About the Blog
The Financial Times Guide To Business Development book blog is edited and written by international business author, speaker, travel writer and law firm success ‘guru’, Professor Ian Cooper. It is based on his successful book of the same name.
In addition to practical business development tips, the blog also reviews luxury travel and cruise products and services, of interest to readers. Note the blog is independent and the views expressed on this site are those of the author and contributors to the blog and do not automatically reflect those of the Financial Times.
If you fancy a holiday without going abroad this year, North Devon has a lot to offer. Guest travel writer Alan Wooding experiences this lovely part of the country and a superb hotel.read more
The questions that you ask yourself before you start any negotiations are the most important!read more
If you are in personal or professional services here is a quick, easy and almost guaranteed way to generate more business from past clients, without spending a penny on external marketing …….read more
Wondering where to stay for a short break or extended stay? Here are a few ‘travel writer’ personal suggestions ….read more
Broken promises will cost you business now and in the future! Here is why and 4 simple tips to remember …..read more
However good your product and business strategy is, unless you have the right personal skills, your potential will be limited. Take the test right now!read more
Are you frustrated about the great ideas that never turn into action? Does your business suffer from ‘activity inertia’?
Let me ask you a ridiculous question that seemingly has nothing to do with business development:
There are three birds sitting on a fence. Two of them decide to fly away. How many are left?read more
Ever fancied a walking holiday overseas? Guest travel writer, Alan Wooding, goes for a walk in Croatia …..read more
Blackpool Hard To Beat For British Seaside Fun – Professor Ian Cooper, explores Blackpool with his grandchildren
When I mentioned to people we were off to Blackpool, I didn’t get the same instantly positive reaction as with some of the more exotic trips I am lucky enough to make, when I wear my travel writer hat.read more
Here then are a few practical tips about getting testimonials:read more