Small Business Success Comes “Out of the Blue”

Most weeks clients tell me of successes which have come to them “out of the blue”. Mostly it doesn’t happen like that, it just seems like it. They are being accidentally modest. They have done something, whether they realise it or not. The things they’ve been doing to create these results fall broadly into these categories according to my monitoring of my clients’ activities and my own personal experience: 1. Cosmic ordering and manifesting like a good ‘un (allow +/- 48 hours) 2. Working really hard in a focused way (allow +/- 3 years) 3. Some combination of the above […]

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5 Simple Success Strategies For Small Businesses

Small business people work in many different ways and I am fortunate that my work enables me to observe others doing it their way and seeing what works and sharing their success strategies with my readers. Although my inner controller often (erroneously) thinks my way is best, I am oddly happy when clients prove me wrong all day long. It doesn’t matter how we all get to where we want to be, just so long as we do, just so long as we find a way, our way – that works. Here are a few success strategies I’ve seen my clients use […]

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Accounting For Small Business Success

Who does the accounting in your small business? I’m worried it might be you.  Do you have the time, the aptitude, the enthusiasm, the acumen?   You’ve got choices then, haven’t you?   Either get good at it or get someone else to do it. Having a good system for controlling the finances in your business is paramount. Do you invoice promptly and collect money owed to you efficiently? Do you do your expenses at the end of every month without fail? Do you know how to reconcile your bank account and why that’s important? Do you know how much money you have in […]

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Today’s Newsletter: How Big Is Your But?

I’ve been spending some time getting to know small business owners, some new ones, people I didn’t know before. Facebook has helped enormously with this.  Thank you to everyone who so far has participated in my Entrepreneur of the Day experiment: Karen, Beryl, Mel, Graham, Wendy, Pauline, Sam, Sarah, Jenny and Jennifer. I’m looking forward to catching up soon with many more including Julia, Sophie, Emma and Osmaan. Find out below how you can add your name to that list. My intention in offering lots of diary space to talk to new people was to find out the state of […]

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Five Things About Love – And Your Small Business Success

I’m reviewing all my old online content going back to 2005 which one of my technical team kindly imported from previous websites, newsletters and blogs.  Fashions, energies and writing styles change and very little still makes sense in today’s world so I am trashing a lot of it but and winkling out and re-publishing what still resonates for me. I hope it finds a match with you. I found this story of a talk I did with a group of newbie therapists way back in perhaps 2007, maybe even earlier. I wrote that when I thought through in advance what I […]

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Why Should You Read (or Re-Read) The E-Myth Revisited?

If you have started to work for yourself or run your own small business, it won’t be long before some well-meaning pal, coach or colleague in the same boat suggests you “should” read The E-Myth Revisited by Michael E. Gerber. If you are an entrepreneur, comme moi, I bet you just hate the word should in that sentence. Me too. But I have read it and here’s why you might make that choice too. The E-Myth (for short) is a book originally written a while back by Michael Gerber, and hence the Revisited bit of the title, it was updated […]

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