Fail to Plan? or Planning to Fail?

fail to plan Christine Nicholson and Ash Taylor

How many business owners fail to plan?  If strategic planning is one of the critical factors in Business Success – why doesn’t everyone do it? And of those that do make a business plan, the vast majority don’t make use of it as a tool for tracking where their business is. The plan is gathering … Read more

Why is Now the Best Time to Get Exit Ready?

Why now is the best time to get exit ready

“Better 3 hours too soon than 3 minutes too late.”  – William Shakespeare Timing is Everything Being prepared and exit ready means you are in a stronger position to take advantage of whatever opportunities arise.  There are now more businesses than ever before.  More people are taking control of their own futures and starting out … Read more

Finding a Business Mentor for you and your business

How to find a business mentor

Getting a Business Mentor Brings Accountability Research and surveys prove that having a mentor is important to success.  80 percent of CEOs said they received some form of mentorship and 93 percent of successful start-ups said that mentorship was instrumental to success.  The business failure rate is surprisingly high, with 30 percent of new businesses do … Read more

How to Succession Plan for Business Owners

As a business owner the weight of your business is usually entirely on your shoulders.  So how do you make sure that all your hard work doesn’t disappear the minute you turn your back in it – whatever the reason? The key to a long-lasting successful business is strong leadership, a clear succession plan and … Read more

PODCAST – This Week in Property with Special Guest Christine

This Week in Property

Helping Business Owners to Help Themselves… In today’s show, we chat with multi-award-winning professional business mentor Christine Nicholson. Christine has been helping businesses in different sectors succeed for over 30 years. She has literally seen it all. And in 2021 she was named UK Business Mentor of the Year. —- 📘 Latest UK Property News … Read more

Who Will Lead Your Business – Brainz Magazine

Brainz Magazine Succession planning

One of the most important aspects of succession planning is choosing the next leader in your organization. The challenge is understanding what you are looking for. If you are honest with yourself, you were probably not the best leader for your business once you got it past the initial start-up phase. As businesses go through … Read more

Exit Planning in 6 Easy Steps – Brainz Magazine

Brainz magazine - Exit planning in 6 steps

As a contributing editor for Brainz magazine, it’s a real pleasure to be published on the main subjects of my expertise.  And I’m in good company.  The magazine has a wealth and depth of knowledgable contributors.  See my articles here And take a look at the magazine’s wide range of topics, articles and interviews. Brainz … Read more

Get your business valued – today

Business valuation, from a business-owners perspective, is an emotional subject.  It’s easy to Google the concept of valuing a business and often you can get a rough idea of your value using a basic industry standard formula. Most of these relate to open market sales for listed companies where publicly available data is used.  The … Read more

Why A Succession Plan Is Worth Its Weight In Gold – Brainz Magazine

Brainz magazine - succession planning

As a contributing editor for Brainz magazine, it’s a real pleasure to be published on the main subjects of my expertise.  And I’m in good company.  The magazine has a wealth and depth of knowledgable contributors.  See my articles here And take a look at the magazine’s wide range of topics, articles and interviews. Brainz … Read more