Launching a new venture? Here’s how to beat the odds
By Clark Gilbert & Matthew Eyring for the Harvard Business Review “For nearly 20 years the case study used to introduce Harvard Business School’s Entrepreneurial Management course has been Howard Stevenson’s “R&R.” It looks at Bob Reiss, an entrepreneur who launches a venture in the board-game…
Sales skills that create lasting results in 2018
Marc Wayshak, sales strategist and bestselling author of “Game Plan Selling” (Breakthrough Success Publishing, 2012) and “Breaking All Barriers” (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2012), spoke with Business News Daily and broke down the five keys to successful selling in today’s world based on his recent survey findings. He points…
Are you a natural born leader? Test your leadership talents.
Are you passionate about leadership? Or uncertain if you have that je ne c’est quoi for inspiring a team? Not everyone is born to lead, but with determination and learned skills, most people can develop and cultivate their leadership skills enough to do well in…
7 Steps for Business Growth – The Do’s and Don’ts!
Business growth is really exciting – you have a great product, you’re reaching the right people – but it’s crucial to have a sturdy business plan. Here’s a list of 7 things to check your performance against. Do: Research, Set goals, Get feedback, Target new…
500% growth in one year? Here’s how.
The thought of quintupling business growth in under 12 months may sound impossible, but Scott Oldford has done it himself (learn more in the article by Scott for Entrepreneur) – and helped others achieve the same amazing business growth too. “You may find it’s easier…
Five Ways a Business Advisor Can Make You More Successful
Think you only need a business performance advisor when things are not tracking so well? Not so. All businesses need help at some stage – even the fastest-growing businesses can have stressful cashflow issues. For any business, the chance to work with a good business…
How to build a company where the best ideas win
What if you knew what your coworkers really thought about you and what they were really like? Ray Dalio makes the business case for using radical transparency and algorithmic decision-making to create an idea meritocracy where people can speak up and say what they really…
Fight. Flight. Freeze in Business
The phrase “fight or flight” was coined in the 1920s to describe key behaviour that occurs in the context of a perceived threat. It evolved as a survival mechanism and results in an overwhelming action tendency from humans. Much later in the 70’s a third…
Will Small Business weather a rising minimum wage?
Written by Rob Drower and John Cleghorn, Managing Partners – Prime Strategies Group Most of you will be well aware that the minimum wage rate will increase to $16.50 as of 1 April 2018, a date that many may think rather apt. This is a rise…
Finding time is flying by – and you’re still not having fun?
Article by John Cleghorn, Business Management Consultant & Prime Strategies Group Partner. Here we are in yet another year. Time seems to go by so quickly, doesn’t it? So, for all those SME business owners out there, I have a few questions for you… Are…
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