The one thing every business owner should outsource, but doesn’t

When it comes to outsourcing stuff in our business, the equation is simple: If we charge $100/hr for our time, and can pay someone else $40/hr to do something we ...

The crazy domain situation that crippled my friend’s business

The first we knew there was trouble afoot was when Ant noticed woogsworld.com was down. We immediately freaked out because we host that site, and it belongs to one of ...

5 ways your brain is secretly sabotaging your business

Imagine if, every time you needed to make a decision, big or small, you had to stop, evaluate and come at the decision from all directions. If you’re thinking, ‘Gee, ...

The NEAT solution to any business challenge

Nam Baldwin is a mindset expert who specialises in helping people achieve success under extreme pressure. This makes him a natural fit for elite athletes and, unsurprisingly, he’s worked with ...

5 things lucky people have in common (hard work isn’t one)

‘The harder I work, the luckier I get.’ We’ve all heard this, and probably subscribe to it too. But, if it were true, every person we know would be lucky ...

9 business building things to spend money on before the end of financial year

So, it’s June, tax time is just around the corner, and you’re in the enviable position of having made too much money and you’re looking for something to spend it ...

The difference between BRAND and BRANDING (and why it matters)

When I was Editor of Flying Solo, we frequently surveyed our members (all business owners) to find out what their biggest problems were. Without fail, the issue of ‘finding new ...

Courage, failure and what you can achieve when you re-think fear

In 2012, I wrote a series of posts on my personal blog detailing how being a typically Type A, serial over-achiever and dedicated people-pleaser led me to such a hopeless place, ...

5 simple ways to secure your WordPress site (even if you can’t code)

Anyone’s who’s had a website designed and built by us knows WordPress is our platform of choice. We love it because it’s fast, is constantly being developed and improved, and ...

How your personality affects your productivity

When Gretchen Rubin was writing Better Than Before, her brilliant book about habit creation, she discovered something interesting: not everyone responds to expectations in the same way. There are two ...

5 impactful 2017 web design trends and how to use them on your website

The first thing I’ll say is I’m usually very trend-averse. ‘Stick to the classics and you’ll never go wrong’. That’s more my style. All that said, there are some current ...

5 ingredients of an annual report design that rocks

Annual report design. You might think it’s yawn-worthy but it’s something we find really fun. Why? Because we like the challenge of taking what is usually a very dry document, ...

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