Posts Tagged ‘business’

After my interview with Lynne Allbutt I realised that planning, creating and maintaining a garden can be similar to starting a business and ensuring it “grows”. So here are a few analogies to help make your business grow.

When scrutinized, many arguments justifying ROI specifically delivered by social media are dead in the water. But it’s The Big One for businesses that are encouraged and cajoled to sink valuable time and/or money (usually both) into a digital tsunami they know is coming because their familiar shoreline has just been sucked out beyond their vision.

While it is supposedly key to their success, SMEs often have an uneasy relationship with the Internet. It’s a problem with many dimensions. Maybe the logical answer is to find ways to empower SMEs to get the information they need. So here’s an idea.

Uncertainty is so omnipresent right now. It evokes varying emotions given all the disruption we’re dealing with. And yet, disruptors are merely…

As a small business owner, you ARE your business. If you have ever seen any of the worldwide Dragon’s Den type programmes on the TV, you will observe that the dragons invest in the person behind the business as much as the concept itself…

Did you see this article about how the Irish need to do less chit-chat and more “networking? It got me wondering about culture and doing business globally as well as within our local regions. Is this simply a clash of business cultures?

Becoming self employed after being in employment is not an easy task, by any standards, but if I had to say ONLY one thing… if you have a dream, the energy, the FIRE, to create something and make money from it…

“Fight Club” Meeting are those kind of meetings that can boost productivity. They’re messy, bloody, and raw but at the end they’re much more effective than those “professional” ones. Find out why…

Working for yourself. It all started as a dream, a vision, an inspiration, didn’t it? Freedom from office politics, other people’s agendas, the 9-to-5 routine (that seemed to somehow become a 9-to-9 routine). So, what have you achieved?

Did you start the new year with bright shiny plans and a Can-Do Attitude? Everywhere you look are references to how the outlook is poor or changing at an obscenely slow pace…