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Paul is an information systems strategist. This incredible title means that he helps businesses become more efficient at what they do while keeping them on track with their goals. He does this by simplifying existing processes, analysing and designing new information systems and providing organisations with, or fine-tuning an existing, systems strategy.
Paul is constantly seeking smarter, more economically viable alternatives to standard, mainstream solutions when solving problems making him largely sought after by businesses of all sizes.
Paul’s experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant, project manager, and systems analyst/developer has equipped him with many great insights and experiences which he shares in his Flying Solo articles.
You do not merely want to be considered just the best of the best. You want to be considered the only ones who do what you do - Jerry Garcia
One of the largest costs of starting and operating a small business is software. But before you rush out and purchase the standard proprietary software for each of your major functions, let’s take a look at some of the best free software. Read moreComments: 33
As a soloist, a healthy level of self-confidence is a good thing. But too much ego can be an issue. Signs include extreme feelings of inadequacy when you’re being challenged or when a client or colleague has rejected an idea you’ve proposed. Read moreComments: 8
Standards are undoubtedly great to have for good business performance. They provide us with guidance and something to aspire to. But setting too high standards can work against us, counter intuitive as this may seem. Read moreComments: 8
Rejection is always hard to accept, and often potential clients aren't clear why they turned us down. We assume it has something to do with price or their relationship with a competitor. Are these the reasons why we are not winning proposals? Read moreComments: 7
Is your vision for your business acheivable? Only then can it keep you motivated and focused. Here's how a vision that's grounded in reality can be of real use to your solo business. Read moreComments: 2
It is easy for soloists, particularly new ones, to be aggressively attached to their beliefs and business principles. But what if those beliefs are too limiting? Read moreComments: 8
Spouses, families and friends of the solopreneur and even budding solopreneurs themselves often wonder, what are the qualities that ensure success when going it alone? Read moreComments: 1
When soloists need advice, what problem solving strategies do they use? It is often tempting to seek the advice of fellow soloists. But are they necessarily the best people to ask? Perhaps a 'board of personalities' will give us a more holistic view. Read moreComments: 4
You may have already heard the hype about the significance of innovation management and its potential for businesses, especially smaller ones, but what conditions are conducive to innovation? Read moreComments: 4
All solopreneurs, most especially those starting out, seem to have an over eager sense of responsibility. Read on to see if you are in danger of becoming a workaholic. Read moreComments: 3
In these days of people disconnecting from traditional advertising, it's more important than ever to excite your clients with genuine enthusiasm for your product. When it comes to business ethics and authenticity, how does your solo business shape up? Read moreComments: 6
When money and time are tight, it's often tempting as a soloist to take the cheapest and quickest option at hand. But are these cheap and hasty actions a false economy? Is quality marketing important? Read moreComments: 5
It's time to review the goodwill performance of your solo business. How will your business measure up? Read moreComments: 5
Many of us engage in certain business practices because, well, that’s what businesses do, even when these business practices leave us feeling creepy and oily. Read moreComments: 8
Our ability to develop business innovation strategies will not only give us a competitive edge, it will also ensure our business' survival in the future. Read moreComments: 0
When it comes to “success”, overt wealth is sadly the prevailing measure. The money-is-God dogma prevails: Financial decisions drive government and business actions. Does money equal happiness? Read moreComments: 5
As soloists we need to let positive energies drive our new business ventures. However at the same time we need to watch our backs. Read moreComments: 5
Traditional business wisdom has nurtured several myths, which solo business owners need to challenge in order to flourish. Rather than try to be all things to all people, soloists need to emphasise their best business asset, being a unique business. Read moreComments: 3
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