Hiring: Why is it so hard for some businesses?

5:39PM | Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | Jo Burston

Sometimes, the job candidate with the best skills, attitude and performance might be the wrong person for your business. That’s because there’s another crucial factor at play. BY JO BURSTON.

Do you collaborate and share with your neighbours?

5:10PM | Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | Jo Burston

For a start-up, there are many benefits to working from a shared office space. Better still, the benefits are not just financial. BY JO BURSTON.

Get your customers to shout “bula” with a smile

3:51PM | Monday, 5 March 2012 | Jo Burston

The Royal Davui Island Resort in Fiji has mastered the art of customer service. Here are five ways they get their customers shouting “bula” with a smile. BY JO BURSTON.

Are you addicted to the Canapés?

2:02PM | Monday, 20 February 2012 | Jo Burston

Being an entrepreneur, it can be too easy to get burned out. So how do you know when you’ve eaten enough of the business event canapés? BY JO BURSTON.

Are you authentic in business?

2:49PM | Monday, 6 February 2012 | Jo Burston

Your authentic self and authentic business self are pretty much one and the same. Don’t lose sight and start pretending everything is perfect. BY JO BURSTON.

Overcoming the skills shortage

1:14PM | Tuesday, 24 January 2012 | Jo Burston

Is your workforce becoming a global workforce? If not, you should be thinking about it now. BY JO BURSTON.

Are you preparing to slam dunk this year?

1:23PM | Monday, 9 January 2012 | Jo Burston

If you do not have goals, you cannot have purpose or a reason to be fulfilled in your personal life or your profession. Without goals, direction is impossible. BY JO BURSTON.

How willing are your people to bet on a sure thing?

11:59PM | Monday, 7 November 2011 | Jo Burston

Great leaders know how to excite their teams, they know how to influence critical mass and they know how to get people to take risks. BY JO BURSTON.

Is your vision clear?

10:18PM | Monday, 24 October 2011 | Jo Burston

The more your story is told, the wider the audience, the clearer the message and the bigger the results will be for you and your business. BY JO BURSTON.

The art of negotiation: Does everyone win?

8:38PM | Monday, 29 August 2011 | Jo Burston

I have found I deliver far more in a deal if I feel like I have won; likewise I get amazing delivery if my counterpart feels the same. BY JO BURSTON.

Do you have the ability to thrive in ambiguity?

8:52PM | Monday, 15 August 2011 | Jo Burston

There is always ambiguity in every business. Some try to manage it, some thrive on it, some are in despair over it. BY JO BURSTON.

High expectations? Why not?

8:28PM | Monday, 1 August 2011 | Jo Burston

What role and impact does high expectation play within the dynamics of a start-up company? BY JO BURSTON.

How important are first impressions?

6:43PM | Monday, 20 June 2011 | Jo Burston

No matter how new your great start-up company is, or how many new years you have been growing, your first impression can literally determine how successful you are in the long run. BY JO BURSTON.

Cold calling versus networking: Which path should you tread?

5:23PM | Monday, 30 May 2011 | Jo Burston

Remember – there is an audience willing to listen if you know how to find it. BY JO BURSTON.

The PA conundrum

5:41PM | Monday, 16 May 2011 | Jo Burston

Unsure at what point in your start-up you should hire a PA/EA and what exactly their role should be? It’s time to stop “counting the paperclips”. BY JO BURSTON.