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Dealing with uncertainty … what to do when you can’t make it to the fortune teller.

April 9, 2012 by


As leaders, managers and everyday people we are surrounded by uncertainty and ambiguity on daily basis.  Being able to cope and thrive in situations where there is no certain outcome or incomplete/unknown information will help you excel in your life. So how can you deal with uncertainty and manage the anxiety that goes along with it? Here […]

Partnering Up – Look before you leap!

September 22, 2011 by


When you are starting out you can often get swept up in all the excitement – there is so much to do, so little time and just yourself to achieve everything. You love you idea and want it to succeed -you are an entrepreneur in heat, with mountains to move. Ah ha – You’ve got […]

It isn’t about you – It is about Customer!

September 7, 2011 by


Building on Ham’s post about finding your entrepreneurial mojo (or inspiration) – I thought it might be useful to bring up a classic approach that entrepreneurs use when deciding what type of  business to launch or buy. Basically they start by asking myself what am I passionate about or what do I like, then go from there.  […]

Finding your inspiration in another country

September 6, 2011 by


Back from holiday and feeling like a million bucks, or at least a million dollar idea! Some people are great at thinking up new and innovative ideas, but some have a harder time.  One way to get your entrepreneurial juices flowing is to travel and soak in other cultures and ideas.  There are many successful […]

Our customers shop based on value, so why don’t we?

August 29, 2011 by


  Our customers shop based on value, so why don’t we? The dark side of offshore outsourcing…   In this tough economy the lure of cheap labor abroad has become more appealing than ever. But are you getting what you pay for? Offshore outsourcing has been around for years, companies both large and small, have […]

Who will be on your team in 12 months time?

August 24, 2011 by


When times are tough and jobs are scarce, there is a temptation to treat our staff (and our teams) as if they are lucky to have a job. We scale back bonuses and limit pay rises – we expect more from them in return for less from us. But the economy is bad – so […]

You start your company with a great idea – not necessarily a financial background.

August 22, 2011 by


***This blog post has been written with the focus on helping small business owners and first time entrepreneurs** A great idea in one hand and very little money in the other is how most entrepreneurs start out on their entrepreneurial adventure. The successful ones learn very quickly how to be resourceful and find what they need. During […]