How valuable is your small business in these changing times?

(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)
(Copyright © 2015 by Chesney Bradshaw, all rights reserved)

I rang up a retail owner the other day to find out if he had some specialist supplies that I wish to order. He told me that he had closed down his retail business in Benmore, Johannesburg, in the winter. This business had been trading for the past 50 years. Initially his retail arm was situated in downtown Johannesburg but about 15 years ago he moved out and relocated on the environs of Sandton. Now, it was gone for good. Continue reading “How valuable is your small business in these changing times?”

The power of innovation – accelerated thinking

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Beach from East London (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

An East London father was at the beach when his son was stung by a bluebottle. The father tried several common but ineffective traditional remedies to relieve the sting. He did research afterwards. Solution? The enzyme from pawpaw. The father now sells his product for bluebottle and insect stings.

People need to come up with new ideas to respond to challenges, problems and difficulties they are facing. They also may be looking for opportunities to turn their ideas into new products and services. But they just can’t make a personal breakthrough. They rack their brains but still nothing comes. Continue reading “The power of innovation – accelerated thinking”