10 Reasons why you need to start Planning now!

The new year is only 18 days away. Eight… Teen…. Days. So ...

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2018 Consumer Trends affecting Small Business – No. 4 Technology

As we wrap up our final article on the Mintel 4 consumer trends ...

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Business Coach vs Mentor – What is the difference?

We have a lot of business owners ask the question… “What is ...

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2018 Consumer Trends affecting small business – No 3. Personal Wellbeing

This month we are breaking down the 4 consumer trends for 2018, ...

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2018 Consumer Trends affecting small business – No 2. Value

This month we are breaking down the 4 consumer trends for 2018, ...

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2018 Consumer Trends affecting small business – No.1 Trust

Leading market intelligence agency Mintel has released their 4 ...

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Lifestyle By Design Homes win place in 2017 Financial Review Fast Starters!

We are thrilled to learn this week that our client Lifestyle By ...

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Who wins? Cash Flow…or Profit?

Which is more important Cash Flow or Profit?  It’s a ...

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5 Tips to making content easy for your website and social media

Do you find it hard to create content for your website and ...

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How do you choose the RIGHT person to employ every single time?

One of the biggest challenges that all business owners face is ...

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Working ON Your Business… not IN your business

So often we meet business owners who say they are working ...

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Old Selling vs New Selling – 5 Tips to building Trust and Rapport

Selling is the lifeblood of any business. Without a good stream ...

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Top 5 tips for Leveraging Online Marketing in Small and Medium Business.

Online marketing and social media can seem like a minefield for ...

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How is your Work / Life Balance?

Work Life Balance can often feel like an elusive goal that we ...

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Catching the Thief of Time

Charles Dickens once said “Procrastination is the Thief of ...

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The Cash Gap

So often we have clients come to us and say “my business is ...

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Glass Ceiling Myth

Aside from the Wall Street Journal coining this phrase back in ...

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Maximum Utilisation

In earlier discussions we talked in some detail about Break ...

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Frogs and Rewards

It was Mark Twain who was first quoted as saying “eat a live ...

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Paying heed to Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety now more regularly referred to ...

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Turning ordinary into Extraordinary

Normally I’d start at the beginning of a journey and talk ...

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Team KPI’s

The valuable assets in a business go beyond tending to the ...

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Stand out from the crowd

As we grow and develop we realise that to be different is not ...

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Better than average

When we compare one business against another it’s often done ...

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Pinpoint the tether

When people talk about what’s holding them back in a business ...

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Believing in the Process

Judging my the title of this blog it comes across like Alex ...

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Conversation Rate Optimisation

People like to pluck numbers out of thin air for many reasons, ...

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Review your greatest assets

Businesses which run without its owner have two distinctive ...

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Overdraft is not a dirty word

Why do 80% of businesses fail in the first 5 years? Is it a ...

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Marketing Spend

Ask any Marketing Professional,  Advertising Consultant, ...

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Creating Company Culture

How do the leading businesses create great company cultures ...

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Don’t Eat Your Seed Corn

Saving hard earned income from a business is a practise that in ...

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Planning around people

Charles liked to be called Charlie. That’s how he rolled. His ...

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Building Rapport

“What you should do is…”, “What you have to understand ...

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Identifying DiSC Personalities

Wallflowers. Party Animals. Party Organiser. Blenders. You ...

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Introduction to DISC

When we have a job to do and we experience people who we ...

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Throw out the old and keep the new

Michael was ready to talk to someone. He was going through a ...

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Sell the sizzle

Selling has been around since the 8th century BC in Athenian ...

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A little bit of business therapy

When you’re busy taking care of other people its hard to look ...

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Communication Reality

We all have all developed a very mild level of attention ...

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The science of recruitment

When there is a role vacancy in business we often go on ...

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Catching spider monkeys

This is a story about catching one of the cleverest, cunning, ...

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Brain Surgery

In the world of business, many of the successful people are ...

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Measuring quality not quantity

When it comes to testing and measuring marketing, it isn’t ...

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A business that lives life to the full

I’ve worked with Eric many times before. He’s what ...

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Marketing Strategy (on a tight budget)

What is strategic thinking? It’s an activity that starts well ...

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Serving more than one client

Jack and Linda were pretty much like most tradies that I have ...

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Use Marketing to Educate

Businesses know they have the opportunity to represent many ...

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Marketing Communications

Without releasing it, people have a need (in varying degrees) ...

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Delegating Distraction

Distraction can be a welcome break in the intensity of the day. ...

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A small business makes a big difference

If you don’t know me, my name is Brett Burden, I’m a ...

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Employment Contracts

Employment Contracts Staff Entitlements Core Agreement ...

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Profit and Loss

Navigating the world of a business’ accounts means that ...

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Managing Break Even

The Break Even (BE) number is not just another percentage and ...

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Goal setting is S.M.A.R.T Business

Goal setting is as important in personal life as it is in ...

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ABCD Client Model

Now we know the 80/20 rule is occurring in many parts of our ...

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Pareto Principle (80/20 rule)

We’ve heard it many times over. 80 percent of business comes ...

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Delusions in business

Let’s look at two seemingly similar matters – urgent ...

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Time Target

It’s Monday morning, and for many business owners the first ...

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Easy Business Systems

A system is a device we can use to solve a problem. That’s ...

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The Cycle of Business and Planning

Knowing where a business is and where it needs to be, forms ...

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Vision and Synergy

What does your business look like when it’s done? What does ...

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Star Product

Before we address where a star product is in a business, it’s ...

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Discounting

Small businesses with a solid pricing strategy can still be ...

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Big Rocks

Big Rocks: The College Professor Story For those who haven’t ...

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Writing Down Goals

There is something that no one tells you at school – when ...

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Leadership

It’s Monday morning and the boss walks in. Everyone stops ...

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Four spheres of business management

Building a great business generally entails mastering each of ...

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Profit or Turnover

Turnover is Vanity. Profit is Sanity. Turnover is interesting ...

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Working On Your Business (not in it)

When business owners say they are working harder than ever ...

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Business Coaching

Why is business coaching important? Managing a business in ...

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90 Day Planning

Plan and Achieve – every 90 days When we hear the saying ...

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