Planning for successful business innovation

Planning for successful business innovation

Every business needs to innovate, to stay relevant to their customers and stay ahead of their competition. But successful innovation requires thorough planning and careful implementation. Financial planning is a key part of this. Lets face it; it’s easier to...
How to plan for an unknown future?

How to plan for an unknown future?

How can you plan for the future when you don’t know what it holds? Come to think of it: what do you not know about your business? December is usually a busy month for business planning with my clients as we spend time looking at the next year in more detail....
How to plan for an unknown future?

Make a Plan

How do you make a plan for the rest of this year? If the last six months have taught us anything it’s that we can’t predict the next twist in the story. So is planning a pointless waste of time? This is the (polite) argument that I’ve been engaged in this week while I...
How to plan for an unknown future?

Financing a growing business

Yesterday I was lucky enough to be at the NatWestBoost event in Exeter with Wilfred Emmanuel-Jones of The Black Farmer. It was a fantastic morning full of inspiration and really good advice – but what struck me was Wilfred’s take on financing his business. With an...
How to plan for an unknown future?

Does my Business Plan need a Mission Statement?

Mission statements are just corporate waffle, about “empowering”, “finding new paradigms” and “evangelising findings”. Right? Recently I have been working in developing Business Plans with two (very different) clients. As part of my preparation for this I started...