In the aftermath of the horrendous London riots, everyone seems to have settled back to business as usual. Well, except the unfortunate business owners who have had their livelyhood and security ripped to shreds in minutes. Their years of hard…

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A lot of us have some idea of the things we need to do to transform our businesses but few of us follow through on all the advice that is being generously given out by the consultants, coaches, accountants etc…

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Everybody is complaining about time, the lack of it and the lack of it! It is the number one complaint of all my clients! In fact I also STRUGGLE to fit all my commitments into the 24 hours.   But,…

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Running a business is a life long journey. There is always something new to learn, much like a baby learning to crawl, walk and then run. That is why I believe that it’s better to focus on getting better at…

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 Lately, I have been spending some time helping business owners plan for growth and also critiquing business plans.  I have to say its become apparent that there are a lot of misconceptions about the business planning process.  A lot of businesses are…

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Read the first 4 tips here 5. Feel the fear but do it any way This is title of the book written by Susan Jeffers and it speaks volumes to all of us in business. You may be afraid of losing…

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  Are you working with friends, spouses, children, nieces, cousines, nephew etc? Then this article is for you. Family firms account for 65% of the total 4.5 million private sector enterprises in the UK economy and are a crucial breeding…

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It's been an amazing few days. I had my first mastermind group session with 3 lovely business owners and also held  a workshop for Afford UK (an NGO that supports entrepreneurs to sustain and create jobs in Africa). What the…

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Name: Lindsey Davies Company Name: Open Communications Website: www.opencomms.co.uk Location: Nostell Priory Estate Yard, Wakefield 1. Tell us a little bit about your background? I was born in a small village at the bottom of the Yorkshire Dales before moving…

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Yep! That is Zappos’ promise to you. Remarkably unbelievable isn't it? I was wowed when I saw that.This level of service is all about what the customer wants. Zappos, has not been successful because they sell shoes (and now other…

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I know, we are all pushed for time so I’ll keep this short and sweet. In my last post, I promised to write about the benefits of incorporation so here goes: Incorporating your business means that: Your personal assets are…

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Essential reading for directors of small businesses. Are you a company director? Are you aware of your responsibilities as a director? Do you know what the government expects of you as a director? Answering NO to any of the above…

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Describe your business in a few words: CKI & Associates, Inc. is a Construction engineering and construction management firm and specializes in Transportation Infrastructure (highways and Bridges). Name: Vincent K. Kumordzie, P.E. Website: www.ckiainc.com Location: Annandale, Virginia USA Company Name:…

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I have been asked a few times why I blog (blogging is a publishing platform, much like a hard copy dairy or written articles in newspapers or magazines). Each time I’m asked, I start by explaining how blogging is core to…

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As at April 2011: “Facebook has more than 500 million active users with 50% of its active users logging on to Facebook in any given day. People spend over 700 billion minutes per month on Facebook”– Facebook Press Room Can…

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I used to be an advocate of multitasking until I did some research on the subject. I always assumed that I was getting more things done by multitasking but research has shown that I may actually have short changed my…

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Calling all budding inventors... I was approached by a group of student inventors with questions about their idea for an invention.  They were full of questions about how to get their product developed and noticed by investors. I am not…

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Nobody likes cheap products, but EVERYBODY LOVES A BARGAIN. I've just finished reading Claude C Hopkins' Scientific Advertising. This is what Drayton Bird, the world renowned direct marketer has said about Scientific Advertising: "the shortest Chapter is called Just Salesmanship. If…

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I love google. It is the search engine I use the most because I agree with its co-founder Larry Page that it is the perfect search engine. My love of google led me to research a bit more about this…

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Congrats if you've recently made the plunge and decided to start your own business. The first year is difficult, but there are some basic things that can alleviate the pressure and improve your chance of success in this very competitive…

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