GuideDotYou Newsletter January 2015

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Survive, Build, Succeed

Welcome to your latest newsletter, brought to you by us here at GuideDotYou.  

2015 brings with it some early changes for us, to support our own growth journey.

We're excited to bring to you our upgraded website, bringing information about our key products and services right to your desktop and mobile device.

This is the first of a regular, quarterly bulletin, in which we will bring you our latest news and views, straight to you inbox.  So if you would like to see something that relates to topics of improving business and people skills and performance, and genuinely making a difference to your business results, please do get in touch.  We would love to hear from you about what you would like to read more about.

Do you know where you can find great insights about ways to manage change and improve people and business performance?

Well of course the answer is "there are many places."  Our blog is just one of those and is full of useful resources. Treat it as your knowledge library full of things on topics relating to change.  We always welcome guest bloggers too, so please do get in touch if you'd like to provide some insight about the performance and behavioural change topics you specialise in.

And in between times you can always contribute to our new Facebook group, by commenting on posts and starting your own threads on performance related topics. Make yourself known to others in the community by providing useful insights and knowledge.  But please, to maintain the integrity of the site, no direct selling.           

Have you taken the opportunity of a new calendar year to review and set yourself revised goals for ambition and fast growth?  

We have done exactly that.

Since offering our Business Reality Check at a discount for Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce Members throughout September, our focus has been on developing, marketing and delivering a portfolio of business planning and people development services.  You can read more about these developments and services later in this newsletter.

I just want to take this opportunity to remind you that we value your privacy. We intend to issue this newsletter quarterly, so just four times a year, and we hope full of knowledge and insight that will be useful to you.  We select news articles that we think will be of interest to you.  Of course if you would prefer not to receive our communications at all, then please just use the options at the end of this newsletter to update your subscription preferences or unsubscribe.    

I wish you a very Happy New Year, one that I hope will bring you continued business growth and success.

Best Regards

Phil Parramore (Business Growth Advisor) 

Start Your Project Well

Are you disappointed with the results from your projects and change initiatives?

Our “Start Your Project Well” workshop is proving popular with Operational Managers who normally focus on sales targets, but lack the tools and confidence to deliver their new project, such as a site relocation or a refurbishment.  We are currently contracted to a major car dealership as a deliverer for their Leadership Programme.
Book Your Workshop

Attach and Engage Your Staff Early

Is moderate or weak staff performance worrying your bottom line?
For those businesses who need to do better at managing the performance of their staff, we offer our “Attach and Engage Your Staff Early” workshop.  Based on Employee Onboarding theory and best practice, we support management teams to ensure they have the right induction arrangements in place to reduce attrition rates and make sure there is a high performance culture embedded as soon as new staff arrive.
Book Your Workshop


Improve Your Direction and Focus

Does your business have a clear vision for future growth?
With our full range of tailored business strategy and planning services, GuideDotYou can help improve your direction and focus, break down barriers to growth and put you on that exciting journey to a successful business.

Don't just take our word for it.  Listen to what our satisfied clients have to say.
  Judith Parsons, of Build Your Perfect Tribe provided this testimonial:

"I recently attended a Vision and Growth workshop facilitated by Phil. The small group workshop provided a great forum for talking openly about my vision and plans for the next period and getting some very constructive feedback in return. I found the whole event extremely useful for talking about my own challenges and discussing those of other businesses. Phil was great at facilitating the group and provided some useful feedback and tools to use after the event."

We are supporting businesses with their Strategic Visioning and Growth Plans and can support you by preparing Investor Ready Business Plans to help you pitch for the funding you need.  

Request Your Free Consultation
Do you recognise the value of making new and trusted business relationships through networking, but don't want the big price tag?

Phil is the location director for 8 Business Networking Blackpool and is currently working hard to build the membership and make this a must attend networking forum for businesses serious about growth and success in the Blackpool and surrounding areas.

We will be happy to introduce you to some of our members but check them out here for yourself.

If you have any questions about our events please contact us.

Hopefully we will see you at one of our events soon.
Our Own Growth Journey

GuideDotYou was "born" in summer 2013 as a participant on the New Enterprise Programme, and now we can reflect on 2014 as a year of achievement and growth.

"Perhaps in the early stages of our business, we offered too broad a range of services. We asked many of you, our prospects and customers, for your opinions of what we offer.  We are always grateful for your input and have listened to and learned from what you have said.  From those consultations we now focus on delivering a smaller number of products and services expertly, and we expect that approach to make a significant difference to our own growth track during the next exciting period.

“We are excited for 2015, which promises to be a year of high growth.  We have set ourselves achievable, yet stretching targets for growth, including the rollout of new simplified services for Start-Up Businesses
, so that business owners can get many of the support services they need early in their pre-start and start-up phase from a single source. 

"We expect to create a new Community Interest Company for those dedicated services very soon and welcome conversations from potential associates and funding partners interested in helping to support vulnerable people with great business ideas.  We start by offering them the thought of business ownership being a realistic career option, before nurturing their business skills and knowledge and providing them with the continued support needed to help them be successful.”



GuideDotYou Start Up Essentials

Our Start Your Business Essentials© pack includes access to the basics that a brand new business needs in its first six months.

We know that new Business Start Ups have plenty to think about and our aim is to simplify things for you.  We source for you a range of essentials that new Start Ups need, doing the hard work for you, so you can focus your efforts on running your business operations.

Stop Press!!!!

Fantastic News in a week when it has been announced that job prospects for graduates are at a ten year high.  We have just agreed a work placement for four University Students. They will be conducting market research and analysis for these Business Start Up services.  So please do look out for more on their progress on our blog and in the next newsletter.  

Here are a few words from another satisfied client, giving testimony to our capabilities to provide support to young businesses.

Phillip has provided mentoring services to young people as part of the projects I work on and has proved to be invaluable as a mentor.  Always knowledgeable on the varying subjects of business start-up, more advanced general business support and can be counted on to be enthusiastic and supportive, fulfilling the goals of the business challenge mentoring programme.”
Liz Yoxall, Giraffe Learning

Read more about Start Your Business Essentials© on our website.
What Start Up Services Do You Need?
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