3 Small Business Myths You Need to Stop Believing Today to Improve Your Life

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinThere’s so much crap out there on the internet. Some of it great advice! Some just untruths retold so often that its believed. Quotes are misquoted or assigned to the wrong people. Sometimes they’re just made up for fun or profit. For Fun OK, more fool you if you believe it. For Profit, […]

Networking – Making It Work

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinI’d like to pretend I like Networking, but that’s not true. I get a little anxious, at worst terrified. I put on my best smile and bravado. Often it runs to a script something akin to this; I find another lonely stranger, Confess my unease and often find they share my feelings. Great, […]

What if Your Business Made a Resolution? And Stuck to It!

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinNew Year’s Resolutions… I’ll confess, I’ve never been a big fan. Not a big fan of failing – Not starting is a great way to avoid failing. Well with new years resolutions anyway. A 2015 study by BUPA found that while 63% of New Year’s resolutions fail, 43% lasting less than a month. […]

A No Bull Business Plan Provides Clarity, Confidence and Focus

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinIt’s strange how we’ve all heard, about the 5 P’s – Prior Planning Prevents (Piss) Poor Performance. Great in theory… rarely practiced. If it’s so good for us why aren’t we doing it more? Learned helplessness – that’s my answer. I’ve seen so much time being invested in business plans by big business […]

How will You Remember 2017?

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinHow we remember things does more for our future than we’d care to admit. So how was your year? What’s your first impression? Great, crap, challenging or learning? To be honest, mine was off of the above. So what big issues stand out for you in 2017? On the grand scale, 2017 has […]

A Living Business Plan…

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinConfessions of a Former Budget Accountant This tale goes further than Benjamin Franklin’s “If you fail to plan you’re planning to fail.” Can Budgeting Take Up a Whole Job? It was in 1987, my birthday and I was heading out for an interview. It was with Wellcome Pharmaceuticals. The interview went well, and […]

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

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinHere’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 […]

The Price of Free Stuff

Share this post!emailFacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinWe 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 […]