Receiving the Business Person of the Year Award was a moment I will remember and cherish forever. The honour, given to me by the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber, recognised my contributions to the business community and my commitment to excellence in my field. It serves as a reminder that hard work, dedication, and a commitment to continuous improvement can lead to remarkable achievements.
In the ever-evolving landscape of the modern workplace, the importance of company culture cannot be overstated. It's not all about ping-pong tables and bacon sandwiches; it's about creating an environment where employees thrive, collaborate and help you to drive the company towards its goals. In this blog, I look at the significance of cultivating the right culture in your workplace and provide insights on how to do it effectively.
At the moment many people are worried about the recession, increases in costs and the continued challenges with recruitment but rather than focusing on the negative and obsessing over things that you cannot control, instead you could use this time as an opportunity to make some really positive changes to strengthen and grow your business?
From a financial perspective is your business neither alive nor dead? Are you only just about able to service the interest payments on your loans and balance your overheads, without ever getting on top of the debt and make any headway? After the last 18 months many business owners have seen a roller coaster of ups, downs and everything in between, and so much continued uncertainty has meant that many have not been able to get back to improving and growing their business.
So what does yesterday's budget announcement mean for you and for your business? I spoke to 3 business owners yesterday who didn't know it was happening nor did they have any idea what it affect it might have on them or on their business... Some of the announcements made in Mr Sunak's Budget could have an impact on your business and it's important that you know and understand what they are. There were many positives that you could benefit from but there were also some things that may require you to take action within your business. So I would urge you, if you haven't already, please sit up and take notice. Be strategic and speak to your accountant, your mentor/coach or consultant and start asking the question.... What does it mean for my business?