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How To Expand Your Business

Too many businesses today have made it to where they are with luck! They may have started without a business plan, had limited or no structured processes and had no goal or direction in how to succeed. A lot of businesses have failed within the critical timeframe for business of the first 5 years, but

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What’s the ‘real cost’ of networking?

Networking is a critical element to your business and the marketing mix. Done correctly, networking can open up your exposure to an enormous potential of new clients, referral partners and strategic alliances within the industry. Done incorrectly, networking can be an enormous cost to your business and one which quickly creeps up without you even

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Starting a business? Do I buy a Franchise or go it alone?

If you’re thinking about starting a business, one of the questions you face is: do you start your own concept or take ‘done for you’ approach and join a franchise?. There’ve been some very successful franchises, from McDonalds through to the Jim’s Mowing (and Cleaning, and Computer Repairs…). Franchises generally offer more structure and support,

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When Is Enough Enough?

As a business owner there are several key moments  when you may start questioning the status of your business, and the decision you made to go into business in the first place. Typically these come around during the Christmas break, and again at mid year when it is tax time and you may review your

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3 Simple Steps To Being a Better Tradie!

So, you’re a Tradie- awesome, I love your work! Whether you are a builder, electrician, plumber, plasterer or another trade, in the majority of cases you are pretty good at what you do (you wouldn’t be doing it otherwise would you?). But how would you like to be even better and develop some points of

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So What Actually Happens During a Business Coaching Audit?

  This is a question that I have been asked on several occasions recently, not only from general enquirers, but by new clients about to go through the process. I think there is a degree of nervousness prior to starting this process, the fear of the unknown as to what is going to happen and

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5 Gifts For Your Business This Christmas

It’s nearly Christmas and as you make the mad rush for those last minute gifts, make sure you don’t overlook the main income source of your life if you own your own business, and that is your business. It too should get a gift this year, so here are my suggestions for a gift to

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5 ‘Must Do’ Actions For Your Business This Christmas

As the end of year approaches, there will be many posts, articles and reports on things to do to set your business up for a great year. These all provide sound advice and tips to improve your execution or results and the key point to remember is no matter which advice you take, the reality

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When things go wrong….are you prepared?

It is a reality in business that things will eventually go wrong. The events, if serious,  may  seriously impact the day to operations and  viability of the business. More often than not, these events are unplanned, often unnatural and external, and something that you have no control over as the business owner such as major

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My lessons from people of influence and not the BIG names!

Most people will go through their professional life coming in contact with many people who have both positive and negative attributes. If you take the time to sit back and reflect on those who have helped develop you to the person who you are today, you could probably count those who had a serious influence

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