It was 1997 and I had just finished a business trip in Sydney. Read more.
For the most part of the past thirteen years that I have been in business, I struggled to find the right balance to manage my business and personal life. I would work by myself, ensuring every task is undertaken by me. Time was always a constraint. Read more.
There are a lot of choices available when it comes to deciding which digital channels you are going to invest time and money in. The most important part of this process is to remember that it’s NOT about you but about your audience. Your decisions need to be based on how, where, and when your audience wants to interact with your business. Read more.
It started a few years ago; I’d get a call on Wednesday from the manager of our small food business telling me that he was taking the next couple of days off. Read more.
In this competitive market, business owners have more to think about than ever before. Sharp focus on sales, profit, tax obligations, and clients often means that you can forget about team culture. A strong team culture attracts great people, which in turn equals success, so it’s important to put energy into creating a happy environment. A high-functioning team can be the difference between a 5% and a 25% growth. Read more.
People go into business predominantly for the benefit of their family and greater personal freedom and the core motivation for many is more around serving others and less about personal entitlement. So is it any wonder that many small business owners often slip and prioritise others to their personal and commercial detriment - and forget to pay themselves first? The result being business owners and directors seeing themselves as the funder and labour provider of last resort with low to no priority on the remuneration scale. Read more.