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12 Building Blocks for a Better Business

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We are into our 10th year of business and executive coaching, and while no two clients have been the same, there are recurring themes and trends that we deal with across the board to help businesses get to the next

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Big Companies Need Small Company Mentality & Visa Versa

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One of the disadvantages of small companies is that they lack big company mentality. Oddly enough one of the disadvantages of big companies is that they lack small company mentality! Let’s unpack this notion. Small companies have a number of

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The True Cost of Discounting

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Perhaps it’s a sign of tough times. Perhaps it’s because consumers and clients have become conditioned to ask for discounts. But unless your business is based in Patpong Night Market in Bangkok and you are selling imitation Louis Vuitton handbags

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When is your Business Finished?

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Here’s a question for you… when is your business finished? With the increased emphasis on the sustainability of a business, this is a bizarre question, I know. But it’s the one question that really gets you thinking about why you

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Understanding Your Business Dashboard

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We recently flew on a tiny little “air van”, wedged in behind the pilot with our knees near our ears, and our heads touching the ceiling of the plane. If the size of the plane wasn’t enough to make one’s

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NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS

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Happy New Year. It’s back to the daily grind… a fresh start, a clean slate, an opportunity to do things differently… better. For most people, new year resolutions are based on breaking bad habits and introducing new good habits. In

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7 Symptoms of Sleepless Business Owners

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As a business owner, MD, CEO or business leader, it’s hard to switch off. When the buck stops with you, it’s incredibly difficult to shut down at 5pm every day and to have a good night’s rest when your head

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What’s Your Trump Card to Win Customers’ Votes?

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Well, this has been an interesting week… who would have guessed that Donald Trump would be the winner of the biggest upset in American politics? Even with all the demographics against him, and despite his risky, outspoken stance, insults and

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Year-End Exams For Your Business

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It’s exam time… the kids are all gearing up to be tested on what they have learned this year, our matriculants are writing the exams they have spent the last 12 years preparing themselves for, and university students are having

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Back To School… Lessons From Grade 7 Market Day

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My 12-year old daughter has just completed an EMS (Economic Management Science) project for Grade 7, which involved setting up a business, compiling a business plan, doing market research, selecting products to sell, taking out loans (albeit from my back

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