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...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - Should you focus on your Strengths or Weaknesses?

Well, both. However, in different proportions. Remember, your weaknesses are the ones which are holding you back to achieving amazing things and you need to work out how to get them out of your way...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - Having Fun? You better be.

Here's my quick observation across my wide experience with business owners. One major ingredient separates the successful ones from the struggling ones. It's the ability to have fun along the way...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - To franchise or not to franchise

So, you're chugging along nicely and the business reached a level where it might make more sense to franchise than to keep growing the areas yourself. What would be the criteria for you to decide to...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - What are great KPIs for SMEs?

Why do you need to measure things in a small business? Because if you don't, you can't improve on it. So, what sort of things are useful to know for an SME? Well, that depends on the industry, so, I...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - What is the Number 1 mistake SME business owners make?

Fearing of making a mistake. Why is that so important? I've discussed this often, that inaction creates procrastination and the result of this is far worse than those business owners who take action...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - What is YOUR elephant in the room?

Ever find that you are trying to avoid the most obvious of things when running your business? Is the cashflow bothering you? Are some of your employees grinding at you? Is the equipment you use...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - Just go for "It"

Simple one today. If think you want it, then, you know you want "It", whatever "It" is for you. The only one holding you back is you.

read more

Nick Ikonomou

Quick Business Tip - Never underestimate how much money you need to start a business

Time is money. You have heard this before. However, most aspiring entrepreneurs totally underestimate how much it costs to start a business. The organic approach costs those people far more than they...

read more

Nick Ikonomou business coach

Quick Business Tip - Similarities between top sporting organisations and top SME businesses

Sport has great comparisons with business and here are some of those: Extremely committed people Goal focused KPI focussed Coaching structures Honesty in appraisals Fast paced Team culture...

read more