Productivity

Are you leaving money on the table?

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog You meet people at an event, you swap details. You get back to your office and the ‘busy’ work takes over. Most of us don’t have assistants to delegate work to and even if we do, our client work always comes first . Read More »

What’s Next

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog A colleague recently commented that as great as I am at celebrating hitting milestones – or reaching goals – I always ask, “What’s next?” You see, I’m not willing to settle for the status quo – and nor should anyone. I don’t like to be in the comfortable zone for too long. For me, that means I’m not improving. Read More »

Are you a passion killer?

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog You should be. Yes, you read correctly. Passion has a lot to answer for in business. Everyone says you need to love what you do, be passionate about it and success will happen. Yes, it can, but, it can also kill a great business with too much kindness. Don’t get me wrong, I love passion; I’m very passionate about what I do. Read More »

Can you care too much about clients?

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog What advice would you give a friend who is so wrapped in someone they haven’t noticed the other person doesn’t feel the same? You’d tell them to take a step back, put themselves first and let the other one come to their senses, right? Well the same goes for business. I know I care more than the average service provider about my clients – and most of my clients work with me for that reason. But there’s the odd occasion where I care too much for them, if you know what I mean? Read More »

Getting Naked

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog Business professionals who provide a service, like accountants, fall into two camps – those who care about you as a client and those who care about the money. That’s not to say you can’t care about both – of course a good business person must care about money – but it shouldn’t be the driving factor for why they work with you. Read More »

Your Email Inbox Contains a Wealth of Knowledge

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog If you dig deep into your multitude of email Inbox folders you will find a wealth of information that shouldn’t be hidden but should be shared with your team or clients. As a solo-preneur it’s quite easy to rely on your Inbox as the holy grail of much needed information. But as your business grows you often need to be able to share information with others in a more manageable way. Read More »

This year is nearly over… but not yet

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog How is the year going for you? Travelling well, or caught up in the busy, busy? You have 10 weeks until this year is finished. Yes, 10 weeks. I’m sure you’re cursing me right now, aren’t you? So where are you in your goals for the year? Made progress? Totally lost track? Read More »

Take a Chance

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog One of my philosophies in life is to have no regrets. I consider all opportunities that come my way, regardless of how difficult they may be to implement at that point in time. I would rather try and fail, knowing it doesn’t work or is not for me, than be forever wondering! Read More »

Are You Giving Away Too Much Free Content?

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog A dilemma facing any service professional/consultant is,should I be giving away free content, and if I am, is it too much? Two presentations I attended at SXSW in Austin, Texas this year basically gave the same answer to this question: Yes, give away as much as you possibly can because it leads to the consulting. It’s your marketing machine! Read More »

I Think You’re Faking It…

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First published on the ABN Her Business Blog I’m really going to get on my soapbox, but you have to hear this. I see far too many people who have lost faith in themselves. They’ve been beaten down by disappointments, failure to reach goals and getting caught up in the drudgery their business has become. Read More »