Author Archives: Halton Small Business Centre Consultant

Creating and Sticking to a Budget Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to stick to a diet and lose weight.   It’s also the one that most of us don’t achieve.  I’m no exception.  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs are born not made – Really?

The idea that entrepreneurs are “born that way” has been the topic of debate in business schools for years (sorry Lady Gaga). Perhaps this statement would be accurate if we were all born with an assigned task such as auto … Continue reading

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Keeping Your Balance in Business

The other day I decided to stand on just one leg.  In my mind I thought of this as an easy task.  At first I was successful but as I continued to try and balance myself I began to lose … Continue reading

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Serious Business

If you are thinking of starting your own business, there is plenty to consider: Are you going into business because you were unable to find a job? Is self employment your last resort? Do you have a specific skill or … Continue reading

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What makes a business successful? Start with passion!

Having a passion for your business is the first thing you need in order to create a successful enterprise.  No matter what kind of business you decide to start, your chances of success are infinitely greater if you have a … Continue reading

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Are You Connected?

Social media is having an impact on the way we do business. It is changing the way we market, interact, network and communicate with others. It has evolved so quickly that people find it difficult to keep up. This has … Continue reading

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To Move or Not to Move that is the Question!

The location of your business is probably one of the most important decisions you will make while operating a business. Most have heard of the real estate agent’s mantra:  location, location, location.  Why is it repeated three times?  Because the … Continue reading

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