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 […]

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company

3 Ways to Have Others Bring Innovation into Your Company - Jenny Stilwell

If you want to learn more about what sort of innovation you could be developing in your company but don’t really know where to start, I highly recommend the following: Ask your key suppliers to come in and brief you on trends and innovation in their industry. When I ran a contract manufacturer of bath […]

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 […]