Make me present to a room full of executives and I’m OK. But give me a team to manage and I want to run a mile in the other direction. Well, that’s how I used to feel. Despite being a “people person”, managing staff was a really scary part of my early career. And it’s no wonder. The pressure on a manager can be immense.Continue reading
I never did any exercise until I hired a personal trainer. BK (or “Before Karen” – that’s my trainer), I deluded myself into thinking that my health was under control and that I didn’t need to watch what I ate or do any exercise. AK (“After Karen”), it all changed.Continue reading
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Since I started my own business, almost every marketing and sales blog, advice column and guru I’ve read or heard has touted the absolute imperative of finding your market niche. That little pocket of the market that is all yours. That oasis where there are lovely hungry clients, with deep pockets and big chequebooks, that need your services – not those of your competitors – and are willing to pay premium price for them.Continue reading
Six weeks into the new financial year and I’m only just now reflecting on the last one! And what a year that was… my first as a business owner. I took a big risk leaving my high paying corporate job to start out on my own – wide-eyed and expectant, hoping at every turn that I hadn’t made the wrong decision.Continue reading