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 […]

small business playlist
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 […]

defence against disruption
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 […]

Boosting creativity - right brain
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 […]

Networking for business owners
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 […]

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Check yourself before you wreck yourself: 9 ways your ego could be holding your business back

I recently came by some interesting feedback from a fellow Tenfold coach’s client. He told us that the most valuable thing he had gotten out of his sessions so far was how his ego was holding his business back. I’ll admit it – I was a little taken aback. Quiet and mild-mannered, I certainly didn’t […]

spot the disruption
Spotting the iceberg: three ways business owners can detect disruption early to avoid a collision

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 […]

12 binge-worthy podcasts for small business owners

“When I’m drivin’ in my car, and the man come on the radio He’s tellin’ me more and more about some useless information Supposed to fire my imagination” – Rolling Stones, Satisfaction If you’ve been stuck in traffic on your daily commute or when moving between client sites lately, you may be experiencing the same […]

Telling your brand story
Once upon a time… A small business owners’ guide to telling their brand story

Humans have always responded to storytelling. It creates a sense of belonging and connection to the past. For as long as anyone has been telling them, stories have helped us preserve our history, teach important lessons and inspire each other to strive for greater things. Consider the people you admire the most as a small […]

Fear busters - fail your way to success
8 fear busters to help you fail your way to success

Ability to master fear would make the top 5 of any entrepreneur’s list of most important skills – in fact, it would most likely take out the top spot. The big names – Branson, Jobs, Disney, Gates to name just a few – know that the path to success never did run smooth. These guys […]