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Take time to review your business with a Roadmap Review

July 30th, 2018

In August & September I will be holding a business Roadmap Review aimed at the small to medium business owner We all know the benefits of taking time to review our business – but when did you last do it?    I’ve put a course together that will run over mid August to mid September to do just that. Want to check out a YouTube clip on the info above – click on this link The benefits of completing the review are: You will have better clarity around your business It will ...Read more

When did you last ‘work on’ your business?

July 28th, 2018

Business can be hard at times, especially if you are in that SME space. I get it,  I’ve being self employed for close to 20 years (crikey where has that gone!).   In that time I’ve had businesses that have gone from no staff (just me) to 40 odd staff with a senior leadership structure in place. If there was a good way & a not so good way to do things,  I’ve probably done them both & everything in between.   And I’m still learning.   One thing that I have ...Read more

May Vlog Series

June 6th, 2018

For the month of May I set myself a goal of doing a vlog every day.   There was no reason or structure behind each for the vlogs, just what came to mind each day – also for me the discipline to record & edit on a daily basis.   No pre recording, just a case of do it! I enjoyed the process, even though at times I wondered if the month would ever end! This is the link to my YouTube channel – hope u get some value from what I posted ...Read more

Business Brief – A tip for getting stuff done

September 12th, 2017

In earlier posts I’ve talked about managing time.   In reality you can’t manage time, only manage what you do! All too often we feel stretched & don’t have enough time in the day to get things done. Sound familiar? Here is a simple tip that I’ve used for years. Create a Power Hour & you’ll be amazed at what you can achieve.   It’s all about setting time aside to be project focused, remove distractions & just do stuff! Thanks for reading & ...Read more

Business Brief – Are you getting the best from your Board meetings

August 17th, 2017

This vlog has some practical tips & suggestions on how to get the best from your Board or Leadership team meetings Too often meetings become the hum drum of looking backwards, going no where, with people wondering what are they doing even being there!  This vlog has some practical tips on how to get the most from those meetings.  Try to focus on the future, realign to the bigger picture, discuss the opportunities, make sure people are well prepared before they arrive & try to look ...Read more

Business Brief – Compliance

August 9th, 2017

This Business Brief is about compliance  & how as a director you need to be aware of your role in this area Being a director isn’t just a title, it comes with responsibilities that you are required to discharge.   One of those areas is a round the risk that your business may encounter as well as any compliance issues.   This vlog gives some practical things to consider in that area Thanks for watching & if  you have any queries, please contact John Hutchinson   ...Read more

Taking Time Out

August 9th, 2017

This Business Brief is about making sure that you have time for yourself & remember to step away from your business. All too often we can be ‘busy doing’ & forget to take time to smell the roses We can spend a lot of time on our businesses, but are we spending the same amount time on ourselves & our family?   Today’s question is, are you taking regular breaks from your business? Thanks for watching & if  you have any queries, please contact John Hutchinson ...Read more

Business Brief – Taking time out for yourself

July 26th, 2017

We make investment in our business all the time – but what about ‘you’.   How often are you investing time in yourself?? In an earlier vlog I talked about not doing everything yourself but,  thinking of your role as the conductor of an orchestra.   This vlog moves away from the business aspect, to asking the question, what balance do you have in your life & are you taking time out for yourself, family & friends?   Now that doesn’t mean you stop working ...Read more

Interview with John Hutchinson & The Ryan Marketing Show

July 14th, 2017

Over the last year or so, Ryan Jennings has interviewed over 100 CEOs & business owners.   This clip is his interview with John Hutchinson from PlanA Consulting. Listen by clicking on the clip below or go to YouTube , Sound cloud or iTunes Podcast,               ...Read more

Business Brief Vlog – Time Management

July 12th, 2017

All too often we can be super busy, but not really get the result we want.   So how do you decide what needs to be done & when? I’m sure we’ve all experienced that feeling of being over-whelmed & thinking where best to spend our time.   But the reality is, if you’re looking for leverage in your business, you can’t do everything,   This vlog talks about thinking of your role as the conductor of an orchestra.   You may even be able to play every ...Read more