Today we welcome Sheila Smith, author of The Birthday Dragon, which she proudly self-published this year. Sheila candidly shares her experience of launching her own business, and the mistakes she learnt from along the way. Thanks for joining us, Sheila! Emma
As I prepared to self-publish my first book, The Birthday Dragon, I thought [...]
Daniel Smith, founder of social media marketing consultancy Propaganda House, joins us on the blog today. Daniel discusses the need for investment in a business idea and is keen to hear about your own experiences and thoughts. Welcome Daniel! Naomi
When you look at Successful Big Businesses it’s easy to think that’s how they’ve [...]
What’s in a business name?
More than you may think.
Here’s another post where we share our histories for common benefit.
Today we’re talking business names.
The object of this game is to learn how and why we named our businesses.
And whether these names have done all they should.
I’ll go first, then hand over to you.
I feel cagey.
Superannuation has been an odd venture for me.
I’ve charted several courses, without satisfaction.
Now I’m taking a violently different tack.
Will time and tide vanquish or vindicate?
My first corporate employer had a ‘defined benefit’ fund.
From the instant I joined, I was worth $160K dead or retired. This grew around $10K a year [...]
When I cashed in my super and went feral, the first thing I did was create T-shirts.
Their design, production and sale yielded many lessons whose pain far exceeded their value.
I reproduce them here, in case you or a loved one are mad enough to contemplate a similar path.
1. Nobody cares if it’s local.
I spent weeks [...]
Today we welcome the talented Adam Finlay as our guest blogger. Adam’s been with us from the beginning, contributing eloquent and enlightened comments and teaching us all new words . We thought it was time he stepped out from behind the comments box and into the limelight, to tell us about why small business [...]
At Christmas, my wife* gave me an amazing gift. The beautiful, rust-proof aluminium name plate you see in the photo. I loved it the moment I unwrapped it.
This plate has since proven its worth beyond anything we imagined. Here’s how.
Within days of the plate going up, our postie (mail delivery officer) accosted me from [...]
Contrary to TV nirvana, family affairs can be vexed. And when children choose different paths to their parents’, the relative thickness of blood doesn’t stint its flow. This has been a big issue for my small business. I’m keen to know if you think I’m a spoilt brat or part of a statistically relevant pack.