Morning eNewsletter: But First, Coffee

Morning eNewsletter: But First, Coffee

More tab a year ago, I tried to get my podcast But First, Coffee going. Failing miserably, I finally conceded that there was no way I could diligently find the time to record a podcast with the noise bug that is my full time charge. But writing? You bet your cutet little bitton nose I [...]

Is There Room for Creativity in Your Business Plan?

Is There Room for Creativity in Your Business Plan?

Would you believe me if I told you that in 2019 when most people hear the phrase ‘business plan’ they think of a frumpy old word document 50 pages long buried deep in a dark file room, with no other purpose but to collect dust? I often mention the fact that most brands nowadays compete [...]

Business Writing: Why Is It Important?

Business Writing: Why Is It Important?

Business writing is a skill that is necessary but constantly overlooked. It’s often misconstrued that basic writing and mediocre editing are not significant when presenting important information or documents, much to the contrary. For a business or company putting out information, a most critical aspect of any publication or document is concise, direct and a [...]

Business Plan Writing Workshop

Business Plan Writing Workshop

What Is A Business Plan & Why Are They Important? A business plan is a strategic planning tool for entrepreneurs. A properly structured business plan not only helps entrepreneurs to focus on the specific steps necessary act on business ideas but also functions as a roadmap them to achieve both their short-term and long-term objectives. A business plan is imperative for a [...]

What A Year, 2018!

What A Year, 2018!

As this year comes to a close, I am reminded of everything that I have been able to accomplish, both individually and as a part of an amazing and supportive behind-the-scenes team. We sincerely would like to thank you, our clients, suppliers, supporters and partners who have made 2018 an incredible year of growth, successes and realized opportunities for us, [...]

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING MADE EASY

BUSINESS PLAN WRITING MADE EASY

Have you ever tried to write a business plan? It's not the easiest task for someone with no experience in business (despite what the draft articles on the internet say). If it were, business plan consultant wouldn't come with a US$2,000 - US$15,000. (Don't worry, I don't charge that much for simple, standard plans.). Most [...]

Instagram Launches IGTV for Content Creators

Instagram Launches IGTV for Content Creators

When Instagram announced a few weeks ago that it would be updating the app to allow for hour-long videos, the social media community (myself included) was very sceptical. However, the feature launch of IGTV for content creators have set the industry abuzz since the release. IGTV was released earlier today as a feature accessible inside [...]

3 Reasons To Update Your Business Plan

Many individuals and budding entrepreneurs make the mistake of sticking too rigidly to their business plan or simply failing to realize it needs updating. It’s a common trap to fall into. While your business plan is a guide,  it isn’t set in stone and shouldn’t be treated as such. You must be flexible and adapt [...]

5 Tips For Writing a Business Plan For Your Business Idea

So, you have a business idea. Perfect! Now you want to put it into action. But how? You need a plan. A business plan. This is especially true if you will be seeking investors to get your idea off the ground. Most investors want to see that you have a plan (a good one) before [...]

Does Size (Length) Really Matter?

Does Size (Length) Really Matter?

TL; DR. The acronym means 'too long; didn't read' and gets a bad rap because the user is labelled lazy and rude. But is that true? How many of us are guilty of this without typing it to let the author of a piece know? I know I am. As much as I love reading [...]