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Fighting Middle-Aged Spread

Posted by Edward - CEO on 22/07/2019

Some people get to a certain age and one day they look in the mirror, or maybe they try on their favourite shirt, and they wonder, “What happened?”. What happened to that well ripped body.

 

The six pack is morphing into one squidgy ab. And the pecs are slowly reaching down for our belly button. The problem is, some people ‘let things go a little’. This doesn’t happen to everyone. But it does happen.

 

Like middle aged spread in some of us, at a certain age, some businesses go the same way. The founding directors, even though it’s still their business, ‘let things go a little’. I see it all the time. Businesses get busy. Founding directors get busy. And things slip passed them that wouldn’t have got through a few years earlier.

 

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Topics: In the workplace, All

7 Things to Expect in your Project Management Time & Cost Software

Posted by Edward - CEO on 01/04/2019

You’ve grown your business and you’re looking for a project management software package that enables you to do more. Life’s too short to be wasting time on a system that's not delivering.

So beyond the cool graphics and seductive gizmos you don’t use anyway (that some vendors emphasise when pushing their product), here are 7 things to expect in your project management software.

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Topics: In the workplace, All

The most important things in business management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 20/12/2018

Everybody knows where you’re most likely to be told “Say ahhhhh”. For a routine medical check-up you go to the doctor. They’ll use tools to measure your temperature, check blood pressure, listen to your heart and check your lungs. The big ice-cream stick comes out and you’ll be told “Say ahhhhh”. Doctors always start by properly checking out our body’s vital signs. Everything else depends on them working properly.


They actively go through a standard series of measurements and observations. Only then can they give feedback and advise on any actions that need to be taken.

Businesses are in need of routine check-ups just as people are. It’s part of business management. And whatever the scale of your business, getting the right stuff, the stuff your business needs to have working properly, comes down to one thing, understanding the current condition.

This means business information systems to help you measure, and thus manage, the business. So what to measure.

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Topics: In the workplace, All, Money Management, Staff Management

Business Management in your Professional Services Firm

Posted by Edward - CEO on 25/01/2018

Like people, companies of all sizes come and go. The ones that live the longest actively work on their health and never take it for granted. In a professional services firm, good business management is essential.

 

When did you first hear of the iPhone, Android, Uber, Spotify, Kindle, Airbnb or Instagram. The answer has to be less than 10 years ago. Even Skype and Facebook are only a little older.

 

And when did you last hear of Kodak, Blackberry or PanAm. It might have been when you were astounded to hear of their bankruptcy.

 

When businesses and people take more photos, make more mobile phone calls and fly more around the globe than ever before, how did it happen to these businesses that appeared to have the world in the palms of their hands.

 

The answer is simple.

 

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Topics: In the workplace, All

How to Succeed in Business Management

Posted by Edward - CEO on 11/08/2017

Business Management is all about knowing where you’re going and what’s going on right now.  Are you tracking the business information you really need?

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Topics: Marketing, All

Will robots and automation take my job?

Posted by Edward - CEO on 06/07/2017

A friend sent me an email with a URL, “You have to look at this", he wrote.  https://willrobotstakemyjob.com/

The site is based on a mathematical analysis of the probability of automation in a range of professional services. It also has the prognosis for each, through to 2024. That’s only 7 years away!!

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Topics: Insider, In the workplace, All