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Articles by Matthew Needham

Matthew Needham is the founder of the Big Red Tomato Company. He shows businesses how to grow by improving business processes and reducing costs. He is a business change specialist, consultant, small business coach and interim manager. You can find out more by clicking on the about tab.

The Dip: When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Monday, 5 Dec, 2016 – 13:04 | No Comment
The Dip: When to Quit (and When to Stick)

There comes a time in every business owner’s life that they experience “The Dip”.
You might not know that is what it’s called, but you will definitely experience it at some point in your business life.
The …

The 40 Books That Made Me Money
Monday, 7 Nov, 2016 – 7:00 | Comments Off on The 40 Books That Made Me Money

I read a lot of books. Some of my best ideas have come from books. Over the years books have accounted for the single biggest return on investment that I have made.
These are the books …

Why showing up gets results
Thursday, 21 Jul, 2016 – 14:18 | Comments Off on Why showing up gets results

Showing up
As the comedian and writer Woody Allen once said:

“80% of success is showing up.”

 
If that’s true, then what should you do when you get there? (Short answer, the most important thing to do today …

Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life
Wednesday, 22 Jun, 2016 – 13:13 | Comments Off on Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life

When you think of spies you probably think of fictional spies like James Bond or Jason Bourne. Maybe you think of historical spies like Mata Hari or George Blake. But whatever you do, you probably …

27 Inspirational Quotes To Grow Your Business
Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016 – 12:50 | Comments Off on 27 Inspirational Quotes To Grow Your Business

 
There’s one thing in common I see with all the business owners I work with. That is they are all focussed on growing their businesses.  Sometimes though when you’re looking to grow your business, it …

My Top 3 Business Lessons Of 2015
Saturday, 27 Feb, 2016 – 12:16 | Comments Off on My Top 3 Business Lessons Of 2015

Have you ever watched a painter painting the outside of a house?  After a while they get off their ladder, take a few steps back and look at their handy work.  If you asked the …

What is Profit Margin?
Tuesday, 23 Feb, 2016 – 13:01 | Comments Off on What is Profit Margin?

What is Profit Margin?
Profit margin is one of the most important measures in your business. It is a measure of profitability.
It is calculated by dividing the difference between sales and costs and dividing it …

How well do you know your business?
Monday, 1 Feb, 2016 – 6:00 | Comments Off on How well do you know your business?

 
How Well Do You Know Your Business?
Here’s a question for you: as a business owner, how well do you know your business? In this post we look at the importance of understanding the nuts and …