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10 Best New Years Resolutions for 2017

Is it that time of the year when you start thinking about your New Years' resolutions? Here's a list of 10 great resolutions - which, if followed...


10 Steps to Growing Your Business and Profits

The right techniques make time management work.

In the quest for better time management, we have been flooded with a large variety of gizmos, tools, and programs invented to...

10 Tips for a Winning Marketing Plan

If you ask your accountant, they will tell you that marketing is an expense. Most businesses think of marketing as an expense because they keep writing checks for their marketing,...


10 Tips for Developing Your Dream Team

When it comes to business, profit is important, but cash is king! The same analogy can be made when it comes to your team – hiring well is important, but retention is...


10 Ways to Orient Yourself Around Your Values

The definition of 'values': 'Those qualities of behavior, thought, and character that society regards as being intrinsically good, having desirable results, and worthy of emulation by others.'


17 Tax Deductions You Should Consider Before You Lodge Your Tax Return

I was reading an article regarding tax deductions and how much tax we should pay. Did you know the average Australian is paying 110 percent or their taxation obligation! 
 
When...


3 Keys to Predictable Cashflow

There are three keys to creating consistent and predictable cashflow:

1. Strong and Sustainable Unique Selling Proposition: A strong USP is one that cuts through...

4 Myths of Marketing

Myth 1 - People Always Buy Where They Get the Cheapest Price:

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5 Steps to Measure Marketing Success

Here are the five steps to successfully working out what "works" and what doesn't in your Marketing Mix...

1. Start asking people where they heard about you.

Start...


6 Keys to a Winning Team

Selecting the right people is just the beginning of building a successful team for your business. However, you cannot simply expect that your team alone will transform your business and...

7 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Business

For many small business owners it is their dream to one day to be able to sell their business and enjoy the financial rewards that the sale will bring. But for many their experience will be an inability to sell...


7 Profit Winning Strategies for Your Business

Do you feel you are working long hours and working really hard, but still can’t seem to get ahead money wise?
Do you leave your financials up to your accountant, and...


7 Signs of Self-Sabotaging Behaviours

You may be a victim of sabotage---self-sabotage. How do you know, and what can you do about it? Read on and see.

1. Focusing on what is not working...

A Guide to Effective Leadership

Leadership

The success or failure of a company lies in the ability of its leader to lead it through the different stages of growth that it will go through. It is essential that entrepreneurs know...


Accelerated Innovation

More and more it appears true that the only way businesses today, whether large or small, are going to survive and thrive is through accelerated innovation.  Your business, even if you're...

Are You Working Harder Than Your Business?

Are you working harder than your business, or is your business working harder than you? If you are working harder than your business, you are among the

Big Picture vs. Nitty-Gritty Details-Why You Need One Before the Other

As a sometime student of military history, I am fascinated how what happens in the military has so much application to the business world.  An obvious one is military planning.  For the Normandy Invasion during World War II, the operational...

Breakeven Analysis

Breakeven analysis is a tool used to determine when a business will be able to cover all its expenses and begin to make a profit. For the...


Buffett's Annual Letter: What you can learn from my real estate investments

In an exclusive excerpt from his upcoming shareholder letter, Warren Buffett looks back at a pair of real estate purchases and the lessons they offer for equity investors.

By Warren Buffett

FORTUNE -- "Investment is most...


Choosing to Change Your Life

As business owners, we made the choice to risk in order to have more control over our destiny than those who settle for a job. We

Common Marketing Mistakes (and How to Fix Them)

If you're like many business owners, you're either doing the wrong marketing activities well, or doing the right marketing activities wrong. Now, how could that ever happen? It's quite simple really, let...


Conversion Rate...The 8th Wonder of Business...

I am often reminded of getting back to basics to build revenues and profits in business.

But none more so than when I am confronted with a business owner who shows...


Converting Lead into Customers

One of the biggest tragedies I see in business is watching a business owner spend significant time and effort generating leads for their business, but then not acting on them in...


Creating Highly Leveraged Marketing Strategies

A problem that many business owners face is the challenge to create highly leveraged marketing strategies within their business. We should be focused on areas in the business where we can do the work...


Customer Service VS Customer Care

Market research has shown that most of us would switch rather than fight:

96% of unhappy customers say nothing to their now former supplier; they simply don’t return. Instead, they tell...


Defining Your Expectations For Delivery Mastery

When you are building the foundation for your business, there are several critical ‘footings' which must be present. How you deliver your product or service is critical to building repeat...

Do You Have Potential?

The answer, of course, is yes!  More importantly, though, how do you maximize it? People who achieve or exceed at creating the impact they desire do so by turning potential-maximizing behaviors into habits.  If you don’t...

Do You Spend or Invest Your Time?

The challenge that I find a lot of business owners face today is that they are so busy working in their business that they cannot see the full potential of...

Do You Understand Your Profit Margins?

Do You Understand Your Profit Margins? When was the last time you really examined your margins? This area of the 5 Ways is the easiest and quickest to improve if...


Effective Time Management Starts With Clear Vision and Goals

As we begin our look at time management, it only makes sense to start with the end in mind. Why is that important? Simply put - if you do not...


Eliminate the 'I Know' Mentality

This week I would like to share with you, my thoughts regarding the “I Know” mentality and how it negatively impacts our development as business owners and...


Get Your Life Back by Systemising Your Business

All too often the cry is heard, “You can’t get good people,” or “Why can’t I get my people to do as I tell them?”

Getting the Right People on the Bus

Have you heard these questions before?

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