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Should You Go Into Business With a Friend

Should You Go Into Business With a Friend?

The Case of Nimble ActiveWearToday I read a great story on the Smart Company website about the two women behind the multi-million dollar clothing brand, Nimble ActiveWear. Katia Santilli and Vera Yan have been friends since they were 14. They met at school, but when they grew up Vera moved to Sydney while Katia went
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How to Recover from Ruin

How to Recover from Ruin

A friend of mine has lost a lot of money. He went into business and it was a fine venture, but his business partner pulled the pin after just nine months and that has effectively bankrupted my friend. Today I want to write about recovering from financial loss, but much of what I write is
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How to Stop Burn Out

How to Stop Burn Out

The late-great US basketball coach John Wooden once said, “Don’t let making a living prevent you from making a life.” Too many of us are being burnt out by our jobs. Companies seem to want more and more from their employees. Those European companies, which let their staff work six-hour shifts and take regular holidays,
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How to Successfully Launch Your Startup Business

How to Successfully Launch Your Start-up Business

My mission this year has been to encourage people to turn their passions into profit – I want people to pursue their dreams and prosper. If you are stuck in a dead-end job, then it’s time to look for something better. It’s time to fulfil your potential and live a bigger life. I’ve been asking
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Right Time to Quit Your Day Job

When is the Right Time to Quit Your Day Job and Focus on Your Passion-Driven Venture?

I’ve said many times that life is too short to stay in a job you hate and be miserable. The better option is to create a job of your dreams based around a personal interest or passion. With the advent of the internet it has never been easier to go into business. By marketing online
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The Right Time to Expand a Business

When is it The Right Time to Expand a Business?

Doing the passion for profit tour and meeting so many enthusiastic people ready to take that step and begin a venture has been incredibly inspiring. Last week I wrote about how to maintain your enthusiasm and stay positive when facing obstacles. Today, I want to talk about what you should consider before expanding a successful
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