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How to protect intellectual property from costly patent troll litigation

In today’s global, intertwined economy, patent trolls are a threat to innovation, both now and in the future. In the US, trolls are known to track patent activity and take advantage of the slightest opportunity, and this is likely to increase in other markets. In this...

Where to From Here

One of the greatest challenges for any business owner is to take a big picture approach. With demanding schedules, competing needs and the daily routine of working in your business it can be hard to step out of the day to day and see the world you dream of. Being busy...

How overcoming criticism can help you build a successful business

Not all business ideas will be met with open arms. In fact some of the best have evolved despite fierce opposition. In this Business Podcast, I sit down with an entrepreneur who overcame criticism to build a successful brand. Madelaine Scarf is the co-founder and...

Starting at the Finish

No ship sets sail without a destination and without knowing the ports of call it needs to stop at along the way. And it’s the same in business. Whether your destination is handing your business to your children, selling it, running it profitably under management, or...

Building a personal brand with filmmaker and composer Nicole Russin-McFarland

Social media is a critical tool when it comes to establishing your business identity and forming an authentic relationship with your audience. In this podcast with Hollywood filmmaker and composer Nicole Russin-McFarland, we explore what it takes to build an effective...
What Are You Thinking …

What Are You Thinking …

At any given time throughout your day as a business owner there might be dozens of things occupying your mind. Anything from wondering if the rent was paid when it was dues to did you return that call from the bank manager, or what is scheduled for next weekend, or what ever happened to last weekend.

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Four top tips for time management

Four top tips for time management

As business gears up, the focus will return to productivity and time management, incorporating a wealth of new skills acquired during the Covid-19 period while still catering to the new normal of working from home.

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Katrena Friel on why authors and coaches starve

Katrena Friel on why authors and coaches starve

The biggest trend in the business world at the moment is to produce a book of your own, but as Katrena Friel of Becoming the Expert explains, authoring a book is just one part of the journey to success, not the actual end-game.

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Strategy – The Plan That Always Works

Strategy – The Plan That Always Works

One way of helping with managing time is to have a thorough Strategic Plan.
A good plan will give you insight into where you are now, where you want to go, how you can get there and multiple other clues about having a business run smoothly.

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Managing your business mindset

Managing your business mindset

For many business operators the past few months have been exhausting. The economy has effectively been in hiatus and business has all but ground to a halt, but the mental workload has been extreme.
How bad will this be? When will it end? How will this impact

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Five questions every business owner should regularly ask

Five questions every business owner should regularly ask

So ask yourself, what business do you want to be in? Is it trust, convenience, time saving, aspiration, or lifestyle – is it something else?
When you know what business you are in, it helps you better understand the business proposition you are marketing, and assists in determining the products or services that fit that bill.

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