3 Tips For Making The Most Of The New Year

I hope you managed to have a break over the holidays and the year is off to a great start? I spent part of the holidays in 35 degrees weather in Ghana. Sadly, we went to say goodbye to Grandad…

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Leadership Lessons From Trump And Clinton

I woke up to the news of Donald Trumps presidency yesterday. I’m still in shock whilst writing this. We are indeed living in interesting times with the Brexit vote earlier this year and now Trump winning by a significant margin.…

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How To Deal With Employees That Hold You To Ransom

Recent conversations with business owners have brought to light a problem that is very common but seldom talked about. This is the problem small business owners face when key staff hold them to ransom because they believe the businesses owners,…

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Sometimes We Just Don’t Question Things As Deeply As We Should

I was called in to help a business whose owner had decided to call it quits. The owner was financially distressed as they didn’t have enough money to cover the operational costs of running the business nor that month’s payroll.…

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3 Things You Need To Have In Place To Help You Raise Funding For Your Business

I’ve been approached by a few people looking for funding to grow their business. There is a popular saying that there are 3 sources of funding – friends, family and fools! But I believe there are no foolish people around…

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Which Is More Valuable? Your Time Or Your Money?

I read an article in the psychologies magazine recently that really got me thinking about the value I place on my time. I’m one of those people that really can’t stand time wasters and I was neurotic about productivity and…

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10 Random Things I Learnt (or Was Reminded Of) This Week

It’s been one of those busy weeks. Full of meetings, public speaking, finding and pursuing new business and getting on top of a mountain of emails etc etc. I’ve also learnt a lot of things despite the hectic pace, mainly…

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3 Perspectives To Help You Cope With The Challenges Of Growing A Business

This week a few people have asked me what my secret is for dealing with the challenges life seems to be throwing my way. They’ve been privy to some of my personal challenges and are baffled because I just seem…

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Finding Solutions!

This week I wanted to talk about how to go about finding solutions to pressing business issues. Our instincts when things aren't working is to stay behind the computer and work harder at the problems, thinking that we could some…

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SShh! Why You Should Keep Your Goals To Yourself!

I know you’ve been receiving a lot of emails this January promising miraculous success this year especially when it comes to setting and achieving goals. I want to share a video sharing advice that is quite contrarian to what you’d…

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10 Of My Most Profound Lessons From 2015

Happy New Year to you! 2015 has been an amazing year for me. It wasn’t all roses as like you I faced my fair share of challenges and setbacks. I shed some tears, as I was reminded, taught, and re-learnt…

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The Often Overlooked Power Of “Why Me?”

Instead of asking “why me”? when bad things happen to you, why don’t you change your perspective and instead ask: Why am I the one who gets to have and run the business that I have? Why am I the…

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Invest In Your Relationships

I’ve been spending a lot of time with some pretty inspirational people. Half the time I can’t believe that I actually know these people and that they choose to spend time with me. Lets be honest in a day when…

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Q & A: Griselda, How Do You Navigate Through Times When You’ve Made A Major Mistake?

Business is one of those ventures that is fraught with risk and mistakes. The mistakes range from minor every day mistakes to seriously big hairy audacious ones that can leave major financial and psychological scars. Yet you can’t avoid them…

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Impatient To Grow Your Business? Do This First!

When thinking of growing and scaling up your business, its very important that you work out those parts of the business that are profitable and can be replicated before you start to embark on an expansion plan. The reason being,…

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What I Did When I Had No Money To Pay For Help

What do you do when you have no money, feel stuck and your business just isn’t generating the income you want  - no NEED it to? This week, I’ve met a few people who have unfortunately found themselves in this…

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Give Yourself Some Credit

July 10th was my husbands 40th birthday. We decided to take a family trip overseas (that is us in the picture with our son and niece on our way to Niagara Falls in Canada) to get away from the day…

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Whose Shoes Are You Trying To Fill

One of the questions I’ve been asked the most recently since my recent business acquisition at www.forwardladies.com is “How do you intend to fill your predecessors big shoes”? or people commenting “You have some big shoes to fill? These questions…

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How NOT To Invite A Connection On LinkedIn

I may just be feeling a bit grumpy but I really am bothered by the LinkedIn invites I’ve been receiving lately. I’m bothered enough to take time out to write this article. I’ve over 1000+ connections on LinkedIn. Mostly people…

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Would You Buy A Ferrari And Stick A Ford Engine In It?

Would you buy a Ferrari and stick a Ford engine in it? No! Who in their right mind would? But it seems we do this to our businesses all the time. Read this short article to find out how. Someone…

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