How do you improve you and your business' performance? One way to answer this question is to ask yourself: Who is the world’s best tennis player? Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal? Have you ever wondered how they got so good?…

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It is very easy to fall into the trap of viewing social media, as just another tick on the long list of Internet must haves. However, this approach greatly undermines the benefits of using social media to engage with and…

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I promised the second part of last week's article which covered the first 3 points. Read the full article by clicking here! Here goes the remaining 4 points.... 4. What have you spent your initial capital on? There seems to be this common…

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An alarming 95% of businesses don’t make it beyond their fifth year despite having really innovative ideas. What differentiates the businesses that succeed and those that don’t? I think the ability to make a profit is a huge factor. Below…

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Name: Ian Brodie Website: www.ianbrodie.com Location: Manchester, UK Describe your business in a few words: I help consultants and coaches get more clients. Most consultants and coaches are brilliant at what they do – but they don’t feel confident or competent at marketing…

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I watched Vince Vaughn and Kevin James’s new movie, The Dilemma and I have to say I thought it was hilarious. Initially I thought it was going to be a fairly predictable “romcom” but was pleasantly surprised by the storyline…

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Name:Nneka Onyenakala Company Name: N’Damus LONDON  'Hand-made leather bags & accessories with a twist or three...' Website: http://www.ndamus.com/ Location: London, England 1. Tell us a little bit about your background? I have a 1st degree in Biomedical Science. I’ve worked…

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Incorporating my business was my top priority when I started.  I needed to protect my assets and make the business official.In today's information age, incorporation is really easy. There are companies that can help you register your business within 3 hours without breaking sweat. Registering your business is…

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s a small business owner, one of your greatest challenge will be finding the right platform to exhibit your business! I know because I've been there and I still have to work hard to find the right audience for my services!…

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What is financial reporting like in your business? Running a business is about one thing and one thing only – making a profit. You need to focus on your profit and loss statement to ensure that you operate continuously at…

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In the UK, HMRC is launching a crack down on poor record keeping by small and medium sized entreprises in 2011. Businesses could be fined as much as £3000 for poor record keeping. Yes £3000!   If you know, you've…

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   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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