Wider business influences – what a PEST!
With the pending EU referendum and wider global economic uncertainty, the summer has started off on an unsteady footing for many businesses. This got us thinking here at Agenda… Whilst you may be doing everything right in your business internally; putting growth plans in place, keeping a tight grip on your finances, developing innovative solutions for your customers and generally [...]
Aspire to grow your business? The benefits of exploring new revenue streams
If you ask many business owners, they will freely admit that things haven’t always worked out the way they planned! Sometimes the most successful businesses end up on a different course to the one they originally set out on or expanding their business into areas they probably never even considered at the outset.
In fact the ability to respond to demands [...]
How to structure your work day
Running a business is a balancing act. On the one hand you’re trying to forge your own path, but there’s also pressure to adhere to certain pre-existing routines. If you’re unsure of how to structure your work day, it’s time to take a fresh look at your day.
Wake up at a similar time each day, whatever time that is for [...]
How to adapt to business changes – don’t be left behind!
It’s as true in the business world as it is in the animal kingdom… change is inevitable, and only those who evolve can survive. The question of how to adapt to business changes seems complex, but a few simple rules can really help here.
Every business has to undergo transitions of one kind or another. We live in an environment of [...]
How to stay motivated as a business owner
Business is about moving forward – if you’re only treading water, you’ll soon find yourself way behind everybody else. Sometimes, though, it seems that this is easier said than done, so we’ve devised some great tips on how to stay motivated as a business owner.
By its very nature, your role as a business owner makes you a leader, even if [...]
How to create a harmonious workplace
The idea of a happy workplace doesn’t have to be pie-in-the-sky, but in far too many cases, small issues can create big problems. Taking action in advance, and having strategies in place to address issues, can help you create a harmonious workplace.
The most important step is to create and maintain a culture of openness in your organisation. If the members [...]
Business consultancy from Agenda – keeping businesses healthy inside and out
Some people don’t think they need business consultancy services from Agenda – they know their business best, and they’re not having someone else tell them how to run things. I think differently…
One of the key obstacles I encounter in my role as a business consultant is an over-protectiveness on the part of business owners. Deep down, they know that external [...]
Office management for small businesses
Running a small business is fraught with challenges, but the day-to-day processes of simply being in an office space play second fiddle to the main tasks of earning money, don’t they? Actually, no, and in this post I’d like to explore why office management for small businesses makes a huge difference to your chances of success.
Working in an office of [...]
Business development for SMEs in Lancashire
Agenda was founded with the intention of aiding business development for SMEs, and over the years we’ve seen companies in all kinds of industries go from strength to strength through forward planning, smart decision making, and good old fashioned hard work.
And while the advice and support we offer is always unique to every client, there are some principles which are [...]
Ways to make a business more efficient
The search for ways to make a business more efficient has been baffling business owners, panicking employees and helping authors write countless how-to guides, for years. Now, it’s time to clear away all the extraneous fluff (that’s tip number one!) and show you how it’s done.
Firstly, remain focused. This is one of the best ways to make a business more [...]