Archive for July, 2010
Bali ain’t all bad!
And now a happy Bali tale; with a business lesson.
We’re dining at Jimbaran Bay.
A few metres away, roving musicians Take it to the Limit One More Time for enthusiastic backpackers.
Lean dogs edge close to tables, but are driven off by restaurant staff.
Suddenly our table is ringed by blue shirts, [...]
We know first impressions are crucial to human relations. (Just ask Helen.)
By extension, they also impact our business dealings.
Having just visited Bali, I now know first impressions are powerful enough to skew an entire world view.
We’d been warned to take US$50 for our on-the-spot entry visas.
As we sweated in one of the immigration queues, [...]
I thought we would take the opportunity to share with you Heather Samsa’s advice on how to publish a cookbook. While her experience is based on a cookbook, anything is possible!
This is also inspirational – an idea that came about following the Victorian bushfires in 2009 and how it turned into a little success story, [...]
This week we welcome another contribution from Adam Finlay. Thank you Adam! :-)
Last week you sold me on working for myself.
This week I’d like to discuss something far more practical.
I recently attended a cross-cultural awareness workshop, and enjoyed it so much that I thought I’d share.
Dr Fiona Swee-Lin Price specialises in cultural diversity management. She’s written [...]
Today we welcome back Malcolm Owens to Small Business Owner…
Working in small business can lead to feeling apart from the wider world. Time and achievement demands weigh heavily. Always frantic, balancing current workloads with the flow of new business, time at work and home. Never relaxing, always busy, trying to get ahead. A [...]
Today we welcome back Adam Finlay to Small Business Owner…
Hello readers! Paul’s offline for a while, and the honour of writing a couple of posts in his absence falls happily to me.
I’ll also moderate two other guest posts in the coming fortnight. I look forward to sharing this time with you.
You may know me from [...]
Here’s a good-news story.
The other week I had lunch at my Dad’s.
On removing one of a trio of cheeses, I spotted a card in the bottom of the box.
It had a nice look, a classically grabby headline, a friendly tone and a sense of humour.
It told a winning, honest, educational and unusual story.
I was much [...]
Not all recruitment firms are the same.
Speaking of recruitment agencies, when Andrew told me his was ‘different’, I took it with a shovel of salt.
Having dealt extensively with job consultants as a client, supplier and candidate, I’d formed the strong view that in this field:
Expertise = Infinity
But when Andrew [...]
If my website were burning and I could rescue just one page, it’d be this.
I believe testimonials are the most precious asset a business can have.
Yet when I start working with clients, many either have none or don’t use them.
Not for long!
People believe what others say about us, not what we say about [...]