June 27, 2017

9 habits killing innovation in your business – and how to solve them

Some small companies are great at executing innovation.  They are speed boats who can develop and execute innovation and therefore change direction quickly. Some though have developed …

June 27, 2017

5 reasons to innovate

As human beings, we are resistant to change. As Einstein famously said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The problem …

March 15, 2017

Business advice – an investment?

When running a business, there will always be areas in which you are lacking management know-how and experience. It’s important that you recognise your own strengths and weaknesses …

December 9, 2016

Seven steps to business model innovation

The business model innovation loop Business model innovation is the invention of new ways of doing business, with the aim to provide new and / or increased …

August 17, 2016

Project Management: 9 steps to success

Project Management: Nine Steps to a successful project   It can be done.  Project management can be a success.  You can get a project completed on time …

July 11, 2016

Seven deadly sins of branding

As the former vice-president of marketing for Starbucks once admitted “consumers don’t truly believe there’s a huge different between products”, which means that brands have to establish …

May 31, 2016

10 recommendations to innovate your business model

  Following on from previous posts on business model innovation (Copycats will not be successful, The Goal Post have moved and Confrontation or Similarity the following is …

April 25, 2016

Its time to put business plans in the bin – forever!

The first step in any new business venture used to be writing a business plan.  I must admit I am not a fan of the business plan.  …

April 18, 2016

5 sources of cost efficiency

In my work as an advisor and consultant over the years one of the biggest areas of neglect for businesses has been consideration of cost efficiencies. Their …

April 18, 2016

Business growth – the important third dimension

So you have been in business for a while now.  Had some success and are looking to grow further but you are wondering where that growth may …