I joined the Oldham Business Network shortly after it was formed by David, Tom and Phil. There were only a handful of members. Fellow moderator, Ian Dunkerley, suggested that networking would be a great way for me to help grow my business and get to know other local business owners. He was right too. Networking has been a fantastic way for me to learn about business, get to know others, gain a credible reputation (debatable), increase connections and feel supported when working in…Continue
It’s not all about Sales & Marketing. Sometimes I set personal strategies, so goal setting can be for other areas of my life. Being a coach I like to practice what I preach and lead by example. Yes I do have a plan in business. Long-term this will be Public Speaking and writing a book to share my personal experiences in business. However, constantly working and using social media isn’t good for physical (and mental) health. So 2014 is the year I achieve my biggest fitness goals. Of…Continue
So after investing all my time and life savings into a Franchise I am no longer the franchisee of Yellowtom Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. I had built a large number of loyal customers, over 70% renewed their services. I had thousands of internet page views increasing each month. Despite being one the highest performing territories, in February 2013 I was no longer a franchisee of Yellowtom.
I left my paid job at Direct Line Insurance (later RBS…Continue