Leaders drive change. Are you a leader?

Most people run their businesses the way they always have.  That may be the right way or not, but right or wrong it’s “comfortable” to do it that way.  Even if the results are not what you want or need, sometimes it’s just too uncomfortable to make the necessary changes.  Sometimes changes may be forced…

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Take that first step.

I love lists and I use them to help keep my mind free of clutter and to help plan out the big projects I want to implement in my business.  I have long term lists, mid term lists and “this week” lists.  I figure once I have an idea and write it down, it will…

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Startup Success Tips

New into business ownership or thinking or starting out on your own?  Congratulations!  The world needs more entrepreneurs like you; that’s what drives innovation and growth.  But just deciding on starting your own business is not a guarantee of success.  Far from it.  Most new businesses do not survive the first few years of life…

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What’s All This “KPI” Stuff?

As owner of the company you should have a handful of “smart numbers” that give you insight into how your company is doing, and more importantly what it’s likely to do in the future. Commonly referred to as KPI’s, or Key Performance Indicators. They are numbers that are objectively calculated (not opinion based) and can…

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Future-proof Your Dashboard

I hope you don’t drive your vehicle with the dashboard removed or totally not working.  It would make driving a stressful and risky, to say the least.  Correct? So why do so many people drive their business with no “dashboard” telling them what is going on then?  Do they like the adrenaline feel of not knowing…

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Preliminate Your Problems

“I need to check with the wife” “I can’t pay your last invoice ’cause I am STILL not happy  with the skirting board in the hall cupboard” (or some other feeble excuse) “I need to save some money. I will get my mate to do the electrical” Are these examples of objections or problems that…

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Why New Year Resolutions Don’t Work (usually)

Here we are; the start of a new year. Have you set some New Year resolutions yet?  By any chance are they somewhat of a carbon copy of last years resolutions that you didn’t quite achieve?  Why is that?  Why do so many NY resolutions end up on the back burner and never get delivered…

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The Power of Positive Thoughts

Are you a positive thinker or a negative one? A glass half full, or a glass half empty, type of guy? Consider the following quotes: A man is but the product of his thoughts. What he thinks, he becomes. – Mahatma Gandhi, Indian leader Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking…

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