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“I had a McJob”, and why your kids should too!

Published on December 10, 2015 by in Blogs

(A Post by me from earlier this year on LinkedIn Pulse -23rd June 2015 ) Mc Job (Noun) “A low paid job with few prospects: ‘while trying to get established, she worked in the usual series of McJobs’(www.oxforddictionaries.com) Earlier this year I dropped my daughter off to her first shift at KFC. She is in Year

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School reunions – just don’t ask too much!

I have recently attended my 30th year anniversary of my Year 10 High School year with an awesome bunch of people, many whom I still consider great friends to this day. This in itself makes us a unique group I think, as all too often people lose track of their childhood friends, but many of

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5 years into business and then two “knocks at the door” changed everything!

It only dawned on me a few weeks ago that I have survived the dreaded 5-year mark of my own business. We have all seen and heard the statistics stating that around only 1 or 2 in every 10 businesses survive past the 5 year mark, so congratulations to me! It comes with some irony,

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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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Lesson in business from Istanbul

I have spent the last 5 days in Istanbul including Anzac Cove for  the attendance of the dawn service at Gallipoli. One thing stands out as a major difference in nearly all businesses, especially in the food and beverage sector when comparing to like businesses in Australia – Free Wifi. Why is this such a

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Is inaction costing your business success?

“Action is the foundational key to all success” Pablo Picasso As a business owner you should know this, but far too often inaction still becomes a contributing factor to the success or failure of a business. Inaction comes in countless forms in business, whether it be in simply failing to execute, failing to follow through

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How You Respond (or don’t) Says a Lot About You!

There are several things that bug me and one is bad manners, but I am not referring to the rude person in a social setting, but rather the bad manners in the online world. I have interactions as a customer and also as the operator of my own business that very often make me cringe,

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Business lessons from the AFL

Published on September 8, 2014 by in Blogs

As the AFL moves into its finals, closer to that one day in September and as a die-hard and emotionally traumatised North Melbourne supporter, I felt there must be some lessons to be learnt throughout this football season which relate to business. By the AFL I mean from watching the AFL,  particularly my team of

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“I know how to right good” – Why I Got a Writing Coach

As a business owner, I know the importance of blogging and developing content to help build my brand and my expertise in my field. Blogging was something I started doing early on and I thought I was doing OK. My blogs were getting read and shared, and was starting to develop a reputation around town

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