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    5 lessons from starting my own business [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Aug-2016 03:00:00

    I started JPAbusiness about 14 years ago, after spending 10 years in the employed workforce.

    I was strongly motivated to create something of my own because I’d spent my employed career gaining experience in different business aspects and I had clear goals of what I wanted to achieve, in converting that experience into a ‘home-grown and customer-focused’ business advisory firm.

    However, it certainly wasn’t plain sailing, especially at the beginning.

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    Topics: Buying a business, Skills and knowledge, Advice, Starting a business

    Am I the right type of person to own a business? [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 08-Aug-2016 05:00:00

    Many people feel they should ‘aspire to something more’ than being an employee i.e. owning their own business.

    Personally, I think business ownership is only the right environment for some people, and for many of those it is only the right environment at the right time.

    There are many factors that contribute to a person’s success in business, but the following four personality types – or personal attributes – often seem to manifest themselves in successful business owners:

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    Topics: Buying a business, Skills and knowledge, Advice, Starting a business

    6 reasons to invest in staff training and professional development [blog]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 25-Jul-2016 07:00:00

    What is the difference between training and professional development?

    raining is about ensuring your employees have the required skills and expertise to carry out the tasks for which they are responsible.

    Professional development is a more long-term concept and is about helping your employees prepare to perform additional duties in future roles.

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    Topics: Employment and recruitment, Skills and knowledge, Advice, Staff, Training and Professional Development

    5 key business fundamentals [infographic]

    Posted by James Price | JPAbusiness on 18-Jul-2016 10:20:29

    Today we bring you the 5 key business fundamentals a business owner or senior manager needs to grasp in order to run a business for optimum performance.

    This information is a distillation of the things many of our best clients do on any given day of the week – it is simply second nature to good business owners. 

    These fundamentals are not necessarily sequential, instead they often overlap and run in parallel, and also inform and interact.

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    Topics: Skills and knowledge, Running your business, Starting a business

    Disclaimer: The information contained in this blog is general in nature and should not be taken as personal, professional advice. Readers should make their own inquiries and obtain independent, professional advice before making any decisions, taking any action or relying on any information in this blog. 





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