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10 Ways To Foster Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Do you tend to guard innovation or do you want to share and exchange ideas, even with potential rivals? Do you believe risk is to be avoided or that it is the catalyst for innovation and creation? Are you driven by an innate need to create, build and grow? Entrepreneurial thinking is a way of approaching challenges and opportunities. It’s about the way you work and make decisions. Read More

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How do you rate your determination? Take this quiz to see

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“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.”
Tommy Lasorda

Business success is created by those who not only correctly spot the opportunity, but then are able to successfully manage it. See a gap in the market, take the risk on your idea, test the market, establish the brand. Do you have the determination to successfully start it, manage it and grow it? Determination pushes you to take on challenges and achieve. It comes from your inner strength and courage and is required to break your conditioned thinking. Read More

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Setting your price based on value

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Perception is the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted.

The right price will attract your target customers and ensure you are making a profit. This is one of the most challenging skills you have to learn on your startup or small business journey. Under-pricing prevents you from realising your true profit potential whereas over-pricing might cause you to lose customers. Value-based pricing looks at the price from the customer’s point of view. What would a satisfied customer be prepared to pay? Read More

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End of year wrap up

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As 2014 draws to a close, I am energised by the thought of a new year just around the corner. A new year brings with it challenges and opportunities. It also provides a moment to pause and reflect on what worked well in the year that has past and make plans for what need to be improved or changed in the year ahead. The end of the year is a special time for two reasons. I look forward to spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy having the time to reflect on lessons learned, successes and mistakes made and plan what I will change moving forward. Read More