17 August 2018
Employee personality types – How important are they to business planning?

Employee personality types – How important are they to business planning?


Tim considered himself an exemplary employee. He worked hard, went the extra mile, defended his company and got along great with his manager. However,...
10 August 2018
Essential negotiation skills needed in a business

Essential negotiation skills needed in a business


Whether you’re a salesman trying to sell a brand, a shopper haggling over the price of a new vehicle, a mother trying to get a child to eat vegetabl...
03 August 2018
Tips on delivering bad news

Tips on delivering bad news


Good news is easy to deliver, bad news - not so much. Once you’re in a position of influence, you are going to have to communicate difficult news th...
27 July 2018
Challenging your leader without damaging the relationship

Challenging your leader without damaging the relationship


There used to be sales people and then the rest of us. But… regardless of our vocation or influence, we all carry out some form of sales every day. ...
20 July 2018
Using team building techniques to make your business stronger

Using team building techniques to make your business stronger


During my research for this week’s article on effective teamwork, I came across several team building techniques employed by organizations throughou...
13 July 2018
Using Google  Analytics to improve your business

Using Google Analytics to improve your business


So you have installed Google Analytics (GA) on your website and now have access to loads of data that is being collected. How do you use that data to ...
06 July 2018
Newspaper advertising – an important part of  marketing campaigns

Newspaper advertising – an important part of marketing campaigns


Advertisers who are cutting back on newspaper advertising are undermining their marketing campaign. This is the message from a study on Return on I...
29 June 2018
Have another look at Searchlight Online – https://searchlight.vc!!

Have another look at Searchlight Online – https://searchlight.vc!!


We are pleased to report that in keeping with technological advances, we have recently taken significant steps to strengthen our digital offerings. ...
22 June 2018
Our business decisions and thoughts are influenced by others

Our business decisions and thoughts are influenced by others


You will either gain or lose because of social proof. I visited the ATM at a bank recently, and, although there was a crowd, only two of the three mac...
15 June 2018
‘Why did you give John Doe best  plumber in the Best of SVG?’

‘Why did you give John Doe best plumber in the Best of SVG?’


In this edition of Prime the Pump, I’ll be addressing some frequently asked questions about Best of SVG and share with you some feedback we received...