Posts tagged business
The value of business knowledge and where to find it

Many people believe that education stops once you finish school, but this is not the case. Your education stops the moment you believe you can’t learn anything new anymore. For most people, that means the moment they draw their last breath — so, you’ve still got time!

Formal education is just one step in the learning process, yet there are many more and you can take as many steps as you like.

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Joining the dots of success

“Careers and businesses don’t develop along a straight line. If you plot their milestones or turning points most would resemble a child’s join-the-dot picture with scattered points and no clear pattern. The picture doesn’t begin to emerge until you start making connections between the points.

These connections can take many real-life forms. They could include personal and business networks or linking ideas and industry fields. Sometimes the connections don’t make sense at first or they may lead to dead-ends. However, they can also lead toward rich and innovative creations.”

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Why now is the perfect time to start your own consultancy business?

“You’ve spent most of your working life building up an impressive range of skills. You’ve got a broad knowledge base in your area of expertise and some quite specific or niche skills. Now you feel an increasing urge to do something different because you don’t want to stay in that sort of environment for the rest of your life.

Maybe you’ve earned a professional degree, but the regular job opportunities are limited due to reduced budgets or your personal situation, such as having a young family.

Or, maybe, you are passionate about a specific area, like organisational psychology, or planning events and you want to use your talents to help others, but you can’t find a role that ticks all your boxes.

So, what do you do?”

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9 top tips for finding your online business niche

Are you looking for a sideline business to bring in extra income or maybe one you can develop to replace your current job? If so, the online world is full of opportunities waiting for you. But, how do you know where to start? We all have some things we can either create for others or teach to others. Don’t worry if you are not a recognised ‘expert’ in any field, we’ll share some tips to help you move past that below. For now, just consider the big picture.

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