Business founder and author Neil Francis will outline positive thinking tips at 30 October event
The challenges to growth that SMEs face will be a focus of a keynote presentation at the Insider SME Conference 2019.
The business could face business issues such as cashflow, sales, staff, clients but there will also be the personal ones which those involved in a leadership role will encounter.
Company founder and director and author Neil Francis will focus on these challenges in a session at the conference on 30 October.
He will look at the idea of positive thinking and how that should or should not be applied by business leaders seeking to grow their business.
In it he will tackle specifically ideas about blocking or ignoring negative thoughts.
He will draw on personal experiences, case studies, sound scientific evidence and practical advice as he outlined in his latest bookPositive Thinking – How to Create a World Full of Possibilities.
He will draw on his own experience of co-founding one of the first web development companies in the UK, growing the business rapidly, selling it to a major customer and then leading a MBO two years later.
Then at the age of 41 he suffered a serious stroke, which forced him to resign as the CEO.
In the session, he will discuss what it was like to lose the status of being a CEO and how he had to start again.
Twelve years on from the stroke, Neil Francis now has a number of roles which include director, chairman, author and golf caddie.
Francis is the chairman of Pogo Studio, a digital agency based in Edinburgh; co-founder of business applications business Company Net and trustee of social enterprise The Together Partnership.
Scottish Business Insiders third annual SME Conference is being held on Wednesday 30 October at the Doubletree By Hilton Hotel in Glasgow Central and will be hosted by TV presenter Jackie Bird. You can book a seatby clicking here.