My ‘Coffee with Colm’ topic this week continues my focus on the inevitability of you encountering problems as you grow your business – many of which will be not of your making. As I said last week, problems are a fact of life; the ONLY people with no problems are lying six feet under. That statement guarantees that you will…

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My ‘Coffee with Colm’ topic this week focuses on the inevitability of encountering problems as you grow your business. Problems are a fact of life; the ONLY people with no problems are pushing up daisies. That statement guarantees that you will encounter problems no matter whether you push on with your business or you quit – pushing on just…

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My ‘Coffee with Colm’ topic this week focuses on doing whatever it takes. How much should we do to give ourselves the best opportunity to succeed? In my book Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business despite the Roadblocks I think it through in a chapter mini-section entitled Getting stuck in Below is that snippet from the book for you to consider.  For…

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  My ‘Coffee with Colm’ topic this week centres on the importance of your professional reputation. We are, each of us, positioned today exactly where we are based on how we have performed in the past, good, bad or indifferent and I touch on this in my book, Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business despite the Roadblocks when we get…

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I want to talk briefly this week about Networking. Networking is a vital part of all business in the early part of the 21st Century and with the digital age in full bloom, I believe is an even more important facet of business now and into the future. Done properly, Networking can be a ‘pattern-interrupter’ and…

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I want to talk briefly this week about the trouble with optimism. At face value there shouldn’t be any; pessimism obviously being the uglier cousin, however, what if optimism, and its purveyor, the Optimist, is not enough? Or perhaps even wrong? In my book, Feeding Johnny – How to Build a Business despite the Roadblocks I deal with…

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