Company Core Values – and Why you Need to Identify Them

Your company's core values already exist. But do you know what they are? Well, if you want to make big decisions easier, hire the right people, and market your business more effectively, here's why identifying your core values should be your first step.

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How Do Introverts Succeed in Business?

Think you know what it means to be introverted?  Well, if your idea of an introvert is a socially awkward, anxious person, who's overly shy, if you think being introverted is a bad thing, or that it is simply a lack of extravert 'skills', then think again.  In fact, you might be an introvert and … Continue reading How Do Introverts Succeed in Business?

Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

If you've ever wondered what your life would look like if it was represented by jelly beans (which admittedly, you probably haven't), you're about to find out.  Watch the video - it might just be the kick up the proverbial that you need to get started on whatever it is that you're putting off. So … Continue reading Life is short. It’s time to stop procrastinating…

Freedom Within a Framework – a Model for Rule Breakers and Routine Haters

Hate rigidity?  Hate Schedules?  Try working like Benjamin Franklin.  Let me explain. I'm not really into rigidity.  I hate scheduling that doesn't allow me room to wriggle and adjust.  In fact, I know myself well enough to know that if I impose too tight a schedule on myself then I'll just break it.  Almost deliberately. … Continue reading Freedom Within a Framework – a Model for Rule Breakers and Routine Haters

Self Awareness is Key to Business Success

If you're starting a business, or you have started one, or even if you're fairly well established, you'll know that business is more than just about having a great idea.  Suddenly you're learning to do all sorts of things you've never done before. Now, unless you've got some serious funding behind you, you've probably had … Continue reading Self Awareness is Key to Business Success

Empathy Could Save Your Business

You will have heard the saying 'The Customer is Always Right'.  To be honest, I'm not sure I really agree with that.  My years of experience as the owner of a retail bridal store  taught me that, actually, frequently customers aren't right.  They can be armed with many myths (thank you, Internet) and ideas that … Continue reading Empathy Could Save Your Business