Sustainability for Business in Australia

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Why sustainability? Australian companies will increasingly be required to report on their environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts.  The objective is to encourage Australian companies to become more sustainable for their benefit and the benefit of society. These changes will be implemented in stages through various forms such as guidelines, legislation and public reporting processes.  […]

10 Strategies to stop procrastinating and get stuff done!

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Procrastination is a common challenge that many of us face in our daily lives.  It is the act of delaying or avoiding activities or responsibilities, often opting for short-term comfort over achieving long-term goals.  In business. procrastination can hinder growth, productivity, and overall success.  However, by employing effective strategies, we can overcome procrastination and achieve […]

FUTURE PROOFING YOUR BUSINESS – FIVE KEY STRATEGIES

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There are so many changes impacting business these days.  There are changes in technology, consumer behaviours, social and cultural trends, legal frameworks and climate change not to mention pandemics.  So how do we as business leaders navigate all these changes and ensure we are not caught out by one or more of these changes?  In this […]

Are you feeling overwhelmed?  It’s time to devolve!

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Overview I was raised by a father who taught me to do things for myself rather than pay someone else to do it for you.  Does this sound familiar to you?  Maybe your parents said the same to you. This may be ok for getting stuff done around the home like mowing the lawn and […]

Are Your Customers Happy?

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ARE YOUR CUSTOMERS HAPPY? Customer satisfaction is a strong indicator of your company’s future financial performance.  If your customers are a little unhappy with your product or service, they will buy less or go elsewhere. If they’re really unhappy, they’ll start telling others not to buy from you as well! So it’s important to know […]

Building a Winning Team In Business

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BUILDING A WINNING TEAM IN BUSINESS Managing people at work is one of the challenges for business owners and managers. But without a motivated and loyal team, it’s very difficult to succeed in business. It’s a cliché, but it is so true – the most important asset of any organisation is its people! A great team […]

Niche Marketing

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FINDING YOUR NICHE IN THE WORLD Why do it? Why should you target your product to a niche market? What is a niche market anyway? And are there any pitfalls to avoid? Let me share some thoughts with you about this approach to doing business. Selling to a niche market is a way to stand […]

Profit And Value

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COMPANY PROFIT AND VALUE Making a profit is what any commercial organisation seeks and needs to do, right?  It’s kind of obvious, so why do we need to talk about it?  But I believe company value is just as important, but it receives much less attention.  Let me share some of my thoughts with you […]

Strategy Planning​

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Strategy Planning Why do some SME owners find it difficult to find time and motivation to engage in strategic planning?  Well, it probably stems from our human nature. We get caught up in the busyness of the day to day operations.  We also feel good when we are busy making sales and completing tasks compared to attacking […]

The Value Of Business Values

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THE VALUE OF BUSINESS VALUES What do you understand about business values?  I once did some work with a vehicle panel repair company that achieved improved loyalty and motivation from their staff agreeing to the company values. But it wasn’t easy, as staff had difficulty applying the values in a pressured environment where customers wanted […]