Entrepreneur tips for scaling your online business

Amy McWaters is the COO of The Hamper Emporium and is responsible for the day-to-day operations and logistics of the company, while ensuring customer satisfaction. On top of that, she is also the COO of SOL Group Australia, Australia’s leading online gifting company. Amy draws on her expertise and experience to share her insights for scaling… Continue reading Entrepreneur tips for scaling your online business

Why employee engagement is crucial

“At the end of the day people won’t remember what you said or did, they will remember how you made them feel” ― Maya Angelou A well-known entrepreneur once said to me, “If a business owner can’t keep the members of their family happy and engaged at home, how can they expect to keep their employees happy… Continue reading Why employee engagement is crucial

5 reasons businesses fail & how to avoid it

Too often we hear of businesses going bankrupt and startups closing their doors because times are tough. Over 50% of small businesses fail in the first year and 95% fail within the first five years. But why is that? And more importantly what can you do to avoid this happening to you? The following 5… Continue reading 5 reasons businesses fail & how to avoid it

A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

Timelio Founders, Andrew & Charlotte Petris

Small business failure rates are alarming – or so we are told. Along every avenue of research an enthusiastic entrepreneur will take, their spark, at some point, will be doused by bold assertions: “8 Out of 10 entrepreneurs who start businesses fail within the first 18 months” (www.forbes.com). For anyone in the throes of a… Continue reading A story rarely told: Some start-ups refute alarming failure statistics and exceed expectations

Otherness is a disease crippling many businesses from realising their full potential

Of all the negative influences that can hamper a business from realising its full potential from its employees, ‘otherness’ is perhaps the most subtle – and, in many ways, the most insidious – of all. It’s so difficult for organisations to grapple with, because it is so difficult to pin down in the first instance.… Continue reading Otherness is a disease crippling many businesses from realising their full potential

Biggest is not always best

It’s a common assumption that working for a large organisation is the best way to develop in your professional career. In reality – when it comes to the question of where we will excel as individuals, there is no right or wrong. But with scores of graduates attracted to the bright lights of large corporations… Continue reading Biggest is not always best

8 Tips for creating a happy and flourishing small business workplace

Every small business owner knows that their most valuable asset is their employees, and managing them effectively is paramount to the success of the business. What are you currently doing to ensure that each of your workers is playing their A-game and performing to the best of their ability? According to Gallup’s 2013 ‘State of… Continue reading 8 Tips for creating a happy and flourishing small business workplace

How to shift into your winning zone

Entrepreneurs, to find your winning zone (and stay there), you need to get your emotional state right from the get-go. Here are four straightforward tips for how to make it happen.