Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - What are the typical issues of business services SMEs?

Typically, white collar businesses rely on professionalism to stand out ahead of the pack. Most common issues faced are: Finding quality staff Expensive staff not providing adequate return on...

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Quick Business Tip - What are the typical issues of hospitality businesses?

Typically, hospitality businesses rely on great customer service to get repeat patrons. Most common issues faced are: Finding great, reliable chefs or senior cooks Finding young, enthusiastic front...

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Quick Business Tip - What are the typical issues of trades businesses?

Typically, trades businesses rely on trust to stand out ahead of the various competitors. Most common issues faced are: Finding experienced tradesmen Finding young, enthusiastic apprentices with a...

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Quick Business Tip - What are the typical issues of industrial/wholesaling businesses?

Typically, Industrial/Wholesale businesses rely on great manufacturing processes or efficiencies in importing/exporting to get great repeat customers. Most common issues faced are: Finding great...

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Quick Business Tip - Secrets of Successful Retailing

I often get asked this question. What I have found is the most important factor is location. Too often I see business owners seeking to skimp on rent by being at the fringe of shopping strips and...

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Quick Business Tip - How to spot a leader in your business

Most business owners want quick fixes and little issues and disruptions. That is not the reality in an SME organisation. One of the areas that business owners want is either no resignations, no...

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Quick Business Tip - Is the "Tall Poppy Syndrome" dead in Australia?

I believe there has been a shift in our community. More and more I am sensing people appreciating successful small to medium business owners without the jealousy that was so prevalent for a long time...

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Quick Business Tip - Failure is easy, Success is hard

The reason for this is that success requires discipline, commitment, investment, patience and learning. Most of all, successful business people learn how to get up again after being kicked in the...

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Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - When is the best time to plan for 2018?

That depends on your industry. I'm signing up clients right now for half day planning days as some industries want to get organised before Christmas so that it is all in place for them to hit the...

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Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - Does working harder really work?

Business owners often fall for the trap of making up for other shortfalls in their business and themselves by working longer and harder. Those shortcomings may be financial or skill based. The...

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