Tag: startup

Are You The Right Person For The Business?

Your charisma, curiosity and commitment will prove to be essential qualities in getting your business idea off the ground. But how do you figure out if you’ve got what it takes to drive the business from start-up to sustainability?

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The Power of Meditation in Business

Why is meditation such an important part of contemporary business culture? It’s not just about releasing pressure. It’s about creating a mind that’s fit for the task – and bringing value to the way you do business.

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Are You Willing?

I guess like most people you’ve set yourself some goals for this year and you will probably do the same for next year. Have you

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How Your Success Depends On The Right Question

Whatever line of work you’re in, have you ever thought about why you’re doing the job that you do? Is it for the money, is it the career path or is it something else? Think a little deeper and you’ll find that what you’re actually doing is part of a chain in a problem-solving process. But have you ever thought about what problem you would like to solve? The world awaits you!

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How to go it alone

if you decide to go it alone, you will need to become seriously analytical about your business. You also need to be ready for action, immediate action, no delay. It’s going to be like jumping into cold water, getting straight out again, write down the temperature and describing the general feeling and the result of the jump.

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If you don’t ask you don’t get!

How big is your ask? It may not be as big as you think – if you know how to ask the question. More to the point, asking the question rather than not asking – for fear of rejection – actually increases your chances of a positive response. Would you like to learn more?

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How To Stay Motivated As A Start-Up

Starting a business is quite a task. There is so much to learn, to do and to take care of. Starting-up can be quite draining and leave you without any motivation or drive to keep going.

All first-time start-ups go through that process. If that is you, you’re certainly not alone. What if I would tell you that this doesn’t have to be like that? Starting-up can actually be really fun and very rewarding.

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Best Small Business Trends

Find your niche and find your fortune. Well, as we all know, it doesn’t necessarily work like that. Besides, as entrepreneurs, it’s not about the money. It’s about the value we create. But which niche is right for you? John di Stefano takes a look at where the savvy start-up might be heading to solve tomorrow’s problems.

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How to grow your business

Starting and running a young business single-handedly demands more than simply multi-tasking. But break down these tasks into separate roles and everything comes more focused.

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The Roles of a Business Owner

To run a successful business means to be good in many areas. Starting with developing the right ideas to managing the existing infrastructure and the technical aspect of the day to day work. Each of those areas requires different skills, but all of them together are vital to run a successful business.

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Bankruptcy: what’s next?

Bankruptcy is more than scary. Imagine that all you ever worked for could disappear overnight…just because you didn’t get it right. But treating it as more of a setback and a learning experience can be your inspiration for success in the future.

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Why giving up is not an option

Popularized by Billy Ocean’s chart-topping hit in 1985 – but attributed to Joseph P. Kennedy (father of US President John F. Kennedy) – the phrase “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” is the backstop for all entrepreneurs for whom giving up is not an option. Is that you?

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Who and Where Are You?

Have you ever asked yourself the question who and where you are? If so, what was your answer? Depending who is asking, we describe the things we believe they would like to hear. So, if you have a destination in mind and are looking for ways to get there, make sure you know who and where you are.

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Do you really need a Business Coach?

If you want to be successful in business, you need to be the best you can be in your field. But as your start-up gains momentum – and you become increasingly involved in all aspects of the business – how do you acquire the skills and knowledge to survive in the future?

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The language of an entrepreneur

Frustration is one of the biggest hang-ups for entrepreneurs, especially when starting a business. When things don’t go to plan, you get demoralized and your confidence falters. The experiences of one of clients proved that turning negatives into positives is one of the best ways of getting frustration out of your system and turning your life around.

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The Start-up Trap

This morning I received another load of emails promoting online courses and training. They usually start like this: From the constant feedback and survey responses

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Do you really want to be an entrepreneur?

Money. Money. Money. Some of us get excited about it. Some of us get exasperated with it – and the lack of it. So what do you do if your dream business is exasperating you? Here are two options that could offer a solution for you…

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Decisions, Decisions…

Your trusted, but ageing, car has broken down. It’s going to be expensive to repair. Should you scrap it and buy another car? But which make, what model, what colour…how much should you spend? Narrowing down your options makes your decision on the most desirable outcome easier…as Melanie is about to discover.

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Why so many entrepreneurs give up

In spite of all your efforts, there are times when you start to think ‘enough is enough’. The business isn’t turning out how you imagined – and that great business idea isn’t as great as you first thought. But it doesn’t have to be this way. With the right foundations to build upon, it can work!

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How a change maker works

How do you get your customers to love you as much as you love them? When you think about it, you’ll find part of the answer within the question. But it’s not just your wonderful product or service that your customers crave for. It’s the value you create in your role as a change maker.

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