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What Will You Achieve This Year? On Track?

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It's around two thirds the way through 2018.  Time to review what's going well and what's not.  How have you been doing?  What do you need to do to meet or exceed your 2018 goals?

Firstly, set some quality time aside for the review.  Get away from the day-to-day distractions.  Maybe go offsite and/or work with a facilitator.  Reflect and visualise the rest of the year.  Just bring the materials with you to conduct your review.  Can you hear that clock ticking?

Start by reviewing the first six months.  Write down what you have achieved.  Then answer questions such as:

*  Are you happy with what you have achieved so far?

*  What's going well and can I do more of it?

*  What's not right and needs fixing?

*  Where's the room for achievement?

*  Can I quantify what I want to achieve?

*  What needs to be put in place?

*  How’s Brexit affecting me?

The clock is ticking - look forward to New Year's Eve.  Now list what you need to do so when that clock strikes midnight, to welcome in 2019, you will arrive with a happy smile.

*  Are your sales going in the right direction?

*  Is your profit in line?

*  How's the bank balance?

*  Do you need more customers?

*  Is your marketing working or does it need retargeting?

*  What's your plan?

Check your list and write down what you need to do.  Then produce your plan.  Schedule specific and measurable activities that will get you on the fast-track to accomplishing your goals.  Then diarise for six months time to see if you have achieved those goals.  Once completed it's time for a treat!

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got." Henry Ford

When did you last evaluate your business?

Let’s work together: book in your Mid-Year Business Review.  Call 07973 361 994 or email me, Laurie Bernard at The Business Services Partnership: and we'll schedule some time together.*

Are You Moving Forward?


What do you think Richard Branson said was his best career advice for young people?  It’s "Never look back in regret; move on to the next thing".  Like so many other Branson strategies this originated from someone else.  In this case his mother.  Yes, the best advice from one of the most successful entrepreneurs of all time has nothing to do with finance, or trending on social media, or hiring the perfect team.  It's all in the mind.

How do you disrupt this broken record, playing over and over again?

"The amount of time people waste dwelling on failures rather than putting that energy into another project always amazes me," says Branson.

Simply actively move on to the next thing.  Invest your valuable energy and attention moving on, not looking back.  After all is you were driving a car you will crash if you only focus on the rear-view mirror.  Plan your journey ahead; focus on your road to success.

So, let’s work together to put together your Forward Focussing Action Plan and help you implement it.

Can We Help?

Interested in focusing on business success?  Contact Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership on 07973 361 994 or email to arrange your Forward Business Action Plan meeting.

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, 17th September 2018 {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 17th Septemebr2018, 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 from: HSBC Bank, Your Credit Union and RBKC Libraries.

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

 Tuesdays, 9th Ocotber and 13th November 2018: Networking for Success: You're Invited!

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These Grim's Dyke Business Club meetinga, start at 6.30 pm in the Patio Bar/coffee shop, downstairs at Hilton Hotel, Elton Way, Watford WD25 8HA, on the A41, opposite Costco. Relax in an informal business environment:

* Introduce your business

* Ask your fellow experts for advice

* Share tips

* Have a chat

No fee, just buy a drink and/or snack. Obtain some free, advice and an ear to listen? Join in; share and care.

For details or to confirm attendance: email Laurie Bernard of The Business Services Partnership:; text or call him on 07973 361 994.

We look forward to seeing you.

Tuesday, 30th October 2018: 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.