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Articles by Matthew Needham

Matthew Needham 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.

27 Inspirational Quotes To Grow Your Business
Thursday, 7 Apr, 2016 – 12:50 | No Comment

 
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 …

Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016: A Year In Review
Monday, 11 Jan, 2016 – 6:00 | Comments Off on Goodbye 2015, Hello 2016: A Year In Review

Goodbye 2015 A Year In Review
Annual Review

So goodbye then, 2015.

Annual Review: At the start of a new year, it’s the time when people pause and reflect on the year just gone and pledge to make …

A Year In Posts
Thursday, 7 Jan, 2016 – 6:00 | Comments Off on A Year In Posts

Last year I wrote for the first time about my year in posts. These were the posts that were visited the most and shared the most by readers of this blog.

I’m not sharing them with …

What I learned losing a million dollars
Monday, 30 Nov, 2015 – 6:00 | Comments Off on What I learned losing a million dollars

I’ve been reading What I learned Losing a A Million Dollars by Jim Paul and Brendan Moniyhan – it’s a book about the psychological factors that come in to play when we make decisions.
I first came …

How to calculate the cost of customer acquisition
Tuesday, 3 Nov, 2015 – 6:00 | Comments Off on How to calculate the cost of customer acquisition

This post explains how to calculate the cost of customer acquisition. Knowing the customer acquisition cost is a key actionable metric for your business and understanding how effective your marketing is at attracting new customers.
As …