Tips, advice and solutions for business owners wanting to grow or improve their business
The web site of today is like the business card of 20 years ago - no serious business would be without one. It provides your name and contact number, but is also a window into the business, with your design, logo and flair. As with a business card, you can tell a lot about a business with even a quick look at their web site - but…as with business cards, not all web sites were born equal....... read more
Have you ever read a business note, perhaps an email or a letter and thought – huh, what’s that about.....as the tone or content of the note is as if its been written for someone else? Well perhaps it has!
In business I have found that the principle of writing for a “third party” audience, is actually not that uncommon.... read more
In business, communicating your "close" line for impact is often a crucial factor in success or failure.
The right timing for a marketing advance, to lodge a finance application or even enter a queue......all appear to have timing influencing the outcome.... read more
In all businesses, small or large, actions are often taken in the moment – reacting to a symptom rather than making a fully informed decision based on the cause.
Symptom management is a very frequent occurrence, with the management decisions based at a superficial level to arrest what is the perceived cause - which in the bulk of cases is not the true underlying driver.... read more
Business owners tolerate a lot, whether it is poor performing staff, process problems, cash flow, IT and the like. In doing this, the level of stress or pressure on the owner (and in many cases - the business) rises in direct proportion.... read more
How many times have you been given some news and reacted badly; triggering a sudden or violent reaction, not gaining an understanding or getting the full message?... read more
Many strategies and decisions are made "in the moment" - considering only todays issues with little thought given to the flow on effects or impacts.
Consider for a moment what this could look like in a practical business context;... read more