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 … ‘Anyone have a crystal ball?’ I hear you say With a distinct message of ‘back to business,’ we’re discussing the best way forward this week. What’s on the other side? WhereContinue 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”

The resource for referral

It’s been a BIG year for Clarice, lots of new resources and the business looks now to be heading in the right direction. ‘What now?’ I asked – just as the festive mince pie hit her chops … Once composure was regained Clarice informed me exactly of what I already knew. ‘More of the sameContinue reading “The resource for referral”

Meerkat vs Coyote

I put the telephone down from Hans, I’d not spoken with him for a while. It was a rewarding conversation – one of those times you pick up just where you left off as if it were yesterday. A sign of real friendship don’t you think? Hans called to tell me of (amongst other things)Continue reading “Meerkat vs Coyote”