Knowing me, knowing you

Again, I was with a bunch of friends via ZOOM recently, we were discussing the value of LinkedIn and similar online networking platforms. It was more than curiosity that drove me. I understand that some folk view networking as a vessel for new leads while others look for learning, peer affinity. Networking fulfils different needs forContinue reading “Knowing me, knowing you”

Independence

It was during our regular ‘Weeklybiz’ meeting when Gareth asked the room for their opinion. Gareth is a coach; he has great skills in bringing the best out of people by simplifying the bigger issues. His question today raised great debate … “I’d like to know what makes someone decide to start up a business, workContinue reading “Independence”

Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.

What’s it going to take, to move on? Clarity? Always useful.   Budgets? Not essential.   How about a road map, some direction?  Better still, I hear you say … ‘Anyone have a crystal ball?’ With a distinct message of ‘back to business,’ we’re always discussing the best way forward. Looking at what may be on theContinue reading “Let’s go and see … Thursday morn’.”

Business without parachutes!

We shook hands over the first coffee of the morning and with a room full of colleagues, I was meeting another smiling face ‘How can I help you?’ I asked. “I’m not sure, I’m just going to see how it goes with this business, test the water and give it a few months. If it doesn’tContinue reading “Business without parachutes!”

O, crystal ball tell me …

If only. With such a crowded business-scape, it can be mystifyingly difficult to find the magic fit, especially for the small business, then let alone understand what your target market actually wants just now. It’s times like now I sometimes wish I’d hung on to that crystal ball I pulled out of that lucky dipContinue reading “O, crystal ball tell me …”

Your gift, share it.

Life is too short!  Heard that one before? At some point in your career, there will come a morning when you’ll awake and ask yourself, “What am I really doing?” It’s at this point that earning money by making/selling ‘stuff’ will no longer be motivation enough. However, if your answer to that question reflects aContinue reading “Your gift, share it.”

What’s the plan?

Ok, here’s the plan. It’s Monday morning and Ben was feeling just a little apprehensive with this first day of being officially ‘unemployed.’ Now I don’t know about but first thing in the morning tea needs to make an appearance before I’m ready to go. My colleague was no different, we chatted and I soonContinue reading “What’s the plan?”

Destiny, choose YOURS

Ben is a friend of mine, is mulling over his destiny. Being been part of his family business of UK shoe manufacture for over fifteen years, Ben is still a young man (31.) His parents are retiring from the business and Ben finds himself responsible for eight staff, a small though profitable firm and a faithful client pool … A fantastic ‘opportunity’  for anyContinue reading “Destiny, choose YOURS”