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Who owns your time?

Quick Business Tip – Who owns your time?

June 26, 2018

Yes, you heard it. Someone owns your time. Either someone else does, or you do. Make a choice. Choose unwisely and you will feel very pressured and out of control. Business owners and middle managers are pulled in all directions when the...

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Attributes of a Great Salesperson

Quick Business Tip – Attributes of a Great Salesperson

June 13, 2018

Want to be a great salesperson? Then mimic the best. So, what are the attributes of the best salespeople? Great time managers Good communicators Persistent Confident High achiev...

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Who Made Who?

Quick Business Tip – Who Made Who?

May 21, 2018

It's the classic chicken or the egg dilemma or the catch 22 scenario. Did we become great business owners because we wanted to learn or because we learnt, we became great business owners? Great business owners always have a yearn to learn. ...

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How significant is mental toughness in business?

Quick Business Tip – How significant is mental toughness in business?

May 10, 2018

Extremely, as unfortunately business is not easy and whilst some may argue that it can be unfair at times, I believe it is very fair. It's a great measure of performance. When you are employed, a lot can be masked that would otherwise be tr...

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Who Is Your Opposition?

Quick Business Tip – Who Is Your Opposition?

April 17, 2018

You are. That's right. Your limitation in your business is 100% correlated to your expectation from it. This means that the opposition to your business is actually you. This is a time for celebration because you are now 100% in control of y...

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What are the typical issues of business services SMEs?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of business services SMEs?

April 11, 2018

Typically, white collar businesses rely on professionalism to stand out ahead of the pack. Most common issues faced are: Finding quality staff Expensive staff not providing adequate return on investment ...

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What are the typical issues of hospitality businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of hospitality businesses?

April 5, 2018

Typically, hospitality businesses rely on great customer service to get repeat patrons. Most common issues faced are: Finding great, reliable chefs or senior cooks Finding young, enthusiastic front of house w...

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What are the typical issues of trades businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of trades businesses?

March 26, 2018

Typically, trades businesses rely on trust to stand out ahead of the various competitors. Most common issues faced are: Finding experienced tradesmen Finding young, enthusiastic apprentices with a care factor...

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What are the typical issues of industrial/wholesaling businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of industrial/wholesaling businesses?

March 20, 2018

Typically, Industrial/Wholesale businesses rely on great manufacturing processes or efficiencies in importing/exporting to get great repeat customers. Most common issues faced are: Finding great factory labour ...

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Secrets of Successful Retailing

Quick Business Tip – Secrets of Successful Retailing

March 14, 2018

I often get asked this question. What I have found is the most important factor is location. Too often I see business owners seeking to skimp on rent by being at the fringe of shopping strips and shopping centres, only to find themselves un...

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