by Evans Levy, Thrive Global.
Standards are published by the International Organization for Standardization, based in Switzerland. It is an independent organization with 161 member nations. Continue reading “What are International Standards?”
Small businesses face some challenges that big corporations do not. Continue reading “Practical Risk Management for Small Businesses”
It is very important for all businesses to have a written plan. The process of filling out a Plan document prompts us to think about our business goals and activities in ways that we don’t ordinarily do. Continue reading “Free Business Plan template”
It was ‘all systems go’ when suddenly everything just deflated. Why? Continue reading “How I found my Mojo”
We all have policies and procedures, right? Periodic targets, motivational signs in the tea-room, managers for this and that, and performance reviews… and maybe you are right now looking into new performance metrics to understand your business better. Well, what if there are easier and less risky ways of encouraging employees to do their best for you every single day? Whatever other methods you use, please don’t forget these. Continue reading “What Big Business can (and should) learn from Small Business”
Everyone loves when rock-stars donate their time and skills to help people out, right?
Best-selling author (and generous mentor), Mark Dawson, is one such rock-star, donating all proceeds from his current novella to fund his friend’s breast cancer treatment.
All his professional team (editors, designers, formatters, etc) worked on it for free. Writers and readers around the world are also uniting to spread the word – and I’m proud to be part of such a group.
And if you’d like a copy, click below. My Kindle pre-order was just $2.39 AUD.
Emma has been battling with cancer for five years, and funds raised will provide access to an experimental drug that is showing great promise.
More information about Emma and the novella project is at http://www.fightforphoenix.com.
Every town needs this!
I live just outside a rural township, where we have two charity-owned opportunity shops, a couple of for-profit salvage depots and a couple of antique stores. They are great for someone like me who likes to do all sorts of DIY, but there has got to be a market everywhere to supply already refurbished and/or repurposed items. I think this is a fabulous initiative!
Last week I wrote about the Edinburgh Remakery, and how they are trying to foster a culture of repair. It’s one of the most shared posts I’ve ever written, and there’s clearly a real interest in this whole idea. Lots of you have been in touch to share similar projects, including this one from Sweden.
ReTuna Återbruksgalleria is a mall dedicated entirely to repaired and upcycled goods. It combines a traditional municipal recycling centre with a shopping centre, so that people can drop off goods that they no longer need, and then browse for something new – perhaps stopping off at the cafe in between. It’s the first mall of its kind in Sweden, and as far as they know, the first in the world.
Staff at the recycling depot intercept and sort incoming goods as they are dropped off, putting aside those that can be repaired or refurbished…
View original post 375 more words
The difference between excitement and nervousness is that
excitement is knowing what to expect
nervousness is not knowing what to expect.
Original article by on November 22, 2016.
There are lots of different reasons that people set up their own businesses. Whatever the reason, “many workers realise too late that being an entrepreneur in any form, is not the walk in the park they thought it would be. Here are the five biggest mistakes that usually land them in trouble.”
A lot of people think of freelancing as the low-risk alternative to getting a day job. Who doesn’t want to set their own hours, be their own boss, and blog in bed with a cup of coffee on the side? With no day job to tie us down, we can travel the world; and make money from our blog, while we sleep. Right?
But for most freelance workers around the world, that’s not the life we lead – okay, maybe some of it. But there’s a lot of hard work involved; and clients are often very much like employers, but without the health benefits and paid vacation time.
Thus, many workers realise too late that being an entrepreneur in any form, is not the walk in the park they thought it would be. Here are the five biggest mistakes that usually land them in trouble.
1. Failing to Ask for a Fair…
View original post 652 more words
Use a Risk Register as a formal, central record of your risk management status and progress. Continue reading “Compile a Risk Register”
Before you can make a judgement about the probability of a risk event, or the impact it could have, you need to understand the features of the risk event – how it could arise, what the consequence(s) could be, what the options might be for keeping the risk exposure within your tolerable loss range Continue reading “Understand Each of your Risks”