Why I said No to an amazing opportunity and passed it on to a friend of mine. To take control of your business and life and get off the roller coaster of small business, one of the most important skills to develop as a business owner is the ability to say No. Knowing what to go for and especially what not to go for is at the root of building a Beautiful Business and Life
By focusing solely on money as the indicator of success in business, you are doing yourself and everyone else who is touched by the business a disservice.
BQ Overwhelmed and Stuck, take control of my Business
Most business owners have experienced a sense of frustration and overwhelm in their business from time to time. The secret to getting unstuck and taking control, and building a Beautiful Business and Life, is to start to think differently about your business than you have until now.
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?”
Husband and wife business partnerships can be really satisfying, they can be great vehicles for making money while allowing a couple to grow and develop together. But family businesses come with a unique set of challenges.
I hate Rules, but if we must have Rules, I’d rather we had Rules about happiness than about eating chocolate or wearing helmets.
You’re not competing with other professionals, rather the first competitor you have to face is the actual client. The client needs to be convinced that they really shouldn’t go DIY. They shouldn’t try and manage their own renovations, run their Facebook advertising campaigns, organise their own wedding, or find and hire a new employee.
“Where you direct your gaze on a motorcycle is where the bike will automatically want to follow. When spotting a pothole, focus on where you want to go instead if you want to avoid breaking your fork.”
It’s one of the great frustrations of small business. Everything is down to you, the owner. When a client is irate, when a supplier is unhappy, the bank has an issue or when the toilet paper runs out, it’s down to you.
New Year’s (and all time’s) advice to build a Fun Business that sustains you for years to come. The top Five things you must focus on in 2017 and beyond