Challenges of working in a small team

Is the entrepreneur better working alone? The challenges of working in a small team

Is the entrepreneur better working alone? The challenges of working in a small team

Flush with hitchhiking success, I often encouraged friends to thumb lifts and wherever possible join me on my travels. I genuinely wanted to share the road freedom I had discovered.

However, only a few ever followed and on the odd occasion I hitched in company, I discovered the challenges of working in a small team. [Read more…]

Don’t waste time applying for jobs

Don't waste time applying for jobs if you know a better way

Don’t waste time applying for jobs if you know a better way

Sometimes when people ask for advice about employment, I’ll suggest they don’t waste time applying for jobs. The process is inefficient as well as frustrating and the chances of success are often very low…
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Figuring out pricing

Avoid guesswork when figuring out pricing

Avoid guesswork when figuring out pricing

Many start-ups wrongly copy the hitchhiker when it comes to figuring out pricing. An outstretched thumb works by the road, but a finger in the air almost always plucks financially flawed figures.

Pricing products or services (especially the first time) isn’t easy, but considered calculation based on some key principles can make all the difference between business success and failure… [Read more…]

Playing the business dating game

Playing the business dating game requires excellent communication skills

Playing the business dating game requires excellent communication skills

This article may be about playing the business dating game, but it is accompanied by a warning:

Networking is a very important activity for people running start-up businesses, but it can kill you..! [Read more…]