05 February 2018
Why Challenging Times are Good for Business
The Up-Sides of Down-Sides

There’s no avoiding challenging times. When they come, and you feel terrible, self-help books are full of positive thoughts you can repeat to yourself to get through them. While beneficial, tough times still suck. To cheer you up, here are three lesser-mentioned (and great!) outcomes of downturns: They help get rid of your bad competitors: […]

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Why Challenging Times are Good for Business
21 January 2018
A Better Investment Than Bitcoin

Even if you were living under a very large rock, you couldn’t have avoided the crypto currency hype, particularly around Bitcoin. From enthusiastic ‘experts’ to grim naysayers, it was perhaps the most hotly debated and discussed topic towards the end of last year (maybe just behind the US election!). Over 100,000 people were joining Bitcoin […]

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A Better Investment Than Bitcoin
07 December 2017
5 Ways for Business Owners to End the Year on a Positive Note

As the end of the year approaches, many start to feel the impact of end of year fatigue. During the last few weeks of 2017, end on a positive note and start laying the foundation for a successful new year. Many businesses either find that either things start to quieten down, or the other extreme […]

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5 Ways for Business Owners to End the Year on a Positive Note
11 April 2017
7 Tech-Free Ways to Trump the Electronics Ban

Professionals worldwide are shuddering at the thought of being stripped of their laptop for a +13 hour flight. The infamous electronics ban, enforced when travelling from select countries to America, appears to have all but blocked the business productivity most of us rely on in-flight. Though the ban is scheduled to cease October ‘17, what […]

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7 Tech-Free Ways to Trump the Electronics Ban
28 February 2017
The Best Capital to Boost Your SME’s Growth

One of the biggest assets for any company, and perhaps the greatest support to its growth, is the firm’s intellectual capital. The phrase “knowledge is power” applies as critically to your money making (and saving) possibilities as anything else. Intellectual Capital Development (ICD) is increasing your company’s knowledge base with the specific mission to solve […]

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The Best Capital to Boost Your SME’s Growth
25 January 2017
Habit Formation: Creating A Productive “Default Mode”
The 21-Day Challenge

There’s a widely-held belief that if you do something for 21 days, it’ll become a habit. I’m not sure how accurate that is, but it does stand to good reason that if you commit to an action for 21 days, it’s no longer new or strange, and therefore much easier to keep doing.   From […]

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Habit Formation: Creating A Productive “Default Mode”
28 December 2016
3 Key Steps to Take Your Business to the Next Level
purpose, plan and progress

Will this be the year that you’re going to reach new heights, break new records, and explore new avenues? Either way, 2017 is coming, and it will start and end at the same time for everyone… those who are itching to start working on new, ambitious goals and those who – well – couldn’t care […]

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3 Key Steps to Take Your Business to the Next Level
04 August 2016
Active Waiting – Preparing for Business Success

All good things come to those who…ACT. We’ve heard “all good things come to those who wait”. But I have yet to see waiting bring about greater profits, more free time or improve productivity. Passive waiting, that is. There are two kinds of waiting, the way I see it. One is Passive Waiting, like waiting […]

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Active Waiting – Preparing for Business Success
26 July 2016
Are you running your business?
Or is your business running you?

Running a business is not the same as having a business. It’s easy to just be the owner. If you’re running the business, you probably own it too…though it’s getting to the point of running it that’s the hard part. ‘Having a business’ is when your name is on the legal documents and bank forms…but […]

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Are you running your business?
19 July 2016
Who gets the veto in your business investment?
Your head or your heart?

A nugget from Warren Buffett on investing: don’t get emotionally attached to your investments. There may be a point at which the cost or risk of keeping an investment is higher than the value it brings, and at that point you need to make a rational decision on whether you want to keep it or […]

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Who gets the veto in your business investment?