Looking back on the year that was

Look back to move forward! As the saying goes, “An arrow can only be shot forward by pulling it backwards.” This is the perfect time to have a perspective on how the year went, and assess where and how you can change and tweak your business for further success. As you look back: Review your Read More >>

Beyond the financials: why EOFY is time to revisit your marketing plan

The end of financial year is fast approaching, which means even more on the to do list for small business owners! You probably have a number of loose ends to tie up (checking inventory, chasing payments, invoices, reconciling data…) before you even think about reviewing your marketing plan. But it’s important to check your marketing Read More >>

Are you planning for success this year?

With the Festive Season over, many small business owners have turned their attention to 2015 business goals. Are you on track to meet your business goals? To stay competitive it’s important to plan ahead, explore new opportunities and markets but it all begins with understanding where you are right now.   Now is the perfect time Read More >>

5 steps to test your business idea

One great idea can change the world – think Thomas Edison’s light bulb and Larry Page and Sergey Brin’s Google. But if you’re like many entrepreneurs, having an idea is easy. What’s tough is choosing one and taking action. So how do you know if your light bulb has legs? Here are five steps to Read More >>

Four ways to get ready for business growth

Business growth is great, right?  Only if you’re prepared for it. Skyrocketing sales and surprising success sounds wonderful in theory, but it can be risky and overwhelming for the unsuspecting business owner. Risky because you may have to quickly add more staff, more stock, more outlets, more equipment – with all the additional costs that Read More >>

Are you planning ahead – or is it all in your head?

“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” So says Stephen A Brennan in a quote that really nails the importance of business planning. First, you need one and you really Read More >>