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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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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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“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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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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“Would You Like Fries With That?”

These famous words are linked to the iconic McDonald’s as there revolutionary sales tactic which dramatically increased revenue on transactions by double digit percentages overnight, but as an Ex-Yum Restaurants employee (KFC, PH, Taco Bell), I like to say that KFC was just as good and had the same tactic! I’m not here to argue

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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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Is Punctuality (and Respect) Dead In Business?

Some recent observations and events have caused me to ask a few questions about time and punctuality. Is it a reality of our busy lives today that we just cannot be on time? I understand that we all fill our calendars to the maximum available minute and cram as much in as possible within a

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