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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.

What does a business coach do?
Friday, 8 Sep, 2017 – 19:56 | No Comment

As a business coach, “what does a business coach do?” is one of the most common questions I get asked.
Put simply, a business coach works with the business owner or manager to take the business …

Invoice Payment terms explained
Sunday, 27 Aug, 2017 – 2:50 | No Comment

Invoice payment terms (sometimes written as terms of payment) are the payment conditions in which businesses conduct business with one another.
Typically, these terms relate to the amount of time you have to pay the invoice …

How much does business coaching cost?
Tuesday, 4 Apr, 2017 – 19:44 | Comments Off on How much does business coaching cost?

Other than “what is business coaching?”, one of the first questions I get asked when I speak to a prospective client, is how much does business coaching cost?
Although, that is probably not the real question …

How to solve the biggest problem with your business portfolio
Monday, 20 Feb, 2017 – 6:00 | Comments Off on How to solve the biggest problem with your business portfolio

Simply put, your business portfolio is the collection of products or services provided by your business.
In my experience, the biggest problem facing most small businesses is understanding which products or services  generate the most cash. 
Big …

The Dip: When to Quit (and When to Stick)
Monday, 5 Dec, 2016 – 13:04 | Comments Off on The Dip: When to Quit (and When to Stick)
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
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
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
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 …