Business Tips

Time for a quick SWOT

Being aware of what your SWOT analysis indicates, will keep you away from stress, help align your view of your business with the view held by your clients and also has you more present. Let us take a few moments to work through the factors affecting your business....

Signs it’s time for a price rise (and how to go about it)

With the end of financial year beginning to loom large on the calendar, you might be considering whether June 30 is an opportunity to raise your prices. But how do you know your business is in a position to increase what it charges for products or services? Well...

The legacy of toxic staff members

At some point in our career most of us have worked with a toxic staff member. And if you’ve had that misfortune you are well and truly aware of the damage just one person can cause when it comes to culture and morale in a business. But what should the business leader...

The Power of Creating Connection Points In Your List Building

List building is a great way to maintain communication with potential and current customers, but ultimately it’s all about conversion. In the episode of Business Conversations, online marketing strategist Jennie Wright explains why converting leads into paying...

Business growth through scalable, repeatable success

Taking a business to the next level is not without its challenges. Chances are it involves the owner stepping back from the front line while extra staff right be required to carry the load of day-to-day operations. Meanwhile, adding extra services, products or...
The most important questions in business

The most important questions in business

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.

read more
So you want to start a business…

So you want to start a business…

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.

read more
What have you done about next year?

What have you done about next year?

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?

read more
Planning to succeed in Business

Planning to succeed in Business

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.

read more
Business Coaching – Why / What / How etc

Business Coaching – Why / What / How etc

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.

read more
How to Listen

How to Listen

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.

read more
How Are You Seeing Changing Circumstances?

How Are You Seeing Changing Circumstances?

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.

read more
15 expert areas a business coach brings to the table

15 expert areas a business coach brings to the table

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.

read more
How Business Strategist can help you grow your personal and leadership skills

How Business Strategist can help you grow your personal and leadership skills

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.

read more
10 Common Misconceptions About Business Coaching

10 Common Misconceptions About Business Coaching

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.

read more
From goals to growth reality

From goals to growth reality

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.

read more

Let’s Talk business

Pin It on Pinterest