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Are you looking to (Br)exit this year?

It’s official – after 47 years, the UK has exited the European union and is now officially ‘on its own’. This got us thinking about the many hundreds of thousands of individuals who might be looking to break away themselves this year and start up their own business. Much like the UK breaking ties with the EU via Brexit, setting [...]

February 3, 2020
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New Year goal setting in plain sight

When it comes to your business, January is a great time to assess and take stock.

Something we always encourage at Agenda is to look at your business’ vision. Whilst this may seem like a fairly abstract concept, there’s method in our madness…after all, all of the smaller decisions you make consciously and subconsciously come from the ‘big picture’ you have [...]

December 4, 2019
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Wellbeing tips for business owners

Mental health is becoming a hot topic for HR and businesses are increasingly taking measures to encourage better wellbeing for their employees.

But what about business owners themselves?

It’s all too easy to take mental health for granted; thinking that because you are well, you will always be able to deal with the hurdles and obstacles that are part and parcel of [...]

October 8, 2019
Rachel Mallett
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Fewer beach vibes, more rock and roll?

In business as in life, it can be easy to become distracted by the small things. You know, the everyday, niggling tasks that each seem to take much more of your time than you intend. Cumulatively, these tasks can quickly mount up to several hours in a month – time that could actually be really useful to have to dedicate [...]

January 19, 2019
Rachel Mallett
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Why ‘no’ is the new ‘yes’

Saying ‘no’ isn’t an easy thing to do. At some stage in our lives, we seem to lose the ability to say ‘no’; saying ‘yes’ instead to all manner of tasks, meetings and activities that don’t necessitate our time or attention.
Here are three reasons why ‘no’ should feature more in your vocabulary.

Leave more time for the important stuff
There [...]

August 9, 2018
Rachel Mallett
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How to shine more at work!

At Agenda, we’re not ashamed to say that we love a good business book. There are a number that we know, love and use concepts from in our everyday dealings with clients and if you’ve got a beady eye, you may have seen us refer to these in previous blogs.

One business read that falls into our top 5 recommendation list [...]

July 5, 2018
Rachel Mallett
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How to make success a habit

We all have habits. Good habits, bad habits, habits we know we should change but don’t seem to be able to. Sometimes, there are things we do that we don’t even realise are habits!

Whilst the habits we have in our personal lives effect those we live with or our friends and family, the habits we carry into the work environment [...]

May 16, 2018
Rachel Mallett
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Who wants to be an entrepreneur?!

I have recently come across a couple of articles discussing the topic of entrepreneurship – in particular what makes an entrepreneur and what skills and attributes are commonly shared amongst those considered or labelled as ‘entrepreneurs’.

This got me thinking about my experience of working with business owners – some of whom would call themselves entrepreneurs and [...]

February 28, 2017
Rachel Mallett
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Are your beliefs holding you back?

I was recently asked to deliver a presentation to business owners on a topic relating to business growth. Rather than talk about one of the more common subjects around growth, such as access to finance or marketing your business effectively, I decided to take a different approach and look at the psychological reasons that hold people back from taking the [...]

October 2, 2016
Rachel Mallett
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Ways to retain staff

Ways to retain staff

Whether it’s at the highest corporate level, or for the most apparently menial job, it’s important to find ways to retain staff. In a competitive marketplace, though, every business owner faces challenges in this respect.

It doesn’t matter how many employees your company has – whether it’s two or two thousand, you’re faced with the same worries about staff retention. Ways [...]

January 29, 2016
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