HUGH CULVER

Why you should never start a business

Why you should never start a business

You knew the timing was right. Your friends said it was a great idea. So you took the leap, hung up your shingle and started a business. And then… Somewhere along the way the hours got longer, nights got shorter and then there was the gnawing feeling of overwhelm and...

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My favourite podcast picks from 2013

My favourite podcast picks from 2013

I am a bit of a nut about podcasts. Of course I have a podcast, so I am biased. But even before I launched the Experts Enterprise podcast I was using podcasts as my regular source for business education. If I’m heading out for a run, ski, paddle, or cycle I always...

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Lessons from 2013 and looking forward

Lessons from 2013 and looking forward

It’s that time of year. All I want to do is shut down, get off the computer, and eat chocolate. Okay, I also want to ski a lot, spend lots of time with my family, and write. It’s also the time of year I always have more time to look back and look forward, with less...

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The one thing you MUST do to build your expert platform

The one thing you MUST do to build your expert platform

Advice is like air – there’s lots of it out there. You've been told to start a blog, spend one hour a day on LinkedIn sourcing prospects, write a book, upload dazzling videos to YouTube, and build your tribe. Okay, there goes the next ten years of your life. The truth...

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The fast and easy way to get testimonials

The fast and easy way to get testimonials

We all know that a client testimonial always outweighs our own claims to fame. That independent review is taken as truth, whereas our self-promotions are seen as, well, just that: self promotions. It the old days (when we used a thing called “the fax”) we begged...

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Ten cool tools I can’t live without

Ten cool tools I can’t live without

There is a danger out there what we need to be wary of. It’s called the bright shiny object. You listen to a podcast on your morning run and they mention some cool app, or plug-in, or software that is amazing, super cool, faster, or bakes pies. You have to have it....

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