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 [...]
Not another budget blog…
The past few days has been all about the budget. Since George Osborne delivered his speech last Wednesday, business websites and publications have been awash with advice articles and information about what each individual change will mean for businesses and individuals. But before you navigate away from this page, this blog isn’t another one of them! Budgeting isn’t just for [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Why a business plan is important
We live in an age of entrepreneurship. The abundance of business resources and new opportunities out there means that everywhere you turn, it seems like everyone and his auntie is launching The Next Big Thing. But just having an idea isn’t enough, so it’s time to explore why a business plan is important.
The process of developing a business plan is [...]