86,400 seconds each day, invest them wisely!
For those amongst us who use Apple products such as iPhones, have you ever wondered why the snooze function on the alarm is set at 9 minutes? Why not 5? Why not 10? The answer on the internet, according to most experts (usually self-proclaimed), is…
5 Tips for writing your next financial budget.
Have you started your budgeting process yet for the 21/22 financial year? Every business should have a financial plan for each year and now is the perfect time to start putting this in place. Here are five tips to putting together a successful budget. Work…
Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.
Why are businesses so reluctant to engage a business advisor or consultant? Here are the five excuses that we get most often and how we debunk them. It costs too much!What is the cost of not having a professional advisor? Yes, we do cost good money,…
Efficiency is doing the thing right… Effectiveness is doing the right thing!
Managing your own time against the multiple demands of running a business is difficult enough but when it comes to managing employees’ time and productivity it can be a mammoth task. However it’s hugely important for the running of an efficient and profitable business. In…
Proactively managing resistance to change
Change Management and coping with organisational changes is always a high risk field, but if done correctly, can make your business stronger than ever. 5 Tips that help manage resistance to change. These tips are taken from Prosci’s change management best practices research, conducted over…
Have you finalised your 2018 Strategic Planning?
“Great business leaders realize four primary benefits through emerging best practices and the perfect blend of strategy and execution.” “Average and poor performing companies tend to procrastinate their planning efforts, and then find themselves operating without a formal plan when time runs out. World-class companies…
Business Planning for 2018 – Strategy for the New Year
By Louis Mosca for Forbes. “Whenever the fiscal year of your business ends, whether that be December 31, or January 30, you should not wait until the very end to start planning for your next year. That means having a crystal clear understanding of the…
8 ways to uncover your business’s unique offering
Posted on Masterful Marketing by Debra Murphy Small businesses have many marketing challenges, but one of the hardest things to do is communicating your differentiation, or unique selling proposition (USP). It is crucial to know what your ideal client really wants and to deliver it better than anyone else. Click…
An insider’s view of board governance
William George, former CEO of Medtronic and a veteran of ten corporate boards, reflects on common governance pitfalls and how to overcome them. “Board governance is frequently discussed and often misunderstood. In this article, I offer an insider’s perspective on the topic. Over the years, I…
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