• BY Amanda Rose
06 Oct

Moving forward in business often requires sharing an idea or proposing a partnership with someone in a powerful position. But powerful people often have a long queue trying to get access to them, so how do you jump that queue? It's never going to be easy, but you'll have a better chance if you depend on strategies rather than chance or pestering. 1. Work out who really has the power Just because someone has a stellar profile  Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
29 Sep

I am the first to warn that in the business world if you trust no-one, you are off to a good start. But this doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be trusted. Business is often a cruel world and people will block you or even shaft you. This again, doesn’t mean you need to do the same in order to survive. When you first started out in your career or in your own business, it was hard... right? You were still finding your plac Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
22 Sep

Meeting new people when you work long hours inevitably means you will no doubt get closer to them — and even make friends in the workplace. But beware. Friends in the workplace might help the hours pass more easily, but they can hinder your career progression. I’m not suggesting you become a workplace loner… you don’t want to be that person either. Rather you should maintain a pleasant and professional Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
08 Sep

Starting and running a small business is hard. Harder than a corporate job. Harder than a lot of things in life. It takes a lot more work than people realise. And a lot more sweat. And many, many, MANY more tears -- if you don't learn to toughen up. Too many small business owners expect people to want their product or service just because it's good. The complaint "I contacted them, but never heard back" absolutely astounds me. It's no Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
01 Sep

(http://www.linkedin.com/in/amandaroserocks) LinkedIn is a brilliant profile building and lead generation tool, whether you are running a small business or are the CEO of a massive multinational. It is the largest business-oriented content publishing platform in the world and, crucially, it is your best way to access key people in the business world. Of course you need to work at it. It IS a business too, so you need to put in Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
18 Aug

Time is precious, and quite early in the process of building my businesses, I realised to achieve my goals I needed to be miserly with meeting time. This meant cutting many meetings out of the calendar, and ensuring the ones I kept were as short as possible. The 10-minute meeting became my yardstick. I wasn't universally popular in the corporate world for this schedule ruthlessness, but I soon realised that the people who did apprecia Read More

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