There are three particular aspects of running a business which, when approached properly, are frequently acknowledged as being important factors that contribute to success. Those three factors are prioritisation, accountability and planning…
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It has often been argued that a small business will eventually fail, or cease trading quickly, due to the fact that the business owner had too many weaknesses and failed to address them. And to a certain extent this argument is absolutely true. But does this describe the complete picture, and are business owners’ weaknesses [...]
Being a small business owner is a bit like being a sponge. No, not because you’re forever cleaning up someone else’s or your own mess, even though you will spend some of your time doing this. It’s because of the amount of information, ideas, facts, tasks and other demands on your time and attention that [...]
Most small business owners will have a ‘to-do’ list in one form or another, and for a select few it is all they need as they instinctively trade their way through their current business day, week or month. They manage to regularly achieve what they set out to do, set new goals and targets and [...]