5 Steps to Get Past “I Don’t Know What to Do”

Here’s a paradox for business owners: we are all busy in our businesses, yet we spend too much time staring at a blank screen or procrastinating about following up after that networking opportunity. What’s worse, it is time we just don’t have to spare. We lose so much time because we’re unsure of our next […]

The Price of Free Stuff

We all love something for nothing. Scrolling through my feed recently, I found a post “I’ve unsubscribed from over 200 lists this morning.” What a relief, it was like decluttering the house. Have You Been Researching, Collecting or Hoarding It’s so easy to check stuff now, although nobody’s really sure if you can trust the […]

How Can You Tell an Industry is Ready for Disruption?

Personally, I think the term Disruption is overused, so let’s explore how we can use the warning signs in business, our team and even in the industry as an opportunity to stand out as leaders of substance and purpose. The challenge should ever be to disrupt but to offer a better solution. Innovation is great […]

Sprint to Christmas, Let’s Kick those Goals for 2017

You know that feeling when you can’t get on with anything useful. You find yourself getting to the end of days on end with that gut-wrenching, “what did I accomplish today, helplessness.” Putting off things you know you should do will create that. Even when they’re not staring you in the face, there’s a part […]

Why am I Attracting the Wrong Clients?

Have you noticed, the people that come to you aren’t quite right? They don’t have the money, or after a discussion, it’s just not the right time? Some Small Business Statistics It might shock you to know that 29.7% of small business turnover less than $50,000 annually. Now that might not be you there’s another […]

Smart Business is All About Relationships

If you own your own business or even if you’re a leader, one thing will have you standing out. What ‘Gladiator’ Taught me about Relationships I was catching up with friends after work last week. One of the characters (yes my friends are all characters) I hadn’t seen for years. We were chatting about what’s […]

Are you really ready for a Coach?

Background It’s been a few weeks since Sal KLittle asked about the option of getting some business advice from someone. Here’s the original post she shared with the group: It has received massive feedback from the community, with 1.2k views, 29 likes and 18 comments… we can see that a lot of people were interested in […]

Small Business Doesn’t Have to Be Lonely

If you’re like most small business owners, from time to time you might feel like screaming out, wanting to get someone to notice the challenge you’re going through. Yet at the same time, you want to appear strong and in control of your business. Yep… Been there. Small Business Owners Unite! Let’s take a stand […]

Government Grants – Are They Worth the Effort?

The issue of Government Grants came up last August 20 when Jei Li’Rann posted in BSB this message: The thread is certainly interesting because of the lively discussion our members had about government grants and whether small business owners should use it to boost their businesses, or fully use their funds instead. On one side, […]