5 Steps to Planning Your Way out of Lockdown for 2021

When we had our first wave of lockdown early on in the year, it became obvious that business would not be the same for the next few months. As the months rolled on, it seemed that business for most companies would possibly never be the same. Apart from the industries that have been deeply affected […]

Break Things Down to Get Things Done!

If you have individual items to get done, you will create a list. These items may not be related to each other. If you have a task that requires a few actions to be completed, you could still create a list to get these done. When there’s a project to be completed that has a […]

Cash is King but Margin is Queen

The reason I’m covering this topic is because all too often I see small business owners – mostly those in Foundation – focusing just on sales. All their activities are about getting the sale, and being paid to receive the cash (or the funds). Whilst that is an extremely important part of your business to […]

Strategy Bites – Strategies to soothe overwhelm

Challenge: Feeling overwhelmed and unfocused Cause: There are several potential causes for this including: Not being able to see how you will get through your current situation You are trying to do more than you are able to on your own Lack of focus on what’s most important Inability to complete existing tasks before new […]

So far in 2020…

Like many people globally, everything in my life has changed in 2020. There is a card on my desk that says “It always seems impossible until it’s done”. Apparently we can credit Nelson Mandela with those knowing words. So many times I’ve read that this year, knowing that if I just kept moving forward one […]

Is Your Margin Making You Any Money?

is your margin making you money

Experienced business people will know the answer to this, but it’s still worth doing a check every 3-6 months to make sure your profitability is still on track and that nothing has changed. Less experienced entrepreneurs may not be tracking pricing and margins, and wonder why they aren’t making as much as they thought or […]

A Summary of ‘The 5 Temptations of a CEO’ by Patrick Lencioni

This book was first published in 1998 and republished a decade later. It is still relevant two decades later. Designed to be read in one sitting, in a few short pages it provides five illuminating insights into traps that CEOs can, and do, fall into and the subsequent impact on the businesses they run. If […]