Small Business

Small Business

USD $19.00
Terry Hoskins is an experienced businessman and the principal of Approach Limited, an advisory service focussed on improving business performance.

 He gained his business expertise from decades of experience in positions of management, leadership and governance.  His roles include ten years as the Chief Executive of Enterprise North Shore, the economic development agency of the former North Shore City, Auckland, New Zealand.  Extensive knowledge built through involvement across a wide range of businesses in many different sectors makes him ideally placed to write these tips.

This tip book is aimed  mainly at  owners of smaller businesses looking for  ways to improve the return on their investments of time, money and risk and for owners with a serious need to use scarce management, leadership and governance resources to best effect.

Within this tip book are answer and solutions for many small business owners  to save them money time and costly mistakes.

You can learn more about Terry his background and expertise by visiting

Sample tips

  • Know your strength and weaknesses , be realistic and honest with yourself.  Invite advisors to join your Management Advisory Board who have expertise to complement your own.  Beware of inviting friends and family to your board.  They may not necessarily be the people with the talent, skill and behaviour you need.
  • Remember you are the leader of your people.  “Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it” Dwight D. Eisenhower.
  • Multi tasking -As a small business owner you will suddenly have to undertake many task’s. If you have come from a corporate background suddenly you will find there is no specialist IT Department, HR division or finance team. The good news is today many of these tasks can be outsourced to freelancers or specialist support companies. Ask around or search  online for recommendations
  • Use professionals to do the work they are trained for and you are not.  Otherwise you take the considerable risk that It will cost significantly more to fix your mistakes than it would cost for them to do it properly for you first time..
  • There are masses of legal regulations which you as a business owner need to understand and comply with.  To compound the task of understanding it all, governments change the law regularly.  It is therefore a good idea to join your local Chamber Of Commerce or Employers Association to keep up to date by attending courses and obtaining specialist advice.  Remember ignorance of the law is not a viable defense.