When it comes to business, too often business owners become bogged down in the day-to-day running of things. We get caught up in the operation but fail to look at the big picture of what we hope to achieve and how. Success can be whittled down to a number of factors by answering some pertinent questions. These are the questions a business owner should be asking in order to achieve success.
The end of the calendar year is upon us – a time to take a break. relax, recharge and rejuvenate. For many that means a time of celebration. For some it is a time of holiday.
Many of us dream of starting our own business, of taking that step into independence and self-sufficiency. So what are the best ways to ensure your dream is a success? Here are my top pieces of advice to start a business and those looking to take their business to the next level of success.
With about three and a half weeks until the New Year, is it too late to plan the year ahead.
Although it is better to plan early rather than late, any planning is better than no planning at all. Go ahead and make some plans.
Why make plans anyway?
There’s an old saying “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”, and this is certainly the case when it comes to business. Too often business owners believe their product or service will do the talking and fail to properly plan to achieve their goals. Whether it’s planning for expansion, planning to start your own business, planning for succession, or planning for sale, a good business plan means planning for success and here are the critical tips for attaining it.
Business Coaching has been a growing phenomenon over the last several years and many people have taken advantage of the opportunity to grow their business using the assistance a coach can offer. There has also been substantial growth in the number of coaches offering their services.
What does a Business Coach do? Like a coach of a sporting team or individual the Business Coach enables the one being coached to use more of their innate talents, achieve more in less time and reach greater heights.
It is natural to wonder how a coach might help; what a coach might do; and how one might help. All valid questions and all deserving of answers.
Listening is a very important skill in business and is essential to every conversation we have. Good listening skills allow us to hear what is actually being said and open up the door for even more communication from the person we are conversing with.
Verbal communication involves both speaking and listening. listening is key to effective working relationships among employees and between management and staff. Listening skills also impact a company’s interaction with customers and other businesses.
So how do we make the most of our communications and listen to what is being said and not said, when having conversations in business.
Every day there are changing circumstances. Today we are aware of more changes relating to the Covid-19 lockdown.
Wherever in the world we are, there is something new about the Covid-19 situation, or something else.
Just as every business will need an accountant, benefit from marketing advice and call in an IT pro, sometimes the big issues of business require the assistance that only an expert can give. Let’s explore 15 expert areas a business coach brings to the table.
Whether it’s identifying your customer, formulating your business plan or plotting your exit strategy, here are the top 15 areas where a business coach is the go-to pro to furnish you with a second set of eyes, provide a solid sounding board and proffer the best advice.
Business ownership requires the wearing of many hats. There’s staff management, customer relations, administration, and forward planning, but not all roles come naturally to all people.
If your forte is the fine print but not the finer details of staff negotiation and leadership, here’s how a Business Strategist can help you build your personal and leadership skills.
Engaging a coach to support, guide and bring their expertise to your business can be invaluable, saving you time, money and taking your business to the next level. But like any industry, business coaching has its fair share of myths. Here are 10 common misconceptions that stop business owners getting the help they deserve.
When it comes to business strategy, we often talk about goal setting for growth. But what about the step after goal setting, which is taking action?
Transforming your goals from dreams to reality requires action that involves planning, measuring and accountability. So, let’s look at these three areas and how they form the bridge between a concept and a reality.