• 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

  • BY Amanda Rose
11 Aug

The rules have changed when it comes to building a following. People these days are much more savvy and will quickly see through the 'salesman' approach -- which is all about scalability and numbers, numbers, numbers, when it comes to yielding a database. Sheer numbers do not mean you have a following. They just mean you have numbers. I have always been one who believes in quality over quantity. This doesn't mean you should not be Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
04 Aug

The term bullying has become more widespread over the years and for good reason. But there seems to be a lack of understanding about the difference between a boss and actual toxic bullying in the business environment — and about how you should respond. First, why does bullying occur? There are many reasons, but the most common is power — either a power imbalance or a threat to power. The bully is either on a power tri Read More

  • BY Amanda Rose
28 Jul

Why do people say "don't go into business with friends and family?" Because it has the potential to destroy everything you've worked so hard to create sometimes within days the second the love is gone. When it comes to personal relationships and business you'll find the least connected or least powerful partner always wanting to start a business or project with the other person. Now in business this is a brilliant strategy although per Read More

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