15

Aug

There is nothing more important in business than alignment. : The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Supplier alignment

There is nothing more important in business than alignment.

1

Aug

During one of my mentor sessions this week, a client arrived at my office in a fluster. She was seriously concerned about what she saw as the poor practices of a competitor.: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Taking on the competition

During one of my mentor sessions this week, a client arrived at my office in a fluster. She was seriously concerned about what she saw as the poor practices of a competitor.

18

Jul

You heard plenty of talk in business of productivity, innovation and engagement. You hear far less about something fundamental that has huge implications for all three of those things: trust.: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Trust

You heard plenty of talk in business of productivity, innovation and engagement. You hear far less about something fundamental that has huge implications for all three of those things: trust.

4

Jul

Monthly targets are not the right way to drive profit - staff must relate to their daily productivity: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Know your numbers

Monthly targets are not the right way to drive profit - staff must relate to their daily productivity

20

Jun

It's a problem we would all be happy to have, but one that also needs careful management: rapid business growth.: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Rapid business growth

It's a problem we would all be happy to have, but one that also needs careful management: rapid business growth.

6

Jun

Entrepreneurs are known for thinking outside the box and finding solutions to problems that are sometimes radical.: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: ‘Business nimble’

Entrepreneurs are known for thinking outside the box and finding solutions to problems that are sometimes radical.

23

May

Passion is something that is often described as characteristic of successful entrepreneurs, but I prefer to think of this as excitement. : The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Passion

Passion is something that is often described as characteristic of successful entrepreneurs, but I prefer to think of this as excitement.

9

May

I frequently tell my teams that in order to get somewhere, they have to have a vision. But it’s a lot more complex than that. Where does a dream end, and a vision begin? : The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Three-dimensional vision

I frequently tell my teams that in order to get somewhere, they have to have a vision. But it’s a lot more complex than that. Where does a dream end, and a vision begin?

25

Apr

I’m often asked what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and I always say that the number one thing you need to have is tenacity. Tenacity is persistence and perseverance.: The building blocks of entrepreneurship: Tenacity

I’m often asked what it takes to be an entrepreneur, and I always say that the number one thing you need to have is tenacity. Tenacity is persistence and perseverance.

4

Dec

Erosion of profit is by far the greatest risk to any business. It is often difficult to see or quantify. BUSINESS OWNERS OFTEN FIND IT HARD TO TALK ABOUT and yet, the success or failure of your business may well depend on your ability to manage it.: Staff Theft and Embezzlement

Erosion of profit is by far the greatest risk to any business. It is often difficult to see or quantify. BUSINESS OWNERS OFTEN FIND IT HARD TO TALK ABOUT and yet, the success or failure of your business may well depend on your ability to manage it.

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