Tips from Jan
I’ll always remember my biggest lesson on leadership skills. Every time I think about it I cringe. About a year after starting my new business, we’d kicked a big goal and it was time to celebrate. It had been hard work to get a new small business accepted in an...read more
As small business owners, we are responsible for everything and everyone in our company. That’s a massive responsibility. Like lots of small business owners I started a business because I was good at something. I didn’t actually know how to run one. Looking back, the...read more
I used to feel a bit embarrassed about making a profit when I first started my business. Then at an industry meeting, I met a business coach who changed the way I thought about profit for ever. He told me that, “as a director of a company, it is your responsibility to...read more
“If you’re going through hell, keep going” - Winston Churchill From the outside, it must look quite easy to run a small business. According to The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) there are around 21,000 new business start-ups each year. But, as any small...read more
As any small business owner will tell you, it’s not as easy as it looks.
The ABS reports that over 60% of small businesses cease operating in the first 3 years
These simple tips helped me survive and thriveread more
Customer hasn’t paid their invoice? It’s very easy to jump to the conclusion that they don’t want to pay – but that may not be true.
Before you send a payment reminder or call your customer to demand payment, check out this articleread more
Some customers make you money and some cost you money.
Here’s how I uncovered our most profitable customers and grew my business with themread more
How many times have customers not paid your invoices by the due date? Don’t get mad…
Use these simple, proven tips to get paid and keep calm, relaxed and stress-freeread more
I started my small business with zero business knowledge. I think most small business owners do.
I learnt everything I needed to know from other successful business owners. I went to their seminars, I read their books and sometimes I had one as a personal coach.read more
Why do so many of us provide products or services to customers but then feel that asking of payment is too embarrassing?
If we don’t get paid, we might just as well have opened the window and thrown out the dollar bills.read more