Category: Business

About a week ago I started asking my clients to think about their “Top 6 goals for 2018”. The answers have been enlightening because, without fail, they have been qualitative and not quantitative. Examples: Better health; More relaxation; Time for family adventures; A reduction in clinical days; An easier workload; Decisiveness. In fact, so far…
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If you are running a three-chair practice with £500,000 in sales and 10 people, you can “wing it” 80% of the time and hold semi-formal meetings to create structures and protocols 20% of the time. If you are running a 6-chair practice with £2m in sales and 20 people, you can “wing it” it 20%…
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Funny how buses come in three’s isn’t it? It’s not an old wives’ tale either – the scientific evidence is that a phenomenon known as “platooning” is present in many forms of mass transport – even elevators – and clever mathematicians design systems that are supposed to alleviate the clumping that takes place. Being the…
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Following on from a comment I made in yesterday’s post… We know that a business plan is denominated in time and numbers – X profit in Y months, A sales of product B in C weeks – and so on. Business plans are about what we do. We measure with spreadsheets. We know that a…
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With retail sales for the last 3 months dropping well below previous years and in the aftermath of a hard economic outlook in Tuesday’s Budget speech, today’s Black Friday sales will be critically important for British business. UK consumer confidence appears to be low. The high street (and, it appears, everyone else) has gone online…
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