Awards — make the most of them!

  Let’s talk awards this month as this is a topical subject. We have just had the House of the Year awards which I had...

Putting up with the ‘brown whiffy stuff’

I’m not one for name dropping or flaunting the circles in which I mix, but I had a personal invitation to the best seats...

Attention! Are you one of these?

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   Following on from last month’s piece of Booker Prize-worthy literature — or maybe not — of which you will...

Marketing — the how, what, where and who

Marketing — it’s a word that comes up in conversation when a new client comes on board, normally within the first two sentences. Why?...

Procrastination — it’ll cost you dollars!

By Terry Sage, Trades Coaching New Zealand   It’s not often I get on my soapbox and have a real good moan. Well, yeah, I do...

Schedule a weekly ‘ON hour’, and watch the income increase and the stress decrease

I am half listening to the news on Monday evening — channel one, if you are wondering — and they talk about the space...

Making plans and provisions for something you hope just won’t happen . . .

Famous writers will tell you they look everywhere for inspiration before they put pen to paper. I am not suggesting for one second that I...

Is this what you really want to do for the next 20 years?

So the holidays are now a distant memory — and the next ones feel like a decade away, so no point even entering that...

Beware of social media stuff-ups

Different parts of the country rely on different methods of effective marketing, and this is also determined by the size of your company. For example,...

Your staff- asset or liability?

Cast your mind back to when you first started in the construction industry. For most of us we were the apprentice, or maybe just...