By Charlie Hutton 

July 18, 2024 Charlie Hutton

…At least, according to this LinkedIn conversation. Now, most wouldn’t share the following. Especially in an age of fake news and burying bodies. But I believe it has application to you and your business. It’s a message that landed in the inbox of one of my members yesterday. Anyway, it went like this – word for word. Mr X: “Hi Ian, trust all is well. Odd question out of the blue, I’ve been exploring ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

July 16, 2024 Charlie Hutton

If you’ve built your business from the ground up, chances are, this applies to you…  The small but complex paradox.  Now, I get it’s weird to think of a small business as complex.  Especially if you’re a one-man outfit, or only have a handful of employees.  Complex is for the corporate fat cats, not surveyors in Swindon, right?  And whilst I’m sure the fat cats are complex, I’d ask you to consider that your ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

July 14, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Last week was a big one for Barney, my son… He went for Shuffle Day at his new school.  And he turned 11.  Next to some of the strapping sixth-formers he looked like a newborn.  Choosing a school has been interesting…  Some could be described as uninspiring at best.  Lucky for Barney, his new school ticked all his boxes…  Good snacks.  Now, as a parent, the choice was more considered.  In the end, this ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

July 11, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Here’s a situation that’s becoming scarily common…  And one that has a B-I-G impact if you’re at a pinch point of scale.  This situation was highlighted to me when talking to a friend’s recently graduated son.  His expectations? Deluded.  He would like a fat salary… a fancy motor… flexible working… no Fridays… and a fcuking partridge in a pear tree. All with zero experience.  Generation Z-Entitled indeed.  No wonder my friend is tearing his ...

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By Charlie Hutton 

July 9, 2024 Charlie Hutton

Yesterday, I answered a question N-O-T in my usual a-hole way…  We’re at the halfway point of the year, on the brink of school holidays, and now everyone is reflecting. …How am I doing in 2024?  …How do I make up for lost ground?  …How can I make more by the end of the year? And in this vein, I was asked this question: “Charlie, what is the best way to make money in ...

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