Are You Guilty of Working In Your Business Instead of On Your Business?

As a business owner and entrepreneur, we are responsible for many, if not all, facets of our businesses when we first get them underway.  We act as the book keeper, the administrator and the operations guy.  And we need to, budgets are tight, you need to plan every element of your business, you need to know what it is exactly that is happening, so you keep tight hold of the reins!  But as the business grows, and the money situation improves, you continue to hold tightly to your baby!  Feeling guilty yet? We have all done it.  Being a business owner and an entrepreneur means that your role is exactly that, a business owner.  Be the head of the organisation not an oar in it.  decide the strategy, lay the plans of where the business needs to be in 2, 3 or 5 years.  Lay out your sales forecasts, but do not be the one who goes out and actually tries to deliver the sales. Just think about it for a second?  Without the Jeff Bezos's of the world, there ...Continue Reading...

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Fine Print, Do Your Due Diligence and Don’t get Caught out!

Do you receive business opportunity offers in the mail?  And if so, do you ever actually read the fine print? If you are like me, then you probably receive several pieces of direct mail in the post every week.  And like me, and probably many pother people you simply chuck it in the bin.  But every now and again, something catches your eye, and you open the envelope and actually read the sales letter, or maybe just the pertinent and salient sections of the sales letter. You get to the end and you are truly intrigued, "How much?" you say out loud to your self, thinking this is a bargain that is too good to be true, only $97 upfront now, which covers me for the next 12 months, and then only one hundred and fifty nine dollars and ninety five pence on the anniversary date in a year's time.  That is truly brilliant, maybe the content and the price just simply gel with you and you have to get it! But hang on a second, something really interesting just ...Continue Reading...

Apprenticeships Image Improves Amongst UK Parents…Good News For Some!

If you are a parent, you know what I mean when I talk about your child's future.  I have two kids and believe me, my wife and I spend a vast amount of time, not only discussing career and future opportunities with our kids but we are actively searching them out.  We want to make sure that our children enjoy endless opportunities when it comes to career choices. But we also want to make sure that they eventually make up their own minds and choose to do something that fills them with passion and drives them to get up in the morning.  Many people are blessed and know exactly what they want to do from an early age, the majority of us unfortunately do not.  We need to do some experimentation, a bit of playing the field so to speak.  One such way for young people to do that is with apprenticeships. Now, I must add that not many people have a very high opinion of apprenticeships, but perceptions are changing and as the link below reveals almost 46% of ...Continue Reading...

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