Clive’s Words of Wisdom

Embracing a growth mindset

Regardless of where you are in the five stages of business, taking an enterprise to the next level involves embracing a growth mindset. This is the frame of thinking that sees you welcome and seek opportunity rather than fearing competition and change. So let’s wander...

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Why a business plan is key for your business

There’s a great old saying that “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, yet in business we often overlook one of the most basic strategic tools that help guide a company into the future – the business plan. Whether you’re starting out, expanding, or stepping back from your business, a plan is the road map of your business endeavour. Put simply, it’s essential, and here’s why.

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Five tips for coaches to attract clients

Like any business, finding prospective coaching clients and letting them know what you do can be one of the most challenging parts of establishing your mentoring service, especially in the early days when you’re first starting out.

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Why a good marketing plan is a great idea

In the business world telling people about what you do is almost as important as how well you do it. And when it comes to marketing, there’s no one size fits all approach. This is why a professional marketing plan is imperative to your business. A coach or mentor can help you create this plan, turning your marketing dollar into real results, and here’s how

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What makes a good business coach?

Like finding the right business partner or choosing the best staff member, selecting a business coach is about more than what you see on paper. This is a person who will understand your goals and work with you to meet them, bringing their skill set to the table to help you attain your success. Here are five factors that make a good business coach.

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A coach’s guide to coaching

Chances are you decided to became a coach for noble reasons; to help others, to share your expertise, or because you’ve had some business success that you’d like to impart.

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The essential elements of business coaching

Regardless of whether a business is hoping to achieve better sales results, increase the bottom line or just function more efficiently, coaching involves similar stages and processes to create improvement. These include gathering knowledge, establishing a plan,...

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Five common skills essential to great coaching

A great business coach brings a wealth of knowledge to the table in the form of industry expertise, a new insight and strategies to improve an enterprise. But while all these are prerequisites for getting a job done, the real assets of the person selected to work closely with a business may come down to something deeper and more intrinsic.

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It’s all about the branding

The look, feel and image of your business are as important as any product you sell. It’s this almost intangible asset that gives you a leg up over your competitors or cements your position in the marketplace. It identifies who you are and what you are about, along with the way your product makes people feel. It’s all about the branding, and here’s how to translate yours to success.

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