Karl Craig-West – Website Builder, Public Speaker and Writer Sharing helpful stuff; one page at a time

5Oct/140

A quick delegation skills lesson from a 15 year old

Here’s a quick delegation skills lesson inspired by my 15 year old daughter Abigail. The key points are: Make sure that the person you’re delegating to knows what you want and by when Focus on the results more than the method. It’s possible that your team-mate can work out a more efficient method If the […]

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10Jun/140

How Business Speaking Can Help You to Promote Your Business

Since the corporate market has grown extremely competitive and expanding at an ever fast rate, there’s a scarcity of effective business promotion strategies. In such circumstances, we as business owners, are hunting for newer and more innovative ways of promoting their offering – one of these new ways is business speaking. Let’s find out below […]

14Apr/140

Manage your inbox – don’t let it manage you

E-mail is a great way to communicate in business but as it has become more and more widely used, you might find your e-mail inbox is getting out of control. So it’s worth having a think about how you can manage your inbox if it’s starting to manage you. At first glance it might seem […]

17Jan/142

Competence Is Not Enough To Convince Someone To Buy From You

 Many would agree that the business climate has become considerably more challenging over recent years. So, when doing your marketing, just saying you’re competent is not enough to convince an increasingly cynical market that you’re worth buying from. So, how should you go about proving it to a potential client or customer that they should […]

22Nov/130

Making workplace technology predictions is hard work but I’m going to try anyway

It would be nice to have a Crystal Ball where one could see into the future, but sadly we all have to work with what we see and making workplace technology predictions is often just guesswork based on the the evidence around us. However, I’m going to give this a whirl with my thoughts on […]

7Oct/130

Quick tips for coping with work overload

In my view the biggest challenge when running a small business is coping with work overload. There is always more to do than time available for doing it and it can quickly become overwhelming to the point where you feel paralysed trying to work out what to do next. But while it’s difficult to reduce […]

23Sep/132

Make what you can sell, don’t sell what you can make

A few months ago I went to a seminar on Lean Startups which was aimed at tech firms looking for some startup ideas etc. While there the speaker threw out the phrase “Make what you can sell, don’t sell what you can make”. And this got me thinking (when I got to grips with what […]

16Sep/139

Getting started with new work habits

We all have habits. These are the things we do very regularly without even thinking about them, such as getting up and putting the kettle on before you do anything else. You just do them without even knowing that they’re habits. Work habits are just the same, you get to your desk and without even […]

28May/1313

What should be on a business card?

Ever wondered what should be on a business card? Well, let me share some insights into how you can get a better response from your business cards: The thing is, it always amuses me that, in all the networking I do, I rarely see a business card that really gets my attention or encourages me […]

6Mar/130

Some important business startup lessons

How about some important business startup lessons from a good friend of mine who recently started her own coaching business. Hi my name’s Claire Gallear and I’m a qualified Personal Performance Coach. I’ve been coaching since August 2010 and I started a business doing full time coaching in September 2012. I thought it would just […]

21Jan/133

How to recognise potentially good business ideas

One of the biggest challenges that many of us in business have is the sheer number of potentially good business ideas or potentially profit-making concepts that we tend to generate. Now I say that’s a problem because very few of us have the resources available to have someone else do some digging to work out […]

9Nov/120

How to assess a business opportunity Part 5: Motivation

OK, so this is part 5 in my series of articles on ‘How to assess a business opportunity’. This time we’re looking at (cue uplifting music and training montage…) motivation Motivation is best described as the reason or reasons that anyone does anything. But let me expand on that just a little: Always bear in […]