Frankie Braam

Feb13

Have You Made These Business Blunders?

If you’ve started a business, you’ve made mistakes. Here are 4 mistakes I’ve made and what I learned from them. Being more concerned with business development than customer/client development. Most money comes from your existing customers....
Read More
Jan29

Small Business Tips for a Better Start to the Year

It’s the same old story at this time of year. Small business owners all over the world have just taken a breath for a few days over the holiday season. They launch into the New Year hoping that, miraculously it will be ‘easier this year.’ You started...
Read More
Jan15

Business Rules to Break

For years we’ve lived by a number of standard business rules. Here’s the top 5 you should now be breaking: Growth is Good: Not all new business is good business. At one point I analyzed our $6 million client base and realized 60% of our clients weren’t...
Read More
Dec18

Economic Obstacle or Opportunity?

In these changing times in business, I find it somewhat disturbing how so many small to medium businesses act surprised when there is an economic shift. It totally baffles me when I sit in business meetings or functions and listen to some of our business...
Read More
Dec18

What do you want to be when you grow up?

A while back I had the privilege of being one of the judges in a small business competition. Over the course of the event we had the chance to see some great businesses in action, hear their stories, and how they were going to develop their business...
Read More
Dec18

Long Haul or Long Gone – How to Survive the First Five Years in Business

It’s true, so many small businesses fail in their first years of operation. And it’s also true that so many small business operators blame external influences on their demise. I know, I was almost one of them. 20 years ago, when in my early years...
Read More