The opportunity through trust

Yes, it’s tough ‘out there’ although if you have confidence in your business model, persistence and trust (there’s that word again!) in what you have to offer … if you know where to pitch the business, you have a reasonably ‘thick skin’ and plenty of patience, phew!, then you are half-way there! Clarity. We alreadyContinue reading “The opportunity through trust”

What’s on your mind?

I love what I do, my job. I enjoy helping friends move ahead in business through the fraternity. People like to do business with real people. It’s also one of the reasons why I’m enjoying the publishing industry a whole lot more these days. People are making themselves a much more accessible. Real people. It’sContinue reading “What’s on your mind?”

Fail sometimes. It’s ok.

  So how about a salesperson Sally? Who looks after sales within your organisation?? Employ someone? Where am I going to get a salesperson that understands my business, Charlie? Fair comment I thought to myself, we’ve all asked the same question. I knew that Sally was a sole trader and the question from me wasContinue reading “Fail sometimes. It’s ok.”

dude, bust those moves

“It’s funny, I never imagined that I’d enjoy meeting so many new people, so when I found out that there were those in the room, similar to myself it soon put me at ease. It was great there are those willing to reach out and engage, offering to help my business, I have to sayContinue reading “dude, bust those moves”

The USP. Don’t be fooled

I was perched atop a pallet of paper, a glass of tea in hand, just outside the works where Dan plied his trade when I was surprised with a question from my usually content 23 yr old friend. “Charlie, I’m supposed to be identifying my USP. Why does being in business have to be soContinue reading “The USP. Don’t be fooled”

Our fair weather friend(s)

  “Hey, c’mon we’ll be late for kick-off!” It’s Saturday morning and I’d called by to collect one or two lads for the local rugby meet, the regular transport being unable to support us this time around … As the boys clamoured into the back of the wagon, there was the usual hubbub, high spiritsContinue reading “Our fair weather friend(s)”