The Secret Sauce for Small Business Success

small business success

Emotionally driven by a “life passion”. Blinded by the “I want to be free” hype we plunge headlong into our small business dream. Unprepared for what lies ahead. Not realising that “overnight” success will take many years! Focussed on the destination we are blind to the many small tricky steps we have to make to get […]

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What is a SME or SMB?


An SME is a “Small or Medium Enterprise” and a SMB is a “Small or Medium Business” – different words but the same thing – both relating to the size of a business enterprise.So what size businesses or enterprises fits into each category? This depends on the country. Smaller economies have smaller businesses falling into this […]

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Does your small business website suck?

small business website

Does your small business website work? Have you gone through your website to experience your customers experience?  What was it like?Read More ….

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What is ERP? – every enterprise has one

what is erp

I am often asked “what is ERP?” like it’s some new and unique way of operating – the panacea for all business problems. It is not … it’s just the latest marketing TLA (three letter acronym) for something that every business has!Read More ….

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What You Always Knew but Didn’t Admit About Your ERP Project

ERP project failure

Many Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) installations fail to meet their objectives.Some take far longer than planned, some cost a lot more than planned, others don’t deliver the expected benefits and others don’t deliver the expected returns. Or a combination of these.Read More ….

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Are You Setting Goals or Wandering Aimlessly?

Setting goals

The following story quoted in Fortune magazine about setting goals is an inspiring example to follow. If you want your business to be a success the first step is – set clear goals.Read More ….

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Small Business Success: Support is the Lifeblood!

small business support

Have you given up the idea of having a successful business?  Have you given up your dream?  Is it ridiculous to assume that you have never understood what the role of the accountant is in your business? Is it a bad idea to suggest that you are feeling overwhelmed and totally lost?Read More ….

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ERP Project Failure in Manufacturing Companies

ERP Implementation Failure

ERP project failure is often seen as a computer system failure … it’s not. In the context of an assignment I’m often asked the question “do you know SageX3, or Epicor, or Netsuite, or SAP B1, or Microsoft Dynamics or whatever system?” What for?  When implementing an ERP system into a manufacturing environment this is irrelevant.Read […]

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Tax Planning in Retirement – Unlock Some Financial Relief

Tax saving

Boost your retirement funds by adding careful tax planning to your retirement planning. Reduce both your financial stress and increase your lifestyle options.Read More ….

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Stumble, Success, Stumble, Success – 11 Simple Steps to Improve Your Life

ERP project failure

In its simplicity, life can be difficult. Then we make it more tortuous by the way we treat ourselves — feeding our minds with thoughts that reinforce the negatives. So what can you do to focus on the positives?Read More ….

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