How Do I Know the Price is Right?

How Do I Know the Price is Right?

  I've talked about the importance of getting your pricing right. So far, so good - but let's talk now about measurability. How will you know when you've got it right? We're back to the old acronym SMART, for goals - they should be specific, measurable, awesome,...

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Know your enemy

Know your enemy

While I'm not suggesting that business relationships are open warfare – perhaps you may think differently? I would like to draw your attention to an anecdote from ancient history: You may know that the Ancient Egyptians held the cat in very high regard. Bastet or Bast...

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Continuous confirmation

Continuous confirmation

The title refers to the change in compliance rules for limited companies. Until recently, there's been an obligation to file an annual return, bringing the company details up to date. Certain events, such as appointment or retirement of directors, or special...

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The Panama Hat-trick

The Panama Hat-trick

During the last year the press revealed an unprecedented leak of 11.5m files from the database of the world’s fourth biggest offshore law firm, Mossack Fonseca. The records were obtained from an anonymous source by the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung, which...

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Is your price too low?

Is your price too low?

One of my female colleagues gave me an interesting business parallel from a ‘chick-lit’ novel. I don’t think I’ll be reading it as it all sounds too girly for me (no offence intended!), but it’s by Jenny Colgan and it’s called ‘The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris’....

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