In the 12 years that have passed since Al Gore shocked the world with his famous climate change documentary, the issues of climate change and environmental impact have become more than just an “Inconvenient Truth”. It’s a complicated puzzle that will only be solved if every piece slots into place. Business has an important role […]
It’s amazing how many of my business coaching clients believe that they “don’t have a creative bone in their body”. They consider themselves as ‘business-minded’ – logical and strategic. Of course, many small business owners possess those qualities, but they are often selling themselves short by not actively exploring their creative side. We tend to […]
If you are a business owner who walks into a room feeling confident and makes 10 new connections easily before strutting out with a fan of business cards and a smartphone full of warm leads… then keep scrolling – I am probably not talking to you. If on the other hand you are like most […]
In the early hours of April 15th, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg and sank to the bottom of the North Atlantic Ocean. It was a state of the art craft, “the unsinkable ship” and yet 1,522 lives were lost. While there were many factors contributing to this tragedy, none are so poignant as […]
Focusing on the ‘ability’ in ‘disability’: 5 benefits of inclusive employment for your small business
If you didn’t catch the ABC’s recent and extremely popular “Employable Me Australia” series, I would encourage you to watch it: if you’re quick you can track it down on
Which of these best describes your situation as a small or medium size business owner?
1. Ahh, I’m living the dream… working the hours I want, logging in at the beach, driving the new Merc, it doesn’t get any better than …
Hands up if you hated maths at school? Yep, it’s a fair percentage of you. OK, now hands up if you diligently work your numbers in your business? Hmmm, not many hands left up are there? Why is that?
The longer we spend in the workforce, the more experience we get. The more experience we get, the more responsibility we have. The more responsibility we have, the more ‘stuff’ you have to get done and oversee.
All businesses have to learn to survive in increasingly competitive markets. Consumers and target businesses have lots of choices and can find half a dozen or more with a few clicks of the mouse.
For most business owners, watching the Shark Tank would be compelling viewing – I have watched the original BBC series Dragon’s Den for many years and I just love seeing the clever, crazy, brilliant and stupid ideas, pitches and expectati…