16 Tips – Running a Small Business From a Home Office

Several of my small business coach clients are start-ups and people with micro home-based businesses.  A common challenge that many of these clients have is maintaining discipline, focus and motivation whilst working from home. It is a particularly challenging issue when a business doesn’t yet have a critical mass of customers to service-the phones aren’t yet ringing and there are no enquiries, services or accounts to produce. So many small…

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What’s Your Income to Service/Value Ratio?

  Income to Service/Value Ratio  As individuals (employees, business owners, executives or whatever) we should be mindful of the level of Value – or service/help we are providing in our role, compared to the income we receive. Similarly with organisations, businesses and distinct teams within teams. We must always ask – are we providing a commensurate level of value or service compared to the level of income we are receiving?…

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Financial Intelligence for Business Owners- Other Numbers that could Help You

Financial Intelligence and Business Owners So much of business success depends on understanding the numbers (a.k.a. financial intelligence). If numbers either scare or bore you, understand even a little extra insight into the fundamentals of successful financial management makes your business more successful. Strong business financial performance requires good profitability through healthy sales margins and ongoing sustainability… Through controlling costs and liquidity. At a minimum, regular monthly reports of the…

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Paying a Monthly Fee for SEO Services is Often a Waste of Time and Money

Careful Paying a Monthly Fee for SEO Services   You spend loads on your sparkling new website… No visitors…  After being bombarded from all corners of the world by ‘the world’s best SEO Services company’. They promise you the world – ‘we’re a Google partner!’ they say (whatever that really means); ‘front page of Google’ they say. You choose one and start paying them a monthly retainer. They bombard you…

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