‘We are closed for renovation!’  ‘Our customer service crew has been taken for a working holiday to horn their skills.’ ‘My business needs a fresh coat of paint!’ ‘Isn’t it a good time to develop business systems?’ Dear friends, every time is time for business. The list of activities an entrepreneur or a business can […]

I walked into the interview room still trying to understand what risk management within the corporate setting was all about. Despite knowing what the words risk and management meant separately, I did not seem to grasp the actual meaning of risk management within a corporate setting. I was interviewing for a position in a risk […]

A manufacturing firm was in the habit of recruiting casual employees because of their often increasing workload. Although it had a number of employees, most of their work needed support from casuals on a daily basis. And so for five years, the company would engage approximately 50 casuals daily. The organization was able to automate its […]

Nisana joined a new bank in town. On the first day he reported, one of his colleagues volunteered to take him around the building that houses the bank’s headquarters. Everyone he was introduced to literally stopped what they were doing and warmly welcomed him. This was entirely different from what he was used to in […]

Innovation and creativity are the cornerstones of entrepreneurship. The other characteristic is the need for an entrepreneur to be persistent. Persistence is being obstinate (stubborn) with your belief, your vision. When you are stubborn, visionary, it shows in your talk, facial expression and the like. You are motivated in your world beyond redemption. You cannot […]

Recently I met with a former classmate at a forum, who got me reviewing what constitutes my priorities in terms of positioning my employer in the market. Martin has been running his own bookstore since leaving college in 2008. He reckons that initially he struggled to set up the shop, from savings and money from […]

It is 4am on a Wednesday. The whole country is excited about the papal visit which begins later in the evening. I am about to miss this auspicious occasion since I am headed out of town. Something is disturbing me though, almost clouding the thought of missing this visit. The negative perception that a lot […]

The other day, I met with Makena, highly focused and diligent damsel I have known for many years. She had a business proposition that was stunning and got me thinking as well. Particularly for a new entrant in the industry, this could not be ignored. Makena was getting into flower industry. She had not been […]