Don’t Rely on your IT Guy

My heading might appear to be a strange statement to make considering I run an IT company.  But I stand by it.  Let me explain:  Many small businesses I come across are initially hesitant to meet with me or my staff.  “But we already have an IT guy”, they declare.  And indeed they do;  It’s … Continue reading

Turning Your Idea in to a Business – Fast!

How many of us are full of great business ideas?  I know I am.  Laying in bed late at night I’ve solved global problems and brought to market cutting edge products and services – all in my head.  Without so much as a fleeting thought about a real plan, I’m already dreaming of the luxury … Continue reading

Sourcing External Advice to Grow Your Business

I was chatting to some friends of mine during the week about my “Growing the Family Business” post.  The conversation was about the fact that many small business owners simply don’t have the skills, or sometimes even the confidence, to interview and identify candidates that might be the right fit for their business.  In a … Continue reading

Resolution: Be An Expert In Your Field

When you think of those in your industry who appear to be the most successful, how do you define it?  Did they write a book?  Are they a regular contributor in industry publications or local news?  Do they have a radio show or are repetitively asked to offer comments for media interviews? Becoming an expert … Continue reading

How to Work With Friends and Family

OK – you’ve seen this before. You hired a friend because she needed a job and you had a position open. You reasoned that the personal relationship would make it easier because the trust was there and you’ve always liked her. Two months later, it’s a very different picture. Down the street, it’s a similar … Continue reading

If It’s Answers You Want, Then That’s What We’ll Give You

Welcome to our the new blog where small business owners/experts give you the information and resources you most need to start and grow a successful business.  We know that building a business is like a field of dreams – if you build it you really hope they will come.  And they will if you have … Continue reading