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Why Business Owners Are Finding It So Much Harder To Communicate With Their Prospects Today And What Steps To Take To Get Cut Through.

Everywhere that I go I see people are constantly looking at these electronic notice boards called mobile phones. We use them so often that they are completely integrated into our activities, in some cases 20 out of 24 hrs in a day. The lack of people interaction is getting stronger and stronger to the point that attempts to interact and begin a normal face to face conversation feels like an invasion of privacy. The effect of the mobile era has conditioned us [...]

What’s Your Motive for YOUR Action ?

Watching a TED presentation a few days ago while I was walking on the treadmill and I come across a nugget of gold that I wanted to expand on. It dawned on me that regardless of what we want to do both in life or in business, you need to have a motive for why you are doing it. Now for every person the motive is different, some need fear to motivate them i.e I need to lose weight and stop smoking [...]

Killing me softly with his Song: 5 warning signs to tell you’re killing your business.

A few days ago I heard the song Killing Me Softly by the Fugees and it triggered off a thought process for me ( I often get these messages, not sure if they are the strange voices in my head LOL) that many business owners are the main cause of their businesses going broke. Now I’m not sure that the song has any real significance ( except for the title) to businesses going broke ( unless your a signed artist that never [...]

The Human Spirit

When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you. - African Proverb It’s Saturday morning 9am, I ring the bell hanging from the wall that gives off the signal… Breakfast is being served. In come a steady stream of people lining up in single file. One by one they shuffle down the servery, getting their trays and breakfast, going off to find a seat in the dining room to quietly start consuming the contents on the tray. As I’m [...]

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 [...]