Let us partner for a change, can we?

The past two weeks I’ve been busy following up with a bunch of recruitment agencies for hiring a couple of graphic and presentation design resources. Heard back from half a dozen of them this morning and it wasn’t pleasant. Apparently, these companies have a criteria that my firm doesn’t fall into and hence they cannot […]

It’s never about the price!

They say if hearing your price doesn’t make your prospects or clients gasp you’re not changing enough. And I totally second that opinion. Here’s the thing: The ones who’re stuck with the price tag or the “cost” of working won’t ever play at a world-class level.They don’t understand the difference between value and cost. They […]

Getting to world-class is useless!

Because everyone wants to be the best in the world but nobody wants to do anything about it. Why? I don’t know why perhaps everyone likes to dream? Or it’s just easier said than done and people seem to have accepted it. Sure everyone’s entitled to their lives and the choices they make, if only […]

Can my business thrive without social media?

It’s a powerful question. One of my favourites because I still can’t answer it convincingly. Do all business have to be on social media? I’m not sure. Can some businesses thrive without social media? I’d say, hell yeah! Now, I’m not saying you should avoid the internet. That’ll be stupid. Come on! What I’m suggesting […]

Who vouches for you?

Chances are many would, but all the hard work you’ve done over the years amounts to nothing if you’ve got no proof! I know it’s elementary but this is worth thinking about — how often have you gone out of your way to get that testimonial or positive feedback that you so much deserve? I […]

Love selling, but love building relationships more

So I shared yesterday’s post with a bunch of friends (just for kicks, not validation of course!). And one of my coach friends shot back stating “I sense a strong aversion to selling or being judged. Is that the case?” Ouch! Of course, not! I love to sell! Not in a crazy way but the […]

Do online social groups really work?

Been pondering over this for the past few days now. I am a part of several groups on Facebook, LinkedIn and even a few online (reddit-style) forums. And I’ll be the first to say that I get immense value from the forums and a couple of Facebook groups that I’m a part of, probably because […]

Is there nothing new under the sun?

While I’m not sure if that’s the truth, I certainly know we all have a hard time believing that statement. But here’s my honest opinion — your thoughts have been thunk before. Your ideas have been implemented before. Your challenges have been dealt with before. You just need to look for these old ideas and […]

Leveraging your team and strengths to grow your business

If you’re a small business owner or an agency owner you’re mostly playing defence… waiting for the next project, the next client or the next pay cheque to come through. It’s tough. And at times even your business’ survival becomes a question. Of course, the simplest way to resolve this challenge is to keep your […]

Speak to the right person… always!

If you’re desperate for making the quota, get this, you won’t. Especially if you keep doing the same things and expect different results. The other day I spoke about the importance of having a rock-solid sales process, but even the world’s best process won’t save you if you’re speaking to the wrong person. And guess, […]