01 Entrepreneurship
02 Attitude
03 Think differently, work differently
also see: 22 Change = Opportunities (in disguise)
  • Innovative thinking
  • Creative problem solving
  • Making big decisions
  • Reinvent yourself, reinvent your business
  • Work smarter – exploit technology
04 Make mistakes, fail better
05 People
  • Your people are your biggest asset, not expense
  • Consultation and getting buy-in
  • Networking
06 Your product or service
  • What are you selling?
07 Work better – Systems and Processes
08 Marketing your product, and yourself
09 Communication
  • Getting your message across
10 Research and facts
  • Value of ‘research’ and reflection
  • Track trends
11 Technology
12 You
13 Meaning and purpose
  • Dignity of work
  • Meaning of life, purpose in life
  • Ethics, sustainability, philanthropy
14 Knowledge and skills
  • Do you need an MBA to be successful?
  • Education and training
15 Your Business
16 Management and Leadership
17 Money
18 Tax
19 Legislation and red tape – the right balance
20 Unconventional wisdom
  • Coopertition: Helping your competitors
  • Philanthropy
21 Don’t just survive, Succeed!
  • Surviving and recovering from disasters
22 Change = Opportunities (in disguise)
also see: 03 Think differently, innovate
23 Growing your business
  • Stay relevant
24 Help and support (incl resources)
25 Business toolkit
26 Words of wisdom – Clichés and quotes
27 Inspiring people
  • Learning from others
  • Be inspired by others
  • Successful people who made mistakes
28 What does that mean?  Jargon and TLAs (three letter acronyms)

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2014-06-28

Location, location, lokshin’

It used to be said that there are three things that you must consider when choosing premises: location, location and location.  It is true that when we moved our college to a more visible address, our enrolments improved almost immediately.
2014-05-31

This little piggy went to…

How can I get people to buy from my business? It is said that salesmanship is the art of getting people to buy what they don’t need.
2014-05-24

Failure is a human failing

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. – novelist Samuel Beckett We South Africans have a long cultural history that reinforces the conviction that it is bad to fail.
2014-05-24

She sells seashells…

Finding customers for your business Selling is not like riding a bicycle.  It does not come naturally.  If it was that easy, everybody would be in sales and everyone would be rich
2014-05-24

…by the seashore

Getting them to buy from you After investing so much effort, time and money to build up a quality leads list, you can’t afford to lose those valuable possible sales.  Each lead is precious because each one is a potential sale.  But how do you convert your leads into sales?
2014-05-24

IT Sucks!

Imagine if your car stalled now and then while you are on the freeway, or 2nd gear just disappeared, or your battery went flat before you reached your client.
2014-05-15

Technology is awesome!

How would we manage in today’s world without smart phones, apps and high speed connectivity?
2014-05-07

“The future ain’t what it used to be.”

Do you remember Tippex? Carbon paper?  Things change.  You change.  What did you do 20 years ago?  What are you doing different today that you have adapted to, that you don’t think about?  Do you use Tippex today?   They still use carbon paper in my local police station when they take statements.  Do you use a smart phone or a feature phone?
2014-05-05

That’s NOT your money

That money in your company’s bank account: Its not yours!  Get used to it.  You may own the business, but you can’t touch its money.
2014-05-01

You, the Business Genius

One of the reasons that successful businesses are so successful is because they are innovative.