Business Advice

Successful people’s mindset

This is my 360th and final column for this great paper. The time has come for my more than capable colleagues to share their knowledge...

Being focused at work

Whether you work from home or in a more traditional workplace, there are distractions everywhere. Some of those distractions are unrelated to work – chatting...

Do you live up to your promises?

I was recently driving behind a van belonging to a business and underneath the business name was the tagline “When Quality Matters”. It is a...

How important is a logo?

Your logo is very often the first introduction prospective customers have to your business. Not only does having a logo provide legitimacy, it provides...

Being happy in business

Sometimes business owners aren’t as happy running their business as they thought they would be. Most seem to understand that building a business will take...

Don’t forget existing customers

Have you noticed that many companies have great incentives and rewards for new customers? Banks offer interest-free periods and many bonus features for signing...

Are you a wise leader?

In my experience there are more poor leaders than wise leaders. But often the actions and decisions that define those poor leaders, are things...

Business success is more than having a good idea

Have you ever come across a brilliantly simple idea and thought “why didn’t I think of that?”? Conversely, have you had a fantastic idea,...

Does personality type predict business success?

When my business was just a fledgling one, I used to encourage anyone with even a fleeting idea, that they should start their own...

Have you made ridiculous goals?

When you read the title of this article, you would be forgiven for thinking that the ‘correct’ answer to the question is ‘of course...

Learning the art of saying no

Saying ‘no’ to a request can be really difficult for many of us. It can stem from not wanting to hurt someone’s feelings or...