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What’s Your Weakness? Now CELEBRATE!

You know your stuff right? And you’re passionate about doing it too! The problem is that there are so many different aspects to running a business that you can’t possibly know it all. There’s marketing, sales, operations, finance, systems, IT, and...

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SIX Reasons To Collaborate

The ‘C’ in enACT stands for Collaboration, but why do we encourage our members to do it? Whilst collaborating with competitors may feel counter-intuitive, in this modern business world where clients are increasingly demanding and competitors increasingly...

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Running Your Own Business Is Easy Right?

Running your own business is easy right? You know your stuff, you’re free from the company politics, baggage and restraints and now you can just get on with it. The problem is – it’s just not that simple! There are so many different aspects to...

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Build Your Business Around Your Strengths!

Build Your Business Around Your Strengths! Last week, I encouraged you to think about what you are really BAD at and the reason I did that is that with that insight (or reminder!), you will come to fully appreciate the importance of playing to your strengths when you...

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Who Could You Collaborate With?

Who Could You Collaborate With? We often talk about collaboration being a powerful way to grow and run a business. Collaboration is key both from an internal and an external perspective From an INTERNAL perspective, collaborating enables you to gain...

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Is The Answer YES?

Is The Answer YES? Accountability is essential when you run a small business as, without it, it’s easy to allow the important activities – the ones that will drive your business forward – to slip to the bottom of the list. That’s why I suggest that you...

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What’s Your Default?

What’s Your Default? This week we are focusing on the second A of Accountability:  Activity. So, what do I mean by Activity?   Well, on one level, it’s obvious: if you’re going to make things happen in your business, you need to DO stuff! But how do...

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You Can’t Do It All!

You Can’t Do It All! Let’s face it, building and running a business can be tough. You’ve got to be the prospector, and the marketeer.  You’ve got to go out networking, build the relationships, make the sales and follow them up.   Then...

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What Would You Need To BELIEVE?

What Would You Need To BELIEVE? This week we are focused on Mindset.   Mindset essentially refers to our predominant mental attitude and it plays an essential role in business success. When we FEEL positive, we perceive and expect positive outcomes and this results in...

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A Coach Or A Mentor?

None of us have the full tool kit required to start, develop and run a business.  The energy, attitude and skills required to get a business off the ground are quite different to those required to manage a business that’s already established. Think about...

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There is nothing you can possibly say…

There is nothing you can possibly say… This week, we’re focusing on marketing, and when it comes to marketing, there is nothing you can possibly say about your business that will mean more to a potential client than what your clients say about it. This is...

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Your Strength May Not Be What You Think It Is!

Your Strength May Not Be What You Think It Is! One of the mistakes many business owners make is to aspire to learn and master all there is to know about running a business. Instead of aspiring to be capable at everything, aspire instead to have a basic all round...

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Get Those New Year Goals NAILED!

So here we are in a brand new year and just like every other new year, the advice about setting New Years Resolutions is rife – and yet, the reality is that New Years Resolutions don’t work. It is widely reported that 25 percent of people...

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