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We’ve spoken about children at work, and the effects of family illness.
How about critters?
What role (if any) do pets have in business?
I figure there are three schools of thought:
Corporate environments in which the prospect of pets is laughable.
Home / small offices that consider critters de rigueur.
Places in [...]
Here’s a business tip I learnt the hard way:
If you get a gig, job, order, project, piece of work or commission, do it NOW.
If you don’t, it may not be there tomorrow.
For several reasons.
A large IT firm gave me 100 recruitment ads to critique.
I toiled for much of Easter, getting 50 done.
Then I rewarded [...]
Disease is visiting my family.
I’ll spare you the details; it’s life and we all must live it.
The question is, do our private lives concern our customers?
Fonnie and I differ on so little, it’s significant when we retain opposing views.
Hers is that family affairs have nothing to do with business.
Mine is that clients appreciate candour [...]
Last week I beheld a new level of business torment.
A woman devoid of support and overrun by systems, elements and offspring.
How do people manage to combine kids and commerce?!
I was visiting a packing-and-sending place.
It was hot out and not much better in, as a loading bay countered the office air conditioning.
After a while, a [...]
Today we welcome Ensha Reiya to the Small Business Owner blog. Ensha is a facilitator and trainer in the field of alternative therapies. It’s been a difficult start to the year for many and Ensha shares her thoughts on moving forward. Naomi
Natural disasters have rocked many businesses in Australia this year, directly and indirectly. Early [...]
Time to mix it up, so this week I’m in the hot seat and I thought I’d take a look at life outside work.
While it’s important to slow down and create a positive work-life balance, how many of us are actually achieving it? I know I struggle with it!
This post is not to preach to you [...]
Today the Small Business Owner blog welcomes James Mason, Managing Director of Mindshop, a provider of support services to fast track the success of Business Leaders and Advisors around the world. James shares his insights into being the business leader of the future.
World strategy guru and author, Gary Hamel in his best-selling book “The Future [...]
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 [...]
The Force is strong with this one.
Rather less with this one.
Speaking of cameras, we should close the loop on our phone vs camera debate.
Thanks to your generous advice, a bit of soul searching and two omens, I was able to choose.
I bought a Panasonic Lumix TZ10 (DMC-ZS7) and a Nokia 1616.
I was [...]
Do you feel and follow your instincts?
It’s cold, dark and raining. You’re tired, hungry and far from home.
A car pulls up: bright, inviting. The clean-cut driver smiles.
He offers a lift – just into town. Nora Jones croons.
It looks safe, but something in you goes click.
‘No, thank you.’
Having endured the GFC, we may be tempted [...]