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The 8 Phases to financial independence
How to gain market share from competitors
57 Universal market research questions
Q&A: Entrepreneurs need skin in the game
7 Tips for successfully expanding offshore
Independence and investor seduction
Social media at work: censor it or leverage it?
Q&A: Dominate a niche not the world
Reweaving the tattered threads of a cultural divide

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Defining when your business is a scale-up
How 'control' is achieved in a scale-up
No time to scale-up. Do this instead.
'Managerial overstretch' & how to scale
Something strange happens at $2 million
Besides profit, what makes your business successful?
3 Golden rules for scaling your business
Managing international employees
Collaborative strategies with competitors

My Book Charge the Fortress

Youthful halcyon days are shattered and Kenelm faces early adulthood disoriented. He is fourteen. A wise old man guides him gently through the realities he must face and those first tentative steps towards independence. Kenelm tries the law and politics but eschews these paths in deep yearning for freedom. Then two revelations occur in quick succession. Kenelm witnesses a businessman in full expression of his entrepreneurial magic and, one scorching summer day in Zambia, Kenelm suffers a near-death incident. He survives to an obsession of launching his own business.

Soon he is dogged by a slew of agonising trials. There’s an investor withdrawal, the lack of start-up cash and staff no-shows. There’s the brand anonymity, chaotic organisation and cash-crunch during uncontrolled growth. An epiphany whilst on a Canadian backcountry expedition changes everything. He achieves revenue growth of 300% in eighteen months, freedom from day-to-day management and then ....

Business books are typically celebrity CEO ghost-written efforts lacking useful detail or dry small business guides. Charge The Fortress! is a page-turning rollick, a true adventure story written by an accessible entrepreneur. And, if that doesn’t inspire, there are countless eureka moments on how to make money. A timeless story about self-reliance, pluck and imagination, Charge The Fortress! is the perfect gift for aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners, young people starting out and those on the quest for a more exciting life.

What You Gain

5 must-have experiences before turning 30
The scoop about job security no boss wants you to know
Telltale traits you’re an entrepreneur-in-the-making
Strategic tips in picking the right business to start
Cash! What to say to raise it, what to offer to deserve it
Pre-launch jitters and what it feels like on the other side
19 mistakes you should avoid in a start-up
Cunning tips in marketing products in saturated industries
Spotting talent, what recruiting 1,200 people showed me
101 hard-learned lessons about employing people
What it really feels like to own and run a business
Why small businesses stay microscopic and
how to magnify growth
How to create autonomous, employee-run businesses
Warning signs your spouse, children and health are at risk
Mastering authentic work-life balance to remain energised
What I wish I knew before I sold my business
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Your business is underperforming or in decline. Perhaps your motivation has slumped. Never has there been a more precarious time for your business. The good news is... READ MORE


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