In recent months in particular, but also in recent years, I've been drawn to helping small business friends and, in general, the small business community.
It's an activity that I naturally find myself 'falling into' ... whether it be advice on project management, organising better business systems, or simply picking up the phone and making some sales calls on their behalf.
In a sense I've been a business nanny, and it's a role that I find immensely satisfying.
* Note. I like working with small-business people, but many have insufficient funds, or a well-founded aversion to hiring consultants. The business-nanny role can involve working as a project manager, sales consultant, or in any capacity that is of direct benefit to the business. By being hands-on and working in and for the business, a return on investment is assured for clients, while providing the opportunity to assess business operations. Where cash-flow is an issue, a nominal fee can be arranged, plus a negotiated fee for relevant training, seminars, ideas and solutions.