Getting Your Bank Loan Approved

Getting Your Bank Loan Approved

I last tackled this topic way back in 2017 – after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC). Covid-19 has resulted in great uncertainty for most businesses and it’s time that this article on how to get your bank loan approved be updated to include the latest requirements....
Winning Customers

Winning Customers

Love what you do but hate to have to do the selling? If you want to win customers and grow your business, you must learn to sell. It’s a do or die scenario.

Today Does Matter

Today Does Matter

If you told me 6 months ago that we would be facing a world recession, people would have laughed and said you’re crazy. The economy was doing well. The future was bright. Things were going just fine. Then Covid-19 hit. And with it, the focus changed – and so did...
Taking Care Of Business

Taking Care Of Business

If you’re an Elvis Presley fan (or old enough of have heard of him), you would know that he adopted “Taking Care of Business in a Flash” as his motto.  The logo TCB with the lightning flash can be seen on a lot of Elvis Presley memorabilia. On some merchandise, it...
Best Practice

Best Practice

If there’s a time to look at best practice for your business, it’s now.  Businesses are basically being told – if you want your business to survive and thrive Covid-19, you must also start looking ahead to what the future brings and pivot your business. This is...
Grow Your Business Not Your Back Office

Grow Your Business Not Your Back Office

Hands up if you sat back and reflected that business was so much easier when you were much smaller! How many times have you seen your friends and colleagues run a profitable solopreneur business only to find their profits dropped when they grow their business? And...
Escape From The Struggle Zone

Escape From The Struggle Zone

Last week I wrote a fairly extensive article on the Entrepreneur’s Journey and how 70-80% of businesses in the struggle zone never ever escape from here. Many business owners get disillusioned and go back to being an employee, never ever to talk about their dreams...
How To Pivot And Change Your Business

How To Pivot And Change Your Business

How often have you heard the words, “we are living in unprecedented times” in the last 3 months? My guess is … A LOT! And these unprecedented times means that we must pivot and change our business if we are to survive AND thrive during this crisis. So how then, can we...
Doing Business After Covid-19

Doing Business After Covid-19

There is no doubt in my mind at all that doing business after Covid-19 will be very different to doing business before Covid-19. How will this look? As a business mentor, my role is to look forward, consider the possibilities and help my clients navigate that path....
People Challenge

People Challenge

The People Challenge would definitely have to rank up there in the list of things that causes frustration and stress to the business owner.  After I sold my accounting practice in 2001, I promised myself that I would NEVER ever have employees again. I will just work...