Category: Management

Developing a succession plan

When you have decided to exit the business, good succession planning will assist you in successfully transfering your organisation to any new owner. If you develop a fantastic succ...

Introducing the ‘Bootstrap Business Plan’

When investor sentiment goes south a successful entrepreneur will often look to create an alternative business plan where they rely upon themselves for any/all financing. This is c...

Organisation-wide goals for a business

The goals listed below are examples wide goals Boards and/or Executives set. These have been compiled so as to help speed the creation of your planning docs and can help the team s...

Directors liability insurance (a brief checklist)

Each and every business will have its own specific requirements relating to liability insurance. Below is a sample list of questions to ask yourself to determine if your start-up b...

Questions not to ask in interviews

Below is a series of questions to avoid asking candidates during the interview process. Whilst most of these are obvious, it is worth thinking your approach through prior to any in...

Checklist for hiring employees

Write a job description Post the job internally and to your personal network Contact and engage with a relevant recruitment consultant/agency Place advert on your platforms website...

Engagement metrics for editorial (KPI’s)

In this series of articles we look at the key performance indicators for editorial and content production teams businesses operating within the platform and portal spaces should fo...

Key success factors for a platform or portal business

If you look at the key factors that potentially dictate success, or failure for businesses operating in the digital publishing space, you can then gauge what you need to do in orde...

The seven P’s of marketing

The 7 P’s marketing model was originally devised by E Jerome McCarthy in his 1960 book ‘Basic Marketing. A Managerial Approach’.  In my personal opinion, it is still worth keeping ...