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Articles by Matthew Needham

Matthew Needham shows businesses how to grow by improving business processes and reducing costs. He is a business change specialist, consultant, small business coach and interim manager. You can find out more by clicking on the about tab.

How To Prioritise Projects
Monday, 21 Jul, 2014 – 6:00 | No Comment

A Simple System To Prioritise Projects   Most of the time we have too many projects on the go which makes prioritising projects a nightmare. If we knew how to prioritise projects better then we’d get more done. But it’s not just getting more stuff done that will grow your business.  No, It’s doing the [...]

The Time Management System Worth $2.9m
Monday, 14 Jul, 2014 – 6:00 | No Comment

Steve Jobs once said that “the most precious resource we all have is time”. So it’s no wonder that so many of us are obsessed with managing time more successfully by adopting the perfect time management system. But how can any time management system be worth $2.9m? I first came across this story in the [...]

The Best Management Books
Tuesday, 3 Jun, 2014 – 12:00 | Comments Off

The Best Management Books (That aren’t actually about management). I’m often asked, what are the best management books? Over the years I’ve read many management books. Books about managing people, managing customers, managing suppliers, managing productivity, the list goes on. Many of which have left me underwhelmed and some have left me disappointed. Even books [...]

Beware of The Bright Shiny Object Syndrome
Thursday, 24 Apr, 2014 – 6:00 | Comments Off

Bright Shiny Object Syndrome, is in my experience, the biggest problem facing most business owners and entrepreneurs today. Chances are, you’re a sufferer too. You see, entrepreneurs by their very nature, see opportunity at every turn. They look to make things better, meet a need, provide a cheaper alternative or fix a problem. It’s not [...]

How To Stop Procrastinating and Get Things Done
Tuesday, 25 Mar, 2014 – 6:00 | Comments Off

  Procrastinating is the act of putting important and urgent things off by doing something more interesting or more pleasurable. Like watching TV, or by using the biggest time suck of all: Facebook. “My advice is never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.” – Charles Dickens Of course, [...]

The Most Important Business Tool
Tuesday, 4 Mar, 2014 – 6:00 | Comments Off

What is the most important business tool you use in your business? If you’re a web designer then you might think it’s your computer? If you’re a plumber, then you might think it’s your wrench? If you’re a painter and decorator, then maybe you think it’s your van to carry all of your gear around [...]

How To Make Better Decisions
Monday, 17 Feb, 2014 – 6:00 | Comments Off
How To Make Better Decisions

Why do we reach the decisions we do? Why do we give so much weight to the information right in front of us but fail to consider the information just to our side? These are the questions that Chip and Dan Heath, authors of best selling books Made to Stick, Switch and now Decsive ask, [...]

How To Think Bigger By Adding A Zero
Friday, 7 Feb, 2014 – 6:00 | Comments Off
How To Think Bigger By Adding A Zero

Many business owners look to grow their business by maybe $50,000 or a $100,000 each year. Say 10-20% a year.  That is of course if they have the opportunity to grow their business. Maybe surviving is about as good as it gets for some. Perhaps you are working on your plan to achieve your growth [...]