Business Survival

Business Survival

Balancing Goals In A Growing Business

There are two reasons companies often fail. Either they only do what’s new, or they only stick to what they know. So how do you strike the right balance?

5 Signs That You’ve Lost Momentum In Your Business

Examine why your business has stalled, make the necessary changes and get back to what you love doing.

Basil O’Hagan And The Risks Of Going Public

The O’Hagan’s chain of pubs was phenomenally successful, eventually becoming a publicly-traded company. But the tide turned and the organisation eventually went under. Founder Basil O’Hagan discusses the dangers of going public.

3 Signs Your Company Needs An Intervention

Are you taking out a second mortgage to sustain your struggling company? Uh-oh.

6 Reasons Why You Must Evaluate Your Failures

It might be painful, but examining your mistakes allows you to self-diagnose and re-calibrate focus.

The 7 New Year’s Resolutions Your Small Business Needs To Thrive In 2016

It’s a new year, which means a fresh batch of new year’s resolutions. But it’s not you who needs these aspirational oaths, it’s your business. And unlike those personal declarations that are quickly forgotten come the third week of January, these are resolutions you’re actually going to want to (and really should) stick to, writes Bradley Porter.

Zico’s Tshego Sefolo On Riding Out The Economic Storm

Building your business while the economy is thriving isn’t a particularly daunting proposition. But what happens when the tide turns? How do you grow when the market is contracting?

5 Infamous Risks Every Entrepreneur Must Face

Five of the most common risks for entrepreneurs. It also suggests simple ways to reduce the financial consequences if they happen to occur.

How to Get the Better of Debt

Small businesses often have to deal with debt in the start-up and growth phases of business. But how do you manage your debt so that it doesn’t get the better of you, and your business?

Why Opportunity Cost Needn’t Be A Problem

We’re all terribly busy, but we’re all also worried about opportunity costs. But does pursuing one opportunity necessarily mean that another opportunity is lost

Don’t Let IT Hold You Back – Compete With The Big Players

Businesses no longer need a huge capital outlay for IT. Pay for what you need with cloud computing.

The 5 Non-Negotiables for Thriving in Business and Life

Success starts with the mental preparedness to seize opportunity.

Your Business Failure is Your Fault

Businesses don’t fail because the big scary world makes good plans go bad. Bad plans get exposed when entrepreneurs follow their hearts rather than the numbers.

Why Build a Business Just to Close It?

Everyone thinking, starting, running or growing a business should read this column because sale or closure is likely to apply to you whatever your business’s intention is.

5 Entrepreneurial Roadblocks You Never See Coming

No matter how you approach them, roadblocks have the power to destroy your business if you ignore them, and they have the potential to help your business evolve if you catch them and address them appropriately.

3 Signs That You Should Shut Down Your Business

It's not an easy decision, but sometimes circumstances dictate it's the right thing to do.

How To Reduce Costs While Your Business Grows

Being in the cloud isn’t just about convenience; it’s about cost saving, protecting your data when load shedding hits, empowering your staff, and giving you a competitive edge against big business.

6 Strategies to Bounce Back From Financial Setbacks

Here are six strategies to implement next time things get tough with money.

4 Distractions That Are Literally Killing Your Business

In a world where everyone you meet or bump into is constantly busy it’s no wonder that so little actually gets done.


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