May 19 2013
Family ties: when the family business divides
It’s normal for families to fight but when there’s a business at stake the result can be a lot more damaging
Finding work-life balance
Many owner-managers find themselves struggling to strike a balance, especially once the excitement of the new start-up has worn off. Here’s some advice on how to make yourself happier at home and at work
All by yourself?
Some problems are exacerbated by nothing more than your own thoughts, in which case a healthy dose of perspective may be all the remedy that’s needed
Sometimes the pressure of tough economic times can make seeing clearly more difficult, sometimes leading to rash decisions that will be regretted later
Finding direct route to goal
'Underperformance' is a common thread in many businesses, but the solution is often simply a matter of identifying what your job actually is
Afraid to go it alone?
Starting your own business is a life-changing experience. Getting the right advice early on is vital...
Finding the direct route to goal
The charge of “underperformance” is a very common issue: defining one’s own job profile and goals is a big step towards becoming more efficient.
Achieving 'great expectations' with staff
The better you communicate how much you expect of your staff, the more you wil get from them
Honesty is the best policy
In the early stages of a new business, it's important to be open and honest with partners and investors about progress and problems.