Once upon a time… Sam was worried about his electrical supply business, and rightly so. The initial burst of growth over the first three years of the business had halted in the fourth year and in the fifth his sales and profitability were now going backwards.
When it comes to doing business in China, you would have surely heard how important networking is. David Caselli, CEO New Zealand China Direct and Director of I Grow (a corporate finance firm), put it to me this way:
Working for myself one of the biggest challenges I seem to face is not understanding when I have done a good job. Why do I find this a challenge?
As is often the case when entering into a business, the complete focus is on setting up, operating and growing the business. What is easy to overlook is the all-important business exit strategy.
5 tips to improve your life. Tip 1: Keep your promise to return calls. If you promise to contact someone and even set a date/time to do so make sure you keep that promise …
A fantastic article by Marty Zwilling on how to value your start-up.
In 2009 it was Eric’s turn to be laid off which could have been okay if not for the $60,000 he accumulated in credit card debt. As you would expect with no job and a high-interest loan of $60,000 this part of Eric’s life ended up in bankruptcy.
I have gone through periods of reflection at several key points in my life and this fall was one of them. I thought I would share some wisdom from everything I have learned from many years and many connections.
I have learned quite a bit about the ups and downs of running your own business and I am proud to say that some of the stuff I read stuck and saved me from a few major issues. What I also find interesting is that overtime I have new favorite authors as I find some […]
Yes life was good until the fateful day when he was guest speaker at the Institute of Directors on April 23, 1991 attended by over 6000 business people and journalists.
In this post series I will explain how I quit my day job and started a business that so far has lasted 6 years and is profitable. Additionally I will also provide tips that I have learned along the way that I wished I knew about much earlier.
I would not call that excessive but my doctor did raise one eyebrow when I told her, which is a good indication that she is not happy but not concerned yet. Raising two eyebrows is when it gets serious.
I must take a screen dump of my inbox and send it to Zuck so he can count how many Facebook emails I receive a week telling me what a loser I am for not hanging out on Facebook. I might as well send the same screen dump to the masters of Linked In for […]
Some SEO ‘experts’ will tell you that they know how Google ranks web sites, some will tell you they have an ‘inside man’ in Google, some will guarantee that they will get you on the front page of Google. If any business mentions any of those statements do not use them. Each statement is total […]
I think people need to get with the idea that introversion is not a disability or personality defect. Introverts are well known for being great listeners and loving the ‘small print’ – the detail of things.