Better Business

5 Reasons why the word “SUCCESS” should send a shiver up your spine.

And today on Smallville my article is all about the dangers of becoming successful. This might sound a little counter intuitive – but from my experience it’s very real. Check Read More

The Power of the 100 Day Plan

This month on Flying Solo I write about the many benefits of having a 100 day plan. In an era when we are all struggling to get stuff done, this Read More

There are all kinds of sales strategies – do you have one?

Whenever you are involved in selling, it is easy to get sidetracked by focusing only on what is happening right here and now. While I encourage sales people to be Read More

End of year super coaching sale

So this week I’ve got all sorts of things launching, kicking off, starting etc. Great programmes, more retreats, a new Author Coaching website and much more. But right here, right Read More

DOES YOUR CUSTOMER SERVICE STOP WHEN YOU GET BUSY?

It’s hard to keep up the same level of service when we get too busy, but inconsistent service is a surefire way to lose customers. I explore this concept in Read More

5 Strategies to Manage Fear in Your Business

If we are honest with ourselves, fear is the constant companion of many small business owners, particularly for soloists. It’s natural when you think about it. We are responsible for Read More

Do you Commit Time to Keep Your Motivational Cogs Turning?

If you’re anything like me you spend a considerable amount of your time getting organized every day. Let’s be honest, we really need to take the time to do this Read More

The One Productivity Hack That Keeps Me On Track

Recently I wrote an article on INC about the importance of routines and rituals and the role they play in building a successful business (or for that matter being successful Read More

Are you Really Prepared for Every Opportunity?

The other morning I was buying a coffee from my favourite cafe, and having an early morning chat to the owner. He was telling me how a very famous celebrity Read More

5 Rituals That We All Need to Master

When it comes to doing business, it feels like we always have more things to squeeze into the average day. The demands on us as business owners continue to grow, Read More

Imagine if Every Customer of Yours UBER Rated You?

For those of us who are regular UBER users, we are very familiar with the end of the journey rating. That moment where we have to decide how many stars Read More

The 3 Biggest Mistakes We Make When We Increase Prices

If you want to run a successful business you have to be prepared to put your prices up regularly. Unfortunately not every business owner is good at this, in fact Read More

A Simple Hack to Stop Out-of-Control Spending

A little trick I learned many years ago, and one that really helps me to make business decisions, is to look at every business expense as an annual amount. For Read More

Is Your Inner Zen Being Challenged by Your Customers?

I’ve noticed an interesting trend arising in the world of business – business owners are becoming resentful of their customers. I hear all the time that customers aren’t loyal any Read More

Where Will Your Business Be in 100 Years?

Have you got a 100-year business plan? As questions go this is about as big as it gets and at first take it seems kind of irrelevant in the rapidly Read More