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If you’ve enjoyed reading any of John’s books, and would like to get more content from him, then you’re in luck!

John writes a weekly blog, with a brand new “big idea” every Wednesday lunchtime. More simple, practical tools and tactics to help your small business grow – and as you’d expect from John, they’re all written in his trademark “down to earth, no-nonsense” style.

Latest Big Ideas

Have you tried saying NO?

Have you tried saying NO?

Have you tried saying NO? We're business owners. Entrepreneurs. Problem solvers. Often our default answer is yes, even if we don't know what the question is (hat tip to the excellent book by Neville Wright.. if you haven't read it yet, do yourself a favour and grab a...

“Shut up heart, I’m in charge here!”

“Shut up heart, I’m in charge here!”

We look at hundreds of potential business investments every year. And we say “no” to 99% of them. Every now and then, we find a deal that we WANT to do. It excites us. It energises us. We can visualise very easily what the business could look like in two or three...

Hula-hooping for self confidence…

Hula-hooping for self confidence…

Everything you desire lies one step outside of your comfort zone. I wrote in Big Ideas… for Small Businesses (, page 146) about my previous battles with low self-confidence, and how one of my mentors helped me overcome this fear with a simple...

Introducing the “Oh Shit’o’meter”

Introducing the “Oh Shit’o’meter”

Did your “Oh Shit’o’meter” go off this morning? I was introduced to an interesting concept at one of our One Percent Club meetings last month – The “Oh Shit’o’meter”. We were talking about problem staff – how to deal with them, when and how to get rid of them, and how...

What would this look like if it were easy?

What would this look like if it were easy?

"What would this look like if it were easy?" I first heard Tim Ferriss use this phrase a few years ago, and it activated that lazy part of my brain, that wants everything to be easy. I hate hard things. I hate complex. I hate layer upon layer of red tape. (Probably...

The customer ISN’T always right…

The customer ISN’T always right…

Get notified of new podcasts & the latest newsThe Customer ISN'T Always Right You should never listen to your customers.OK, maybe not “never”… But they’re NOT always right. You SHOULD regularly poll your customers and solicit feedback from them on how you’re doing,...

“John and Jason have been there and done it and don’t have an ego about it like many others.

I know I am better organised, better planned and prepared and more likely to succeed sooner, thanks to their wisdom and experience.”

Matt Tricot - 1upsearch

"Two normal blokes from Plymouth" John and Jason have been working together, building businesses for over two decades!

They're the anti-gurus with a strong dislike of psuedo business psycho-babble. Their no-nonsense, straightforward approach with relateable and valuable advice has won them followers from all over the world. They've helped hundreds of business owners improve their businesses and lives.

The King of Can-do and the 'Lazy' Entrepreneur have a mountain of knowledge they're happy to share.

Could you DOUBLE your business 1% at a time?

Could you grow your business by just 1% this week? That doesn’t sound too hard, does it? Well, if you could grow your business by just 1% every week, after 69 weeks, you’d have DOUBLED your business!

These 1% gains are the same techniques used by the British Cycling Team that helped them turn a bunch of “also-rans” into world beaters, notching up forty-two medals in the last four Olympics, as well as winning six of the last seven Tour De France races.

The One Percent Club will show you EXACTLY how to implement these 1% gains into your business, and how they can stack up to REALLY grow your business.

John released his first book “Big Ideas… for Small Businesses” in 2017, and it shot straight to the #1 bestseller list for Small Business and Entrepreneurship on Amazon, outselling books by Richard Branson, Alan Sugar and Duncan Bannatyne combined.

Since then, it’s sold thousands and thousands of copies all over the world, and attracted more than 100 five-star reviews. But more importantly, it’s changed the lives of small business owners all over the world, who now understand that running a lifestyle business isn’t a bad thing.

I think you’ll like it…

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