Tagged: Business Owner

Are you failing to train or training to fail?

Failure is a funny thing It’s something that is a barrier to success for many people because it’s seen as something to avoid (at all costs). I’m sure you’ve heard that phrase before. The trouble is failure is often the only way to achieve success. Let me give you an example… I’m currently in a […]

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Are you in Danger?

Or surrounded by opportunity? Whilst thinking about what to write this Friday morning, it occurred to me that that we’re very quickly coming up to a year since we started to be aware that this “bat thing” might affect us in some way or form. Some way or form I don’t think anyone expected the […]

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We think he stood on a box

One of the positive things to have happened through lockdown one, in March last year – in fact a whole year ago, is having Rodney with us full time. If you’ve been living under a rock you might not know about Rodney, my daft, fifteen-year-old Jack Russell cross Whippet (we think the Jack stood on […]

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Same but different….

Why things are different in Lockdown 3 Much as I’m sure you have too, the TBC team has had to “pivot” (ugh) and adapt how we work and behave as a business through 2020. We’ve had to balance a new way of working and living to take us into 2021. These are my observations on […]

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Zoom not zzzzz!

This whole videoconferencing thing is working well.  The whole world seems to have discovered that it’s possible to stay connected and even meet new people via the screen on your laptop, phone, tablet or TV screen.  It’s meant many businesses can continue functioning, networking is thriving and many work- from-home employees are able to do […]

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The Importance of Taking a Payment Upfront

How many times have you had to pay a deposit or make a full payment upfront for something? You put a deposit down on a house. You might pay one if you’re buying a car. You may also pay some money in advance when you book an event space. It’s perfectly normal, so are you […]

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The Power Is In You: Leading as an Introvert

Anyone who wants to run a business has got to be an extrovert, right? They’re natural born leaders. Outgoing. Talkative. Sociable. Not afraid to be the centre of attention. At least, that’s what a lot of people think and is what they expect of an entrepreneur. Introverts, however, are a different personality type completely. Quiet. […]

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Outsource and Make Life Easy For Yourself

When you start a business, one of the first things you’ll think about is who you’re going to employ for it to be a success. You interview people for various roles. That takes time and effort. Then you’ve got to monitor them once they’re in the role and check they’re the best fit for the […]

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Fight your fears: let your training take over

One of the things I love about this time of year is all the sport that we are surrounded with.  Given my background it’s not surprising that I feel this way and I do enjoy getting caught up in the excitement and passion of the various competition that are taking place.  We’ve got the (women’s) football […]

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Do You Have Presence? Boosting Your Business Networking

If there’s one truly valuable skill in the world of business, it’s the ability to network. Chances are, a large percentage of the people reading this met me through networking originally. We may be in an age of social media marketing, but networking face-to-face is still an incredibly powerful tool … and you should still […]

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