8 Tips to Help Your Small Business Succeed

Opinion about small business failure rates tends to vary. Some experts report that up to 90% of startups fail while others put the figure at more like 40%. In either case, the numbers are fairly sobering. No single activity can prevent your business from becoming a casualty but that’s not to say it’s inevitable. The best way to ensure your …

Communication

How to Become a Great Communicator

Want to be more successful, better liked by your peers, and produce more value in your business? You need to learn to be a great communicator. Boosting your communication skills leads to many benefits in both your personal and business life but it goes further than having the gift of the gab. Here are eight practices that will help you …

Business Networking

5 Questions to Ask About Your Business Networking Skills

Ivan Misner, founder and chief visionary officer of the US-based networking organisation BNI, defines business networking as “leveraging your business and personal connections to bring you a regular supply of new business.” The process, while sounding simple enough, can actually prove fairly complex. Effective networking relies on your ability to connect with people and build relationships. It certainly involves more …