How Business Freedom Enablers Help You Go The Xtra Mile

Think of all the extra things you could do if you didn’t have to do mediocre and mundane tasks… While you’re waiting for your name to be called at the doctors you’re probably daydreaming about playing your favourite sport or making your favourite creative thing, whether that be baking, drawing or writing that novel you’re working on. While you’re in the bus queue you might be wishing you were meeting a friend for a catch…

Workflow Whizz: Save Time & Grow Your Business!

  Who doesn’t like being productive? The truth is even the biggest procrastinators among us relish the feeling of being efficient and kicking that to-do list to the curb. With the amount of things you could do instead of spending ages on a menial task that should take a fraction of time- from creatively coming up with your next product or service idea to penning that book you’ve always wanted to write- it’s no wonder…

Why Teal Is Our New Favourite Business Colour…

  If you had a business genie at your disposal and could dream up a perfect organisational structure what would it look like? Flexible working hours, location independence for employees and freedom to fulfil their job roles how they liked? But would the necessary results be achieved if there weren’t any firm strategies, procedures and regulations implemented, if there was no clear chain of accountability in place? In our post last week we talked about…

10 Ways Time-Saver Zoho Tasks Helps You Tackle Your To-Do List

  Time’s pretty fickle isn’t it? When we have lots of it we love it but usually end up squandering it with a ‘I’ll do it tomorrow mentality.’ When time is of the essence and we have very little of it, we resent it and tend to leave an urgent task until the very last minute before a deadline. Poor time can’t win! Time is so tricky because we can’t control how fast passes but…

10 Ingredients For An Analytically Delicious Business

  Running a successful business is a lot like baking the perfect cake. We’re huge fans of cake here at Creative Analysis (in fact coffee and cake with clients is our favourite way to engage with them!) but that’s not why we’re writing this blog post. You’re probably wondering how business and cake are related if we’re not referring to a cake business. Well, just like putting the wrong ingredients and using the incorrect methods can…

Smarketing: Sales Meet Marketing, Marketing Meet Sales

  How well does your company’s team gel? Take a moment to reflect on that question. If you think they get along fairly well, what about your wider team, beyond the immediate department you work in? Do they enjoy as smooth a relationship? If so, why not, do you reckon? Is it because they have different ways of doing things, different goals, different purposes? Companies where departments are segregated are missing a huge trick since…

Identifying Opportunities: Waving Goodbye to ‘What-Ifs’

  Do you know when we know we’ve missed a great opportunity? When it’s passed us by, with that pesky feeling of hindsight mischievously and knowingly grinning at us as we reflect on the ‘If Onlys and ‘What Ifs’. What if we had developed that relationship with that interested possible client more? If only we had made time to go to that networking event where lots of other local small enterprises picked up new business….

The ideal CRM to house your business data is out there…

What do you expect when you start up your own business? You may expect it to be a stressful hard slog, require blood, sweat and tears and then some, and maybe (if you’re realistic) you anticipate that your new venture might not generate a profit during the first 18 months (unless you’re blessed with a bit of leprechaun luck). But you might also imagine your start-up to be rewarding, something your passionate about, enjoy and…

The Ultimate Business Freedom: The Power to Work Anywhere, Anytime

What does freedom mean to you? Perhaps it’s escaping on an exotic holiday, a travelling adventure or being able to sleep in or socialise with friends during a ‘working’ weekday? Not being tied to the office or a strict work schedule might spring to mind? Maybe freedom means being able to be utterly spontaneous. At the start of the summer I met two innovative businessmen at a networking conference who encompassed and embodied everything that…