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10 Challenges....Have You Met Them Yet?

If you’re one of the many business owners spinning numerous plates and tackling everything that needs doing single-handed, then you may have found many of these challenges along the way. 

We live in rapidly changing times, especially for businesses. Consider, that in a single generation, businesses have had to adapt to entirely new marketing channels (web and social), decide how to invest in and utilize new technologies, and compete on a global stage — things that were barely imaginable to our parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

One side effect of these rapid changes and growth is that no single business owner — or any employee, for that matter — can be an expert in everything. This was, perhaps, always true, but it has never been more apparent.

This is why, in my opinion, some of the biggest challenges businesses face today are best met and addressed by someone from outside your business. Bringing on a consultant helps business owners add the expertise and skills they need to address particular issues at particular times, and can provide the best possible outcomes.

Just a few of the challenges I see businesses facing that are best addressed with the help of a consultant include:

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Get Fully Charged for 2018

GET FULLY CHARGED in 2018 by having the right Energy, Motivation Commitment and Passion for your Business.                                                               Fully Charged

If you’re looking to become your own self-made success story, it’s likely you’ve read a number of strategies on how to keep the dream alive. Sure, we know hard work, dedication and great timing equal a pretty good chance of success. But if you want to succeed long-term, there are a few more factors to keep in mind.

Here are just a few pointers that will help you on your busy business journey.

  • Increase Your Energy Levels

If you're suffering from procrastination or just a growing sense of frustration even though you can’t put your finger on why, it could be time to stir things up a bit and increase your energy levels.

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Can Your Product or Service Fit in A Gift Box?

Can Your Product or Service Fit in A Gift Box? 

Gifts, Freebies or Samples – whatever you want to call them, it’s obvious that they will always bring in custom for businesses. We all love something for nothing and giving away samples/vouchers of your product, if applicable, is a great way to generate a positive buzz around what you do and who you are as a business.

How great would it be if you could make some money from samples? 

Here are just 3 ideas to give you some ideas.....

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Do Ethic in Business Exist?

The most fundamental or essential ethical issues that businesses must face are integrity and trust.  When customers perceive that a company is exhibiting an unwavering commitment to ethical business practices, a high level of trust can develop between the business and the people it seeks to serve.

In my experience the majority of business owners care about doing the right thing.  It is unusual indeed to come across a rabid capitalist who cares little more than making a quick buck.

In business, our sense of morality in the marketplace comes from recognising that business only finds its real purpose, its meaning, through its interaction with others.  Business can’t exist without interacting with the community and I think that’s the real purpose of business ethics

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Innovation..........

When I ask business owners and managers about innovation, many of them talk about the many ideas they have brewing but they have never pursued.  

They're too busy fighting front-burner issues to think about anything new. But if innovation is going to be a source of new products and revenues, these three words are perfect, from one of the world's most innovative companies: Just Do It.

Many companies enlist the wider public for innovation, whether through contests, or through customer input and co-creation. Yahoo! pioneered the hackathon (where a large group of people get together to create new ideas for software) in the US a decade ago and it has now become a staple way to do innovation, especially for technology companies.

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