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Five useful lessons you can learn from Dyno-Rod and franchising

I was sad to read Jim Zockoll's obituary in The Times a few weeks ago. He was the founder of Dyno-Rod and died on January 25, 2024, at the age of 93. Jim was a highly successful entrepreneur, constantly looking for new business opportunities. From him and Dyno-Rod, I gained invaluable insights into franchising and business in general, as well as some inspiration and examples of what to avoid.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 25 Mar '24 | Tags: inspiration Franchising entrepreneur

The power we all have (and a seasonal story)

As this year ends and we think about the future, I want to celebrate our power to change the world. Last night, I was at a walking nativity

Posted by Sarah Brown on 21 Dec '23 | Tags: goals inspiration

Five lessons from my holidays

It's almost the beginning of the new school year. I'd like to have a new pencil case and be able to write an essay for my teacher about what I did over the summer, so this is my equivalent. I suggest you do the same, as this renews my zest for what I do and lets me revisit what I have enjoyed and learned.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 31 Aug '23 | Tags: collaboration marketing inspiration

Three reasons to feel good

As Janice Turner wrote in The Times last month, "Lockdown turned us all into disster victims", and three years on, it seems like it has just been one thing after another. So here are three reasons to be cheerful:

Posted by Sarah Brown on 26 May '23 | Tags: inspiration changing lives business planning

Every day is a school day

Learning is critical for on-going success and a fulfilled life.

Posted by Sarah Brown on 18 Jun '21 | Tags: charity entrepreneur marketing social enterprise inspiration goal setting values strategic development responsible organisation charter coaching business planning collaboration innovation tools 21st century business business success csr socent growth aspiration local authority feasibility study creative think tank corporate culture vision

Inspiring and creative ways to get through the pandemic

Be inspired by eight examples of creative and successful organisations responding to the pandemic

Posted by Sarah Brown on 30 Jan '21 | Tags: inspiration creative think tank

Five news stories to make you happy

In these times of doom here are five stories to inspire you

Posted by Sarah Brown on 29 Sept '20 | Tags: inspiration innovation

Do you know how to go from really average to best in the world?

What we can all learn from Jimmy Anderson and his success

Posted by Sarah Brown on 26 Aug '20 | Tags: inspiration

Too much useless information

We want to supply useful information during the Pandemic so help us to get it right

Posted by Sarah Brown on 14 Jul '20 | Tags: pandemic inspiration

Are you stuck in a goldfish bowl of limitations or swimming in an ocean of opportunities?

We can all change the world but we need to be open to the opportunities and not scared

Posted by Sarah Brown on 16 Aug '19 | Tags: inspiration changing lives

Which sector is now the exemplar of being responsible?

Public distrust and scandals are now linked to every sector from politics to business to charities, we all need to be addressing how to act from responsibly if society is to thrive

Posted by Sarah Brown on 19 Feb '19 | Tags: charity responsible organisation charter inspiration

Yorkshire really is the best county to do business in

As we celebrate Yorkshire Day today let's step into the future to understand why Yorkshire is the best place for business in the 21st century when sustainable business success is based on more than profit

Posted by Sarah Brown on 09 May '18 | Tags: innovation inspiration coaching

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