Monday, March 29, 2010
by Dr Greg Chapman, MBA
As a business coach I get approached by lots of people who are thinking of starting a business, or who have just started. There is one thing in common with all start-ups: they either don’t have much money, or don’t want to spend any. This is understandable. They don’t know whether the business will actually work, and how much time and resources they will devote to it.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Google has changed its rules again, and now no longer allows you to host your own blog on your own website. We have, therefore, had to transfer this blog onto Google's servers. Google claims all links will be presevred, and so will our Page Rank. We will see.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Ever have a marketing plan that seems a great idea at the time, only to see it fizzle and even backfire through circumstances beyond your control? A great example of that landed in my mailbox a day or two ago. (I have cut off the name of the business- which is a well known handy man franchise.)
Some Autumn Scenery for your enjoyment. Another Australian Landscape Photograph kindly provided by Pele Leung Photography.
Alfred Nicholas Gardens - Victoria
Sunday, March 14, 2010
How do you know how your business compares with others? You can ask your competitors, and they always say business is great. Why wouldn’t they, after all, when they ask you, you tell them the same thing!
Monday, March 08, 2010
The government is currently considering a change in tax regulations that will bind small business in red tape that will make the GST look like a picnic. It is certain to cause people to close their businesses, particularly older business owners.