Are you making this mistake in your business?

Most entrepreneurial business owners want to grow their business, make more sales and generate more profit. It’s why they started the business in the first place. But in their eagerness to make more profit and earn more, too many business owners make a fundamental mistake, which I see all too often. They assume the answer…

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There has never been a lower barrier to entry for new businesses

Amongst all the doom and gloom of the past few years fuelled by Brexit, the COVID pandemic and challenges to democracy a fundamental paradigm shift has taken place: There has never been a better time to be a small business owner. Technology means you can create and launch new ideas, products and services quickly. There has…

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Learn from the world’s most exciting companies

In a recent email I talked about why evaluating your business model is essential in these turbulent times. Successful businesses are able to maximize the amount of value that is delivered to customers (and captured in the form of revenue) for the least amount of cost in operating expenses. The better the profit margin, the more options the business…

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Who does the thinking in your business?

Who does most of the thinking in your business? It’s you isn’t it? In fact, you probably do all of it. You are the master strategist for all the parts of your business. You’ve been good at outsourcing the DOING of things (like operations, website creation, newsletter production, customer support, social media, bookkeeping, etc.) but you…

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We face huge challenges, but isn’t that a good thing?

Where many seem to be struggling with the pandemic quarantine, I’ve found home isolation, and the lack of social commitments, freeing. It’s allowed me to become more contemplative, and connected to the rhythms of family life. It’s not that I’m anti-social. I enjoy limited social engagements. But since I started my own practice some years…

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