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Small and medium-sized enterprises account for 99% of all business entities in the advanced industrial world. The importance of SMEs to the real economy is immense, particularly in outlying areas, where they often play a critical role in the life of the community. Finding ways to inject vitality into small businesses is clearly a high priority for industrial economies seeking to overcome the sluggish growth of recent years. At the same time, government policy can only accomplish so much in terms of promoting small business reform in today’s highly complex society. Each company needs to adopt strategies appropriate to its sector and tailored to its own circumstances. Corporate social responsibility has a significant role to play in such private sector-driven reforms.

CSR is, in fact, an essential element of business strategy for today’s SMEs. In some ways, SMEs are in a better position than large corporations to reap tangible benefits from socially responsible business practices. That said, SMEs also face unique challenges rooted in local conditions and the fundamental constraints surrounding small businesses.

Of course, “SME” is a broad category, encompassing relatively large organizations with the resources to adopt big-business approaches to CSR – appointing full-time personnel to dedicated CSR units, publishing CSR reports detailing their many initiatives, and so forth.

According to Andrea Newell in his article “Corporate Social Responsibility for Small Business”, CSR works for large and small organizations alike. There are a number of DON’TS that must be effectively followed through.

  • Don’t try to beat the system or cheat. Take a shortcut or fabricate results and anyone finds out – your reputation takes a beating and there is no shortcut out of that.
  • Don’t put in minimum effort and call it CSR. Recycling a few boxes doesn’t make you carbon neutral. It’s ok to start with small changes — just report their results honestly and grow from there.
  • Don’t simply give money away without a plan. CSR does not equal philanthropy. It’s a long-term strategy, not a one-time financial donation.
  • Don’t spend so much time writing a plan, that no one gets a chance to follow it. Formulate some simple strategies and implement them in a timely manner. CSR is too complicated. It doesn’t have to be.
  • Don’t expect a direct financial ROI on CSR. Some returns are not easily measurable, and as a long-term strategy, some CSR initiatives might not show results immediately.
  • Don’t base the success or failure of your program solely on that.
  • Don’t communicate your CSR efforts in a weak or preachy way, either to your employees or your customers. This will undercut your sincerity and passion about your CSR initiatives. Neither your employees nor your customers will buy it. If you craft a solid CSR program, do it justice by communicating it confidently and clearly.
  • Don’t give individuals responsibility without authority. This holds true in all aspects of a business.
  • Don’t treat CSR as a separate company initiative. Incorporate it into all aspects of your company’s philosophy.
  • Don’t measure without action. Measurement is a good first step. Then work toward improvement.
  • CSR is expensive. Everyone is tightening their belts, and no one expects small companies to spend a large amount on fledgling CSR efforts. Make small affordable changes. Some efforts, like turning down the thermostat, turning off the lights and recycling, can actually save companies money with a little effort and minimal financial output.

The rest of the list can be summed up like this: start small, be honest, and grow from there.

CSR is a fad or marketing gimmick? Studies and discussion this year alone show us that it’s not.

Many large companies have gotten a lot of press for their CSR efforts and some have gotten even more for their high-profile failures, so it’s easy to see why small companies might feel daunted by the idea of starting their own programs.

Many small businesses might feel that CSR isn’t necessary for them to do business, but studies and reports show that customers of businesses large and small care about CSR. In addition, many large companies are requiring their vendors to meet certain greenhouse gas measurement requirements as the price of doing business. Many small businesses might find CSR thrust upon them sooner than they think. It’s always better to craft your own program that is in line with your business and its strengths and values than to have it suddenly forced on you.

Essentially, the same principles hold true for companies large and small. Plan CSR around your core business values, integrate it into all parts of your business, implement what makes sense for your company in terms of effort and investment, get your employees on board and communicate honestly with your customers. In other words – get started and do your best, and your employees and customers will respect that.

This expose is adapted from articles by Kageyama Makoya and Andrea Newell.


The presence of a worm taints even the most popular type of apple including the corporate kind.

Is it any wonder, then, that iPhone loyalists felt betrayed when Apple confirmed customer suspicions that it had been deliberately slowing down the performance of its older models? Although Apple claimed it wanted to preserve battery power and avoid sudden operational shutdowns, consumers weren’t buying it; to them, the lack of transparency seemed disingenuous.

Had Apple simply been honest with its users from the get-go, the organization wouldn’t have faced such suspicion and found itself compelled to issue an apology for not having been clearer. Sure enough, iPhone sales dropped in the first quarter of 2018. Customers’ reactions were proof that transparency, and the customer loyalty it engenders, can never be taken for granted. Anything less can turn even the most loyal customer from an advocate to an adversary.

Yes, consumers can handle the truth.

“You can’t handle the truth!” might have turned into one of the most overused memes from filmdom, but it seems to be the sentiment among many brands. Though they all hope to attract and retain customers, they forget that sincerity is a direct path to loyalty.

A 2016 Label Insights survey revealed that 94 percent of customers remain loyal to completely transparent brands; 73 percent of respondents said they’d pay more for products if the company were always truthful with customers.

Honesty really is the best policy when trying to retain customer loyalty through bad times and good. Practice the following principles, and you’ll elicit more cheers than jeers from customers.

  1. Understand thy customer.
    When Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was asked about his decision to enable user reviews, he explained, “We don’t make money when we sell things. We make money when we help customers make purchase decisions.” In other words, he knew that unless he got in the heads of consumers, he couldn’t deliver exceptional experiences.
    Trust takes a lifetime to earn and can be lost in a minute. Consequently, you can’t make assumptions about customers because you’re bound to miss key elements of their needs. Rather than giving mere lip service to the idea of partnering with your customer, dig in deep like Amazon.
    Read negative and positive reviews of your brand, and get on the ground with your sales teams. Sideline your subjectivity, and open your eyes to the customer perspective. The insights you gain will help you keep customers’ best interests as a top priority and show customers that your brand is actively and honestly working toward maintaining their business.
  1. Never close the feedback loop.
    You need feedback; otherwise, how will you learn from the mistakes you’ll inevitably make? The more feedback you glean, the faster you can do a course correction and beat the competition. Plus, customers value having a voice in an age when their concerns can sometimes get lost amid internet chatter.
    Not sure how to initiate a steady cycle of feedback? Twitter may have the answer. The app’s customer feedback tool allows certain companies to start a dialogue with individual tweeters, asking them to engage in surveys and other satisfaction-measuring devices. The rich data culled from the results can give a stream of consistent, immediate feedback that can then be turned into a seamless part of any brand’s customer service process.
    Twitter’s feedback tool allows brands to get on their customers’ levels and gain the insights necessary to keep them loyal. Seek feedback early, then continue collecting and using it to openly modify your brand’s appeal, which will help you make genuine progress toward customer retention.
  1. Drill to the core.
    Are you listening to the people who make up your key demographics? Don’t immediately say “yes.” The way you ask for information impacts the quality and accuracy of the feedback.
    When Disney wants to know about its target personas, for example, it institutes focus groups of preteens, toddlers, and elementary-aged students. Not only do Disney executives and marketers study the way the kids react to their products, but they also solicit opinions from even the youngest focus group members. Each experience allows them to get more personalized with their products and delivery mechanisms.
    Often, brands aren’t being as creative as they might, which leads to getting only half the story. As big as Disney is with its movie franchises, theme parks, and collectibles, it’s still willing to ask what makes some of its key audience members tick. Consider initiating small sessions with narrowed-down focus group demographics, and reward your users for their time and effort, as Disney did when it doled out participation stickers to its tiny focus group members. And don’t forget to implement the feedback you’ve received. These strategies show customers you value their time and patronage, which makes them more inclined to keep buying from you.

Ideally, your relationship with customers should satisfy both your needs: You’ll have the loyalty you want, and they’ll get the solutions they deserve. Cultivate that two-way street by planting roots in a soil based on collaboration, mutual respect, and transparency. Then, sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labor.


By Jeffrey Epstein


Mothers around the world make priceless contributions to our lives, oftentimes while balancing the demands of their career and the family. That’s why a day (Mother’s Day) is dedicated annually to celebrate mothers’ around the world, for giving their precious time and resources to provide the much needed balance in our homes. In all these, we need to identify the veritable lessons behind the strength of motherhood and apply them in the day-to-day running of businesses.

Most of the skills mastered and effortlessly practiced by mothers on daily basis are highly sought after in the corporate world and leveraged upon to lead teams; from efficiency to persuasiveness and delegation. In a survey carried out by Moira Forbes, an American Journalist, she highlights Leadership Lessons You Can Learn from Working Mothers; here she talked to seven power mums about the most important lessons they’ve learned about leadership since becoming mothers.

The question; “What is ‘the one thing’ that motherhood has taught you about being a better leader?”

Here’s what they said:

  • Know when to pushand When to Let Go: Christa Quarles is the CEO of OpenTable (an online restaurant-reservation service company), and the mother of two sons. She said Motherhood has taught her when to keep pushing and when to let go. So much of parenting is wrestling with the dichotomy of when to push your child and when to let go and let them drive the direction; thereby enabling the condition that they might fall or fail. My two boys (ages 9 and almost 6) are highly social, sporty and love school, but they also think they are wiser than they could possibly be at this point in their lives. They don’t know what they don’t know yet. My goal Quarles says; is to enable them to be independent, do what they love and make meaningful connections with other people. I think it’s the same with my employees and teams at OpenTable. I want my teams thinking independently and aggressively pursuing goals. They should have enough rope to explore their own ideas and develop their own hypotheses. But it’s also important to step in and course correct. Striking that balance is what defines effective leadership.
  • Roll With The Punches:Sarah Robb O’Hagan is the CEO of Flywheel Sports and the mother of three children, she says; I went in to motherhood assuming that it was going to make my work life so much more stressful because it was adding a whole new set of responsibilities to my plate, but it has actually had the opposite effect for me in that it forced me to relax a little bit and realize that I don’t have to have a plan for everything. You quickly find when you have babies that you can’t control their moods and their needs in the way you can your own workload – so you have to get used to just rolling with the unexpected. And that is a great lesson for leadership – having the flexibility to bob and weave as circumstances around you change, and giving up the illusion that you have control over all of your outcomes. 
  • A Personalized Approach Is Key: this is what Lizzie Widhelm, the SVP of Ad Product Strategy thinks, she is the mother of three sons and she says; my children are two parts amazing, one part insane, and a whole lot of nothing alike. If I don’t adjust to their unique personalities and spend quality time with each of them, we have total chaos at home. The good news for my team at Pandora is I have made a thousand mistakes at home and I use those lessons to bring my best self to work. A personalized leadership approach requires a significant time investment with each individual. I have learned that the work I see in the end tells me very little about what I could have done to help along the way. The secret is observing the process it takes to get there and understanding that everyone has different strengths, passions and motivations. The interesting thing about putting the extra time in with your team is they appreciate you for the investment and in turn your relationship grows and leads to more open and honest conversations. Those conversations are the most rewarding part of my day. Well… until I get home to my crazy kids.
  • Embrace Unknown Territory: Michelle Cordeiro Grant is the Founder and CEO, Lively and the mother of a son and daughter, she says; “Motherhood has taught me not to fear the unknown but instead embrace the journey of learning on the go! Enjoy the fulfilling feeling of “figuring it out” and use that energy and motivation to tackle the next challenge! For me, being a new mother and a new entrepreneur at the same time was all unknown territory. But as I began to meet and exceed one milestone at a time, that momentum and empowerment continued to build. There have been so many amazing and fulfilling accomplishments, from seeing my baby take her first steps to seeing LIVELY make its first shipment! I often reflect upon those moments as I tackle my next great challenge. The big takeaway for me is to use moments of accomplishment, big or small, as fuel to have the courage to go after it all – the sky’s the limit!” 
  • Balance Competing Needs:“An essential role of motherhood is being a conciliator: resolving conflicts – which in my case was often with warring children. While mediating an argument, I sought to teach empathy for the feelings of others and respect for different faiths and backgrounds that may give others a different point of view. Children learn by example; and I was always conscious of that.

I found kids need the security of strong, confident leadership in their parents or caregivers. That’s not always easy when you’re forced to multitask—as I was as a new mother and a young attorney, many times having to balance a child on one hip, on the phone with a client, and making dinner for my husband’s boss.

Seeing their mother as a politician wasn’t easy, but my children gained a healthy respect for civic engagement. I was able to show my children the importance of voting – at a young age I’d take them campaigning to make sure they end up as citizens with a strong social conscious and an appreciation for their country. Motherhood further confirmed my passion for my profession.”

Says Kathy Hochul is the Lieutenant Governor of the State of New York and mother of two.

  • Life Is Right Now: Sabrina Peterson is the Co-Founder and CEO of Pure Growth Organic and a mother of one. She says t’s important to me that the values we communicate to consumers are the same ones that we are living as the brand. You can’t sprint a marathon; and with start-ups, you can easily never stop working and it can be isolating. Before I became a parent, I’d work 24/7—I remember answering work emails an hour before my wedding reception, but it’s not sustainable in the long run, and in fact, stifles creativity and productivity. I am now mindful to make sure the team is living their lives in the present, taking care of themselves, and nurturing their own personal relationships that lead to long-term fulfillment. Life is right now.

All of these things yield greater productivity, creative thinking, and gratitude — and foster both the patience required to build something from scratch, as well as the clarity and honesty needed when something is failing and you need to pivot. We spend 80 percent of our waking lives working, and often, who we are at work mirrors who we are at home. Rather than trying to wear different hats and act as two different people, we should strive to share the same values in the workplace and in the home.

  • Empathy And Balance Are Key: Louise Pentland is the EVP, Chief Business Affairs & Legal Office for PayPal and the mother of one daughter. She says parenting forces you to get outside of yourself. The needs of your child have to come first (and second, and third), and that teaches you invaluable lessons about empathy and balance. This has noticeably affected my leadership style. Everyone wants to do great work; everyone wants to serve the company and contribute to the team; and everyone has a life (some with kids, some without) outside of work. Being a mom has expanded my perspective.

Parenthood also helped (or forced) me learn how to better manage my time and prioritize critical needs for my work and my personal life. At the end of the day, if I preserve the time and energy to do things with my 5-year old daughter and husband – which these days could include anything from gymnastics, soccer, horse riding and being Princess Leia for a few hours – it makes me a better manager and employer. Being a mom taught me how to do that.

So we’ve learnt seven powerful drives from different women, regarded as the most important lesson they’ve learned about leadership since becoming a mother.With the opinions and experiences of these power mums, Moira’s survey gives a perspective on ‘the one thing’ that motherhood teaches about being a better leader?”

In summary it makes you a better leader.

When you first started your business, you probably did a lot of research, sought help from advisors; sourced information from books, magazines, and other readily available sources. Probably invested a lot of money, time and sweat equity to get your business off the ground. Its 12 months on, now what?

For entrepreneurs who have survived the startup stage and built successful businesses, it may be a bit fuzzy trying to figure out how to take the next step and grow their business beyond its current status. Don’t let this freak you out, there are numerous possibilities out there, and if you’re ready to grow, we’re ready to help.

We found 10 ways to help your business grow by business editor Karen E. Spaeder Choosing the proper one(s) for your business will depend on the type of business you own, available resources, and how much money, time and sweat equity you’re willing to invest all over again.

  • There must be an intention for expansion. This might not be your best choice, but it’s listed first here because that’s what often comes to mind first for so many entrepreneurs as the business grows.


  • Ensure that you’re maintaining a consistent bottom-line profit and that you’ve shown steady growth over the past few years.


  • Look at the trends, both economic and consumer, for indications on your company’s staying power.


  • Make sure your administrative systems and management team are extraordinary-you’ll need them to get a new location up and running.


  • Learn to outsource some of your operations so as to increase your efficiency of operation. But, be a leader who knows how to keep the key vision in focus at all times.


  • Place a license on your product. This is the best way to minimize the risk of losing control of your service or product or creating room for vicious competitors.


  • Aligning with a similar type of business can be a potent way to expand rapidly. If you want to keep all the money to yourself, you’re really shooting yourself in the foot. You need to align with other businesses that already have lists of prospective customers. It’s the fastest way to success.


  • Diversifying is also an excellent growth strategy. It allows one to have multiple streams of income that can often fill seasonal voids and, of course, increase sales and profit margins.


  • Also, it is necessary to target government contracts. The U.S. government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world, with total procurement dollars could reach $1 trillion in years to come.


  • Merge with the internet. Bill Gates said that by the end of 2002, there will be only two kinds of businesses: those with an Internet presence, and those with no business at all

Applying these guidelines will help you pull your business to the next stage.

By Matshona Dhliwayo

I was born into a male-dominated family, nurtured in a male-dominated society, and educated in a male-dominated country.  Because of this, I realize I’m going to be in a lot of trouble, especially from the matriarchs of the very system I benefited from my entire life.  How dare you bite and spit at the very hands that fed you, some might rightly ask?  They are, of course, correct.  But, something strange happened in my 20s — I grew a conscience.

I could no longer stand by as injustice was not only tolerated but in many cases, celebrated.  For all you women who are frustrated to find that it is difficult, if not impossible, to rise in the corporate world — despite working twice as hard as and, in many cases, performing better than your male counterparts — this article will shine a light on what you either didn’t know or already suspected.

Six reasons why women have stagnated in the corporate world are:

  1. Since time immemorial, men have always cast themselves as superior to women.  My father used to take me to his office each weekend, grooming me from as early as seven to take over when he was gone, while my half-sister who was older than me by about ten years had to stay at home doing chores.  For a long time, I thought that was okay.  In fact, as I grew older, I even heard respectable women old enough to be my grandmother say, “A woman’s place is in the home.”  I believed them, and sadly, so did many other women.

    Looking back, I couldn’t help admiring men.  What marketing geniuses they were!  Through religion, erroneous science, and even the arts, they were able to not only maintain their dominance over their victims but also, over time, increase it.

    This same tyranny has unfortunately been transferred to the corporate world.  However, subtle, gender prejudice is alive and well, even in some of the most progressive companies.

  2. If you are a woman from a minority group, it only gets worse.  In America, for example, black and Latina women are reportedly mistaken as janitors on a regular basis.  And, to add insult to injury, they and other ethnic women often experience the same bigotry from their more fortunate Caucasian sisters.  I will never forget the day when a white man made an inappropriate remark about Asian women and the three white women in the room, to my astonishment, laughed as if he wasn’t indirectly insulting them too.
  3. It is human nature to want more for yourself, even if it means less for others.  There are men who agree that the earning disparity is wrong but won’t lift a finger to help women — not out of discrimination, but simply because more for women would mean less for themselves.  For example, in capital markets like Wall Street, even though women often outperform men, they almost always earn less.  In an industry where the mantra “greed is good” is a tenet, you are encouraged to do anything it takes to look out for yourself, even if it means turning a blind eye to injustices done to your fellow man.
  4. Women are silent. The greatest friend of injustice is silence.  To be fair, it can be intimidating to speak up.  The outcome is not always certain, and if you have mouths to feed, taking such a risk may be daunting.  But, that’s exactly what your enemies want.  They want you to remain silent because, somewhere deep down inside, even if they deny it, they believe you’re powerful.  Harvey Weinstein, a powerful Hollywood producer, had been sexually harassing women for decades, aided by the silence of his victims.  It took the courage of a single woman to break the silence and put a final stop to his barbaric ways.
  5. Men are shallow. Because many men who are at the top are intelligent but not wise, they see women as a burden — not a benefit.  A number of prominent CEOs I have spoken to admit that they themselves or some of their colleagues secretly saw women in “supporting roles” instead of leadership positions.  I’ll never forget one CEO who brazenly told me that women who went on maternity leave cost his company a lot of money as if he himself wasn’t born of a woman.  Yes, we have come far, my friends — but still have far to go!
  6. Inferiority complex. You are not intimidated by what is beneath you, but by what is above you.  Unfortunately for many gifted women, there are men who feel inferior or slighted because of the talents that they have or the formidable human beings they are.  Believing that women don’t deserve to be better than them, many men are willing to put women down to feel good about themselves.  For example, in some countries, there are more women in university than men, but when they graduate, they can’t find jobs.  Take Saudi Arabia, for instance, where most human resource managers are men — it is no wonder that, although women there graduate at a higher rate than men, you hardly find them in the workforce.

    Certainly, no one can ignore the fact that this is a man’s world, but women deserve a greater chunk of it.  And, if they are to achieve this, like every other oppressed group of people that has ever existed, they must unite.  Divided, you are weak; united, you are strong.  Your oppressors understand this.  That is why they work tirelessly to divide you — they are aware it is the most effective way to conquer you.

By: Mamudu Hamzat Gideon

Entrepreneurship has gathered more converts in the past few years than any other time in human history. And a recent research by the Gates and Clinton foundation revealed that there are more women in entrepreneurship than the men with countries like Nigeria having as much as 41% of her women involved in entrepreneurship at some level.

However, it is imperative that proper education is given to the female entrepreneurs if they’re to thrive in the marketplace.

So here are five tips female entrepreneurs can use beginning today to succeed in business.

  1. Choose an industry in the area of your passion

    The first tip any woman who wants to succeed in building a business needs to pay attention to is simply to get involved in business in the area of your passion or in an area where at least have some interest in. The reason is simple; building a business is like taking care of a new child, it requires a great deal of your time, energy and resources – especially at the initial stage.

    You don’t want to commit an enterprise that will drain you.


  1. Learn to delegate

Typically, it is not uncommon to see many a female entrepreneur juggling between completely unrelated tasks and spending so much time on the minors that the essential tasks of working on growing the business are left to suffer.

Don’t do this. While it might be tempting to attempt to do everything yourself, if you truly desire to grow a successful business, you must deliberately learn to delegate tasks to others.

An inexpensive way to start is to hire freelancers at the beginning.

  1. Build a strong support network

    Building a successful business is hard work. It can sometimes become very daunting, even when your business is built in the area of your passion.

    Having a support system comprising of other female entrepreneurs who are on the same journey as you would go a long way to help you weather the storms and go through the difficult times on your entrepreneurial journey.

    Be deliberate about building a strong support network.

  2. Properly integrate your work & life activities to avoid conflict.

    There’s a lot of responsibilities that come with being a woman and it’s important to know when to work and when to pay attention to your family needs to avoid unnecessary conflicts.

  3. Connect with a trusted mentor

One thing you can do to ease the stress that comes with being a female entrepreneur is to connect with a trusted mentor; someone who has already passed through the challenges that you’re facing right now.

Reach out to another female entrepreneur that you admire and request to be mentored. Make out time to discuss your challenges and leverage her experience and wisdom.


So there you have it, five startup tips you can start using today on your entrepreneurial journey.

Procrastination is a dangerous habit that causes setbacks and can result in frustration. Many people refer to procrastination as the thief of time, but procrastination does worse than time theft, it also kills goals.

For every business person, procrastination should not be considered and should be constantly frowned at. This is an important topic of discussion that should not be swept under the carpet because it remains a frequent occurrence and it affects almost everybody.

Procrastination takes a gradual process before it becomes dominant in almost every aspect of our lives. It begins unconsciously from our very little mundane activities like cleaning a cooking gas after using it, repairing a leaky roof, seeing a doctor, dentist or even a friend, responding to business mails, submitting a job report or academic assignment or addressing issues with a partner, and before long it becomes a part of one’s life.

However, procrastination can be dealt with by making firm decisions and setting goals appropriately.

There are many reasons to why we procrastinate such as fear and laziness but we can overcome those habits with adequate planning and a conscious effort.

For fear, when a project appears too big that it seems so impossible to achieve, all you need do is plan. Dismantle the project in tiny pieces and beginning to set them in levels, at every level you attain you will be encouraged to go further because you overcame the troubles of the past levels.

For laziness, although it is important to note that procrastination and laziness are not the same but we do agree that procrastination and laziness do have a connection. When someone says “I will do this later”, two things are already happening it is either the person is engaged with something more important or the person is unwilling.

In order to do away with laziness, you can use effective tools such as a diary or to-do list, to keep you in check at all times. Document all your business prospect and ideas then begin to arrange them. Arrange and set your goals orderly because it will save you from being exhausted and bring you quality results.

In setting and organizing your goals you should consider some important details

  1. Set your goals based on the amount of time the plan would take: there are short-term goals and long-term goals if a plan would take more than one year to achieve, place a one month plan ahead of it while you prepare for the longer goals.
  2. It is also important to consider priority while setting goals: this is one escape route from cluttered plans which ends in frustration.
  3. You can also do away with excesses and unnecessary plans: if they would not be an advantage to you, anyone or anything it is important you put them aside and focus on the important ones. And if they are too much reduce them before they make you feel overwhelmed.
  4. Discipline your weakness: this refers us back to the issue of laziness; the dictionary explains laziness as the quality of being unwilling to work or use energy. For business persons, this might not be the idea but if we look at it closely we will discover that laziness had its share in it.

    Think of what led to the overlapping of your business plans, think of how you got to the point where you now have too many schedules to sort out, think of how suddenly time turned out to be “not enough”, you will discover that at some point you became unwilling to proceed or continue with plan A and then you jumped to plan B. You actually went out with your family when you were supposed to reviewing the report update of your company. And then you fixed another time for that but something more pressing comes up and you keep moving it until the end of the month when another report meets the former one. Of course, family time is important but planning time and setting dates of execution is also very important to actualizing your goals.

  5. Review past successes: if you have done XYZ project and the result was amazing and it also triggers you to start up another one, but at some point, you begin to lose heart and relent don’t fail to go back to the former and draw inspiration. Looking at your past glories is one way to keep your hormones burning because it motivates you and help you to accomplish fast results without procrastinating.
  6. Deal with the fears: we talked about this earlier, on how planning can save you from the claws of fears. When your subconscious tries to bind you in your comfort zone with ideas that the goal is unachievable maybe because no one has done it before, all you need to do is put a stop to such thoughts, and focus on your set goal. So what do you need to do? Set your goals and state your fears beside Realize that you have fears is the first step to tackling those fears.
  7. Build healthy habits: building healthy habit for the progress of your business is advisable. You should be stern at the arrival of any habit that is not appealing or may cause you to begin procrastination. Also in building habit let the new habit you form allow you to always move further to better ways rather keep you at a point that struggles with progress. Be alert to every situation around your field of concern so that you can detect when procrastination begins to play.

Procrastination is not a healthy habit for anyone, especially for the business individuals. Citing procrastination and dealing with it immediately is an action every business person should take to avoid a ripple effect of challenges.