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It's Never Too Late to Discover the Easier Way to Achieve Your 2019 Goals


It’s round about now that you may want to consider what have you achieved lat year and what you can do better 2019.  Now look forward to what you wish to achieve in this year.  If you do nothing, then nothing is likely to happen. Yes, set some key goals.

How to set the goals – ask yourself some questions:

Start off by asking yourself some questions. Write down the answers and formulate your strategy on how to have a better 2019. Here are some questions I have found that you may want to ask yourself:


 What do I enjoy, and what am I good at doing?

  1. What do I enjoy but could get better at doing?
  2. What do I enjoy doing but don't do well at all?


  1. What earns me the most money?
  2. Who are my best customers?
  3. Who are my worst customers?
  4. Have I enough money?

Stress Factors

  1. What relaxes me?
  2. What stresses me out?
  3. How can I reduce stress?

What’s Important?

  1. What is the most important thing in my life?
  2. Who are the most important people in my life?
  3. What do I want more of in my life?
  4. What would I prefer less of in my life?
  5. What am I most afraid of?

What’s to Do?

  1. What is one good habit that I have?
  2. What is one habit I want to change?
  3. What is one thing I set out to do this year that I succeeded in doing?
  4. How do I define success?
  5. What's the one thing I want to accomplish next year?

Go with your gut feeling and put down the first answer you think of.  It’s your answer – there are no rights or wrongs.

See a Theme Developing?

Perhaps you want more time with family and friends.  You might decide to ditch unprofitable work to achieve your goals.  Set the goals.  Check out every month if you are on track.

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Look to do more things you enjoy this year, and fewer things you don't.  You'll be happier, and you'll be more likely succeed in reaching those goals.  Guess what?  You'll be having fun working towards them.

Want Help?

You don’t have to do this exercise on your own.  You can undertake it with a friend or a colleague or an experienced, professional business mentor.  I’d be delighted assist you to a better 2019.  Contact me, Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email  I’ll help you ensure you’re on target to score great goals.

What's in Store for You?


Step back, take stock and plan for your success.  An investment “working on your business not just in your business” will reap dividends.  Time for your business review.  Here are some key areas to look at:

 * See where your business is

*  Discover how to overcome your obstacles to growth

*  Chart where you want to be – set your goals

*  Build your Action Plan to move forwards

Can We Help?

Interested in brightening your outlook?  It's easier to plan together.  Contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email to arrange your Business Review and Audit.  Places are limited.

How's Your Calendar Looking?


Putting your calendar dates together?  Here are some events that you may want to attend that I’m involved in:

Monday, 25th March 2019 {1st Day} Business Enterprise Course 9.45 am to 4.00 pm

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At the Portobello Business Centre, 6 Canalside House, 383 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5AA.  This 3-day course will be commencing on Monday 28th March with Laurie Bernard CEO of The Business Service Partnership.  Then continues the following week 10 am – 4 pm with  Carole Pyke Director of Personal Brand Hugs and Stories.  Concludes on with including guest speakers.

For prices and discounts, contact or call 020 7460 5050.  More details at:

Thursday, 28th March 2019: Introduction to Enterprise Course 12.30 to 3.00 pm


Laurie Bernard is pleased to be facilitating this course again for the PBC.  Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Yes!! So, what is holding you back? This free 2.5 hours course specifically for people who want to put a "toe in the water" to find out what being self-employed might be like.

Laurie take out some of the mystery and the jargon leaving you with clear insight into what's involved. He’ll help you to look at what's involved, look at some of the lifestyle implications, and help you to identify the things important to you that you ought to consider before taking the plunge.

Not only that, he will tell you about all the other things PBC can do to support you and develop the skills you'll need.

Details from The Portobello Business Centre on 020 7460 5050 or email It’s at The Portobello Business Centre, Canalside House, 386 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5AA. What's even better is the event is provided completely without charge. Book here.

Thursday, 4th April 2019 Telephone Sales & Cold Calling 9.30 am to 12.30 pm

At the Maylands Business Centre, Redbourn Rd, Hemel Hempstead HP2 7ES. Effective selling is critical to business success, whether you are re-contacting existing customers, seeking new clients or trying to make appointments for someone else. It’s also a skill that can be learned. Do you find it difficult to make those all-important calls, to get through to the right person, know what to say and get results? To have the best chance of success, you need to prepare, have a plan, know whom you are calling and what you are trying to achieve.

By the end of this workshop, you will:

* understand how to make effective sales calls,
* have developed your selling skills
* have boosted your confidence
* written your magic script

Who should attend?

Business owners, managers, sales or support staff who are new to, or would like to improve their confidence in telesales and cold calling, want to become more effective and enjoy it more.

What will it cover?

* The benefits and disadvantages of selling by phone
* How to stay focused
* Contact Lists- stay legal; what to look for, bought in and home grown
* Introduction to telephone selling & the sales process
* Developing your script to get to the right person
* Make the phone your friend
* Emails that work
* Role play including how to use an Evaluation Sheet
* How to handle setbacks and rejection

Just £65 (plus VAT). To book places please email or call 01442 531002.