Confidence Is Believing In Your Business and Yourself

Hi, Helen Here. 

A negative attitude leads to lack of confidence and your self-belief starts to disappear. You can have the business you want and be happy and successful, but of course like anything in life we have to really believe that you can achieve what you want. In order to do that though, you need to have confidence in yourself and your business. 

Here are 6 tips to building your self-confidence for business success. 

Keep Learning – Learning about your business and business techniques will do wonders. Keep in touch with our events and programs to make sure you are in the know in regard to your business. Have a Clear Vision – Establish objectives. By having a clear vision you will be in a positions to work toward that goal. It will make your more confident when you achieve those goals and you will know that you work hard. Become Optimistic – Negativity has the ability to reduce your motivation and drag you down. Surround yourself with good energy, you will automatically become mor…

Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance

Hi, Helen Here. 
“Prior Planning Prevents Poor Performance” is known as the magic 5 P’s of success. So, let’s break it down. 
Prior: Being able to plan to execute a task before it is needed to be done.

Tip 1: Know yourself, don’t set your expectations to high. If you need to meet a deadline, schedule when you are going to do it when it best suits you. Don’t plan it when you know you won’t be able to execute this.
Tip 2: Make sure that you have your resources ready in the “prior” stage, this way you can get started straight on the task and not spending valuable time searching for the resources you need.
Planning: A detailed, well-thought out Plan is important when starting a task. You need to think about what time you have and when it will fit in with you.

Tip 1: Use an organiser – that way you can keep track of all of your appointments and so forth.
Tip 2: Make lists and prioritise them.
Prevents: There will always be something that will scupper you plans, it is always a good idea to have …

Inhale Confidence - Exhale Doubt

Hi, Helen Here! 
I have read a lot of books on how to build a successful business. I have read an extensive range of “how to” books for a range of different entrepreneurs. Believe it or not, every book I have read has at least had one chapter about confidence and how it is the key to success.
Confidence plays a major role in everyone’s lives, it is said that people with high levels of confidence expect and experience greater success. How we think and feel about ourselves has an enormous impact on how we perform in our business.
But you must be asking yourself, why is confidence the key to success for my business? Well, I like to say that confidence is defined as how strongly you believe in your capabilities to learn new skills, perform at a certain level, attain a goal or achieve your own definition of success. It is no secret that confidence is the most important psychological contributor to performance in the business world because you may have all of the ability in the world to acco…

Knowledge Improves Performance and Profitability

Hi, Helen Here. 

It is no secret that having business knowledge improves your performance and profitability. But, unfortunately a lot of people don’t understand the concept and how to harness it. 

Using knowledge in your business doesn’t mean that you have to think up clever new ideas, products or services. It is much more straightforward. Useful and important knowledge can be the experience you gain from your employees, the designs and process of your goods or services, the way you sort your documentation, your plans for future activities and much more. 

The challenge isn’t gaining and being exposed to this knowledge, it is harnessing it and using it in a productive way. You can gain the knowledge by your customers, your employee’s or suppliers, the market, organisational memory and the list can go on.  

So, consider the measurable benefits of capturing the knowledge and using it effectively. There are a range of outcomes that could happen. 

Maybe there will be an improvement in the goods…

If Your Profitability Aim Is Nothing, You Will Reach It Every Time

Hi, Helen Here! 

In all my years of coaching and mentoring small to medium business owners and their teams I always tell them to set goals. Usually they will make goals about the obvious things; customers, competition marketing etc. But what ceases to amaze me is that they forget the most important and obvious goal; profit.

I know that every business hopes that they will make a profit, few make it a measure of success though. Many times, small business owners look at what they pay themselves as profit, but what you pay yourself if what you get paid for doing a job. Profit is what you gain from the investment of your time and talent. 

Without profit what you have really done is just created a really hard job for yourself. The problem is you see, many business owners become fixated on growth but what they don’t understand is that without profit, it is simply more work. 

Profit is measured of the return of your interest, set goals for profit leave and make decisions based on growing profit. …

The 3 R's of Social Media

Hi - Helen Here,

Social media is an important tool for websites and businesses of all types, as it can help boost a website’s audience by a huge margin. 

Developing Your Social Media Campaign. 

Here are the three R’s for smart social media use.
ReliabilityRespectReciprocationRELIABILITY:Consistency is vital on the web, and it is a very important aspect of building your brand online.
Whenever you use social media sites, you should work to build a reputation of reliability. In doing so, you should focus on both frequency and quality.

The same goes for consistency in the quality of your content. You should work on having frequent posts, but quality should be your first priority. 

Respect is vital in the social media world, and it is another big part of building your brand.
In order to attract more followers, you will need to project professionalism in your social media work. Sometimes, your content can be very quirky and weird.


Readers always appreciate when you,…

Knowledge Is Power

Hi, Helen Here. 
Although it may seem like anyone can be an expert on the Internet these days, knowledge is still a key advantage for small to medium sized business. Yes, it is true that if you do a quick google search about any topic you will be bombarded with never ending information. But do not be fooled, there is a big difference between knowledge and information.
Sir Francis Bacon was the first person attributed to the phrase "Knowledge is Power'. I am sure that you have all heard it in at some stage in your life, but do you fully understand it?
Knowledge = options = power
When we are business educated, we learn new things that we were previously unaware of. This gives us the ability to make better business decisions, come up with more evolved and intelligent business ideas and thoughts, thus making our business more successful overall.
This then leads to into more opportunities for you and your business. This high level of options in your business life gives you the freed…