Hello my name is Kevin Appleby, I’m an experienced chartered accountant (the UK equivalent of a CPA) who has worked as a consultant with many major organisations to help improve business performance.
I’m here because I am passionate about helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their goals. I know that most businesses of this size can’t afford consultancy support in the same way as the big corporates I’ve advised in the past. I don’t see why great advice shouldn’t be available to every business irrespective of size, so I want to advise and support in a much more affordable way.
I know what it is like to run a small business, I’ve set up my own consultancy, and I’m also involved in two other family businesses. I know the challenges that come with managing all the day to day issues and how hard it is to identify and progress the things that will take the business to the next level.
The Next 100 Days Podcast is a leading UK business show. Through this podcast, Kevin and Graham reveal strategies you can use to improve your business and take it to the next level. In addition to featuring their own advice, Kevin and Graham host amazing guests from across the business world. Often the guests are successful, but lesser-known business owners and entrepreneurs, enabling the show to bring fresh content and stand out from many of the US based business shows.
Graham and Kevin believe that business change comes about when a business owner focusses on just one thing that will make a real difference to his business. That might be product development, a new product launch or a marketing campaign. Focussing for less than 100 days, or focussing on too many things generally won’t deliver the results you need, Equally, its difficult to maintain effective focus for much longer than 100 days without re-assessing priorities.
The Next 100 Days Podcast is your source to learn how to move your business forward, with practical advice and guidance that you can put into action and make a difference in your own organisation within the next 100 days.
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