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This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

What is a B Corporation and Should I Become One?

If you’ve been around this ethical/sustainable business world for a little while, you would have heard about ‘B Corps’, touted as the new standard in corporate social responsibility.

But what are B Corps, and are they really as impactful as everybody seems to think?

The Community of B Certified Corporations (https://www.bcorporation.net/) sums it up as follows:

B Corporations […]

By |August 24th, 2017|Consumers, Economics, Entrepreneurialism, Environment, Ethical Business, People, Politics|Comments Off on What is a B Corporation and Should I Become One?

How to Build a Great Team Culture (When Your Staff Have Never Met in Person)

‘Team culture’ is a major buzz-term of 2015, as startups everywhere try to attract the best talent through incentives and gimmickery on a scale unforeseen since the great bubble of the late 1990s.

All over Silicon Valley, free lunches, isolation pods, gym memberships, dog creches and flexible time have become the standard.

But don’t think that just […]

By |September 15th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, People|Comments Off on How to Build a Great Team Culture (When Your Staff Have Never Met in Person)

Conducting Business the Right Way: What’s Legal Isn’t Always What’s Right

I recently attended a conference in Asia for entrepreneurs. A lot of the people I really look up to were in attendance at this conference – people who have done amazing things – and it was fantastic to meet some of them in person.

I wasn’t the only one excited to mingle with the superstars of […]

By |September 10th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business|Comments Off on Conducting Business the Right Way: What’s Legal Isn’t Always What’s Right

You Can’t Outsource Your Legal Responsibilities

As business owners we’re always fixating on the bottom line. No matter what you sell, where your money comes from, how much or how often it all boils down to one simple formula – to stay in business more money must come in that goes out.

It is, ultimately, that simple.

The internet is making it easier […]

By |September 8th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, People|Comments Off on You Can’t Outsource Your Legal Responsibilities

Why do Business in an Ethical Way?

Running a business in what we would call the ‘right’ way can be challenging to set up and comparatively more expensive to run, in comparison to your competitors.

It can be hard, knowing that your competitors can provide a similar product to your pool of customers at a lower price than you are able, simply because […]

By |August 27th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|Comments Off on Why do Business in an Ethical Way?

How to Build a Great Team Culture (When all Your Staff Work Remotely)

‘Team culture’ is a major buzz-term of 2015, as startups everywhere try to attract the best talent through incentives and gimmickery on a scale unforeseen since the great bubble of the late 1990s.

All over Silicon Valley, free lunches, isolation pods, gym memberships, dog creches and flexible time have become the standard.

But don’t think that just because you can’t compete with Facebook for staff you can’t benefit from developing a strong culture within your business.

In many ways, it’s more important to focus on this with a remote team of contractors, because while they come for the money, they stay for the culture.

Mel and I have been operating our businesses with a large virtual team for the past three years. During this time, we have had over 60 staff members work with us, for periods of time from an hour to eighteen months.

Needless to say, we’ve learned a lot in this time.

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By |August 24th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People, Personal Development|Comments Off on How to Build a Great Team Culture (When all Your Staff Work Remotely)

Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

So the start up world has been abuzz this month with news of the sudden and, to many, shocking closure of Zirtual – a large and obviously financially unsteady virtual assistant employment platform.

I’m not going to take the time to go into the details of why it shut and why it’s unfair to the workers, the customers or any of that.

There are great articles on the situation here and here, and lots of other places – for those interested.

Needless to say, a few things are obvious from reading about their situation, including that the CEO, Maren Kate Donovan, handled the process about as poorly as any corporate meltdown/change/product launch anybody has ever seen.

To an outsider, it was Zune-worthy. It was the Hindenburg of corporate communications.

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By |August 23rd, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|Comments Off on Start Up Culture – Fake It ‘til You Make It – at Any Expense

The Difficulty of Politics For Entrepreneurs

When we started our tailored suits business, we investigated a lot of options for a base of production.  China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia were all in the mix.  We considered factors like cost (naturally), quality of production, fair wages and likelihood of exploitation of workers.  It’s hard in some of these countries to get […]

Challenges in Motivating a Remote Team

I need to start this post by acknowledging how little expertise I have in this specific area.  I am, like most people, conflict-averse and acutely sensitive to personal difference and the individual needs of others.  I suppose that is what 5 years of working for the Government will get you.

When you are busy working 12 or […]

By |March 18th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

3 Big Lessons from Outsourcing Web Development Projects:

I am not a web developer.  I’m also not a web designer.  My skill set (finance and law) is Ill-suited to the life of a tech entrepreneur.  When we started our first online business not only did I not know how to write code, I didn’t even understand what platform my website was built upon.  […]

By |February 12th, 2015|Entrepreneurialism, Ethical Business, People|0 Comments

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