Professionals and business owners are good at what they have been trained to do. However, running a successful business involves a lot of other skills being learnt and implemented to help the business flourish and grow. Running your own business involves continuous change and adaptation. Fundamental to any business success is connecting with the clients or customers. 1. Build awareness of your business. This involves creating awareness of who you are, what you want to achieve and how you can help your customers. Endeavour to become a vital resource for your customers by communicating ways you can assist

By |2021-01-28T02:31:21+00:00January 28th, 2021|

BHA Guide to Hiring Staff

Hiring new staff can be quite a time-consuming task, so there is a need to be as well planned as possible and with clear goals to minimise disruption to the workplace. We often use the term “we need to get someone on board”, hence the term ‘onboarding’ which refers to the integration of anew employee. The following summary provides an overview of some of the important considerations for the recruitment of a new staff member. 1. Is a new position necessary, or can current staff upskill to get the job done? 2. If a new employee is required, decide

By |2020-11-20T03:23:54+00:00November 20th, 2020|


Having a successful business involves being organized. It involves conducting the business in a way that all required tasks are performed, and that they are done so efficiently by everyone.  Systems and procedures are needed in a business to ensure the operations of the business work harmoniously. In addition, everyone needs to clearly understand how to perform the tasks and  exactly what their individual responsibilities are. To be competitive in the current market, the business must operate at maximum productivity and as efficiently as possible. What is a SYSTEM  ? It is a set of detailed methods What

By |2020-10-07T01:49:46+00:00October 7th, 2020|

What does the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement mean for my business?

Last month, on 17 January 2020, the Australia-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (A-HKFTA) entered into force. What is a Free Trade Agreement? For those wondering what a free trade agreement – or FTA – is, an FTA is essentially an agreement between at least two countries in which they agree to mutually reduce or eliminate trade barriers such as tariffs and import quotas, on goods and services, between themselves. Depending on how broadly worded the FTA is drafted, the range of products/services can vary widely. With Australia and Hong Kong already having a strong trade relationship, the A-HKFTA will,

By |2020-07-07T07:11:34+00:00February 11th, 2020|

Establishing a work-life balance and securing a solid business!

It’s all about balance Ideally, at the beginning of this new year, attention will be given to working on the business as much as in the business. Equally, the importance of family in the mix of time-share. Profit of the business is the objective; this underpins choice and prosperity but shouldn't be at the expense of the whole of life. Let's investigate some ways this can be achieved - some thought-starters! So where to start? When to start? Why start?? Everyone has either heard their parents say or have already said, "sorry I can't come to that, I have

By |2020-07-07T07:12:17+00:00January 11th, 2020|

The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

What is Emotional Intelligence, and why is it important? Emotional Intelligence or EI is the other kind of smart. It started to appear to the masses in the mid-'90s and seemed to be the missing link in these peculiar findings: people with an average IQ outperformed those with higher IQs 70% of the time. These findings threw a massive spanner into what many people had assumed for so long, to be the sole source of success – IQ Emotional intelligence is in all of us and is that "something" that seems to be a bit intangible. It affects

By |2020-07-07T07:13:03+00:00November 11th, 2019|