IJP Business Tips

Ian Preston's Best Tips For Growing Your Business

Tell Your Children – They’ll Hold You to Account!!

“What’s Your Biggest Challenge Right Now?” Is a great question to ask on so many occasions. As a Business Coach I ask it frequently of my clients. I also ask it of people when I meet them a networking events. It never ceases to amaze me what a challenging question it...

Selling is the Lifeblood of your Business!

Selling well is the key to the success of any business. Sales equals orders which means revenue coming in and hopefully profit. In SME’s and larger organisations this profit pays the wages, R&D, covers premise and manufacturing costs and importantly covers...

What Makes A Good (Or Bad) Expo?

I attended an exhibition recently, not a small ‘provincial’ one but a decent size one at the NEC. I was appalled not only the quality of some of the stands but in particular the behaviour of a lot of the stand personnel. Having attended, and done ‘stand duty’ at many...

Do You Invest In Your Own Self-Development?

Do you ever hear yourself saying “This is hard” or “It’s not fair” or “If only I had those breaks” etc? The late, great Jim Rohn said “Don't wish it was easier wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenge wish...

The Apprenticeship World Has Changed, But Is It For The Better?

Apprenticeships for many years have provided a great opportunity for school leavers who didn’t have the academic qualifications or the inclination to go to university, with a way to learn a trade or profession. It also provided local companies who invested in their...

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About Ian Preston

Ian is a leading Business Coach & Trainer and Keynote Speaker.

With over 25 years’ experience in sales, training and coaching, Ian's passion is helping business owners discover better ways to do business. He is passionate about coaching individuals and companies to be better, whether it’s about using LinkedIn to generate more opportunities & sales, working in education to improve governing bodies or providing coaching to deliver stunning sales performance.