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Those of us who watch and listen to the news won’t have escaped hearing about the state of the economy across the pond and the potential of the ripple effect on our economy. One thing is for sure, entrepreneurialism is about taking control of our livelihoods and not leaving too much to chance.

If you are a regular reader of the Entrepreneurs’ Blog here at the EBA, or follow us via Twitter or have attended one of our seminars, you’ll know how important we think mindset is in the formula of success.

No one likes the ‘R’ word – redundancies, but sometimes they become a necessity if a business is to thrive and survive. The reasons, of course, are varied: businesses are bought, sold or merged; markets change; strategy changes, technology becomes ever more sophisticated. And sometimes things go wrong – business owners miss the warning signs and hit cash-flow problems.

Most businesses don’t make it beyond 5 years. Whatever size of your company, from one employee (you) upwards, you need to maintain regular contact with your customers, retain them with a great service and delivery and keep them paying on time. Without cash flow you do not have room to manoeuvre your business.

This fabulous quote from Benjamin Franklin typifies for me the utter importance of self investment and investment in training. This quote became my personal mantra many years ago and I believe all coaches and trainers know this to be true for themselves too to keep them at the top of their game skillset and mindset.



  • Morgan Grage: I like this post, enjoyed this one regards for putting up. "No man is wise enough by himself." by Titus Maccius Plautus.
  • Derek: Brilliant article Bev, thanks for sharing. coincidentally the kilimamjaro example used is on my 2014 to do list! Ps thanks for the tips you gave me
  • jackson: thanks for your great article about developing your business idea to great business Jackson mutebi

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