Archives from: 09 November 2018
November 9, 2018
I would hazard a guess that at least 80 per cent of entrepreneurs finish the day not having accomplished everything that they had set out to do. Does that mean that they need to work longer hours or does it mean that they need to change their routines to accomplish more with the time they have? The answer is in working smarter, not harder and definitely not longer.“As an entrepreneur, every little bit of time matters; especially when you are trying to achieve work-life balance,” says Roy Murad, Business Advisor & Entrepreneur. “Just think of how much time you waste in a day. Every time you check your emails or social media accounts; go for that extra cup of coffee; or watch television in the evening, you could ...
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A Toxic Culture Could Kill Your Business

May 29, 2018
“Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” - Peter Drucker Culture is a deeply embedded part of any organization. It shows through your employees’ values, ideologies, assumptions, behaviours and attitudes; and is the one thing that is not only critical to success, but hard to shift in the face of change.Corporate ...
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Brand Experience Matters… Just ask Apple

March 21, 2018
There are few brands around the world that have reached the levels of true brand consistency and recognition achieved by Apple. In fact, it could be argued that there is no other brand who has so consistently and effectively integrated their brand at all levels of the customer ...
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The Changing Dynamics of Friendships in Business Part II

February 27, 2018
Part Two: Friendships and Business - Keeping it ProfessionalIn our last blog we discussed the implications of working with friends and the importance of open, honest and goal-focused conversations before proceeding. That is simply one aspect that is to be considered. The other is to recognize that there ...
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The Discussions That Never Happen in Business Part 1

February 20, 2018
Working with Friends: Part One“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” – UnknownFriendships are one of the most precious parts of life and are to be highly valued. In business, however, this can be something entirely different and the two should never ...
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Social Media: Is it really any different than traditional advertising?

January 16, 2018
There is no doubt that social media is one of the strongest influencers in the world today… both personally and professionally. You have to look no further than LinkedIn to see professionals seeking input from other professionals; or to Facebook community pages where moms are asking other moms ...
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Transparency: There’s Really No Secret Sauce

December 13, 2017
“In business, one of the things you have to take as a given is that everything has been done before.” - Roy MuradIn a world of oversharing there are expectations that businesses make everything available and when businesses seem to be “hiding something,” the brand is negatively impacted. ...
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Entrepreneurs Should Welcome a Good Argument

November 16, 2017
“Don’t raise your voice, improve your argument.” -Desmond Tutu We have all been there… sitting in a board room, discussing a very important topic and feeling like you’re point is not being understood. This can be especially true and frustrating for entrepreneurs explaining their strategy that they believe will ...
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Is Morality in Business Dead?

August 1, 2017
“All’s fair in love and war,” but what about business? Think about this… if what’s financially right is at odds with what’s ethically right, what do you do? Take that one step further. What if you could guarantee that nobody would find out?Morality, What's in it for ...
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Versatility Keeps You Relevant

July 5, 2017
“There is nothing more constant than change.” HeraclitusAccording to futurist Thomas Frey, 60% of the best jobs in the next 10 years haven’t even been invented yet. What does that tell us? It tells us that to keep relevant, we all need to be versatile as individuals and ...
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