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We read, we listen, we talk, we think. If you’re looking for a few minutes of inspiration, provocation or advice to get you fired up, you’ll find it here.

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August 10, 2021
Cashboard

Cashboard ensures your business is developing its management information in line with the key performance indicators to determine the success of the plan. 

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July 27, 2021
Building Successful Teams

Running a business isn’t easy. But what happens when the relentless hamster wheel of growth all gets a bit too much? Director Lucy Powers offers some thoughts...

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July 20, 2021
Empathy For Change

Many see owning a business through rose-tinted glasses. Listening to too much Tony Robbins, they think you can have a successful business and a fabulous income while only working a four-hour week.

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July 13, 2021
Don't Be A Phone Monkey

It is without doubt that Covid 19 stimulated change. Some of that change for the better. It certainly offers an opportunity to hit the reset button. Read more...

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July 6, 2021
Why We Need Fun

Focusing on the cost of the staff you hire instead of the value the can bring could be costing your business a lot more than you're saving.

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June 29, 2021
Snakes & Ladders

It is without doubt that Covid 19 stimulated change. Some of that change for the better. It certainly offers an opportunity to hit the reset button. Read more...

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June 15, 2021
Accountability

It is without doubt that Covid 19 stimulated change. Some of that change for the better. It certainly offers an opportunity to hit the reset button. Read more...

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June 7, 2021
Big Hairy Audacious Goals

Running a business isn’t easy. But what happens when the relentless hamster wheel of growth all gets a bit too much? Director Lucy Powers offers some thoughts...

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June 1, 2021
Map And Compass

If you're looking for exponential growth, what could be more important to your business than having a launch pad to push it forward?….

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May 11, 2021
Successfully Selling Your Business

What SMEs can learn from the sale of Severn Partnership Ltd

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May 9, 2021
Making 4 + 2 Work for You

An old exercise by Harvard Business School identified that all successful businesses - without exception - mastered 4 primary business practices and 2 of 4 complimentary skills. What could that mean for your business...

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April 28, 2021
How’s Your Social Media Strategy?

How’s your Social Media strategy working for you? Does it bring a decent return on investment? TUP Director Lucy Powers discusses why it's worth the effort.

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April 13, 2021
Launch Pad

If you're looking for exponential growth, what could be more important to your business than having a launch pad to push it forward?….

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April 4, 2021
Covid-19 And The Reset

It is without doubt that Covid 19 stimulated change. Some of that change for the better. It certainly offers an opportunity to hit the reset button. Read more...

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April 2, 2021
Want Investment? Why?

As businesses come out of lockdown, opportunities for investment have never looked so enticing. So, what happens if you’re approached out of the blue by a company that has pinpointed your business as an enticing prospect?

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March 29, 2021
Do the Numbers lead the way?

Very often businesses are run with a close eye on financial metrics, but more often than not little else is managed with such rigour....

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March 10, 2021
Talk is cheap, the focus is action

You've done all the planning and a fair bit of talking, now learn the art of EPIC navigation as you change your business to face into the future.

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February 26, 2021
Change is not for the faint hearted

Running a business isn’t easy. But what happens when the relentless hamster wheel of growth all gets a bit too much? Director Lucy Powers offers some thoughts...

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February 16, 2021
AE Aerospace - Cut from Uncommon cloth

In July 2020 The Uncommon Practice launched a targeted campaign to find a client business to partner with on a journey of growth. Meet the winners here...

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February 12, 2021
The importance of knowing where you are going

Whilst most business owners are trained to focus on underlying performance, that only becomes game-changing when you truly know where you're going.....

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October 23, 2020
Herding Cats

Cashflow Plus is a service that can dramatically improve your cashflow process. Find out more about how it works and why it should matter...

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September 8, 2020
What's your real number?

Before you plan a retirement of sun, sand, sea and endless cocktails, do you know what that future will cost you and will your exit plans cover it? Read on...

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September 1, 2020
Buy cheap, buy twice.

Focusing on the cost of the staff you hire instead of the value the can bring could be costing your business a lot more than you're saving.

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August 4, 2020
New Government Stimulus for SMEs

Thousands of smaller businesses in England are set to benefit from £20 million of new government funding to help them recover. Could your business be one of them?

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July 22, 2020
Tradition is Deception

Siloed specialists from different backgrounds won’t give you a unified view. They’ll never be able to see your business’s true context, so how can they be expected to give the most efficient answer?

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July 20, 2020
Million Pound or Poundland People?

If you look at the really successful businesses at scale, the one thing they have in common is a group of talented people growing the company.

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July 17, 2020
BS Tinted Glasses

Many see owning a business through rose-tinted glasses. Listening to too much Tony Robbins, they think you can have a successful business and a fabulous income while only working a four-hour week.

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July 10, 2020
Out-of-Hours Listening

It's not all work, work work at The Uncommon Practice, so whatever you're up to this weekend, here's our Top 5 loosely 'Business' related podcasts to enlighten your ears with profitable thinking. 

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July 8, 2020
From the Bottom of a Glass

Even before the lockdown began many predicted 2020 would be another difficult year. The inevitable uncertainty around the impact of Brexit (remember Brexit?) was weighed against a government....

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