Category: small business

June 5, 2016 / / life

When I think back to being a kid it was really easy to sit around and do nothing; not a care in the world, in fact I’d never even heard the word “stress”. I can remember days, back when I was at college, when I would spend a free afternoon down at the local country park just chilling out, staring off across the lake. Then back to when I was a young kid and I would lie out on the grass with friend just starting off at clouds taking the shit that kids do.

Now, it seems, that I am completely incapable of doing this. When I sit down to do nothing my mind will race with a thousand thoughts of things that I haven’t done or things I should be doing rather than sitting around. I often wonder what brought me to this stage, a stage where I can’t even just relax and watch the clouds float by without thinking of all the things I should be doing. Read the Post The beauty of doing nothing

April 7, 2016 / / Business

If you’re in business then you will have had this conversation with a client at some point during your time. That said, you may well of had this conversation with a supplier at some point but when is the same thing not the same thing?

If you are in business then when it comes to pricing your services/products then the only reasons that someone else would be providing the same thing cheaper are: Read the Post Same thing cheaper….

November 4, 2015 / / small business

I was listening to the radio this morning when I heard an advert come over the radio, the type that you hear all the time. The type that we are bombarded with every day through the press, radio, TV, Internet, social media and many others. It even has even become a cliche catchphrase that most people have a chuckle over…….”brand new customers only”. Read the Post Low hanging fruit

April 20, 2015 / / Light relief

Confession time; the title of this post was a bit of a white lie…….sorry. But please bear with me……

First thing to get out of the way is that this post is also not about the Go-Giver which is an amazing book by Bob Burg and John David Mann, if you haven’t already read it then do!

This post was inspired by an email I received last week from Richard Tubb which asked the question of “What does it take to be a successful IT business owner”. Something we hear all the time is how people want to become successful, the car, the house etc. So folks go off and they go and get a new job or start a business of their own so that they can become “successful”. But I can honestly say that most haven’t got a clue what it looks like to be successful! Read the Post Guide to stratospheric success

March 30, 2015 / / Business

One of the things that we like to do at work with our clients is to have periodic business reviews. For some clients this is quarterly while for others it is done every 6 months. The idea behind this is to discuss how their business is progressing and what future plans are on the horizon. By taking this time we are able to ensure that the business needs are met by the technology infrastructure that we provide and maintain. The other reason for this is to simply “shoot the breeze” with the client; this is where we talk about almost anything that the flow takes. Read the Post Living for the weekend

March 3, 2015 / / life

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Feels a little like the cliché alcoholics anonymous meeting, “My names Rob and I’m an alcoholic”. Obviously I’m not an alcoholic but the subject of mental illness feels equally taboo even in the modern age. In recent months the topic has become more prominent following the tragic passing of Robin Williams which was believed to have been brought about by an ongoing battle with depression.

Read the Post My names Rob and I’m mental

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