It was 'all systems go'. I had a business plan, complete with a strategic phase flow-chart, time-lined objectives, a rather long to-do list, and even a detailed work-flow manual. The latter had been pieced together, written and re-written during months of trial, error and practice. I had the education, skills and experience, and never felt … 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 … Continue reading What Big Business can (and should) learn from Small Business
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…
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