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Small business owners need to sort themselves out…

Small business owners need to sort themselves out…

RANT ALERT + Biz Lessons!!! Small business owners need to sort themselves out! Over the last month or so, I've moved house which means we needed domestic cleaners/end of tenancy cleans, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, gardeners, plumbers, electricians and removal...

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How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

OK, so this is part 5 in my series of articles on 'How to assess a business opportunity'. This time we're looking at (cue uplifting music and training montage...) Motivation Motivation is best described as the reason or reasons that anyone does anything. But let me...

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How to assess a business opportunity, part 4 – Experience

Since beginning this series on 'how to assess a business opportunity' I've realised that writing just 4 or 5 articles was simply not going to be enough. In fact I could write a dozen articles and something else might occur to me for consideration. However, this time...

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Passion alone doesn’t sell

I'd like to tell you a story about a friend of mine who started a training business with no training or business experience. Now, there's nothing wrong with starting a business and, to be honest, most people start their business with little or no experience. Learning...

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How to assess a business opportunity, part 3 – Money

The third part of this series is a very important part of 'how to assess a business opportunity' and it's all to do with money. You see, despite what many people say, money is incredibly important. In fact, some folks even go so far as to say that it's almost as...

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How to assess a business opportunity part 2: Interest

The second part of this series on 'How to assess a business opportunity' is about: Interest Now it's nothing to do with the pitiful amount that your bank will give you for looking after money, it's all to do with the level of interest you have in your business, it's...

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Busy vs productive – a few pointers

Busy vs productive – a few pointers

As I've mentioned before, one of the most difficult things about being self-employed is trying to balance the difference between busy and productive (see /busy-vs-productive-using-time-wisely-can-be-hard-work/). It's very easy to be 'busy' since there is never nothing...

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