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Finding The Right Adviser
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Entrepreneur? Or Hardworking Employee Of Your Own Business?
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Starting Your Own Business? Here’s What To Do First
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How To Deal With A Giant Competitor
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7 Key Skills of Business Leadership

Finding The Right Adviser

Whether you are about to start your business or whether you have been working at your business for a few years now, you need to understand that running a business can be a draining and lonely experience.

The most valuable piece of advice that I give to new business starters or people who have been running their business for a few years is that you should not do it alone. For all of us operating a small business, the business is us. Without our health and wellbeing, the business will reflect that stress and tension that we feel. So, you need to set up your support systems to ensure that for any situation, you have someone you can talk to.

The most obvious people are your family and loved ones, but while their love and support are invaluable, sometimes, all they can do is to listen to you because the situation may need experience and technical advice that loved ones may not be able to provide.

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Entrepreneur? Or Hardworking Employee Of Your Own Business?

Are you thinking of starting your own business?

Perhaps you’re a subject-matter expert and you have an idea about how your knowledge can help others?

You may even e running a young small business, maybe less than 4 or 5 years old?

The thought of being an entrepreneur is motivating and exciting – ut many who start out to be an entrepreneur end up just working very hard as an employee in their own business. How do you make sure that you become the entrepreneur you started out to be?

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Starting Your Own Business? Here’s What To Do First

Are you thinking of starting your own business?

Exciting times! Let me congratulate you on deciding to take your future into your own hands!

It is an exciting – and also a little frightening – experience as you work out what to do and where you want to go and how to start. What’s the first thing to do?

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How To Deal With A Giant Competitor

Do you feel the fear trickling down your spine when you hear “Amazon”?

Does your business have a similar industry giant coming to town and you’re wondering how it’s going to affect your business?

These big boys really can shift tectonic plates in the marketing world, but you shouldn’t panic – you should get ready.

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7 Key Skills of Business Leadership

Let’s get down to brass tacks – as a small business owner, you are not a “manager” who organises work. You have to be a business leader, who inspires, sets agendas, and creates opportunities.

What you need to successfully grow a business today are leadership skills. You probably started your business as a subject-matter expert with those specialist skills that made you produce your product or services.

But as your business grew, and you took on employees, the role of the small business owner has to shift from “do-er” to “leader,” from specialist subject-matter expert to generalist, and from problem solver to agenda setter. You need to create strategies that find opportunities, and the transition is not easy for people who became specialists and subject-matter experts by working for someone else.

So, what are the key skills you need to be a business leader?

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