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 […]

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 […]

Does your business enable you or tether you?

Does your business enable you or tether you

I wholeheartedly believe, and advocate passionately to anyone willing to listen, that your business must be a creation of your doing that will enable you to have the lifestyle you truly want. It is essential to create a business you enjoy, but more importantly, build a business that actually encompasses life goals and passions as […]

Breathe New Life Into Your Business & Yourself

“If a founding entrepreneur is 55 years of age or more, a new business has a 73% better chance of succeeding” (taken from Jack Canfield, ‘The Success Principles’). The rationale behind this is apparently that when you’ve been in business for that length of time, either working for someone else or as a serial entrepreneur, […]

TEC’s CEO Report on Opportunities Over Next 5 Years

The Executive Connection (TEC – a networking organisation for CEOs) recently produced the result of their research with 700 CEOs from Australian and NZ. They produced the findings that the top four ways that CEOs agreed would unlock potential new business opportunities over the next five years to 2020 are: Disruption Leadership China Selling These […]

Resist Temptation When Hiring Becomes Urgent

Resist Temptation When Hiring Becomes Urgent

Let’s imagine, just for a moment, that you desperately need to find someone to help take the load off you, or some of your team. This may be because you’ve lost one or two people from your business, or you’re growing and just have too many things on the go. You decide beforehand what sort […]