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July 28, 2014

Not all ideas are created equal. One of my favourite books is ‘The Art of Looking Sideways’ by designer Alan Fletcher and in it he makes an analogy of thinking as helicopters and vending machines. Helicopter Thinkers are those people who look at a challenge or problem from many different perspectives. They hover high above […]


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July 28, 2014

It’s when you are 6 foot under. One thing keeps recurring when I speak with successful entrepreneurs. All of them, with the exception of none, are constantly seeking and soaking up new information. They are constantly learning. Whether it’s reading, watching online videos, attending seminars, they tend to have this constant hankering to soak up […]


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July 27, 2014

Originally published by Naomi Simson as part of the LinkedIn Influencer Program I think back more than a decade to the moment when I thought it was a good idea to start an online business. There are some things I really wish I had known as I set out. Although one mentor said to me […]


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July 27, 2014

Have you ever heard the saying, “ignorance is bliss”?  That was pretty much the approach with which I started my business.  I had just had my first baby and decided to study interior design by correspondence, adding to an earlier attained arts degree.  I enjoyed it so much, I decided to chuck the corporate job in […]


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July 27, 2014

As entrepreneurs, should we be focus our energy on the parts of the business we enjoy and have a natural affinity with, or should we develop the areas we struggle with? I am the world’s worst sales person and for a long time I felt this was a weakness I had to overcome in order […]


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July 27, 2014

By Angela Vithoulkas. There should be a drum roll, a symphony written specifically for the unveiling of a new business, and fireworks. Definitely fireworks. Starting up a new business should give you a breathless, anxious exciting feeling – head spins and focus simultaneously.  Launching a startup should be something I’m used to, since I’ve been […]


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