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You Are 100% responsible For Your Success or Failure

One of the most important things to realize, when you start your own business, is that you are 100% responsible for your success or failure. Now, I’m not saying that you need to blame yourself if things go wrong, but there’s a variety of reasons why businesses don’t succeed, and many of them are down …

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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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Competence Is Not Enough To Convince Someone To Buy From You

┬áMany 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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