FINANCE

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...
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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...
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Dec18

Do you remember?

Over the last few years I’ve had a keen interest in motor sport to the point where a few years back I bought a car and have been racing myself. Well maybe not racing, but trying to keep up with the pack… and not crash! I had an interesting conversation...
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Dec18

Well, that’s not my fault…!

For 20 years, as a business consultant, I have been hearing those words. Time after time I have business people bark these sorts of responses when talking about their business experiences. When asked about the past: Yeah, I hear ya, but it’s different...
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Dec18

Chinese Takeaway

It’s new, exciting, captivating, somewhat intriguing, and even a little sexy. It’s taken the world’s attention and firmly positioned itself as the new frontier in business. It is China. For over ten years now I have been traveling back and forth...
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Dec18

The End of the Marketing Line – If they can see if they can sell it

Every year small and medium enterprise spends thousands of dollars on advertising and marketing their companies all over the world.  And every year the same companies sit down for hours sifting through data as they try and establish how they came up...
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