As Voltaire said, perfect is the enemy of good. Not only is this aphorism useful in many areas of life, it highlights how perfectionism can be damaging for business – particularly in today’s ever-changing tech landscape.
Finding motivation for starting a new business can be easy to come by, but as time passes these feelings may begin to fade. So what do you do when motivation is lacking?
We’ve heard from business workshops, business coaches, marketing experts, academics and even other business owners on how important research is in business. But at a certain point does too much research become procrastination?
Are you reluctant to use the phone to communicate with customers? Many people fear being seen as one of ‘those annoying callers’, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the most effective methods of communication for business.
What is public relations (PR) and is it something that all businesses can use? Is it something that as a business owner you or your staff can do or does it need to be outsourced to a professional?
Managing a business takes a lot more than knowledge alone – you also need strength and determination in spades. And that also means there’s a significant risk of burning out.
We’ve all heard the saying ‘make hay while the sun shines’ and when you’re running your own business you love nothing more than making hay – but it’s not always like that.
It’s a classic Catch 22 for businesses, particularly those offering services. You charge for your time, IP, ideas and advice but you have to give some of it away in order to get the sale.