31 12, 2012

New Year, new start?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 31st, 2012|Business Management, Motivation|0 Comments

On the last day of the year it is traditional to make your New Year's resolution. The stroke of midnight signals your new start. You will be resolved to achieve that weight loss goal, to spend less time watching TV, to ring your friends to talk rather than just sending a quick text message... or [...]

28 12, 2012

You are not alone

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 28th, 2012|Business Management, Marketing|0 Comments

Did you get it? If you are wondering what this blog will be about, you are not alone, but there will be some of you who will have already guessed what it is. 'Did you get it?' and 'You are not alone' are two subject headings that get consistently high open rates for email marketing, so I thought [...]

10 12, 2012

More masterplan than maybe

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 10th, 2012|Business Management|0 Comments

With the end of the year rapidly approaching it is natural to start thinking about the next year of business. You want to start setting goals and channel your ideas and energy into the fresh new start that comes in January. No matter where your financial year end falls, the end of the calendar year [...]

5 12, 2012

Burden or bonus?

By | 2017-05-23T09:45:40+00:00 December 5th, 2012|Business Management, Hiring and Outsourcing, Small business employers|2 Comments

I recently had an interesting discussion with a successful entrepreneur about the current trend amongst the small business community to outsource tasks and responsibilities, rather than hire employees and keep the work in-house, which is his preferred model. It prompted me to ask him what his level of turnover was when he first took on [...]