How to say No to Opportunity.

Jon Business Excellence

“Never turn your back on an opportunity” is a phrase most of us are accustomed to hearing. We are encouraged to “grab life with both hands” and go “outside your comfort zone” to constantly expand our skills and experience. All of this is true, as long as the so-called opportunity is a genuine one. Opportunities arrive in many different forms …

How To Write A One-Page Business Plan

Jon Business Excellence

If you own a new business or are just starting one, you would have probably been told that you need a business plan. While this is essential, most business plan templates call for a multipage document that is time-consuming to put together. Time that you could spend actually working on your business. And more often than not, the end result …

Are You Liked at Work?

Jon Business Excellence

This original article by Helen Mitas was previously published in Woman With Drive Powered by Porsche Did you take your first step towards a corporate career this year? Or perhaps you moved organisation or department. Whichever the case, you would have faced a new set of work systems, policies and relationship dynamics, all of which could leave your head spinning. …

Getting Personal In Business

Jon Business Excellence

In an era of information overload, consumers need to make quick decisions on whether they are truly interested in your brand message and a big part of that interest is driven by the connection they feel with you. In short, you need to start getting personal in business. And what I have found to be the best way of doing …

Business Beyond Relationships

Jon Business Excellence

There was a time when our success in business depended on the relationships we made and how we nurtured those relationships. I am sure you would be familiar with the quote, “It is not what you know, it is who you know.” Well, not anymore. Times have changed and relationship building is no longer enough to get and stay ahead. …