Happy new year! Its that time of the year again and everybody is beaming with energy and resolve to change their lives and businesses. Most people have a few resolutions each year and so I was totally shocked when a client…

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Every dollar counts for business owners, so if you don't know where you stand on a monthly basis, you may not be around at the end of the year. And while using do-it-yourself accounting software can help monitor costs, the…

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I promised in my last post that I will provide 3 tips for effective time management. Read on and hopefully you can implement these tips and be relieved of time related stress. The importance of good time management cannot be over…

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I just wanted to take a minute to thank you for reading my blog.   I hope you've been enjoying them and have found them valuable.   I also want to wish you and your family a very Happy Christmas and New…

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  Ever wondered why you are unable to get more things done in a day? Our lack of productivity is not always due to lack of resources or time. Parkinson's law explains this phenomenon well, " Work expands to fill…

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I recently did a presentation "Small business pitfalls & how to overcome them" to a group of small business owners. Of the twenty people, only one had an exit strategy. Why?  I believe this is due to a misunderstanding about…

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I believe that the main challenge facing small businesses, contrary to popular belief is not cash flow. Cash flow is one of the key contributing factors to insolvency and deserves it notoriety,  however, I think that most businesses fail due to lack of knowledge…

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I want to be a serial entrepreneur, retired by 40, best-selling author on New York Times bestselling list, have 5 kids by 40, own a portfolio of houses, learn a second language, lose weight, travel the world, compete in the olympics, get a degree etc. The list goes on.…

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If you want more time to complete income generating tasks in your business then you need to learn to delegate. We've all heard and used this word several times but how many of us really know how to delegate effectively? If you work within a team,…

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  I love The Apprentice - the tv programme that sets out to find an apprentice for Lord Sugar by settings the candidates a procession of gruelling weekly challenges. The rules are simple, the weakest link is fired at the end of each…

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As a small business owner, will you be able to face the dragons in the den and present your business figures confidently? Do you know your turnover, how many new customers you had in the last month, how many were…

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I read The Top 50 Women in World Business– the Financial Times' flagship analysis of female business leadership and was very excited and impressed by the positions held by these women. I thought, finally women are coming into their own…

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Do you find yourself spending hours on the internet doing nothing productive? Are you logged on to twitter, Facebook or just plain googling random things all day long? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to STOP and…

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I was browsing the toy section of my local Mothercare shop hoping to find something to occupy my son with while I develop my blog. Suddenly out of the corner of my eye I spotted the fantastic  Jumperoo!  I scanned…

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