innovation lessons for small business owners

The seven traits of an innovator

Innovation lessons for small business owners I am often engaged to speak about innovation and strategy… not in an academic sort of way, people want to know how I took an idea and turned it into reality. One thing (unfortunately) that we do know is that most start-up businesses never reach the heights that match […]

increase productivity at work

Let’s talk it through

Increase Productivity At Work Small Business success is about selling ideas, selling products, selling opportunity, selling vision…but you need to do it productively. We are always selling in small business and ultimately selling is about having conversations – because in my belief you cannot sell anything, customers must choose to want to buy. One could […]

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Entrepreneur in Residence

Coworking Space Sydney I have just been appointed ‘Entrepreneur in Residence’ at Gravity co-working space in Sydney – which is a very new experience for me. Since leaving the daily operations of RedBalloon some three years ago I have been very busy in the start-up community, not just with the businesses that I invest in […]

Employee Feedback

Employee Feedback

Employee Feedback can be confronting What I didn’t know…. One of the greatest challenges faced by us as individuals, team players, employees or leaders is that it is very difficult for us to get perspective. That is ‘we don’t know what we don’t know’ and we don’t even know how to see what we need […]