Leaving a secure day job

Just over 14 years ago I left my secure day job with a growing consultancy firm and started Terrace Consulting Ltd. Five years before that I left my very secure public sector job as Information Services Manager (now called Chief Information Officer) to go into consultancy.  What a ride.

Since 2002 I’ve undertaken a number of roles with a variety of organisations – from large public sector agencies to one person businesses – and a whole lot in between.

My focus has remained the same throughout – making information readily available to those who need it.

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Your business and the ‘Cloud’

You’ve heard of the ‘Cloud’ and probably wonder what it’s all about. Although at a basic level it’s really only another term for ‘Internet,’ the ‘Cloud’ is a way of storing information resources so that they can be easily accessed and shared when you’re away from the office. Another major benefit is

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Inbox Zero

This link came into my inbox yesterday and given my liking for anything that helps people manage their inbox, naturally I was curious to find out how Rebecca Corliss did this.

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Give your business a flying filing start in 2015

Have you experienced one or more of these situations?

♦  Wasted time looking for information that you have filed “somewhere”?
♦  Got frustrated when you can’t find a paper or email that you know “is there somewhere”?
♦  Had to pay tax penalties because your missed a deadline due to inefficient business processes?

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Stop Wasting Time Looking for Lost Items

I love it when I come across someone who has a similar philosophy to mine about keeping everything in an orderly way in the office.

So when I found the Time Management Ninja I couldn’t help but explore this web site where Craig Jarrow helps individuals and companies reclaim their time.

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Hard lesson in how not to run a company

Reports this week from the legal judgment on the failure of South Canterbury Finance (SCF) show how a big company that arose out of a small family business failed in part because the systems and processes in place didn’t work for a large financial company.

Brian Gaynor writing in the New Zealand Herald calls it “Hard lesson in how not to run a company

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Free eBook – how to manage your email inbox

email ebook cover The volume of email arriving in the email inbox has become a major problem for many people. Since I’ve been working with small business owners I’ve realised just how big this problem is.

From time to time I’ve shared my thoughts on managing the email ogre in my blog. Now I’ve put some of those blogs together here so you have hints and tips on managing your email in one place. This will make it easier for you to use this advice to keep your email under control.

Check out my free eBook 8 Ways to Manage Your Email Inbox so you too can start to manage your email inbox.

Email Management – love it or hate it

When I gave this presentation recently I started by saying that the email experience is different for everyone – some people get maybe 10 emails a day while others get 100 or more. Each situation needs a different approach to managing email.

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Do you check your e-mail first thing in the morning? Big mistake

Do you check your e-mail first thing in the morning? Big mistake

Here’s what Tim Ferris has to say in the Huffington Post  in an article entitled “9 Things You Should Never Do At Work

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