Numeric Eight Blog

Live The Life You Imagined

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Most people dream about starting their own business long before they actually do. Once you begin, reality quickly takes hold and you find yourself doing lots of tasks outside your area of expertise – often in the belief it is saving you money. 

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Use Focused Networking to Grow Your Business

Monday, April 01, 2019

One of networking’s golden rules is that you need to invest time and effort to receive results. But that depends on your networking group. You see there are 2 types of networking groups – the fluffy ones and the business focused ones.

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Creating long term customer value

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Only your customers can evaluate how well you look after them and that’s likely to differ from customer to customer and with each interaction with your business. As a result, there will never be a checklist to ensure you take care of your customers each and every time. However, there are 3 poor service habits every business needs to stamp out. 

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Fun & open communication = a great team

Friday, October 19, 2018

When we enjoy our work, it’s easy to get up early and face the challenges of the day. As business owners and managers, we need to share our passion with our staff to ensure they also enjoy coming to work every day.

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Don’t try to do everything … know your strengths and get help to do everything else

Friday, October 12, 2018

It’s a myth to believe legendary business people achieve success on their own. The truth is celebrated leaders like Steve Jobs, Walt Disney and Coco Chanel didn’t have all the answers. Instead they understood their limitations and surrounded themselves with experts who could help them achieve their vision.

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For every business decision, there’s only one question – Why?

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Whether you’ve been in business for years, months or weeks, taking the leap to start your own business takes enormous courage, bucket-loads of self-belief and tonnes of passion. It should also be fun – even on the days when running your own business is sheer hard work. That’s why it’s so important to know your business “why”. It will keep you focused and on-track throughout your business journey but it’s something many business owners struggle to identify.

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Are you considering expanding your business into overseas markets?

Friday, October 05, 2018

Expanding your business – especially into international markets – can be hugely rewarding but it comes with great risks. That’s why you need to plan your expansion very carefully. Here are 6 tips to get you started.

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Stuffed in a shoebox or super organised – how are your accounts?

Friday, September 07, 2018

For most business owners, doing their accounts is sheer drudgery. It also takes them away from what’s important – growing their business and spending time with the ones they love.

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Set Yourself Up for Success for the New Financial Year

Friday, July 27, 2018

It’s great to celebrate business success but some businesses will finish the financial year with lower than expected results. While disappointing, it’s also an ideal time to reflect on what went wrong and how you can turn your results around.

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Could two-way communication be your best marketing strategy?

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

If I asked you how often you speak with your best clients, I’m sure your response would be something like:

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