Small business planning

Part-time business: How to avoid the pitfalls
MAR 25, 2014
Building a business on a part-time basis reduces financial risk, but it comes with some drawbacks. Here are my five top tips to help you avoid the pitfalls.
How to procrastinate: nine tips from a pro
FEB 19, 2014
Why is there such focus on how to be productive when many of us spend our time faffing around? There should be more tips on how to procrastinate. Here they are.
Importing: Know incoterms or pay the price
JAN 28, 2014
Incoterms are three-letter codes that set the internationally recognised terms for the interpretation of shipping arrangements. Avoid costly mistakes by understanding them.
Are you ready to hand your business over?
JAN 16, 2014
Handing over the Flying Solo editor baton to Lucinda Lions while I’m on maternity leave has been a painless process. All I can say is – thank goodness for systems.
How to be innovative in small business
DEC 18, 2013
Innovation is often touted as the secret to business success. But what exactly does being innovative involve, and how can you do it?
Workload management: Should I take on a new project?
DEC 10, 2013
Wondering whether to take on that new project? These six tips will help you decide if it will really be of value to your business.
Diversification: should I diversify my business?
DEC 04, 2013
There are many potential benefits of diversifying your products, services or markets, but only if your business is ready to branch out.
Business growth: Are you ready for the next level?
NOV 28, 2013
The prospect of business expansion tempts many small-business owners, but growth is only a good thing if you’re ready for it. Here’s how you can tell if your business is prepared for progress.
The parent’s guide to managing meetings
NOV 28, 2013
Meetings are an essential part of business, but for parents with small children they can be a challenge. The following tips will help business-owning mums and dads make it to meetings in one piece.
What if it takes 10 years?
NOV 28, 2013
If shortly after starting your business, someone with a crystal ball told you it would be a decade before you really felt you’d cracked it, what would you do? Here’s what I reckon.