Think - Dont React

How you think, your relationship with yourself is what decides how well you communicate with your customers and relate to your team.The most important relationship you'll ever have is the one you have with yourself so you've got to get that right.Henry Ford said, (he was the guy who started... Read More

Outcomes - Thats What You Need to Focus On

Successful business owners and managers need to be very clear about what outcomes they want. Whether you call them goals, objectives or targets, these are the factors that you're ultimately judged on. Outcomes determine whether your business is a success or a failure.If you're an employed manager, you'll find them... Read More

Business Name - How to Choose One

It's very important to get your business name right. You may already have a business name but it's not too late to change it. Let's face it; big organisations change their business and product names all the time.I named my business Fairweather Associates when I started in 1993. However, when... Read More

Customers - Why Should They Buy From You?

There are a whole range of reasons why customers buy a product or service. They usually buy to solve either real or perceived problems. They want to move away from pain and towards pleasure. They want to feel better after having made the decision to buy a product or service... Read More

Beware the Opposition!

Any time you make changes in your life you are going to be met with opposition from people who would prefer you to stay exactly as you are. Sadly, these people are often the ones that love you the most; your family, friends, partners and even work colleagues. However, in... Read More

Will Your Business Survive Without You?

I had a health scare in December.As it turns out, everything's perfectly okay. But the possibility of things not being okay really knocked me for a loop.For the first time ... ever ... I thought about what would happen to my business if I suddenly weren't around to take care... Read More

Are You Ready To Be Your Own Boss?

You have this burning desire you want to be on your own. The temptation is so great that you want to quit your job. Enough is enough. You're sick of working for other people for a ridiculous pay.To be your own boss means controlling your own destiny, having your own... Read More

Can You Make Money Without Money?

When I ask why you don't start your own business, I always hear, "I don't have money to start a business."This is a common excuse people give for not starting their own business.There is truth in the statement. You actually need money to make money or to start a business.... Read More

What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Rupert Steiner in his book 'My First Break' attempted to define the secret of becoming an entrepreneur and following interviews with over one hundred entrepreneurs, Steiner concluded that there was not one defined path. He has, however, drawn out observations of an entrepreneur's personality traits. They have a tendency to... Read More

Good Questions, good Answers; Bad Questions, Bad Replies

I'm convinced that asking the right questions is one of the most important skills you need to become a successful business person. Questions have the power to direct you or to distort you. The right kind of questions will direct you to success the wrong kind of questions will direct... Read More

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Don't let these stop you from having a business plan... Read More

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Would you like to increase your chances of business success... Read More

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Buying into a franchise is a great way to be... Read More

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What are the unique gifts that differentiate you from other... Read More

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Most entrepreneurs constantly come up with new ideas. Whether they... Read More

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