Author: Sonja Balzarolo

Why creativity is good for business

The changing face of business today shows a growing trend for creativity in business. There are many studies, research, and examples of global and well-known companies using creativity to grow successful business. Google and NASA both embrace creativity in their business. You can easily find information online about the NASA Creativity & Innovation Commons – a collaborative work environment designed to spark innovative thinking. Google is well-known for its ’20 percent time’ but even though that is no longer a workplace practise, they still focus on providing and encouraging a highly creative work environment. Google embraces tools such as...

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7 Practical Steps For Building Focus & Growing your Business

‘So much to do, so little time’ – ‘There are never enough hours in the day’ Do you find yourself saying or thinking this regularly? Chances are what you need is a way to maximise the time you do have, and get the most out of it. Building your ability to focus is an essential skill as a small business owner who wears many hats. If you can’t focus, you can’t grow. These 7 practical steps (with recommended tips and tools) will give you the best chance of staying focused, on task in your business and creating an environment...

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5 Recruitment tips that will charge up your hiring process

One of the most common things I hear from small business owners is that recruiting new staff is something they avoid until they absolutely have to. Besides the concern of it being expensive and taking up too much time, there is also the fear of hiring the wrong person. Before taking time out of a corporate career to have children (and ultimately set up my own small business), I worked in recruitment for medium to large sized local and global companies for 15 years. I love sharing the tips I learned over this time and breaking these down into...

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