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  • Get some coaching from your staff

    This article first appeared September 28, 2011.   It can be lonely at the top when it comes to performance reviews and as chief executive of a sta... Read More
  • Give yourself a to-do deadline

    This article first appeared September 30, 2011.   Plenty of entrepreneurs I know are list makers. Read More
  • Do some worst-case scenario planning

    This article first appeared August 9, 2011.   What would happen to your business if sales fell 5%? Read More
  • Consider creating a mobile website

    This article first appeared August 11, 2011.   If you’ve travelled on a train or bus recently – I haven’t of course, but several of my staff trave... Read More
  • Launch an idea of the month award

    This article first appeared August 4, 2011.   Generating good ideas and acting on them is a constant challenge in any business. Read More
  • Borrow from another industry

    This article first appeared August 2, 2011.   If you have ever spent time in hospital, you may have thought about the incredible logistical effort... Read More
  • Break a big project into small bites

    This article first appeared August 1, 2011.   Have you got a big project that you keep putting off? We certainly have a Taskmaster Enterprises. Read More
  • Spot-check your accounting processes

    This article first appeared August 29, 2011.   Today I heard from a friend who is beside herself with anger after she caught a staff member steali... Read More
  • Find an excuse for New Year sales calls

    January is always a reasonable quiet period. Plenty of people are still on holiday, the kids aren’t back at school yet and it’s still nice and summery... Read More
  • Get your pay rates sorted

    There’s been plenty of noise in the last few days about the difficulties employers are having paying staff the correct pay rates. Read More