The Top Business Mistakes Business Owners Are Making!

Running a business is tough. And too often, business owners get so involved in day-to-day activities that they forget about critical, longer-term tasks they must do. Below is a dozen of the biggest mistakes I see business owners making on an almost daily basis....

10 Easy ways to increase your productivity.

People who manage to get a lot accomplished each day aren’t superhuman; they’ve just mastered a few simple habits. Some may be easy to guess: Keep your desk organised and aim for around eight hours of sleep a night, others not so. Have a look and drop me some comments...

Getting Things Done (Book Summary) David Allen

Buy on Amazon Getting Things Done by David Allen is arguable the world’s most well-known book on productivity. The lessons in this book should be considered essential reading for anyone looking to pursue a more productive lifestyle. Normally when I write a book...

Eat That Frog. (Book Summary) Brian Tracy. Productivity.

Buy on Amazon Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy is a well written and easy to digest list of 21 tips to help you stop procrastinating and get more work done. This is a great guide for anyone who feels overwhelmed with work and doesn’t know where to start. Brian Tracy...

The Myth of Multitasking (Book Summary)

Buy on Amazon I have long been an advocate of ‘One task at a time’ and envied people who could multitask and seemed to do it well. That was until I read a book by Dave Crenshaw called ‘The Myth of Multitasking – How doing it all gets nothing done’  The book has the...

The business owners guide to getting your emails opened.

Send Interesting & Relevant Content Like any media, make sure that you provide your readers with the information they want.  Just because it’s free, doesn’t mean you can get away with crappy content. In my experience, poor content is the number one reason for...

Why you're not getting more referrals, and what to do!

“Why you’re not getting more referrals and what you need to do about it” Getting referrals or getting new customers from word of mouth is perhaps one of the oldest and most trusted means of acquiring new clients.  While every good business will get...

What's in a name? How To Name Your Product.

Perhaps the most important decision you make about your product or service is what to call it. What’s in a name. (How to name your product). Would Paradise Island in the Bahamas be a really successful holiday destination if they’d kept the original name, which was...

The 16 questions to be asking about you and your business

“It’s better to know some of the questions than all of the Answers” James Thurber (1894-1961) Author. Every day we go about our business in and around the world, we witness activities going on around us, the more enlightened of us know too, not only observe but to...

The 5 phases of a successful negotiation to know.

Despite the fact that as a species we have walked on the moon and even developed the capability of destroying the Earth through nuclear armageddon, we still negotiate and bargain as we did in ancient times. If a five thousand year old Babylonian were to dress in a...