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Business Growth Plan: Just make it happen

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Over a three-week period, we are publishing daily tips from Britain’s fastest-growing companies on how to grow your business. 

Tip five in the Real Business three-week Business Growth Plan is to just make your ideas happen. No more excuses.

“Too many people walk away from a good idea and blame it on something like the recession. But to be successful, you have to stay really determined,” says Richard Harpin, founder and CEO of insurance and maintenance giant Homeserve. 

“When people come to you and ask whether you’ve thought of ‘this’ or ‘that’, don’t get distracted. Have a single-minded focus.” 

Richard Harpin adds that while you can work on developing other parts of the business simultaneously, you have to keep true to your original goals – and never give up. 

“Develop other products, channels and markets but keep it true to your vision. There’s always light at the end of the tunnel. Don’t just walk away when things don’t go as planned.”

This stubbornness will ensure your ideas become a reality – don’t let any excuses get in your way.

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