The past month has been another busy one as always, actually busier than I expected. I told Jason that with summer and Ramadan being here, that we can expect a slowdown from the business development front.
How wrong I was!
The past month has been probably our busiest yet in responding to new business enquiries and proposal writing. Of course not all of it will materialise into actual business, but I’m glad my predictions were wrong.
Speaking of proposals, I’ve done a lot of work in reducing the length and complexity of our proposals. Most of our e-learning proposals were pushing 20 pages, but now I have them in 2-3 typically. I’ve done this by linking to a number of supporting documents about us, our services and how we manage projects. So far this has been received very warmly. People are busier than ever, so getting to the meat of a proposal is appreciated.
Doing small things like this, things that are often obvious and easy to overlook are great way of pushing a company forward by just a little bit. Other examples (and how obvious are these!) is adding this newsletter to our website and adding a subscribe button as well. Small things, but those 1% improvements certainly add up over time.
Speaking of Ramadan which finishes this week, take a look at our Ramadan e-learning module. We would be thrilled if you could share it. We won’t be having a newsletter in July as I’ll spend much of the month on the road, so we’ve jammed this one full of extra resources for you. Thanks again for reading!