In my consulting practice, I come across business owners at all stages of their business’ life. This week, I realised that starting and running a business is full of Catch-22 scenarios. For those not familiar with the term, a Catch-22 is a requirement that cannot be met until a prerequisite requirement is met, however, the prerequisite cannot be met until the original requirement is met.Continue reading
All small business owners know that it can be a hard road in the beginning. This week, I thought I would research just how hard it is for small businesses in NSW, statistically speaking. I found some interesting things so I thought it was time to ride the Infographic train and put it in pictures! Continue reading
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