Browsing All posts tagged under »Small Business«

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

April 9, 2012 by

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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 […]

Is it time to remove your rose tinted glasses? Are personal biases holding your business back?

March 5, 2012 by

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Personal biases and history shape the way we view the world and shape our decision making abilities. How we approach and frame situations largely determines what type of interaction and outcome we can expect. If we go into a negotiations aggressively and looking for conflict – we are no doubt going to be met by a […]

What is one of the best things you can do for your start-up? Learn Quickly

October 3, 2011 by

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The life of a start-up is hard –   resources are scarce, uncertainty is high and it sometimes feels like you are navigating through no-man’s land. Given the lack of money that you start out with, your time is the most valuable asset that you have in the beginning. Wasting time is essentially wasting money […]

Partnering Up – Look before you leap!

September 22, 2011 by

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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 […]

Should you sell your product to Grandma? Getting your first transaction right.

September 15, 2011 by

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So you’ve just had a brilliant product or service idea~Yay! You are dying to test your idea out – who do you go to? Most likely you will start with your friends and family – if you are lucky they will tell you the brutal truth about your product/ service but most likely they may […]

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

September 7, 2011 by

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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.  […]

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

August 29, 2011 by

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  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 […]