Positively Progressing or Falling Behind?

Positively Progressing or Falling Behind?

Do you feel your Pub Restaurant is POSITIVELY PROGRESSING or falling behind? ...it's one or the other - Can't be both! On Monday just gone, I was on a call with a very smart food industry colleague, talking about a subject that's dear to both our hearts and it's one that keeps cropping up in so many conversations we have with Pub Restaurant Owners and Managers lately. The "very smart" guy's … [Read more...]

Despite trying I couldn’t save them!

Despite trying I couldn’t save them!

Try as I might, I couldn't save them :( I'm always saddened when I see a business close with good honest owners, managers and their employees faced with the realisation that they won't be going to work tomorrow and will have to start looking for new employment. And the saddest part of all...it need NOT have been like that! Despite being busy with my coaching clients and my online training … [Read more...]

Oil Price Down 40%…Your Prices Maybe Next!

Oil Price Down 40%…Your Prices Maybe Next!

Oil Price Down 40%...Your Prices Maybe Next! You're no doubt wondering HOW the price of oil relates to your food and drink business prices. Bear with me and I'll quickly explain, as this is incredibly important. If you've followed me for a while, you'll know that I can be a contrarian. Unlike most other people, I think the 40% drop in oil price (down from $115 barrel to $70 barrel) and … [Read more...]

A Lack of Time Means a Lack of Energy

A Lack of Time Means a Lack of Energy

A lack of time...little time...no time...don't have time Does this sound familiar? According to Tony Schwartz, CEO of the Energy Project, a lack of time means - A lack of ENERGY! Time is finite, our energy is finite...BUT the demands made upon us are NOT. When TIME is your problem, it's time to focus on your ENERGY. Here's WHY Take 17 minutes to watch this TEDx talk by Tony … [Read more...]

HELP for pubs – Don’t suffer in silence

HELP for pubs – Don’t suffer in silence

HELP for pubs - Don't suffer in silence There has been an increase in the number of pub owners and managers contacting me recently, reaching out for help and advice, which has prompted me to write this weeks blog dedicated to help those pubs that have NOT contacted me and maybe suffering in silence.... There's a saying which always comes to mind when I read about problematic situations which is … [Read more...]

I’m Not Making Enough Money

I’m Not Making Enough Money

One of the most common questions I get asked by owners and managers is... "Marcus, I'm not making enough money. How can I make more?" Not knowing whether they're referring to revenue or profit, I'll ask them to clarify. The answer is most often the same, each time I ask the question - Both! I'll follow up with a further question which is loaded with the answer to one significant cause. Do … [Read more...]

Are you working on the right things?

Are you working on the right things?

Having worked with several business owners and managers over recent weeks, I felt it a very pertinent question to talk about this week in the hope that I can share some insight and advice on what appears to be a very common problem amongst pubs, restaurants, cafe's and fast food takeaways and which is a key factor to them not achieving what they set out to achieve. SUCCESS (personal or … [Read more...]

Sex & Drugs & “Economic Growth”

Sex & Drugs & “Economic Growth”

Sex & Drugs & Economic growth Hey it's Marcus here. I'm stunned! Call me a cynic if you like, BUT...I nearly choked on my bacon roll when I heard on the radio this week that the UK economy has grown by 0.8% in the second quarter of 2014. Who is feeling the improvement I ask? Most of the people I speak to are NOT feeling it. They have more stories to tell of struggle, consumer … [Read more...]