All posts tagged "running a business"

  • Starting your own small business: 5 things you need to be aware of

    Starting your own small business: 5 things you need to be aware of

    Starting a business isn’t easy. The statistics are sobering – around 80% of businesses survive the first year, but by year five, 50% of them have shut their doors for the last time. Poor cash...

  • How to buy a house if you’re an entrepreneur

    How to buy a house if you’re an entrepreneur

    Being an entrepreneur comes with a myriad of inherent perks. Many entrepreneurs can ditch long commutes in favor of home or location-independent offices.  That can even mean Skyping meetings from your choice vacation locale. In...

  • Why we all need to be more curious

    Why we all need to be more curious

    In a recent Harvard Business Review study, Are You Solving the Right Problems?, 85 per cent of 106 C-Suite executives agreed their organisations were bad at diagnosing problems, with 87 per cent of them believing this flaw carried...

  • How to make it so your business practically runs Itself

    How to make it so your business practically runs Itself

    If there’s one thing that every business owner wishes for it would be more time to complete everything that needs to be achieved in each working day. The problem with running a business is that...

  • How to boost your confidence and make an impact

    How to boost your confidence and make an impact

    When you spot a colleague – or dreaded rival! – who seems to overflow with confidence in the workplace, it’s easy to assume that they’re working from a position of complete inner-belief. In fact, there’s...

  • Punching above your weight – 6 Smart tips for small companies to compete and thrive

    Punching above your weight – 6 Smart tips for small companies to compete and thrive

    Today’s advanced technology has essentially levelled the proverbial playing field for small business to compete with big business. Today’s aspiring entrepreneurs can run with the corporate giants to make their ideas a reality, and in...

  • The overlooked costs of running a business

    Running a business is rarely straightforward. There are many different factors that need to be taken into account. One area that needs your attention is the financial side of things. This is where a lot...

  • Four ways to run your business better

    Four ways to run your business better

    There are dozens of reasons or causes espoused as to why a business is struggling or not meeting expectations – cash flow or lack thereof, the environment, the strength of the currency, lack of sales,...

  • 7 tips for a happy, productive office

    7 tips for a happy, productive office

    Ah, the office. Some days, everything is golden, and it’s a well-run, efficient place. On other days it’s closer to chaos! The truth is, having an office that is the best it can can make...