Why do you need a business plan?

Posted on: March 2, 2020 Why do you need a business plan?

Many of the clients I work with in the legal, accountancy, property and other sectors are relatively small but fast-growing businesses with up to 30 owner-managers. It is surprising the number of them that either don’t have a business plan or have a plan that is out-of-date or that doesn’t include all of the right […]

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Research report: 24th Annual Smith & Williamson Law Firm Survey 2018 “Brexit, what Brexit?”

Posted on: July 15, 2019

The annual Smith & Williamson law firm survey 2018 obtained the opinions of over 130 managing partners and senior management personnel across the UK in August 2018. The clear message emerging from this year’s survey show that law firms are continuing to fight for top talent in a competitive market but are increasingly confident about […]

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Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Posted on: May 13, 2019 Commerciality – Finance, pricing, innovation and research

Earlier this year we ran the first “Commerciality – Finance, Pricing, Innovation and Research” workshop through Professional Marketing Forum. https://www.pmforum.co.uk/training.aspx.  I am delighted to report that the consensus was that it was a success (even though we have some tweaks to make to the timing for all the group exercises). Here are the highlights:  Aims […]

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Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice – Guiding and rising stars

Posted on: March 28, 2019 Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice – Guiding and rising stars

At the recent Managing and marketing a profitable surveyors’ practice workshop (https://www.mblseminars.com/Outline/Managing-_-Marketing-a-Profitable-Surveyors-Practice/5865/) the following ideas had the most impact on the delegates. There were two themes. The first was the “guiding star of strategy” – the vision of the partners, the business plan and the marketing plan. The second was “rising stars in the practice” […]

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Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation

Posted on: March 18, 2019 Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation

It was a great pleasure to develop and present a module on “Developing a business psychology practice – Communicating a consulting profile and reputation” for international students of the MSc Business Psychology course at the University of Westminster recently. This post summarises the key points discussed. Planning your practice A plan is the starting point for […]

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