Archive for February, 2011
Lightning seems to be striking everywhere. Twice.
Today I was going to ask if cheques were redundant.
But given what’s happening in Christchurch, this seems callously frivolous.
I kept babbling through the recent floods, fires and cyclones.
Why stop now?
Maybe it’s the sheer accumulation of tragedies.
Or the variety.
Or the fact they’re happening all round us.
Maybe it’s the [...]
It took ten minutes, but I got the damn thing out. Unfortunately.
You know you’re getting old when you say, ‘In my day’.
Last week was my first time.
It was triggered by a trifling incident.
But one with big implications for business.
Melbourne’s whizz-bang toll roads read an electronic transponder in your car.
Your ‘e-TAG’ saves you slowing down [...]
Today we’re pleased to welcome Nicolas Steenhout to Small Business Owner. Nic is the guy behind Accessibility NZ, a web accessibility firm based in New Zealand but offering most of its services worldwide. Nic is passionate about web accessibility and has some great insights to share with you. Naomi
Having an accessible website means people with disabilities can interact [...]
Brilliant differentiation in a crushingly homogenous market.
When I used to use hotels, they all seemed the same to me.
Now that I don’t use them, they seem even less differentiated.
Except for one, that has penetrated my oblivion.
I first heard of the Westin years ago. Someone told me I HAD to stay there [...]
It only takes one …
As a reader of this blog, you’re probably a switched-on operator with an eye for detail, a superior work ethic and a low tolerance for nonsense.
Is it not maddening, therefore, when despite your most careful and comprehensive efforts, very important things go awry due to someone or something down the [...]
Today we welcome back Leah Klugt from The Golden Goose. Leah recently transformed her business’ name and brand and kindly shares her experience and insights with you. Welcome back Leah! Naomi
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet – or would it?
Brand Power – [...]
Today we welcome back Malcolm Owens to Small Business Owner. Following some recent experiences and observations Malcolm is keen to share his insights with you and get your thoughts. Welcome back Malcolm.
Please do not complain to me about a tight market, poor sales, dwindling store traffic and reducing profits when the biggest problem in your [...]
Happy happy. Joy joy.
Thank you for weathering my recent rants.
Having had a Bex and a good lie down, I’m in a much happier frame this week.
To celebrate, I’ve listed some of my favourite things.
Things that make owning and running a business worth all the aggro and pain.
Things that keep me at the grindstone [...]