It’s been a while since I’ve written, but it’s actually my birthday here as I’m writing this, and this time of year always makes me a bit reflective. So one of the things I’ve decided to do is to get back into the discipline of writing about my thoughts and learnings as I continue upon […]
Which of the Following Business Processes Do You Need to Document?
What’s stopping you from taking your business up to the next level? Are you so busy doing the work that you don’t have time to promote your business, hire more staff or work on that new idea? Which of the following business processes do you need to document? Doing the work is admirable, but if […]
Why haven’t you started your business yet?
Yes, you. You who was were so excited to start a business but you still haven’t done anything meaningful towards getting it going. I know it’s hard, but waiting won’t make it any easier. Remember back to those weeks, months or years ago when the idea for your business first entered your head? Did you […]
This Week’s Handpicked Recommendations from the Interwebs
I read a lot of business blogs, so I thought it’s about time I start sharing the best of them. If you’re an entrepreneur or small business owner looking to get things done, here are a few articles I think you might like:
How to get Customers to Pay Your Invoice (+ 4 email templates!)
One of the worst things about being in business is chasing up overdue accounts. There’s almost nothing worse. You’ve done the work, but yet there’s still more work to be done just to get your invoices paid! Talk about frustrating! Don’t they realise that you depend on getting that money? I get the feeling that lots […]
Actionable Business Plan Template
Is it just me or have other people searched and searched for the perfect business plan template too? It’s something that’s haunted me forever. Anything I found online and in business text books just didn’t seem right. For starters, most business plans are actually not designed to help you run a business. In fact, most seem to […]
Do I Really Need a Business Plan?
Not so long ago, business plans were given *a lot* of importance. In fact, they were seen as being the first step to starting any business and the most essential part of the process. Many business awards were judged on the business plans their founders had created, and having a weighty plan under your belt felt like real […]
8 Essential Technology Tools for Small Business
This week my computer died. Just shut down and then refused to boot up again. As everyone knows, this is incredibly frustrating – but this time I wasn’t too stressed. Why? Because all of my important data is in the cloud. So even if my hard-drive had failed, I knew I wouldn’t lose any files. […]
The Best Podcasts I Listen To (business and lifestyle)
Since discovering podcasts a few years ago, I’ve become an addict. The best business podcasts can teach you so much about all areas of business and I listen to them while driving, walking, running, grocery shopping, folding washing, and cooking (if I’m alone). They’re a great way to ingest information while you’re physically doing something […]