Business partnership

Thinking Of Entering Into A Business Partnership? – Stop: And Read This First

It is often said that going into a business partnership is just as complex and involved as a marriage.  In my experience I would strongly agree with this. And it isn't something to enter...
Talk with customers

Your First 30 Days In A New Leadership Role – Slow Down

Having just returned from holiday, I was surprised to get a call from a former client. His purpose in calling me was quite straightforward. He had been appointed to a new senior management role. It...

How We Grew Revenue 30% in 60 Days – Without Spending A Cent

Do you assume that the role of marketing is limited to you (the business owner), and whoever is in the “marketing” team or department? It doesn’t have to be. And if it is, you’re really...

The Power Of “I Don’t Know”

There are three little words that are often hidden away – afraid to be exposed to the light of day. They’re easy to say, hard to admit, and immensely powerful. These potentially magical words...

How To Create A Recruitment Process That Fits You Like A Glove

Phillippa Duffy, the General Manager at "The University Bookshop" in Otago, New Zealand is one of those rare and precious people who has the courage to try new things, and loves to be challenged....
Unhappy and disengaged millennial

Top 10 Tips To Engage Millennials At Work

For most managers, millennials seem almost impossible to understand; and even harder to lead or manage. Given that these "bright young things" now occupy 40% of the workforce, it's best that we make the...

How To Use Business Profits To Create Wealth

There are many reasons people go into business, and there's a good chance that yours included a desire for freedom and flexibility, and the opportunity to make a good income. Business can certainly do that...
Unique selling point USP

Create A Unique Selling Proposition (USP) That Really Matters

Do you have a unique selling proposition (USP) that you’re shouting to the world? Is it one that really matters to your target audience, so that when they hear it they sit up and...
Smart ways to market with business cards

Pro Tip For Business Cards – It’s Better To Receive, Than Give

If you’re thinking that the purpose of a business card is to give it away – you’re missing the real value. It’s not how many business cards you give away, or how many people you...
Difficult conversations

How To Handle Difficult Conversations At Work

As a small business owner or boss, you’re going to be faced with difficult situations that require a difficult conversation. That’s why you’ll probably be keen for some pro tips for courageous conversations. The hard...