Tips to Increase Profits – Spend a Week Asking Why?

July 10, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

My favourite question is “Why?” It gets right to the heart of things – even those things that you take for granted. Kids ask it all the time – much to the irritation of their frazzled parents, who suddenly question the basics in life again! Sadly though, it’s a (read on...)



Tips to Increase Profits – Live By The 80/20 Principle

June 28, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

One of the biggest complaints amongst business owners is that there are too many things to do and not enough hours in the day. If that sounds familiar, it’s time to start living your life according to Pareto’s Principle. In simple terms, Pareto says that 80% of results are generated (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Identify the Time Takers

June 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

This is a great exercise to do with your team. Get them to list all the things that zap their time – things that take longer than they expect on a regular basis, things that they get frustrated about because the time taken to do it doesn’t seem worth it for the outcome, or routine (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Evaluate How You Use Your Time

June 21, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Time management is a big online subject. If you search Google for “improve your time management skills” you get 42 million results! And yet, strangely, very few business owners are actually prepared to admit that they are not good at this – much less that improving it could (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Get Help

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

Ask yourself if you are completely happy with where your business is right now. If the answer is yes, then you can probably carry on going it alone. But if you want to make a step change in what you are doing or the business results you get, maybe it’s time to stop trying to do everything (read on...)

Business Loss Prevention: 5 Ways to Increase Profits in a Business

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The very first motto of setting up a business is to get profit and to increase the profit day by day, month by month and year by year. There are many ways through which we can increase our profit, revenues and decrease the input cost so that total expenditure can be reduced. There are few (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Have a Plan

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

The idea of having a plan puts many people off. They have visions of huge ring-binders full of spreadsheets and tables and lots of theoretical research – or days stuck in an office trying to guess what is going to happen in 5 years time. Many small business owners did a plan when they (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Stop Overcomplicating Things!

May 16, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

There is a well-known story which goes something like this… At the height of the Space Race, the Russians and Americans were faced with the same dilemma – how to use a pen to write in zero gravity up in space. The Americans solved the problem by spending hundreds of thousands of (read on...)

Tips to Increase Profits – Beware of Catch-All Jobs

May 2, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Management 

In every business there are normally a few jobs around that are made up to catch all the other bits that no one else is doing, or worse still to check other peoples work and control errors. They just do “stuff”. The corporate world is full of them – those jobs that popped up at (read on...)

7 Low Cost Strategies to Double Your Sales

May 1, 2012 by  | Leave a Comment Filed under: Sales 

Have you every felt backed into a corner in your business? This is the kind of situation where sales aren’t improving and you need to do something drastic to dig out of the hole your business has created? Maybe your business is doing well and you just want to take it to the next level? In (read on...)

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