What our Clients say about ICON...
Quote from Jackie Fisher - The reason we started working with Icon was that I felt we had a good company but I didn’t know how to take it next level quickly…Tony Golley was the first consultant who actually asked me what I wanted, and really listened, what a refreshing change...
Preparing your business for an exit
If Stephen Covey tells us that to be effective we should always begin with the end in mind (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People) then few businesses Owner/ Managers seem to pay heed! Most start their businesses because they have developed a product or service that they believe to be best of class and want to make a success of this. Why? Personal recognition? Possibly, but, mainly, they want to create a vehicle to sustain their lifestyle in the present and future.
Be fearless in 2013!
Against a market background of being pulled back from the brink of the USA ‘fiscal cliff’, the UK faces its own challenges, as high street stores are already in a triple-dip recession with a sharp rise in the number of shops going bust at the end of the year.
The role of management in business
Management in all business and organisational activities is defined in dictionaries as the act of getting people together to accomplish desired goals and objectives using available resources efficiently and effectively.
Is your competition hurting your profits?
Vodafone making a successful bid for the Cable and Wireless business is what I am referring to. Well, I guess that those within the sector long term or keen watchers may have had an inkling, but most business people, across the board, that I have discussed this with did not see it coming.
10 Top Tips for Small Businesses
When it comes to maximising your revenue and profits, it’s all about executing the right strategies in a timely manner with the right people. In these times of gloomy forecasts for Europe this is just the time to UP your game and ensure that you are pressing all of the right buttons.
A Significant Opportunity!
An extract from the data.gov.uk website for 2009 shows that the UK SME market does present a significant market opportunity. It states: “ There were an estimated 4.8 million1 private sector enterprises in the UK at the start of 2009, an increase of 51,0002 (1.1 per cent) since the start of 2008.
Why Working More Than 40 Hours Per Week is Useless
For many in the entrepreneurship game, long hours are a badge of honor. Starting a business is tough, so all those late nights show how determined, hard working and serious about making your business work you are, right?