BRAINZ MAGAZINE – How To Overcome Procrastination

How To Overcome Procrastination

I’ve always been a bit of a power house when it comes to #GSD (getting stuff done) but last year I stopped running (well shuffling was a more apt description) and it had a significant impact on just about every part of my life. I stopped feeling quite so good about my business (and myself), … Read more

Find A Professional Business Mentor

Find A Professional Business Mentor

When you first started out in business (or if you are just thinking about taking the leap) you were excited about it.  It possibly made you feel a little bit queasy – but you did it anyway! You started each new day with a “this is the start of something big” attitude and, while you … Read more

7 Questions Every Business Owner Should Answer

7 Questions Every Business Owner Should Answer

How would you describe where you are with your business is right now? Are you: Struggling? Frustrated? Progressing? Successful? Of all the 5.4 million businesses in the UK right now, 80% of them are struggling or getting by and barely keeping their heads above water. 20% of all businesses are really struggling! Living hand to … Read more

How to Build a PERFECT Exit Plan

How to Build a PERFECT Exit Plan

Getting ready for exit is a big job and covers every aspect of the business.To keep focused on exit planning specifically, there are 7 key essential elements to being prepared.  Profitability Employees Reliance on owner Financial forecasting and reporting Efficiency Corporate Governance Timing Profitability When a potential buyer looks to acquire another company, their … Read more

How to Get Exit Ready

Get Exit Ready

Most business owners have a sizable portion (if not all) of their pension tied up in their businesses.  Yet they have no clear idea or plan for how they are going to transfer the value from their business to their own pockets.  Or discover what’s next in their life’s journey. In short they don’t know … Read more

How to Have a Successful Entrepreneur Mindset

How to Have a Successful Entrepreneur Mindset

Do You Want to be a Successful Entrepreneur? Entrepreneurs are more likely to achieve success when they possess or develop a broad set of skills, mindsets and personality traits that help them in all areas of their lives and the many different stages of business. When certain mindsets are developed they really change the personal … Read more

PODCAST – Business Succession, I Have Kissed A Lot Of Frogs…

Christine Nicholson - Business Succession, I Have Kissed A Lot Of Frogs...

There are many obstacles, and sometimes as business owners, we can get caught in the day-to-day that we lose sight of our dream and what lights us up. Doing succession and exit planning is possible by eliminating activities we can delegate and things that we hang that we don’t enjoy. Running our business effectively starts … Read more

BRAINZ MAGAZINE – Where You Are With Your Business Is Right Now?

How Would You Describe Where You Are With Your Business Is Right Now?

Are you… Struggling? Frustrated? Progressing? Successful? Of all the 5.4 million businesses in the UK right now, 80% of them are struggling or getting by and barely keeping their heads above water. Executive contributor and business mentor writes for Brainz. Living hand to mouth, with all the stress that goes with it – and not … Read more

PODCAST – Exit and Succession Planning: Knowing Your Numbers

Christine Nicholson and Connie Whitman Podcast Knowing Your Numbers

 Business mentor Christine Nicholson talks to Connie Whitman about the importance knowing your numbers when planning your exit. Being in business for over 20 years I am busy running my business and sometimes we business owners forget that our lengthy to-do lists will never compete! As I am aging, I have thought about succession planning … Read more

When Are You Leaving Your Business?

When Are You Leaving Your Business?

“Expect the best, prepare for the worst, capitalise on what comes.” Zig Ziglar The Business Owners Dream After years of building your business from scratch to a sizable asset, probably your biggest financial asset, you wake up tomorrow and decide it’s time to sell. You look forward and envisage that in 6 months you will … Read more