Making Things Happen: 3 Books to Transform Your Effectiveness

Making Things Happen: 3 Books to Transform Your Effectiveness

Success in business requires a number of essential ingredients. A sound strategy. A robust business model. Effective planning. Strong financial control and bookkeeping. A good team. Great systems. Measurement. Focus. But you know what? Even all those elements are not...
9 Ways for Small Business Owners to Keep the Taxman Happy

9 Ways for Small Business Owners to Keep the Taxman Happy

When Benjamin Franklin said that the only things certain in life were “death and taxes” most people didn’t consider that they may be closely linked. But problems with taxes can lead to the death of your small business unless you take steps to keep the taxman off your...
3 Tips for Achieving—and Not Just Setting—goals

3 Tips for Achieving—and Not Just Setting—goals

A: “My goal is for my business to win more new clients.”  B: “My goal is for my business to take on 12 new clients by June 30th next year.”  Which of the above goals is more likely to be achieved? If you chose B, you’d be right. It shows serious intent about achieving...
10 Factors That Affect the Value of Your Business

10 Factors That Affect the Value of Your Business

Thinking of selling? Or just curious to know the value of your business in case you do decide to put it on the market at some point? Many business owners are well-wide of the mark when placing a value on their prized asset. They overvalue it and under-prepare for...