It’s trendy these days to walk around saying that “hope is not a strategy” but I know many entrepreneurs and business owners who say they couldn’t have got very far without hope… me being one of them! Hope is what keeps us doing what we do even in the face of peril… and poverty!Continue reading
I’ve never been one for superstition and hokum but I have always believed that if you live your life with purpose and put your intentions “out there”, somehow everything you want will come to you.
Goodness knows there are many areas of my life that need work but interestingly my career was never a problem area. So when I decided to start my own business five months ago, it never occurred to me that it would be not be a success. I knew it would be hard work and quite challenging at times, but I was absolutely sure it would come off.Continue reading
Last Friday I had the honour of presenting my first workshop as part of a program of free workshops for small businesses in the Blue Mountains and Greater Western Sydney areas. The workshops, branded as The Lounge, are the brain-child of Gina Jaaskelainen, Editor of Modewest Business & Lifestyle Magazine.Continue reading
Some business advisers advocate and actively promote the 1-page Business Plan. The internet is rife with 1-page business plan templates and blog articles about how to write a business plan in a matter of minutes.
These advisers are charlatans! And as far as I’m concerned, the 1-page Business Plan is ridiculous and is not worth the page it’s written on. In this article, I’ll explain why.Continue reading
I had a long list of potential blog topics to write about this week, but for some reason I just kept coming back to this one question:
Did I make the right decision to quit my high paying job as a business consultant/ analyst to go freelance?
Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love working for myself and anyway, it’s still early days in the life of my startup. However this got me wondering… is there a right time to quit your job as an employee to start your own business? And if so, when is the right time?