Category Archives: Small Business Management

Big Rewards SHOULD equal Big Expectations

I became increasingly agitated as I heard news about the big car company execs who cut their salaries to $1 a year… After withdrawing many millions in salaries for the past few years and not to mention the bonuses they will probably pay themselves regardless. Marie-Claire appears to agree with how I believed the way […]

The Demise of Open Plan Offices?

Apparently 90% of people who work in open plan offices feel more stressed and are less productive than their non-open plan counterparts. I can see how in a large office, the sheer noise and distraction of people constantly walking past may lead to this… But otherwise, isn’t the stress and lack of productivity more related […]

Ferrit’s gone bust – what a surprise.

Twitter was buzzing with the news this morning, so I imagine I’m a little slow on the uptake. Since the launch of Ferrit a couple of years ago, the generally accepted wisdom in the NZ tech community is that the site didn’t stand a chance. I’m still not 100% sure what they even do, other […]

The Driver Didn’t Design the Windscreen

I caught the bus today and somehow got chatting to the driver. He went on a rant about the giant floor to ceiling windscreens buses use. They cost $3,000 a pop and because of the height of the bus, often get cracked on tree branches etc. The bus driver thought it was a stupid idea, […]

The Web 2.0 Business model.

Thanks Raymond for commenting on my blog. I checked out your ‘About me’ and love your business plan: The plan. 1. Research the inter tubes to find a gap in the market . 2. Find some smart people to help build a killer site. 3. ? 4. Profit The 3. is especially clever. I have […]

One year Anniversary

Last week was my one year anniversary of being in business on my own. It has been an awesome year and I can’t quite believe it’s passed already. Because I’m feeling super soppy this week (the Post Secrets even drew a tear and don’t get me started on how much i cried when watching Wall-E…) […]

You just can’t buy service…

Just sitting at Singapore Airport, after the hour’s flight from Ho Chi Minh City. The flight home is proving to be harder than expected. My mother’s leg, which is now swollen and bruised both at the knee and ankle (In fact you can’t really tell much difference in width most of the way down and […]

Staying Calm

Over the past month or so, I have spent a lot of time strategising what I WANT. For most of this year that I have taken solo control of Decisive Flow, my aim has been to ‘see how things go’. But now I’m more clear headed and have tried a few different things, it’s time […]

You know you will be ok when…

This week has been a nightmare of work, things breaking, huge hyper, mega stressful situations and no time to even think – falling into bed at 9pm from exhaustion… But when Emma fell so sick she was ordered to be in bed for the next 5 days, she called to say she was coming in […]

3 Startup lessons we should all learn

Anita Campbell at Small Business Trends has written an interesting article describing three (Although it appears to be a lot more than 3) lessons she’s learned in your startup career. If you’re anything like me, you will laugh at your experience with some of these, and shake your head in wonder at the wisdom of […]