SkillsforSale is an innovative on line shop where businesses can buy practical business skills that they need as and when they need them. There is a wide range of skills available which fall into categories:-Strategy, Growth and Exit, Financial Control, Data Analysis, People Management and Social Media. Products are delivered by people with the appropriate knowledge and skills in the selected product. Some advisers are graduates with excellent research and analytic skills, some have considerable experience in the field and some are gurus (wise heads) in their field. The overall aim of the company is to provide a one stop 'go to' shop for businesses who need extra help with something on an occasional basis. SkillsforSale provides excellent support to its advisers and is always keen to make contact with people who have business skills. See www.skillsforsale.uk for further information on how to join SkillsforSale as an adviser.
I don’t like writing about myself, it smacks of internet dating, self-promotion and an inclination towards narcissism.
Sadly, though, it seems I must bore you with my business experience of the last 30 years. Every time I look back and think about something that happened a year ago, it feels like five years have gone by, so by my calculation, that makes the experience worth 150 years at least.
Here goes - I have been in business since I was 24 and have set up, built up and sold several companies including a manufacturing and an HR consultancy. I have also set up a few companies that were not successful and I learnt as much from these as from the successes. I have worked with over 120 companies on a consultancy basis from the private, public and charitable sectors and have experienced either first or second hand, the myriad of business problems and frustrations that exist at every level and in every business sector.
My particular interests lie in business strategy, people development and sales and marketing. I have a first degree in psychology, an MA in Human Resource Management and started, but was unable to complete for family reasons, a Doctorate in Business Administration.
Business is a great platform for self-development. It is not for the fainthearted and like parenting, experience is a great teacher.
If you are still reading, congratulations. My other passion is writing, so if you have an interesting story to tell, do get in touch.