There is a tendency, especially for new business owners, to act based on what they think others will like. Sometimes entrepreneurs will set aside their core values to please customers or other stakeholders. Peta, a licensed property conveyancer and entrepreneur, shows us why it’s better to stick to doing what you, yourself, think is right.
With all the hustle and bustle of running a business, people sometimes lose track of their plans as they become too busy with handling day-to-day affairs. Charley and Kim, co-hosts of Confessions of a Business Owner, talk about why being a reactive business owner is bad for your company and how being more proactive can make all the difference.
The corporate life can become monotonous after years of working a 9-to-5 job. For many people, entrepreneurship can provide them with a greater variety of experiences, but it also comes with its own challenges. Higgins, the founder of Build Live Give, talks about his decision to escape the corporate world, the struggles he faced, and the lessons he learned.
Competition can be very intense in the IT industry, but there are effective ways to use competition to your advantage. Peter, the founder of the technology consultancy itGenius, discusses how he was able to use data analysis and some quick thinking to acquire his biggest competitor within 48 hours.
Business people hitting their 30s can learn a lot from reflecting on their experiences in their 20s. Charley, a serial entrepreneur based in Melbourne, Australia, talks about what he learned about dealing with failure, managing professional relationships, and making businesses grow.