The Ten Priorities; Priority #1: Yourself

The first responsibility of any business owner is to look after the assets of the business and to maximise the return the business gets from those assets. And so, the most important job of a responsible business owner is to look after him- or herself.
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First Things First: What is the Purpose of your business?

big question purpose of business Have you asked yourself the big question of business? Do you know what the biggest question of all is in business? You should you know, life will never be the same again if you ask yourself the question.
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The best software tools for your small business

It’s impossible to keep track of all the new business software that comes out every month, and it’s impossible to know which of these amazing apps actually will improve our lives and which are simply going to make us pull out our hair.
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Ten Priorities for Change: Foundations for a Great Business and Life

foundation change business life I believe that effective business coaching and development programs should focus as much on the person of the business owner, as they are on the mechanics of the business. As a Business-Life Coach, therefore I want to help you become the very strongest foundation for your business you can be.
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How to get paid in your business

angry eyes For a small business, it can be difficult to find the balance between wanting to chase to ensure that you get paid, but also not wanting to drive your customers away by harassing them.
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There are two types of entrepreneurs in this world

Being one or the other type is neither better or worse, but it is useful to ask yourself where you sit on the scale, because Sales Entrepreneurs have different challenges and build different businesses than Delivery Entrepreneurs do.
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No business without sales

car sales man All of his KPIs moved up, except one… His revenue. Sales stuck more or less where they’d been for the past three years, and nothing seemed able to get that number to move.
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The story of a Husband and Wife family business: My own

husband and wife family business My ex-wife could see what was going on and she worried that I and the business were going to go under unless something changed. So she suggested that she join the business and take control of the back office, the systs and procedures, financial management and HR, allowing me to focus on the stuff I was good at.
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The trouble with value and how to price it

value based pricing At the same time, I know that very often the work I do with my clients results in a turnaround in their business worth many times what they pay me. Looking at the “Value Based Pricing Model” in other words, I really don’t charge anywhere near enough for my coaching and I have tried to increase my fees for a little while now.
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Making Money from Death and Hamburgers

making money But just like I would be sad to live in a world where the only restaurants we can eat at are McDonalds, likewise I’d hate to live in a world where all the funeral parlours were run by 18 yr olds who were trained to ask me: “Do you want roses with that?”
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