11
May

Interim Insights

In 2004 when we setup GHRL very few people had heard the term Interim Manager. Consultants had a bad name – I think they still do? We wanted to make

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04
May

Networking for New Starts

Some thoughts on the wonderful world of networking from Eugene Clarke of TalkBuddy™ You’ve done it! You’ve started your first business and you’re ready to get out there and tell

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13
Apr

Discount delight or discount disaster?

Getting customers through the door faster! As an avid bargain hunter, and I mean to the extremes – my colleagues at FW Accounting have nick-named me ‘Discount’–  I love receiving

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03
Jun

Personal brand: the key to finding your next contract

It’s a fact of life for any freelancer, contractor or self-employed business owner out there: whatever you do, ultimately you’re a sales person.  Because if you don’t go out and find

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07
Nov

Knowing when to step aside

This post is inspired by the fantastic Michelle Rodger of <a href="http://www.tartancat.com/">Tartan Cat Communications.</a> Read her full Scotland on Sunday article <a href="http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/sos-business-columnists/Michelle-Rodger-Knowing-when-to.6615650.jp?articlepage=1">here</a>Over the years I’ve seen this time & time

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29
Oct

How to Tame the Dragons

We’ve all seen Dragon’s Den. Having been both a “pitcher” and an “investor” over the years I can tell you that raising investment for your business in real life is

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14
Oct

Accounting has evolved!

To many people, the image they have of an accountant will not be that far removed from this chap on the right here. The humble accountant, the bean-counter who tells

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23
May

Going for Growth

On Friday I travelled to Glasgow to attend Insider’s Going for Growth conference. A day focused on growing your business, it was ideal for us ‘cos that’s exactly what we’ll

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