Quarter 4 of 2023 is just on the horizon, so now is the perfect time to consider what you can do to make the last few months of the year count and what you can do to start planning for 2024. This is just one of the articles we've posted in the Beautiful Business community and when you're a member, you get full access to a whole host of resources.

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The community is full to the brim with new, insightful blog posts and podcast episodes plus lots of resources and practical tools to help you run your business more beautifully and make a real impact on the world. It's free to join and simple to sign up - register here. Here are some highlights of the last month from the Beautiful Business Community Team...

We've had lots of new guests on the Beautiful Business podcast throughout September and we've now had over 2100 podcast downloads! Listen and subscribe on Apple, Spotify and Amazon.

🎙️ September's podcast guests

Alistair Wells from Tend Legal

In this episode, Alistair shares his experiences of pivoting a traditional law firm to a more modern approach. Tend Legal shifted away from hourly billing towards fixed fees and subscription models, creating a better client experience and reducing the pressure on employees. Listen here.

Tim Evans from Creative UK

Hear Tim's valuable advice on assessing whether seeking investment is the right path for your business and the importance of reaching out to your wider community for advice. Yiuwin and Tim discuss the need for thorough research before seeking investment and how you can equip your business to take the next step in your growth journey. Listen here.

Doug Stewart from 100Green

We hear about Doug's remarkable journey of setting up an ethically driven electricity and gas supplier that aims to transform the way we think about energy consumption in the UK. Doug's passion for green energy is the driving force behind 100Green's commitment to ethics and sustainability. We also talked with Doug about the many issues within today’s energy market. Listen here.

Kerry Tottingham from A Brilliant Thing

In this episode, Yiuwin and Kerry explore the concept of design thinking - a problem-solving approach with the intention of improving products. Kerry emphasises the importance of involving all team members in this process to foster collaboration, creativity and consensus within an organisation. Listen here.

📚 Blog: How to get through (almost) anything

Whether it's navigating a global pandemic or economic turmoil through a cost of living crisis, there will always be some external factor that can impact your business. How you deal with those challenging periods will define you as a leader and will determine the future success of your business. We share top tips and strategies thanks to CEO of Nemorin Pete Fergusson, who recently shared his insights in our podcast. Read more here

📚 Blog: Making the last months of the year count

At the beginning of each year, we set goals and hope to reach accomplishments and grow our businesses over the course of 12 months. As September rolls around, it's a good opportunity to reflect on our progress before the year is out. In this blog post, we explore strategies for focusing your energy and making the most of the remaining time to accomplish your goals. Read more here.

📚 Blog: Navigating the future: Planning for 2024

Economically, 2023 has been a bit of a turbulent year, following two years of challenges. Now, it's time to make a plan for success in 2024 and beyond. In this blog post, we explore the essential components of effective business strategy and planning for the upcoming year. We all know that in order to make a real impact, your business has to be financially sustainable. Read more here.

📺 Prepare for the worst and figure out a way how you're going to navigate through it

Whether it's the pandemic, cost of living crisis or rising inflation, there will always be factors that will impact your business. Being equipped as a leader on how to navigate these challenging times is paramount to you surviving and thriving. In this podcast episode, Pete delves into the importance of adaptability, and maintaining a positive outlook in the face of uncertainty.

Pete Fergusson from Nemorin gave his advice on how to lead through good times and bad on our podcast and below is a little snippet from that episode. You can listen in full here

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