Spillly with 3 Ls

Category: Mentoring

Email Is Ruining Your Relationships

Posted on April 6th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

I started working in my business in 1995. I had an “old fashioned” telephone with push buttons by my side and next-door in my bookkeepers office, stood two facsimile machines. I say ‘facsimile’ because I know what that is and I’m proving a point… more of that to follow.   Lets be clear. No Internet […]

Innovation and disruption labs exposed.

Posted on March 20th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

At first Google ruined our perception of culture and set standards so ridiculously high that most business in South Africa doesn’t even attempt to fix their culture because the bar has been set so high. Now with their skunkwork’s “Solve for X” and the acquisition of Idealab Google have outsourced the smart thinking and can […]

THE FIVE YEAR MARK by MIKE SAUNDERS #Bookreview

Posted on January 18th, by spillly in Books, Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  In 1989, Mr Lacy-Smith, my youthful English school teacher taught me only 2 things that I will never forget; KIS(S) Keep It Simple (Stupid) Life is tough, Africa is tough, and this is Africa! (“Africa” was his cane when corporate punishment was still a thing!) The Five Year Mark keeps to the KIS(S) principle […]

My Top 5 Business Books of 2016

Posted on October 29th, by spillly in Books, Business, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  Before we begin with the list you want to read here are 5 quick truths about my reading habits: The volume of books I’m reading on average is decreasing due to both the limited spare time I have as well as the increased online articles I’m consuming. I have become a little bored with […]

BUSINESS INSURANCE IS YOUR BUSINESS

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, Mentoring. No Comments

Most small business owners are so caught up with running their company that they don’t think about planning for the unexpected. Nevertheless, short term insurance (classified because your needs change over time) should be high on any entrepreneur’s to-do list.   The type of insurance you need depends on your business and the replacement value […]

Who is SAM?

Posted on September 14th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation. No Comments

  You have heard the saying, “It’s cheaper to retain a client than it is to acquire a client,” right? Well, it is and if you are in the business of keeping your business thriving, then holding your clients close for a very long time is crucial to your company’s survival.   This is where […]

How To Identify A Team Players In Your Agency

Posted on May 16th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

The best leaders seek out A players for every area of their business. This is not a problem for the most successful and profitable businesses. But your company, especially if it’s a startup, might not have the financial ability to hire A players for every position. So what can you do to find these people […]

WHY YOUR COMPANY NEEDS A PEOPLE STRATEGY.

Posted on March 12th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring. No Comments

  People are critical for any business to effectively transform it’s strategy into action. Ensuring that you have the right people to drive your business strategy is what will differentiate you from your competitors and ensure that existing customers are retained and that new customers are easily acquired. People buy from other people, not companies. […]

PRUDENCE SPRATT | TECH-STRAORDINARY ENTREPRENEUR #Proudprofile

Posted on February 9th, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation, Social Media. No Comments

Her Twitter bio describes her as a lover of “all that is tech” – and it’s easy to understand why – tech has been part of her life since before she was even born! Whilst pregnant with Prudence, her mother – a former computer trainer – met Bill Gates at a Trade Show in Sydney. […]

Meet Anna-Belle Durrant | Creative Director and Blogger #ProudProfile

Posted on February 1st, by spillly in Business, Coaching, Mentoring, Motivation, photography, Social Media. No Comments

His name was Michael Marshal. It was 2007 and we were sitting in the back row of an Ethics lecture. Michael lent over and asked: ‘Are you on Facebook?’ to which I replied ‘No I’m on Myspace, Facebook is probably never going to be a thing.’ This moment has always stuck with me although I […]