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Business Start-ups

New Business

Starting up a business what do you really need?


We decide to build our dream company. It is of course going to be profitable and everyone wants to buy goods and services from us...really?

It's in the bag

How NFH is making a difference

NFH is, quite literally, offering bags of support to a small Charity by helping to ensure that patients on older people wards, and in care homes, across the country receive an attractive gift when they first arrive in their new surroundings. 

Networking for cake


A small drama for us this week - locating professional cakes at short notice for an event that was planned by volunteers. We love supporting charities and voluntary groups and said we would sponsor.

Working in collaboration


How often do we hear people say they want to work collaboratively, but actions change when the context alters slightly?

People get territorial and can easily prevent teams and small business reaching their full potential.

Sharing the company or team goal is important so that everyone understands where the business or team is heading, a common goal.

Getting that company image right

Your Brand

We have all heard the saying ‘don’t judge a book by its cover’, but how many people do you know that do?


Sadly, we all have people believing what other people say about us and are therefore on the back foot in our engagements with them.


So, how can we get an instant advantage?


Getting the right employment contracts 

People Management

When we decide we want to employ someone we often don’t consider in enough detail what skills we are llooking for.


We generally look at the hours we want them to work, the cost and the job we want them to do.  But are we looking far enough ahead to plan for our growing business or the business needs?

Working too much?

Managing Stress

What is too much?

This is difficult to judge. It depends on the job you do.If you have a small business or are employed how do you gauge it?

Team support and motivation

Team Work

Team not able to deliver? Morale low? Staff getting stressed? Sickness levels high?  Interventions or disciplinaries on the rise? 


Something is very wrong. 


Outside help maybe necessary.  But before you seek it think about what it is your company is trying to deliver.

Supporting yourself and others 


We know that people often struggle to find, or are not able to participate in, work and some people need to develop their work-life balance.  There are things that you can do to help yourself and your community.

What makes a good business?

Customer Relations

Ask different people what they think makes a good business and they would probably want to know what type of business you were talking about before they gave you their perspective.  But does it matter? 

When to say 'Enough is enough'. 

Business Development 

You have allowed yourself 12 months to get your business started, you have enough funds to support you and your family.

And the clock has started. What do you need to do?

Small business networking

Business development

The importance of a Network approach to work when you are a small business should never be underestimated.

Enjoying your work

Career Advice

To all those people out there starting up a business; or who unfortunately have been made redundant and are now looking for a new challenge; or those trying to build their business; it is never too late to plan and make the changes necessary and do something you enjoy.  

Every call counts


Telecommunication and administration services losing you money?

Today I have phoned numerous companies and gone through to the operator with disastrous results. 

Skills? What skills?

Career Advice

Having read a couple of posts on line by people looking for work I noticed that they had something in common.  They were skilled people but could not see the skill set they had

Increase profits by lowering costs

Efficiency savings

In our recent blog we looked at the positives and negatives of increasing prices to raise profits.

But is there another way we can make our business more profitable?



Making a Profit

To increase your prices or not?

Raising prices to make profit may seem attractive, especially when we go online and see other providers putting up their costs for a similar commodity or service.


Before you jump and increase your prices take stock. Ask yourself some simple questions:


Finding the right person for the job



So, if we are sure we want to employ, why not look at all the factors that ensure we get the right employee? 


To help we have outlined in this article the key elements that can support you in getting the right employee.  

Latest News

Industry Recognition for Nicola 

Delighted to announce that Nicola has become a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. 

Working with teams


Any team comprises of people with different personalities, genders, beliefs etc

Clients approach us all the time looking for work and need their confidence building only to get a job and be shattered. 


So how can you strike a happy medium?



Handling Complaints


So you have a number of complaints and you are struggling to cope.


Don't panic. Let's break it down into small steps, as you need to approach this in a structured and coordinated way.

Conflict in the workplace


In an ideal world, or workplace, we would all see eye-to-eye and everyone would get on; however, we know it is not quite that simple though, is it?


Present with confidence


We have discussed presenting in 60 seconds before. The importance of drawing on the basic facts.  So, what about presenting on a subject area for 30 minutes?


The importance of engagement


Never underestimate the contribution someone else could make to helping you, you're not alone.

Is any problem too big to fix?

Solution finding

Where would I start? Can I afford it? If you take a moment to review your problems, they don't seem so big.

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