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The Adventures of Growing Your Small Business Part 3; Discovering the transferable skills and strengthening the toolkit

In August Lab described the value of fresh eyes and ideas in a business.  In conclusion he said new people bring new ideas and perspectives from their life lessons and what they have learned in previous workplaces. What I am learning fast is how transferable our skills are between professions. Collaboration has become a buzz word of late, travelling across the globe at lightning speed in schools and businesses. It isn’t a new concept, it is one that has been around as long as man has ...

The Adventures of Growing Your Small Business Part 2; The induction of Mary – Challenge or opportunity?

As Mary has so eloquently described in last month’s blog, our business has suddenly doubled in size. Admittedly this has involved the addition of only one more person to the Bats team but it offers insights into the challenges, as well as the opportunities for synergy and collaboration, the growth of any organisation presents. Take for example, inducting new people into the existing systems and structures that the organisation runs on. I have been ‘teaching’ Mary the various ways I ...

The Adventure of Growing your Small Business.

Monday 30 April 2018 was the day ‘Bats’ doubled in size as I joined Lab to work full time in Bats. This was a joyous day as it had been in the pipeline for many years, however not without considerable thought about such things as generating revenue and cashflow.  This is one of the key challenges of small business. On the flip side one of the key benefits of being a small owner/operator company is we can really listen to each client and identify their needs, design totally bespoke ...