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Do you have a plan? Pull it together in 5 steps...

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 Margaret Holmes

2013 seems to have got off to a roaring start, particularly now everyone is back from the beach.  It never ceases to amaze me how quick those first 6 weeks go. Read more

Growing a business - persistence not perfection

Tuesday, November 06, 2012 Margaret Holmes

As business owners in these rapidly changing times, we constantly need to be reviewing our position and looking to update and refresh what we do. Read more

Failing to Plan = Planning to Fail

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 Margaret Holmes

A business plan is a vital part of any successful business. After all, if you don’t know where you’re going, how do you know when you’ve got there?  Read more

How do you manage your stress?

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Monique Davey

First day back from the long Labour Weekend, hopefully you’re feeling refreshed, revived and ready for the short week ahead. If only it would stay that way for the rest of the week! No doubt by Friday you will have encountered numerous challenges and little headaches that will test your patience and increase your stress levels.  Read more

Why are you in business?

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 Margaret Holmes

Understanding why you are in business is often the hardest thing to define. Why should your customers do business with you? Very often we spend time telling our customers how we do things or what we do but to turn our customers into raving fans we need to explain why we are in business. Read more

4 Great Reasons to Start Working ON Your Business

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 Margaret Holmes

Imagine this… Read more

Who is your contrarian?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 Margaret Holmes

Contrarian - a person who takes up a position opposed to that of the majority, no matter how unpopular.  Read more

Do you have a business or a job?

Thursday, May 10, 2012 Margaret Holmes

Many business owners are technicians who go out to work for themselves… When does it become a real business? Read more

6 strategies for a successful small business

Monday, January 09, 2012 Margaret Holmes

India and other thoughts..

Monday, December 12, 2011 Margaret Holmes