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Our editorial team regularly publishes topical news and opinion articles covering business know-how, entrepreneurship best practice, local enterprise support and national business support policy. Our independent observations and interpretation of facts stimulate some lively discussions among enterprise practitioners, business professionals and owner managers.

Three small business success factors

December 8th, 2011 | 1 comment Source: EnterQuest

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…

Your strengths or weaknesses – what’s the priority?

September 15th, 2011 | 2 comments Source: EnterQuest

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 […]

How to be more effective

September 8th, 2011 | No comments Source: EnterQuest

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 […]

The business owners’ ‘to-do’ list

March 10th, 2011 | 2 comments Source: EnterQuest

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 […]