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12 Jul, 2012

Top Tips For Business Success – James Caan

Posted by: Bev James In: Business Tips

While there are no fixed rules for success, I do believe that it takes a certain type of person to succeed in business, hence when I am in investing, I invest in people more so than products.

In my world I work mainly with two groups of people: highly successful entrepreneurs and high achieving former Olympians. There are many similarities between the mind-set of the two. Both groups strive for excellence and are action-orientated.

All too often business failure takes business owners by surprise. You can still have large contracts in place but suddenly the cash dries up and your cash flow resembles the Sahara!

As a business owner with a team of people, your business can only perform at its very very best if you have the right team with the right skills in the right roles. Right?

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.

  • 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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