To be relevant to most readers, who cover the Globe , your Readers’ Questions need to be quite general in nature. Problems with staff or managers are similar the world over, as are many business problems.
I hope that the advice I offer, and understanding of how to tackle the problem, may help others to solve their issues.
The questions will be presented anonymously, and may be edited slightly to make them more general.
Question I have been asked to prepare a business case -is this the same as a business plan, or a business proposal? Answer No, not at all. Each of these three has a very specific function, and they are used … Continue reading
Thanks a lot for the advice and encouragement you give us thorough the emails you send. I would like to run a business where I can work at home, so I can look after my family. But the problem I … Continue reading
I am about to take up a new role, in a company where I have not worked before, so I am not familiar with the culture, management, staff, reports and protocols. What should I do in the first few days … Continue reading
I have a question. What is the best action after your company has received several bad reviews? I am the sole proprietor of my own business, and a couple of mistakes made seem to be damaging my reputation and is … Continue reading
Thank you for the beautiful course outline. l live in Kenya and l started a little business of supplying local schools with waste bins. At the beginning, I was so excited and l did well because every school had a … Continue reading
Good evening I met a person that asked me if I need an investor in my business. So, how do I negotiate with him in a way that he will not steal my business idea? Answer A very difficult balancing … Continue reading
Thank you for your posts which are always very helpful. You are making me think about my business in a different way. I am hoping for good growth in my business this year, but am not sure my staff will … Continue reading
Can you give me some advice please? Should I choose managers from within the organisation for promotion, as I have nurtured them to my way of thinking. Or is it better to recruit from outside the organisation? Answer Another great … Continue reading
My business is doing well and I now have a little profit to divert to staff benefits. I want to attract and retain the best people. What benefits can I offer to staff? Answer There are many creative ways to … Continue reading
I have recently taken up a new permanent role in my department. My boss is an arrogant, rough, hard person with not much experience in his position. He will not listen to our advice and information on the best way … Continue reading
I would like to request you advise on the following query that I met in my job. I work in a profit seeking company yesterday they asked to make a “plan of the promotion” can you please help me? Answer … Continue reading
If you have people under you who do not touch on the positive things that go on, but dwell on the little things that goes wrong, please, how would you handle it? Answer There are many reasons why people behave … Continue reading