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When to kill a project
Tuesday, 6 Mar, 2012 – 6:00 | Comments Off
When to kill a project

When running a project and it’s running behind plan when should you quit and when should you carry on? Here’s a technique you can apply to the projects you’re working on to decide when to quit and when to carry on. Earned value analysis One way of using numbers to help support decision making is [...]

How to Kill Ideas
Thursday, 28 Jul, 2011 – 6:00 | 10 Comments
How to Kill Ideas

It’s often said that there’s no such thing as a bad idea. Whilst that maybe true in brainstorming sessions, having too many ideas can be bad for business. Knowing when to say no can help you ship on time and can help you develop a simple user friendly product or service. But start adding too [...]

How to grow your business through Outsourcing – Interview with Chris Ducker
Friday, 8 Oct, 2010 – 6:00 | 4 Comments
How to grow your business through Outsourcing – Interview with Chris Ducker

A few months ago I came across Chris Ducker, an English guy who for the last 10 years has been living and working in the Philipines. 5 years ago he set up his own outsourcing business Live To Sell.  I’ve spoken to Chris many times over the last few months and I’m delighted that Chris [...]

The Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon
Monday, 13 Sep, 2010 – 6:00 | 26 Comments
The Entrepreneur’s Secret Weapon

Last week I heard a podcast with Maren Kate from  Escapingthe9to5.com where she interviewed Micha Kaufman of Fiverr.com. It was such an interesting interview, I decided to check out fiverr.com and see it for myself. For those not in the know, Fiverr is a market place where services are exchanged at the fixed price of $5, [...]

Why franchising might not be right for you
Monday, 6 Sep, 2010 – 6:00 | 9 Comments
Why franchising might not be right for you

Earlier this year my wife and I flew  to New York. Despite 22inch fall of snow overnight (yep, you read that right), we had a fabulous weekend and in between the various snow showers, my wife and I escaped into Barnes and Noble on 86th & Lexington Avenue, just down from Bloomingdale’s, for a coffee. [...]

How to handle the emotional turmoil of being a freelancer
Friday, 3 Sep, 2010 – 6:00 | 3 Comments
How to handle the emotional turmoil of being a freelancer

Today we’re featuring a guest post from Eduard Ezeanu from PeopleSkillsDecoded.com. Eduard is a communications coach from Bucharest, Romania. You can follow Eduard on Twitter, on his blog or on Facebook. Today’s Friday Follow (#FF)  is Eduard.   Over to you Eduard:

How to grow your business (part 10): Seize Opportunities
Tuesday, 27 Jul, 2010 – 6:00 | 4 Comments
How to grow your business (part 10): Seize Opportunities

This is the last post in the series How to Grow Your Business. You can catch up with the previous posts in the series here. In times of change, you need to be aware of the environment in which your business operates and be ever vigilant to changes. In this final post we look at [...]

Don’t rely on the CV
Monday, 26 Jul, 2010 – 6:00 | 7 Comments
Don’t rely on the CV

If your business grows to such a size that you need to recruit people, you should think of it like  the process of making friends. Choose well and your business will be all the better for it. Choose poorly and it will bring you (and your business) down. But, it’s even more important to choose [...]