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Nick Bettes
  • Reading Berkshire
  • United Kingdom
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Business Name
Nick Bettes Consulting, Reading
Type of Business
Management consultancy, Director
Job Title/Role
Business Advisor
Tell Us About Your Business (include a phone number if you're happy to receive calls)
Straightforward advice for business owners. Strategy, marketing, sales, operations, staff, money.
Business Website Address
http://www.nickbettes.co.uk
Additional Link (twitter for example)
http://twitter.com/nickbettes
Describe A Good Business Lead For Yourself
A business owner who needs help with the direction of their business or with growth, profitability or staffing issues.

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Is more information better?

Posted on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 0 Comments

I met with one of my business coaching clients recently – they were concerned that they didn’t have as much cash in the business as they expected.

I asked them to prepare some information for the meeting:

  • Last 12 months turnover, gross profit, net profit by month
  • Last 12 months working capital showing WIP, debtors, creditors by month
  • Last month’s job profitability analysis

When I got there the desk was covered in a deep layer of reports. …

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Given up on your USP?

Posted on July 4, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

At my seminar the other day we talked (amongst other things) about understanding your unique selling proposition, or USP.

My contention is that all successful businesses understand their niche and have a sales proposition that is uniquely attuned to that niche.

The challenge back from some attendees (owners of growing businesses) was that it was impossible to differentiate some businesses – you are either different or you aren’t.

People mentioned plumbers, web designers,…

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Great strategy – why don’t your staff buy into it?

Posted on June 4, 2014 at 14:34 0 Comments

A client of mine hired me because his staff weren't performing up to his expectations.

He’s a smart cookie and has been running a modestly successful business for many years.

He’d read The E-Myth and implemented strong processes.

His strategy was well thought-out and he’d taken all his staff out of the office for a day to present it.

He had implemented Investors in People.

But…productivity was low, staff attrition was high and errors were rife.  My client…

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Getting great employees for your SME

Posted on May 12, 2014 at 10:40 0 Comments

The limiting factor in the growth and success of any small business is its staff.  The right staff can take on responsibility, innovate, sell, keep customers happy and make your life as the business owner much easier.  The wrong staff can drain you and the rest of your employees of energy and time.

SMEs often struggle to recruit good staff.  There is a shortage of good people whatever the size and reputation of an employer – it is a buyers’ market.  There are also some real or…

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