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You’ve lost that loving feeling: how to fall back in love with your small business

I was once considering selling my Clubsport R8. It was still running beautifully, but it just wasn’t exciting me anymore. I am a “car guy”, so if my pride and joy isn’t making my heart beat a little faster when I open my garage door every morning, then it’s probably time to move it on. […]

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An app-le a day: 27 wellness apps to maintain your most important small business asset

I’ve got you sorted for a list of handy mobile apps to help your small business thrive, but what about your most priceless business resource – you? I recommend these wellbeing apps to my Tenfold coaching clients, to help keep their bodies and minds happy and healthy.   Catch more Zzzs Getting good quality sleep […]

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Getting from A-B: How split testing can strengthen your small business marketing efforts

Do you know what kinds of offers your customers are likely to respond to? Can you pinpoint the optimal day/time to hit ‘send’ on your email campaigns? Have you identified your website’s “exit pages” (ie the last ones your visitors typically visit before they click away) and are working on a plan to improve engagement? […]

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When it hits the fan, what’s the plan? How to build resilience into your team and your business

In my last blog, I explored the topic of resilient leadership and put forward some ideas for how small business owners can develop this valuable skill within themselves. Now, let’s widen the focus and look at how you can build a more resilient team and work ‘bounce-back’ strategies into your business. Become a ‘supermodel’ As a […]

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Have a cup of concrete: six qualities shared by resilient leaders

For small business owners, stress is a constant companion. Unlike a leader within a larger organisation, you get to enjoy an extra helping of responsibility. Knowing that the livelihood of both yourself and your employees depends on the success of your business is quite the heavy load. There will be times when this idea could […]

It's easy being green
It’s easy being green: 10 ways to decrease your small business’ environmental impact (without lightening your wallet)

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 […]

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That’s my jam! The Tenfold Coaching Playlist

  “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ― Leo Tolstoy Think of your favourite sports drama (Rocky), horror movie (Jaws), classic family flick (Jurassic Park) or even a tear-jerker romance (I know you secretly loved the Notebook – don’t try to deny it!). I would bet that when you think of those films, the soundtrack floats […]

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The best defence is a good offence: a two-tier strategy for responding to disruption in your industry

In our two previous blogs on disruption, we explored the impact of disruption on small business owners  and how to spot disruption early to avoid a collision. In this third instalment, let’s take a closer look at how your small business can respond to the challenges and opportunities of disruption in your industry. No sitting […]

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Increase your creativity tenfold: 10 ways to spark great ideas in your small business

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 […]

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Networking: It’s not just a game for suits

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 […]