Small business management
6:00AM | Tuesday, 19 June 2012 | Reflecting on your lessons, problems and insights can have unexpected benefits. So it’s time to put pen to paper.
6:00AM | Wednesday, 13 June 2012 | How long has it been since you spoke to your best customers? If the answer is more than three months, then you’ve got some catching up to do.
6:00AM | Tuesday, 12 June 2012 | At the start of every year, people from all walks of life come up with New Year’s Resolutions to try and set themselves a goal for the year ahead.
6:00AM | Friday, 8 June 2012 | From funding to clients, entrepreneurs are always pitching for something. And just as star athletes always keep training, you need to regularly practice your pitch.
5:00AM | Thursday, 31 May 2012 | The long lunch with an important customer is one of my favourite business weapons. Not only is it a perfect way to get out of the office, it’s also a great way to get some real market intelligence.
5:00AM | Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | Instead of thinking of performance reviews as a chore, think of it as the time to have a big-picture chat about an employee’s career.
5:00AM | Tuesday, 8 May 2012 | Spending precious time, money and resources on new sales methods isn’t a great idea unless you are 100% certain that you have milked your best sales strategy dry.
5:00AM | Tuesday, 1 May 2012 | Time to try using one of the smartest (and cheapest) management tools going around – praise.
3:00AM | Wednesday, 28 March 2012 | What better way to thank the support teams of our employees by giving them a tour, some lunch and a better understanding of what their mums, dads, spouses and friends actually do via an open day.
10:42PM | Thursday, 13 October 2011 | Start-ups are often tempted to keep marketing costs to a minimum, but increasing or holding marketing spending when your rivals cut back can help you seize market share from them.