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Social Media 101 for New Businesses

Congratulations! You’ve started your own business. You have invested your time and money while sacrificing some sanity to make your dream a reality. Now what? Kudos to you for getting your business up and running; now make sure it stays that way by creating some quick revenue to pay the bills. It’s time to fire up your computer and create some social media accounts. What is social media? By definition, social media are websites or online applications that businesses and individuals use [...]

To Fail or Not to Try? That Is the Question.

We all know that one person right? The one that complains about their life constantly yet does nothing to improve it. You know the ones that literally suck the air out of the room, whining about their job or finances while you nod your head in fake sympathy. Sure, you care, but countless times you have given them advice to create positive change and they have never taken it. So, sadly, here you are again; waiting for right moment to end the [...]

The buck stops here

The buck stops here...Why leading by example is good business!! 6 Battle Tested leadership lessons I learnt from the US navy seals. I’ve been searching for what it takes to run a successful business for years now and to be honest it’s not just one thing it’s a combination of many little parts of the puzzle. In saying that however at the end of the day you as a business owner needs to have the final say and ultimately make the final [...]

Live Plan – Planning for business made simple

We often recommend many different app’s and tools to use online. One we really love and even use ourselves is Liveplan. Planning and strategy are integral elements to any successful business - you need to know where you are going and how you’re going to get there. LivePlan simplifies business planning, budgeting, forecasting, and performance tracking for small businesses and startups. Set business goals, compare performance to industry benchmarks, and see all your key numbers in an easy-to-use dashboard so you know [...]

5 Key Factors to Look for When Choosing a Business Coach

The eighties was a magical time for so many, whether you were an eighties child or at the height of you big hair days, the music, the clothes, the Don Johnson Miami Vice coolness or Tom Cruise rockin what would become retro black shades today...Either way things were cool and the world was expanding. These exciting times saw the space shuttle breaking into space and the internet with a speed equivalent to a Fiji island welcoming party. Then something started to change, [...]

System Failure

What happens when you run the risk of running your business without having any systems in place? On the 2nd of Nov 2014 the Virgin Galactic Airship crashed to earth. The cause of tech failure uncovered that the pilot did not follow a particular system process that needed to be done at MAC 1.4. Unfortunately resulting in a catastrophe. Now to be clear your business isn’t as dramatic as that. It can be however very taxing on the pocket or a system [...]

Leading from the front: the top 6 traits of a great leader

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - John Quincy Adams It is often said that a great leader is simply born that way; that it takes an instinctively assertive person to lead a group of people to success. However, not all leaders are necessarily assertive. Respected and successful leaders have many things in common, and these traits make it easy to identify the truly innovative and inspiring trailblazers from [...]

Cool Kids Corner – Evernote (The Productivity Boss)

Over 100 million people worldwide use the universal platform app - Evernote. There is a reason that Evernote is the most popular app that I teach and coach entrepreneurs to integrate into their business. But yet, many entrepreneurs don’t understand its appeal. In fact, if you’re an entrepreneur, you probably downloaded Evernote at one time or another, and maybe played around with it a little. But, soon you began to ignore the app and maybe even discarded it, because you didn’t quite [...]