Previous presentations

Interviews from 23 April

Susan being interviewed by Business Journey Partner Michael Hankinson from Think Different Events Ltd on Vimeo.

Michael being interviewed by Craig Mackie another of our Business Journey Partners. from Think Different Events Ltd on Vimeo.

Craig Mackie in the interview hot seat from Think Different Events Ltd on Vimeo.

Jim Henderson Business Journey Interview from Think Different Events Ltd on Vimeo.

Presentations from 26 February

Presentations from 20 November

Presentations from Friday 2 October

Our three Zoom presentations from Friday 4 September

Event slide presentations only from 4 September 2020

Digitisation - Systems and Certainty from Jane Grant

Be Yourself from Adrian Murphy

 "From 'I can't' to 'I will'" from Susan Grandfied


Event presentations 10 July 2020

Susan Grandfield

Craig Mackie

Alan McKee

Simon Murrison

Event presentations 18 February 2020

Release the Brakes! from Susan Grandfield


Looking Forward to Plan Backwards from Jim Henderson


Growing your business in 2020: ensuring you and your business are protected and legally ready match your growth from Fraser Morrison


Event presentations 12 November 2019

Be Ready for Next Year - Personal Plan from Susan Grandfield

 "Be Ready for Next Year - Personal Plan"

Forget new year's resolutions and 30 day plans, there is a more sustainable and impactful way to get yourself ready for a successful 2020. In her presentation, Susan will:
    • share her 5P's of personal development which will help you get in the right mindset for the year ahead
    • offer you two simple tools you can use to stay on track
    • inspire you to start getting yourself mentally ready for!

Be Ready for Next Year - Personal Plan from Adrian Murphy

"Plan Next Year - Financial Plan"

Whilst you’re planning for 2020, it’s a good time to think beyond the new year and the lifestyle that you want to live, not just in 2020, but in the future.

Adrian will be talking about the 5 key questions to ask when planning your year, your plan and your life:

  • What is a lifestyle plan?
  • How can I identify the lifestyle I want?
  • How will I get there?
  • How can I keep and maintain it?
  • ‘What is your number?’ How much will I need? How much is enough?

Planning Next Year from Craig Mackie

Planning Next Year

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"Design Next Year - Marketing Plan"

Do you have a marketing / content plan for 2020? Do you even have a plan to get a plan? Setting out an annual marketing plan can be a bit daunting, but Craig will help you break it down into small manageable chunks, map out the year ahead and also set targets to keep yourself motivated.

• 5Ps of setting a plan together for the year.

• Helping you find time to get ready and ensure you know what topics to lean on and when.

• Tips and ideas to cover all channels.

Event presentations 17 September 2019

Know your customer, protect your cash flow from Alan McKee

 As a small business (or indeed any scale of business) our customers and client are the key to success. Knowing who they are and how they operate is vital to ensuring that should matters take a turn for the worse, you are perfectly placed to recover any sums due to protect the cash flow of your business. Alan will explore some of the considerations and practical step to assist you in being perfectly placed to do just that.

How to use Apps to streamline your bookkeeping from Simon Murrison

Now that MTD (Making Tax Digital) for VAT registered businesses has finally arrived can we actually use this technology to allow us to understand more about our business? From capturing invoices and receipts to chasing debt the use of Apps is massive in all walks of life including bookkeeping.

Let Simon share with you how to automate some of your most hated tasks and share the benefits of jumping to cloud technology.

Ensuring Your Business is Response-able from Jim Henderson

Being able to respond rather than react to business challenges, presents those that are structured well with massive growth opportunities. This involves a mindset shift from a “survive” short term day to day focus, to a longer term view. For example, will there be a recession, are you ready for it if there is? A recession is nothing more than a cycle, a cleansing period. It gets rid of all the unproductive processes, businesses and people, a bit like a detox. This provides a strong fresh foundation for new growth.

Whether a recession appears or not, it’s response-able practice for businesses to look ahead, re-evaluate, re-align their resources and re-jig their product lines - this creates a streamlining, which leads to better efficiency of product and production.

Jim will share the 5 growth opportunities of a recession should it appear over the horizon, with practical tips on where to focus.

Event presentations 14 May 2019

Valuing your Values - Susan Grandfield

Branding - How you look, how you act, what you say... - Craig Mackie

Value: company balance sheet v personal balance sheet - Adrian Murphy

Event presentations 5 February 2019

Manage your taxes from Simon Murrison

Behavioural Change Re-visited from Jim Henderson


Event presentations 27 November 2018

Event presentations 11 September 2018

"Working in Partnership" from Fraser Morrison

“Broadening Your Horizons” from Susan Grandfield

Event presentations 12 June 2018

All presentations, June 12, 2018


Event presentations 20 March 2018

Susan Grandfield, SG Development Solutions

Laura Forrest, Macdonald Henderson

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