How to Diversify Your Small Business

How to Diversify Your Small Business

One of the biggest questions facing entrepreneurs is how to diversify your small business. This is especially the face if you are the proverbial ‘one-man-band’.  I’ve seen many of these start-ups over the past year, as changing economic circumstances and technological...

Insider’s Guide to Business Mentors

Insider’s Guide to Business Mentors

Taking on a business mentor can be a big decision.  A business mentor doesn’t just hold you accountable for achieving your business goals.  Ideally, through their input and modelling, they will also have a big influence on your behaviour.   After all, the word...

How to be a Great Business Mentee

How to be a Great Business Mentee

As a professional business mentor, I often explain how to be a great business mentee. This is because prospective mentees usually ask something like ‘Gee I would really like a mentor.  Will you mentor me?’ That’s nice.  It’s flattering, even.   But when you say that,...

4 Ultimate Guiding Principles for Buying a Business

4 Ultimate Guiding Principles for Buying a Business

Growing your small business through making an acquisition can be an excellent way to turbo-charge your plans.  Every business needs organic growth through the usual marketing.  Buying another business though can, almost overnight, take your business to the next level....

3 Critical Success Factors for Business

3 Critical Success Factors for Business

What do you bring to the table?  In my work as a business mentor, I am lucky to meet a lot of people who are desperate to be their own boss  – but don’t know where to start.  They are usually very hard-working, have some good ideas, but don’t know if they have...

How a Business Mentor can help cash flow

How a Business Mentor can help cash flow

They say that  Cash is king. No wait … change that … cash flow is king. No matter what your situation, your place in life and no matter what financial obstacles you may face – if you have cash flow, you have hope. And regardless, asking how a business mentor can help...

3 Simple Steps to Choose your Business Mentor

3 Simple Steps to Choose your Business Mentor

I’m going to assume you have chosen to get a business mentor to help keep you accountable for success (smart move!) But what steps can you follow to choose the right person? It’s not as easy as it might seem. After all, this person has to understand you but also hold...

Business Mentor Case Study: Marketing Consultancy Start-Up

Business Mentor Case Study: Marketing Consultancy Start-Up

The Client Carl* is the founder of a digital marketing consultancy that helps companies integrate client relationship and marketing systems into their business.  He was a superb designer but a novice businessperson.  Although Carl is very experienced, his business was...