Your customers want things explained in plain English – so why are you smothering them with jargon?
I took a four-day writer’s retreat recently and made a decision to switch off all my devices. I soon discovered switching off takes more than actually holding down the off button, or locking the phone in a box.
Two salespeople were sent the same sales request. Here’s why one of them closed the deal.
For a soloist, the temptation to say yes to everything can be a response to financial insecurity, but the risk of burnout might teach us that this is false economy. Here are three things to remember about moving from being a doer to a leader.
Taxation can feel like an unmanageable burden for many sole traders. With the end of the financial year rapidly approaching, here’s how you need to start preparing.
In these days of content marketing, many knowledge workers are aware that they need to share their hard-won experience and ideas with the world. But can you do this while still making a decent living?
In conversations, and especially in emails, it’s easy to bombard people with irrelevant details. Often, it’s far smarter to make sure you ask the right questions.
While the word ‘productivity’ gets bandied about as if it has the same meaning for everyone, I don’t think it does. Here are three key ways to think about productivity as a soloist.
The new year is a great opportunity to start afresh. Here are the big decisions I’ve made to get the most out of 2014.
The end of the year is an excellent time to look back and reflect on what’s been going on.
There comes a point for every business when going it alone is no longer an option. Here are five key things to consider when you hire your first employee.
Creating your first LinkedIn profile can feel a little daunting. Here are six steps to help you get started.
Around this time of year, many Australians start thinking about getting fit for summer. Here are four key tips that will help you to do the same with your business.
As a sole trader, it’s easy to find the paperwork piling up on your desk. Here are four easy steps to cutting the clutter.
If you want to survive and thrive as a sole trader, being able to persist through the tough times is vital. Here are the key elements of persistence.
Inspiration sometimes strikes at the strangest times. Here are some good ways to record, track, store and organise your ideas.
Good communications is a journey – and one you can’t always map out ahead of time. Thankfully, there are ways to make reaching your desired destination easier.
Is procrastination costing you precious work time? From evaluating costs to using Freddo Frogs, here are five ways to defeat the dreaded time burglar.
If you managed someone else as a boss the same way you manage yourself, what would they say about you? Here are three tough-yet-fair things you can do to improve your self-management style.
Email might be convenient, but there are times it pays to pick up the phone and build a working relationship with the person at the other end.