The Business Ninja Blog

5 and a half ways to be a naming ninja

“Call him Voldemort, Harry. Always use the proper name for things. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.” Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, J.K. Rowling Here...Read more >>

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Setting Goals with the Goal Circle

Business planning and goal setting doesn’t have to be arduous, or a lengthy process. Usually, it is a continuation of an existing plan that is leading your business toward your...Read more >>

3 ways to solve that business challenge

We all have challenges in our business – whether it be how to respond to a pitch brief, how to keep your staff happy or how to get people to...Read more >>

There’s no I in SME…or is there?

I don’t get enough opportunities to kick off a blog with a grammar lesson, so backs straight, put that Custard Cream down and pay attention: ‘I’ is the first person...Read more >>

Ninja Nudge: A creative thinking muscle work-out

Just like tennis, baking or learning German, creative thinking is a learned skill. True, some people are naturally more gifted than others. I mean, I can rustle up some banana...Read more >>

Want more business ideas? Let the M25 help…

“The best way to create value is to innovate your way ahead of the competition.” Paul Slone, The leader’s Guide to Lateral Thinking Skills.   Innovation. Claims to be innovative...Read more >>

Ninja Know-How: Your New Year’s Business Revolution

So January is well under way, the mince pies and Prosecco are just a distant Rennie, sorry, memory, and eyes turn forward to 2017. Cue the inevitable and somewhat dreaded...Read more >>

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Ninja Nudge: get your trumpet blown

Are you good at blowing your own trumpet? At our recent Get Growing workshop, several of the business owners round the table expressed reticence about telling people how good they are...Read more >>

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Ninja Nudge: Create your hero goal

Every week starts with a huge list of tasks, jobs, projects, phone calls, admin, emails… it can get overwhelming even before you’ve made your first coffee of the day. So...Read more >>

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Ninja Nudge: Gather your evidence

Do you have case studies for the work you do? They are a fantastic sales resource to have at your fingertips (and on your website) as they show not what...Read more >>

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