Do you find it impossible or difficult to ask for help? Do you worry that, by asking questions, you'll look incompetent, uninformed, maybe even stupid? Problem is, if you don't ask questions, your worst fears will eventually be realised. (more…)
How often do you hear that, particularly from those whose livelihoods and success depend on their ability to sell? Is selling a chore for you, or is it an absolute joy to be spruiking your products or services? If it's a joy, you should do well; your enthusiasm infectious. If it's a chore, trust me, your potential customers will...
I've just come home from my second networking event of the week. All that smiling. All that talking and hand shaking. All those wonderful opportunities to spruik my business, and to learn and get support from the people I meet. (more…)
I got a phone call last week from a friend I hadn't seen for a while. "Can you meet me for coffee today?" As I walked into the coffee shop, I could see she was not her usual bubbly self. "I got asked by a customer today - a good customer - if I was stressed out!" she blurted. " I've been asked the...
Almost every day, while I am driving to clients or to meetings, I see a man walking along a footpath.This man has obviously suffered a stroke, a very bad stroke. He drags one foot; his arm is bent; he takes very small steps. It's obvious that he's doing it tough. Yet I see him every day, walking a very...
Mis-management of Cashflow has been the number one cause of business failure for the last 60 years. More businesses fail for lack of cash flow than for want of profit. Cash flow forecast is critical to business success. (more…)
Business growth is an essential consideration for any business. After all, if something is not growing, it is dying. There are only 4 major ways of growing a business. My Business Manager provides the regular Business Snapshots and management reports you need to decide the appropriate strategy, and measure the results of your activity. (more…)
Why budget? We generally think of budgeting as a way of deciding in advance how much cashflow we need to afford certain activities: what do I need, and how will I pay for rent? For salaries? For raw materials? This is where my business manager software will help. (more…)