How do you know when it is time to take a risk?

The regular visitors to the site will have noticed a bit of a refresh on the design as well as an updated ‘About Dave’ section and the new ‘Work with Dave’ section.  This is not just a coincidence but part of a decision which I have taken to pursue a career ‘working for myself’ as an E-commerce Consultant.  I have been able to consult for a number of businesses on a part-time basis before whilst having a full-time job based in an office.  So this led me to think about, how do you know when it is time to take a risk?  Read more

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What are you struggling with?

The title of this post may seem a little broad, but that is what I am looking for.  I want to know what in your day-to-day e-commerce business is a common or recurring problem that you have to overcome.

It is easy when running your business to end up working for your business rather than working on your business.  It is easy to end up spending hours of your day doing a task which could be changed or outsourced altogether, but you don’t see it because ‘That’s just the way we do it’


Tell Me Your Problems

This is going to be a short post, but it does require your help.  I want to know what is the main thing that you struggle with in your business.  If you have more than one then perfect even better.  I want you to leave a comment on this post and tell me what it is.  If you would prefer to keep it private then that’s fine too.  You can e-mail me at and if necessary I will reply to delve a little deeper into you’re problem.

By doing this hopefully we can automate or at least streamline your business giving you some more of that precious time back to work ON your business rather than FOR your business.

I look forward to hearing from you

Dave Furness

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The Pareto Principle: How spotting it can give you the advantage

I have a few articles planned but due to some interesting things going on I haven’t got round to publishing them.  However the subject of this one is one that came about just last night in conversation with a mate of mine and one that immediately knew I had to write about.  What I will be talking about here is the Pareto Principle and how if you know what it is and can spot it in your business, then you can use this to your advantage. Read more