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    Apr, 2017

    Small Business - The backbone to the Australian Economy


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    I recently took an overdue break for a couple of weeks and decided to go on a road trip down the east coast of Australia. Travelling through towns I often stopped for regular breaks to stretch my legs and to fuel up both for my car and body. As I made these stops, I often started friendly chats to many local business owners about some of the frustrations they are dealing with on a regular basis, and it made me think more into the very heart & soul of who we are as a nati  Read More...
  • 08

    Mar, 2017

    Build Relationships. Not Your Ego. (Part 2)


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    continued from...Build Relationships. Not Your Ego. (/blog/build-relationships-not-your-ego-part-one) In my last post, I gave you the story about the reasons why most businesses small & large are failing. Firstly I'd like to take you back to the Australian multinational chain and the reason after so many years is rapidly losing market share. In this post I will refer the enterprise as company x. Feel free to join the dots Company x has been operational for 91 years and   Read More...
  • 15

    Feb, 2017

    Are you in it for the wrong reasons?

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    As a business coach/mentor I hear and see a lot of different ways of doings things. As I like to call it... strange, and yet to some that is the only way to do it. I remember the first business I was involved with - Lawn Mowing & Maintenance. For me back then it was to be my own boss, work my own hours and of course earn better money than I was when I was working for someone. That all sounded great in theory, putting it into practice was the challenge. Now it wasn't becaus  Read More...
  • 08

    Feb, 2017

    Is this good for business? 


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    As I sit here and write this blog post, I reflect back to an experience I had a few weeks when I visited a local shop on the Sunshine Coast, Qld. It was lunch time and was searching for a local place I could sit, relax and enjoy my break. I found a local shop just a short walk from the beach surrounded by other shops...retail & restaurant. At first when I approached this shop, I was confused by the two entrances, not sure if it was 1 shop or 2 shops. The signage on the shop   Read More...
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    Jan, 2017

    Understand Your Customers Pain/Frustrations


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    The days of doing business, how we used to, has changed and is constantly changing. In one of my previous blogs I talked about - Test the Market for Your Product & Service (/blog/test-the-market-for-your-product-service), I discussed finding out what your potential customers want. Let's look at this further.... So what are you going to do differently? Remember when answering this refer back to...People do business with people they like and trust. Understand your cust  Read More...
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