You don’t need to read business blogs.

The title might seem to be shooting myself in the foot; however, I believe honesty is important. If you keep reading you will find that reading blogs can be a good thing. Reading business blogs is good for business, unfortunately it is not always your business that benefits and if you follow advice without thinkingContinue reading “You don’t need to read business blogs.”

Is your efficiency effective?

In the interests of efficiency, I am keeping this post short; however, it will be effective. Some definitions will start the process of deciding if your efficiency is effective. Efficiency: noun – the state or quality of being efficient. Efficient: adjective – working in a well-organized and competent way. Effective: adjective – successful in producingContinue reading “Is your efficiency effective?”

Is your thinking on point?

I have some great discussions on business topics during Wisdoms123 Chats, on Wednesday we considered the ‘Trolley Problem’, a series of thought experiments in ethics and psychology. What has that got to do with business I hear you ask (or would do if it were not for the wonders of technology that allows you toContinue reading “Is your thinking on point?”

Networking is about connecting

Networking done well is about connecting and that means active listening, finding common ground and building rapport. If you are not familiar with active listening, or not good at it, there is some useful information here.  With active listening you will soon understand someone’s ‘map of the world’ and be able to meet them there.Continue reading “Networking is about connecting”

Less is more, more or less

Very often when I talk to new business owners and, more worryingly, established businesses owners about what the target market is for their products the answer is everyone. It’s nice if everyone buys what you are selling, but it is not a good idea to sell to everyone, one because that is a crowded marketContinue reading “Less is more, more or less”

Are you guilty of not giving tuppence?

I actually mean two pence but that does not have the same heritage as tuppence. If you have a look at the ‘References in periodicals archive’ section of the page for tuppence under the Idioms tab on the Free Dictionary website, you will see what I mean (you may have to scroll down a bit).Continue reading “Are you guilty of not giving tuppence?”

Networking is like owning a dog

It’s said that eyes are the window to the soul; it’s hard to make eye contact during online networking so we cannot see into people’s souls; however, the screen does give us a window to their minds. I was on a meeting the other day and one of the attendees, after giving his one-minute pitch,Continue reading “Networking is like owning a dog”

Two powerful business tools

I’m going to tell you about two business tools that, if used wisely, will revolutionize your business and your life. They are free. If you like them feel free to buy me a coffee, or better still a beer, after lockdown is over. On Friday I attended, as usual, a breakfast networking event, unfortunately virtually.Continue reading “Two powerful business tools”