Successful Leaders Understand Why They Do What They Do

At a recent training course I attended, I was challenged to think about how successful leaders were able to inspire people to take action. Good leaders are able to get their teams to understand what needs to be done to achieve a result and plan how the improvement process can be implemented. But the mark…

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Building Your Personal Brand

In today’s business world, it is absolutely vital that you develop and leverage a personal brand as well as your business brand. No matter what business you own, your customers are looking to make a personal connection that validates their decision to buy from you, and most importantly, come back and buy from you again…

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How To Find The Time To Become A Small Business Success

Business Success Will Only Come When You Start To Work On Your Business Rather Than In Your Business Ask yourself – what would happen to your business if you took a 12 month holiday? I think this is the real test of whether you are a true leader in your business or just an employee…

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The Serious Side of Small Business – How To Fire an Employee

How To Fire An Employee Properly As a small business entrepreneur, you will inevitably have to deal with the task of letting an employee go. This not only impacts your plan to improve your business, but ultimately impacts the staff member as well. The majority of workers that are laid off will feel shocked and…

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Become a Better Leader by Leading by Example

Leadership In Small Business Pretty much everywhere we look; it seems that the conventional ideas about exactly what makes a leader are shifting. Even in small business we are beginning to see a very different model of leadership develop. While the traditional model is triangular with a ‘big chief’ at the top, supported by the…

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Create Effect Change That Builds Your Business Fast

By Craig Ridley Driving Business Change Watch my video on how to successfully drive change in your small business or read the detailed blog below.   As a small business owner looking to improve your business processes and your business results, you are no doubt on the constant look out for new ideas and strategies…

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How To SWOT Your Way To A High Performance Business Model

One of the common questions business owners ask me is – “What’s wrong with my business and how do I fix it?” My answer is that the first step to increase sales, improve profit and grow your business is to understand the good, bad and ugly in your current business model. To do that you…

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How To Grow Your Business With A Family Board Of Management

The days of casually operated family businesses have come to an end. To grow your business and compete with large corporations, you need to follow the lead of other successful family businesses and move from an ad-hoc management style to one using a more formal board of management or family business council to better structure…

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