Style over substance

Style over substance

One of the things I’ve noticed as we’ve all had to change the way we work is that people are paying more attention to planning.  Maybe it’s because they are having to do more with less budget; maybe it’s because they are having to work differently and need a different...
How good is your business focus?

How good is your business focus?

If you’re about to set up in business it’s a scary step to take.  When you’re going from a reliable income as an employee to the captain of your own ship exploring relatively unknown waters with rewards that are, at best, projections, with no guarantees, it can be...
A plan with purpose

A plan with purpose

At this time of year many business people are winding down and the focus can be more on pleasure than planning.  However, if you own a business and you’re responsible for its ongoing success, the end of a year is often an opportunity for reflection and planning. Here...
Goals, dreams and to do lists

Goals, dreams and to do lists

If you’re running a business you almost certainly have a to do list, whether that’s a daily list of actions, an ongoing list of project activities to complete or a mix of the two.  People use all kinds of devices to manage these, from complex project management...
The business of business

The business of business

If you own a business the day-to-day running of it can be diluted by the need to actually DO stuff.  Once your business reaches a certain size and you have staff who can take on some of your responsibilities, it gets easier to find the time to plan, develop and grow –...