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

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 […]

25Sep/134

Call me old fashioned but…

You might call me old fashioned but there are some things that really ought to be banned in today’s connected society. Especially around the use of mobile phones when in meetings. My frustration comes about from 2 separate events. The first of which was a political party’s ‘Listening to Business’ event where this party invited […]

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 […]

27Aug/130

Who you hang around with can mean a lot to your success

While listening to a business speaker recently he mentioned that it’s vital to monitor who you hang around with when you’re trying to build a business. And this got me thinking about who I tend to hang around with and whether I actually keep the right company. You see, it’s been very well documented that […]

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 […]

27Feb/130

Everyone is in sales, whether you realise it or not

Everyone is in sales. Yes, everyone, including you. Now it may sound a little daft to say since very few of us think we actually sell anything. But I’d like to show you just how wrong we all are on this score. And wrong just about every single day. You see, from the moment you’re […]

5Feb/134

Believe it and achieve it – well, not quite!

Many folks have heard about having a positive attitude but is that all there is to being successful?  The old addage ‘Believe it and achieve it’ seems to have been kicked around a little too much in my view. And if it were strictly true then many more people would achieve success in their chosen […]

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 […]

14Jan/130

If you want to earn more you have to learn more

In today’s fast moving work environment there can be no standing still with your skills and knowledge. But if you really want to get ahead then you need to be willing to go beyond what most people will do, which is normally just enough to stay where they are. Even those in the professions (lawyers […]

3Dec/122

Just show up and improve your chances of success

Woody Allen is quoted as saying that “80% of success is just showing up” and whilst that may seem like a bit of a glib statement there’s more truth to it than many people realise. You see, many people today say they will ‘just show up’ but it’s often just a throwaway comment with little […]