Business Insights

26.11.2020

What makes an Entrepreneur?

Many people see entrepreneurship as an attitude of dogged determination in pursuit of the big buck. It's perceived as a fast track for talented individuals to succeed in business, but for most entrepreneurs that's not really true.

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26.11.2020

Top tips for getting the most out of millennials

Arguably millennial's have had a bad rap over the last few years, variously described as entitled, ‘Snowflakes’ and difficult to manage. Clearly this generation, generally described as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, are not all the same and…

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18.11.2020

What has top level sport taught us about leadership?

You might be surprised by the connections to be found between business and sport. These utilise business know-how in the sporting field and sports inspiration in business. …

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26.11.2020

What makes an Entrepreneur?

Many people see entrepreneurship as an attitude of dogged determination in pursuit of the big buck. It's perceived as a fast track for talented individuals to succeed in business, but for most entrepreneurs that's not really true.

26.11.2020

Top tips for getting the most out of millennials

Arguably millennial's have had a bad rap over the last few years, variously described as entitled, ‘Snowflakes’ and difficult to manage. Clearly this generation, generally described as those born in the 1980s and 1990s, are not all the same and…

18.11.2020

What has top level sport taught us about leadership?

You might be surprised by the connections to be found between business and sport. These utilise business know-how in the sporting field and sports inspiration in business. …

18.11.2020

How can I explore and deliver a new opportunity?

Running a successful business brings many different challenges. How often do you set out to achieve one objective and find yourself dealing with something completely different? …

18.11.2020

More ideas to support your employees’ mental health

In our last email we highlighted the importance of supporting your employees’ mental health and how promoting an open culture and keeping an eye on the things that can most commonly cause stress can help. …

18.11.2020

The business benefits of supporting your employees’ mental health

Understandably this year health is at the top of everyone’s agenda. Allied to this there’s been a big increase in the awareness of the importance of promoting mental wellbeing, and of the need to support those who find themselves suffering from…

18.11.2020

What are your future ambitions for your business?

How do you see your business progressing? How can you translate this vision into solid plans and a clear business strategy? …

18.11.2020

How to get your marketing mojo back

During the pandemic I’ve noticed that a few businesses have lost their marketing mojo or spark. It's a symptom of the pandemic business malaise that after grappling with the challenges of implementing multiple government support schemes there's…

18.11.2020

Why is the business not delivering the results I want?

When I first speak to a business owner, one of the first questions I ask them, is what are their aims and goals for the business? …

20.10.2020

How to use social media to win more customers

With 70% of SMEs saying that they believe marketing is more important than ever to communicate with customers, where do you start in shaping a marketing plan that works? *​source MTM 2020

08.10.2020

What is effective leadership?

It’s not easy being an effective business leader in today’s fast paced and often pressurised and uncertain world. …

28.09.2020

Business Masterclasses

2020 has been a challenging year. At BHP Consulting, our team of experienced business leaders have been working hard with clients to help them through the initial crisis. 

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14.09.2020

BHP launches innovative support service for SMEs

Leading accountancy firm BHP is launching a free and innovative support service to help SMEs drive post lockdown growth, tackle challenges and pioneer new approaches to help them get to the next level.

12.06.2020

Getting your business back to work

Every business will have faced different challenges due to Covid-19, but one thing we all have in common is that it is perhaps now, as restrictions ease, that we face some of our most difficult decisions.

03.04.2020

The importance of wellbeing in the ‘new normal’

In our last few articles we’ve looked at how to aid transition to home working and tips for managing remote working teams. This time, we’ll suggest more ways to help maintain wellbeing and positive mental health in your teams.

31.03.2020

Managing the ‘new normal’ of a remote team

In our last article we covered the transition to home working. This time we’re going to focus on some tips to help you manage the team once remote working has been established.

27.03.2020

Remote working – the ‘new normal’

With a large proportion of our collective workforces now working from home, knowing how to support and manage them effectively is becoming increasingly important for most businesses.

24.03.2020

Four C’s to help you lead

Aside from the direct health implications, it is perhaps the uncertainty around the duration and severity of the impact of Coronavirus that is one of the most serious issues we face - for individuals, our businesses and the broader economy.

16.12.2019

How effective are you?

One of the first areas I explore with a new client is their “effectiveness”. What do we mean by this?

16.12.2019

Am I creating the right environment for my business to perform?

How often do you ask yourself that question?

16.12.2019

Not enough hours in the day?

We’ve looked at how to focus your sales activity and how your e-commerce and digital marketing strategy are integral to your success in this area.

16.12.2019

The power of your thinking.

Successful businesses initially develop through ideas and thinking. When was the last time you thought about your business and how to develop it?

16.12.2019

Struggling with succession? Our top tips and self-help plan.

Managing change in any business can be a challenge. You have probably successfully grown the business operating in a certain way and relying on a core team to support you and make it happen.

16.12.2019

Getting the right people “on the bus”.

Growing your own talent is a great way to motivate employees who will see there are progression opportunities for those with the necessary skills, commitment and passion for the business.

16.12.2019

Scaling up your business? Then you need to scale up your team.

There are many things to consider when you’re looking to grow your business as we have recently covered.

16.12.2019

Maximising my sales resource.

Developing your sales department can easily be one of your biggest expenses when starting or developing a business.

16.12.2019

Does your business have a strong elevator pitch? Tip – it’s not just for when…

There are times when a business needs investment, we see this regularly...

16.12.2019

Have I nailed my sales process?

Sales are the life blood of any business. Without a successful sales performance, it is very difficult for a business to hit its profit targets.

16.12.2019

Do I really understand my customer?

We are often asked, what is the secret to successfully growing your business?

16.12.2019

Effective delegation: High octane stimulus for the growth of your company.

Delegation is a greatly underused resource, yet it’s arguably one of a business owner’s most useful tools. It’s also the one that’s most often poorly executed.

16.12.2019

5 Things that will motivate your team and won’t cost you a penny!

Based on the latest research, and on what we have seen work first hand in our own businesses, here are the first 3 of BHP Consulting's 5 top tips on what works to increase motivation - and you won't need to break the bank to deliver them!

16.12.2019

Not enough hours in the day?

We’ve looked at how to focus your sales activity and how your e-commerce and digital marketing strategy are integral to your success in this area.

16.12.2019

Effective leadership: Substance or Style?

It’s not easy being an effective business leader in today’s fast paced and often pressurised and uncertain world.

16.12.2019

The importance of looking forward.

When you think about your role in your company, do you work in or on your business?

16.12.2019

Your business’ secret weapon – the ‘s’ word.

In recent emails we have focussed on achieving growth and how your people strategy can support that.

16.12.2019

Looking to scale your business?

As you begin to think about how to develop your business, it is vital that you understand some of the key elements that continue the growth of your business.