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How to turn a business idea into a profitable business

  When you talk to people about how and why they start in business, there are many and varied responses, but most say they had a great idea and then made the decision to turn it into a business. Unfortunately the statistics from the Australian Bureau of Statistics are damning in that over 50% of…

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Business Leadership

The term leadership means different things to different people, and the more you study the subject, the more you find in terms of opinions and research. The ability to understand leadership and identify leadership qualities isn’t about being in leadership training, however, it can help us in many ways such as: Employing the right people…

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What is Work-Life Balance?

What is Work-Life Balance? Work Life Balance is not a one-size-fits-all definition. It varies greatly depending on your current priorities. It is about sharing your time between yourself, your business, family and community. The percentages may change depending on your business demands, but one demand should never completely outweigh the others combined. As a business…

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Innovation is not a dirty word

Recently I had the pleasure of attending a seminar hosted by the two founders of Planet Innovation which highlighted the importance and roll innovation plays in the success and future profitability of each and every business today. I was interested to learn that Planet Innovation are not only a company who specialize in undertaking product…

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Don’t overlook business opportunities!

I’m currently writing my inaugural book due for release later this year which outlines all of my learnings from 35 years in business, with a focus on Leadership-Profit and Growth. The more time I spend researching the more time I find myself focusing on Leadership. Fundamentally what is leadership and what makes a good leader….

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You might be profitable, but are you profitable enough?

What does that mean and why is it important? In business the end game is vitally important and that means selling your business and making sufficient profit that makes the effort, energies and risks of being in business worthwhile. From a prospective purchaser’s viewpoint how much profit you make is the key component of any…

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Four important areas to focus your networking efforts

We all know that effective networking is an important skill for business leaders today. But for most of us it is not something that comes naturally or that we may have received any formal training. If like many of us, you’re not one of the lucky few who it comes naturally to, then read on…

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Business Leadership – what really matters most

Leadership can be a very complex subject and means many things to many people however in business, what really matters? What we do know is a business cannot and will not be successful without great leadership and executives will not reach their full potential without being a great leader. The ability to understand leadership and…

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Unlock Innovation to improve your profit

When I discuss innovation with SME owners or leaders the first impression many have is that the principles only apply to large corporates, not a small or medium size business.  Furthermore SME owners generally refer to innovation as investment in R&D or technology. However nothing could be further from the truth and the reality is…

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