Whether you envisaged it or not when you first started in business, any business owner is the captain at the helm of a ship. In this role you are not only responsible for your own financial welfare but the livelihood of others, their job satisfaction and the course that your boat will navigate to reach the sunny shores of success.read more
In business, measuring is one of those essential tools that allows operators to ascertain how their business is performing, where it could go, and what needs to be adjusted in order to achieve a better result. It’s a key part of understanding and improving an...read more
A relationship with a business coach could be one of the most meaningful professional liaisons you establish in the business world.
Ultimately, they can help you decipher your path to success, act as a sounding board for innovation, assist in implementing strategies to streamline your enterprise or guide its growth. But like any relationship the first step is establishing trust.
Here is a list of questions to ask when considering any prospective coach to ensure they’re the right person to meet your needs and expectations and you get off to a great start in the process.read more
You can have the most innovative product, the best marketing plan and the most customer-oriented company on the block, but in business sometimes it’s who you know that really counts. This almost unquantifiable asset isn’t something you note down on a balance sheet or attest to when seeking finance, but a good network is one of your most valuable secret weapons. A coach or mentor can help you build one and here’s why you need it.read more
Goals change throughout the life of a business and what may have been the primary issue on your agenda in 2017 could be ticked off, resolved or no longer relevant. Which means it is time to review your goals and assessing what you hope to achieve in the next 12 months...read more
How do you envisage 2018 will shape up for your business? Is it a year in which you hope to reach goals, make progress and increase that all-important bottom line? Many business owners start the year with a bevy of fresh resolves, determined to wipe the slate clean...read more
Successful coaching requires a number of skills; listening, empathy and observation, but arguably one of the most important skills any mentor can have is asking the right question at the right time. A well worded question at a well chosen moment will yield a wealth of...read more
It is December and as we round out another year I am planning for 2018 and beyond, and in 2018 I would like to help you with your business journey by sharing 365 tips with you throughout the year. The journey will start on Jan 1st and in your inbox each day there will...read more
With the welcome break of Christmas now only days away, many business owners will have the opportunity to reevaluate their goals for 2018, while enjoying quality family time. Chances are, even the small time away from your business will offer you the opportunity to...read more
Effective goal setting involves being very clear about what you want to do, with a timeframe in mind and measurements in place to ensure you get where you hope to go.read more
In simple terms the feeling of overwhelm relates to having too much to do in too little time. It’s a position that blinds business operators to future opportunity and the goals they wish to achieve.
So here’s a little expert insight into recognising business overwhelm and the strategies required to take back the business reins.read more
In the heady world of small business your average tyre repair shop and software start-up may seem light years apart. But according to a seminal study by Harvard Business Review they’re not as different as you think with all small businesses working through the same...read more