The Running Commentary

BNI – Why I joined

Collaboration in business has always been critical, but in this era of “big data”, loyalty/rewards programs and recessionary times, it is going to become even more critical. Businesses, particularly in the B2B space, need to find ways to access new relationships and networks. It was with this in mind that I accepted an invitation to…

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Print……how little has changed

I recently completed an assignment as the managing director for a business that was in business rescue. If you are not familiar with this term, essentially it a process whereby a business, with some solid foundations which has found itself on hard times, is able to rebuild itself using some innovative legislative protection. This process…

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It’s been a while

I hope that as I travel I will meet many more exciting people along the way and that I, together with my team, get to build many more great brands.

Struggling, Business and Focus

I am learning more lessons each day about juggling a very different set of circumstances, to the one’s I was used to just 15 months ago. I feel like I have learnt more about business in this short time, than the 19 years, combined, I spent in corporate life.

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365 days done!

I am confident the next year will be busier and I hope filled with as much stuff, actually maybe a little less on the compliance side!

6 months in……..

So happily we have sorted out all of these things (barring the VAT number) and then hopefully we can get down to the art of rustling up business. Who knows we may just be successful at it…..

What’s in a job……….

In a few days’ time I will have completed two months as a partner in Brandesign. It is hard to believe how quickly the time has passed. What’s more amazing to me is how at home I feel and how much I have already grown…..

Social…..it is simply not for everyone

Marketing and branding is not about making your clients message fit into a specific marketing channel. It is about understanding what value the brand can draw from being in the space.

The Customer Service trap

In the small to medium size sector you cannot hand over your customer service experience to someone who is not directly linked to the business in some way. You need to employ people who understand the dynamic of working in a team where “all hands are on deck” and that there are truly no sacred cows.

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Doors

A wise sage counselled me once “How you close the doors in life is, often more important than how you open them”

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