• Be more productive, prioritise tasks with Covey's Matrix

    Covey’s Matrix: the simple secret to great time management

    Managing time effectively is vital if you are to prosper as a business owner, especially when it comes to running a small business when just a few people have to deal with every aspect of…

  • The beauty of selling your business via a management buyout (MBO)

    Many small businesses, up to 20 employees, are run in a very hands-on manner by their owners. This can work well for everyone and hopefully provide the proprietors with a good level of income. But…

  • Going into business with friends

    Going into business with friends – how to do it successfully

    Starting a business with friends can seem like a good idea, but before you jump in and set up a company with people you are close to, you need to be honest with yourself and…

  • exit strategy

    Why it’s important you plan your exit strategy before you start your business

    Many people are so caught up in building their business that they don’t really consider where they want it to go in the long-term. And very few people are forward thinking enough to plan the…

  • 10 great tips to avoid business failure

    The fear of failure is one of the most common reasons why people decide not to start their own business. Hauling yourself out of your comfort zone and throwing yourself into the unknown takes a…

  • How to deliver a successful business pitch

    With the ability to pitch being such an important tool in a business owner’s armoury, here are some simple steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of succeeding with your pitch and…