right between working in and on your business is critical - but it is not easy. How do…

How are businesses increasing productivity?

Increasing productivity by focusing on good health   Increasing productivity in a business can be challenging, but Worcestershire business owners have access to a project…

The Eagle Who Thought He Was a Chicken

Each & every one of us are eagles - but sometimes we let ourselves be led into thinking we are chickens! Biz knows he is…

How to Plan Your Exit

I can guarantee that you will exit your business at some point – either willingly or carried out in a coffin! What you can’t know…

Cash Acceleration Strategies

You can get by with a decent strategy and some hard work – but not without cash. This blog explores some cash acceleration strategies

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

In this blog, BizSmart founder Kevin Brent takes a look at the principles which Stephen R. Covey introduced in his best-selling book, “The 7 Habits…

The Automatic Customer – Creating Recurring Revenue

If you have a business that you would like to make a little more predictable, a little less stressful, and a whole lot more valuable…

How to build a business for Value

This blog is about building a valuable business – it is not about selling a business. Building a business for Value gives you options. The…

The Fundamentals of employment contracts

Kirsten explains the fundamentals of the employment contract. Giving business owners an insight into the law around providing employees with contracts of employment; what should…

Motivating your staff

Join Launa as she shares hints and tips to increase your mojo and the team's motivation at work at my next Biz-Smart webinar. After all,…

Confidence in Your Business Model

A certain amount of self-doubt is absolutely normal in business. None of us have a crystal ball and get it right every time. Businesses and…

Do you want to run a successful business and still spend time with friends and family?

The aim of this webinar is to help attendees free up two hours a day to spend on the things that really matter to them.…

Key Lessons in Lean Management for SMEs

Lean management is essentially a way of looking at the whole company and working out how to make it more effective at delivering great products…

Would your business benefit from peer support?

In this modern, technological age there are numerous ways to make progress in your business via the input of other business owners. There are many…

Lean Management can help you in your SME

BizSmart advisor and Lean specialist Louise Blunt delivered this Lunch & Learn webinar on using Lean Management in your business, whatever sector you’re in. Read her…

Business control is doing right things, right

Getting a business under control is a continuous cycle of things we need to build on and turn into habits. We need to know the…

Who could I use as a sounding board?

There’s a knack to finding the right person for you to bounce ideas off and help with your decision-making process, and things you can do…

Control – Looking to get more Control over your Business?

All of us are running well-oiled business machines – right?! Of course not – we all have times when we feel out of control –…

How Can You Regain Business Direction and Focus?

"People think focus means saying yes to the thing you've got to focus on. But that's not what it means at all. It means saying…

Overcoming Overwhelm

It’s true – when you find yourself really up against it, it can feel like the demands of running a small business outweigh the rewards.…

Excuses, Lies and Other Sales B.S.

We all know the old, well-worn joke; Q. How do you know when a sales person is lying? A. Their lips are moving.

What is standing between you and business success?

Who was it that said ‘If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere’? Only by overcoming the obstacles in…

How to Grow: Thirteen Top Tips to Find the Value in Your Business

Thirteen may be unlucky for some but we’re not superstitious, and we have some great tips for finding new ways to grow your business: 1.…

The Best Kept Secret to Running a Business

Running a business is hard work and there are lots of different balls for you to try to keep in the air. What's the secret?

25 Ways to Achieve Balance in Your Life

With August behind us and everyone feeling in that “back to school” mood, it’s natural to be thinking about how you juggle work and play.…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Part 4 – Be Proactive

This blog is the fourth in a series of leadership blogs examining the leadership habits of highly effective people. The principles are based on the…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Part 3 – Dependency to Interdependency

This blog is the third in a series of leadership blogs examining the leadership habits of highly effective people. The principles are based on the…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Part 2 – Habits

This blog is the second in a series of leadership blogs examining the leadership habits of highly effective people. The principles are based on the…

Three Useful Tips for Managing Your Time Efficiently

You know that a day consists of 24 hours: sleeping should take up at least eight hours of that time, then there are the hours…

Branding: Be Collaborative

Stuart Avis of Audacious Creative continues his series of blog posts about what goes into creating a successful brand…

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Part 1

This blog is the first in a series of leadership blogs examining the habits of highly effective people. The principles are based on the best-selling…

The Story of the Mexican Fisherman

A vacationing American businessman standing on the pier of a quaint coastal fishing village in southern Mexico watched as a small boat with just one…

Why Bother to do Anything? Commitment

Both of these experiences illustrate to me that to achieve anything requires commitment, a clear goal but also perseverance so that when challenges present themselves…

Do You Take Time Out To Manage Your Staff?

In my last blog post, “How Do You Motivate Your Staff?” I mentioned the importance of developing a culture in the workplace based on motivating…

The Next Hurdle…

Paul Rhodes of Loggable writes about a simple technique he picked up from one of Britain’s top sportspeople…

Improve Your Time Management Skills With A Change In Mindset

Select Member Mike Gardner, also known as The Time Doctor, has some tips for mindset changes to help manage your time:

Branding: Be Creative

Stuart Avis of Audacious Creative continues his series of blog posts about what goes into creating a successful brand…

Bridging Brand Canyon to Connect with Customers

Stuart Avis runs design agency Audacious Creative, and works with businesses and charities to help them stand out in a crowded marketplace. One of the…

Make Space To Manage Your Time Better

One way to help yourself manage your time better is to keep things separate. If you have a specific area to accomplish a goal, you’ll…