Cloud Computing Strategy

Cloud Computing Strategy – Do You Have One? With the release of IOS 5 for Apple mobile products, interest in cloud computing is at an all time high. Firstly what the heck is cloud computing?  Well…it is the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product.  Think of your data, software and processing […]

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Succession Planning – How To Break It Gently

Succession Planning How To Break It Gently As the baby boomer generation approaches retirement, or in some cases has gone beyond  their ideal retirement age, so succession planning rears it’s ugly head. I say ugly, because succession planning within a family business is a potential minefield of hurt feelings, business and financial ruin, misplaced family […]

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Painting By Numbers – How Financially Literate Are You?

Amazingly almost 25% of small businesses owners were unable to identify the costs they needed to control in order to succeed, a 2009 survey showed.  Given that more than half of business start-ups fail within five years this comes as no great surprise. So how financially literate are you? Where do you sit on a […]

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The Coffee Shop Dilemma

Where should your loyalty lie? With a locally owned coffee shop or the global success Starbucks? When you spend a dollar locally it is respent in the community again and again. In macroeconomic language this is the “local fiscal multiplier”. What is this magic number and why should you care? Well the quick answer is […]

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ROUND THE BEND, MIND MAPPING AND NON-LINEAR THINKING

I had the pleasure of talking to a local networking group about non-linear thinking.  I was talking about mind mapping and how it can be used to pull together diverse ideas or actions around a central concept.  What really surprised me was the feedback I got from a number of really experienced business people about […]

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