Category: Grow your Business

If you want to do well in business, you gotta know the rules

It’s a fact of life that if you want to do well at anything, you need to know the rules that apply to whatever it is you’re trying to do. This applies whether you’re driving a car, playing cards, trying to attract a mate, playing rugby, or being in business. Understanding the rules that apply

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Focusing on problems is not the same as focusing on solutions

When you’re in business, you’re going to be faced with problems to resolve — some big, some small.  This happens regardless of how good or bad a business owner you may be.  It’s just a fact of life when you’re dealing with other people — suppliers, employees, customers, government, officials. Most people look at the

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One size doesn’t fix all

Trying to build a great small business can sometimes feel like searching for water in a desert.  You see water in the distance but no matter how far or fast you walk towards it, it never gets any closer.  Yet you keep trying.  Such is the power of a realistic illusion (the mirage in this

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Possibly the worst advice I’ve ever seen

Recently I read an article entitled “Why Veteran Entrepreneurs Laugh at You for Following Your ‘Passion”. It really annoyed me.  The author believes: Articles about “loving your career and working with passion”, “nine ways you can profit from your passion”, “simple ways to turn your passion into a paycheck”, “why you should let passion drive

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Mythbusting business ideas – profit

Myth #3 – Cash is profit.  Profit is cash.  FALSE! Too many business owners use their bank accounts as the only measure of how well their business is going.  What you have in your bank account today, by itself, is no indication that your business is going well or not.  It is only one guide

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Myth-busting business ideas about cash flow

As part of this series of articles, let’s start with mythbusting business ideas some people have that I find funny, odd, or just plain sad.  And there are a number of these.  The sad part is that some of these myths have become so well ingrained in our business culture that they’ve created habits hard

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