Business Coaching Service

Get personal business coaching and business mentoring on business strategy Just like it is hard to learn piano by yourself, business coaching can help build business skills It can be lonely out there for business leadersYour friends and family may not understand what you do and the problems you face.  Also, there are many things […]

Business Mentoring Registration

Get personal small-business mentoring on demand Just like it is hard to learn piano by yourself, business mentoring can help you build business skills It can be lonely out there for business leadersYour friends and family may not understand what you do and the problems you face.  Also, there are many things you can’t discuss […]

How to Choose Professional Advisors

You might be inclined to think professionals – doctors, accountants, lawyers – are pretty much the same in quality but that is not the case.  Yellow Belt

Effective Business Information Systems

Could Your Information Systems Do a Better Job? Effective business information systems are paramount to the sustainable operation of your business.   If you don’t know what’s broken, you can’t fix it!  They also tend to be undervalued.  Often precisely because they are not doing a good job so business owners have not learnt to value […]

Hiring First Managers

This article discusses hiring your business’s first managers and supervisors.This typically starts to happen in what we have called the Small Business (5-19 Staff) phase of your business growth journey. We begin with refreshing your mind on some of our other discussions on the affordability, timing and budgeting for staff. Then we look at some […]

Hiring Staff: When and Who

Learn about hiring staff, the decision about when to hire your next member of staff and what positions to consider first.  This article is aimed, primarily, at owners hiring their first few staff members. But additionally, it suggests a thought process and habits that will be useful even when your small business becomes larger. The […]

How to Motivate Staff and Improve Productivity

Staff Are Crucial to the Success of Your Business Are you stumped at how to motivate your staff? Is how to improve productivity high on the agenda? There are so many aspects to managing staff. Alternatively, are you not quite sure that you have the right staff working for you? Start Up Business or Long […]

Business Skills: Beyond Your Expertise

You Have Areas Where Your Business Skills Are Lacking You are highly skilled in your area of expertise. But, some areas your business skills are in need of a boost. This can be achieved in a number of ways. Through coaching and mentoring; or outsourcing. Problem Solving and Business Planning You are time poor and […]

SM3.2 De-Stress Video

Watch this short 11 minute video on how to reduce the four main sources of small business owner/operator stress.

SM2.9 80/20 Staffing

Labour costs are typically 50-70% of your operating costs so anything you can do to improve labour productivity is a good thing.  The 80/20 Rule can be applied to the issues around staffing so that your business can operate as effectively as possible.  Yellow Belt

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