Category Archives: Business Startups

Is business for you? How do you select a business idea? Evaluating a business idea; Writing a business plan; financial plan; operational plan; technology plan; marketing and advertising plan; management plan.

Do You Know Your X, Y & Z?

I am not talking about the alphabet here. The X, Y & Z  relate to your assumptions and attitudes about people. These things matter to you whether you are a housewife trying to manage a domestic, a small business operator … Continue reading

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Who Loves SMEs?

NOTE: This is an article I wrote in 2003 while I was in the midst of Sri Lanka’s SME scene as an SME and the Managing Editor of Athwela Business Journal, the Sinhala magazine for small and medium enterprises and … Continue reading

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Taking The Long View

When an entrepreneur starts a business, he nurses so many dreams. Only, if you look into the lives of entrepreneurs, you would realize that many of them did not even dream of getting where they are today. Of course, they … Continue reading

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If I Were to Start My Own Business

If I were to start a business, what business would I choose? This is something I ask myself all the time. I decided to write this article because so many people ask me what I feel they should do as … Continue reading

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To grow or not to grow: Choice for small businesses

To some, this question may seem strange. To many, the need to change will seem inevitable. They will argue that growth is inevitable if the small business were to flourish; that unless you grow, at least at the rate of … Continue reading

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Why I Love Training

I love the variety. I specialize in tailoring training content for my audiences. I train in Sinhala and English. And I work with kids, teens and adults from all walks of life. Reading audience moods and pitching at the right level are huge challenges that I love taking on.
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Measure Your Feet Before You Buy Shoes

For many starting a business is an attractive option. Often they have personal savings and are comfortably placed. They do not need to start a business. But they want to. To them, any business will not do. They are not simply after money. Self satisfaction (or self actualization as motivational theorists call it) is important to them. Continue reading

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I’d like to start a business. How and Where Do I Begin?

What you need is, to borrow words of Kipling, to “dream and not make dreams your master.” That is, you need to take action to make your dream come true. Continue reading

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How Balanced is Your Team?

Most of us, whether we are in a small business or a large one, at the highest level or at the lowest, will be working in teams. And, one unpleasant reality is that you hardly ever have control over who become your team members. Continue reading

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A New Definition for Luck

Have you heard of how an old woman taught the legendary Prince Dutugemunu the art of war? After watching the hungry prince eat she said: “You have been preparing and battling just like you ate your hot milk rice. If you want to win battles, go at it in a methodical way.” Continue reading

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