The upskilling of employees is something that is often neglected by small business owners. Even though we know that our employees are our greatest assets, the thought of paying for or “losing” productivity to education and development can be unbearable.

The solution to this challenge is to make use of distance learning as a medium for education and empowerment, which will make a significant difference to your business without breaking the bank.

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Many people believe that to start a successful company you just need to be the right person at the right place at the right time and everything will come together. So is it all about luck, or is there some skill involved? I tend to feel that it is a bit of both, and that to be successful you need the right skills set, but you also need the elements of success to come together at the same time.

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In order to get anywhere, you need to have a vision for where you are going. You need to have a picture of the outcome that you desire or you will never know when you have arrived. This is true especially for entrepreneurs who need to overcome many obstacles on the road to success and so you need to know where you are heading. So what does success look like for you?

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When I raise the subject of Network Marketing, what comes to your mind? Many, I am sure, are cringing at the thought of pyramid schemes and dodgy sales people trying to get you to buy something you definitely don’t want. Well, if your perception of network marketing and direct selling has been tainted by some bad experiences, try to overlook them for a moment and bear with me for a while because the reality of the industry is somewhat different.

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