Business can be hard. Even if you have previously been a manager in someone else’s company, running your own business is an entirely different matter. It can easily become overwhelming. Simply being good in your chosen field is no longer enough to keep the wheels on the wagon.Read More
Are you setting off?
There will be both challenges and opportunities ahead - you don’t need to travel alone.
The last paycheck as someone else’s employee is a big landmark for any new business owner. Making that choice to steer your own destiny and become the captain of your ship is a big decision.Read More
Know your numbers
Here are some tips to stay on top of your administration and help your business flourish.
We conclude our visit around the (business) gardens with an amble in the ‘vege garden’ – administration. This is the place where we plan and cultivate future nourishment; keeping the pests off our crop.Read More
Getting the day-to-day operations right
Here are some tips to help make the operational side of your business run smoothly.
This is the second blog of my garden shed series. If you think of your business as a home with three gardens, we are now visiting the ‘back garden’ – operations. This is the place where we spend the most time.Read More
Why sales and marketing matters
Here are some tips on how to get the most out of your sales and marketing – where creating curb-appeal and ‘keeping up with the Joneses' matters.
A good way to think of your business is as a home with three gardens. In the first blog of three in this series, I will share some tips on cultivating the first garden – sales and marketing – where creating curb-appeal and ‘keeping up with the Joneses’ matters.Read More
Weighing up the benefits of a business coach
Here's how to get your business to its destination without too many bumps in the road.
Here’s why choosing a business coach is a lot like making the choice to fly or drive to your destination.Read More
When starting out in business, doing what you do for customers is just the tip of the iceberg. The reality is, there is so much more to running a business that's hidden below the waterline. By working through a Business Health Check, I can help you find the gaps and develop an action plan to make positive progress towards building your business.Read More
What made sense for your business yesterday may well change today and almost certainly will tomorrow. You need to remain forever watchful and flexible to the changes in your world.Read More
There are three common themes I discuss when meeting new clients. These are the three areas of focus that any business needs to balance to be successful: business development, operations and administration. So how should you juggle them? Read on...Read More
You wouldn’t try to learn the foxtrot without a good coach, so why start your exciting new business without a qualified guide? Investing in the support of a good coach early will mean that you can avoid some of the awkward missteps and progress towards your goals with the knowledge and confidence you need to succeed.Read More