EXPECT THE KNIFE IN THE BACK

EXPECT THE KNIFE IN THE BACK

Author: Pat Pattinson Betrayal in business is as much part of business as is the hunger for success. There is almost no success story in business without their being some skeletons in the closet. The key is not to suspect everybody of betraying you, but be prepared...
PROFIT IS NOT CREATED IN EXCEL SHEETS

PROFIT IS NOT CREATED IN EXCEL SHEETS

Author: Pat Pattinson I have been assisting businesses for some time now and the truth of the matter is that depending on how creative the owners or their accountants are, they can make the business look like a shiny diamond in the ruff. This is done without telling a...
SEPARATE YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOURSELF

SEPARATE YOUR BUSINESS FROM YOURSELF

Author: Pat Pattinson Hi,  I am Pat, the owner of Paul’s Consulting Services. How bright does that sound? Too strongly attaching yourself to your business can be detrimental to the business in the long run. Should you ever wish to sell, franchise or simply...
BUSINESS HAS NO PLACE FOR EMOTIONS

BUSINESS HAS NO PLACE FOR EMOTIONS

Author: Pat Pattinson Business rule number 3: Business has no place for emotions From the wise words of Yoda “Fear leads to anger; anger leads to hate; hate leads to suffering”. All these emotions leads to that deep financial hole you can’t seem to get out...
IF IT IS NOT ON PAPER IT NEVER HAPPENED

IF IT IS NOT ON PAPER IT NEVER HAPPENED

Author: Pat Pattinson Far too often it happens in business that a disagreement occurs and due to the lack of paperwork it ends up in a “He said She” situation all the way through arbitration to the court room costing all parties more than what it is worth. What...