Archive for November, 2009
Paul has finally convinced me it’s time to make a more substantial appearance on this wonderful blog than in just the occasional comment.
Just as Santa reveals his mythical self at this time of year, I’m stepping from behind the admin dashboard to spread some festive cheer and thank you for your support over the past [...]
I’m forming a theory:
Trips down Self-Employment Street may impair your return to the Full-Time Freeway.
I’m still gathering evidence, but I recently copped a significant anecdotal datum.
Though happily occupied at Empire House, I’ve long kept a watching brief on copywriting jobs via Seek.
Just as the global financial crisis neared its climax, I received the first job [...]
Impressed by The Shoppologist’s ‘university of walking around’ approach, I tried it myself.
I found three mysteries in just 100 m of local shops!
To my mind, this window does not emanate professional credibility. Yet it’s been like this for over a decade. Only the price of photocopies has changed.
Perhaps this business has a stable client [...]
When I was a recruiter, I used to quiz candidates about the best and worst days of their various jobs.
This elicited far better answers than the old: ‘Tell us a bit about yourself’.
As our community grows, I thought this’d be a fascinating exercise for us to do. See if you agree.
When I drove taxis, my [...]
I used to think baby boomers were only good at skewing charts, devouring tax dollars and abandoning mother/baby centres in parks.
Today I can report that boomers add significant value to my life.
It’s called semi-retirement and it’s fabulous.
After 40 years in the game, my dentist is calm and confident. His movements are certain and he doesn’t [...]
Paul Hassing, Founder & Senior Writer, The Feisty Empire
Sonia Cuff is the proud mum of a new baby daughter. Today she shares her experiences of caring for a newborn while continuing to run her own business, a feat not for the faint-hearted! Congratulations from all of us at SBO, Sonia!
Whoever said ’sleep when your baby sleeps’ obviously didn’t run a small business. So, [...]
Large, lucrative (especially government) tenders can seem the holy grail of business. Get one and you’re set.
Bidding for tenders, however, is tricky. In addition to the myriad draconian requirements of the fat tender document itself, there are unwritten laws of an even harsher hue.
Below are the invisible tender rules I’ve discovered the hard way. I [...]