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Are You Too Busy to be Well?

Are you too busy to be well? As a small business owner you love having the freedom of being your... read more

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Meet the Man Who Started the First-Ever Property Management Franchise

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Eat Your Way to Success With These 4 Tips

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Growing and scaling

What has Traffic Control Got to do With My Business? More Than You Might Think!

Inefficiencies drive me nuts. We have a rule in our office. If it is inefficient we change it.... read more

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Will You be Saying – ‘Yes! We had a Great Strategy!’ Or ‘Crap We Messed That One Up!’

As a business growth strategist, it is not unusual for me to see excited businesses jumping up and... read more

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3 Ways High Achievers Can Develop Better Habits

You are failing at being a successful entrepreneur, and it has nothing to do with your ability to...read more

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We Know We Shouldn’t Do This Yet We Still Do!

Earlier this week I was visited by an uncle of mine from Melbourne. He is a highly successful... read more

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Hitesh MohanlalDirector at WOW! Advisors & Business Accountants
Thanks Matt. Yes it is easy in theory. The key is to actually follow through what we know we need to do.
Matt Dell
Good advice here It looks so simple when you lay it out like that - of course it isn't in real life But the more separation you can have between the time you put into your business as the owner/manager and the time you are one of the workers the better Everyone needs some time out to work ON the business and the more you can do this the more insight you can get to the factors you describe here
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How do you split out your time daily?

Do you have a repeatable daily schedule or do you approach every day as something new? Do you spend... read more

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Yee TrinhMarketing Manager at SavvySME
I like to have a routine day to day, but it's hard getting into a routine. I don't sleep much. ~5hours/day. I should sleep more but I like to get up early, get some exercise in, sort out the important emails and prioritise calendar tasks for the day. Ideally, I'll do the tasks that require significant thought early on in the day and do less cerebral work later on as I lose energy, but that doesn't always happen.
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Growing and scaling

Just Listen To Me. Fix It & Make Me Feel Special! Ignore At Your Peril!

The last couple of months have been very frustrating. We are partners with MYOB and over the last 4... read more

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What Does Your Workplace Hairstyle Say About You?

Your hair can say a lot about you as a person, it can be a reflection and reinforcement of who you... read more

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Charlene SampiloCustomer Service at SavvySME
Gary, we have requests if you can do a male version of this article topic? :-) It would definitely be interesting as well.
Gary Gillespie
Hi Hitesh, Thanks for your comment! Yes, I think how we present ourselves can have an impact on how we're perceived by our colleagues. If you want to win the rat race, you have to look the part ;)
Growing and scaling

We are not insolvent! ..... Are You Sure?

Sometimes when I talk to clients about insolvency it is a bit like talking about death. They just... read more

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From Food Truck to Franchise: How These Cousins Turned Their Love of Lobster Into a Business

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4 Business Investments You Must Make

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Brent SzalayOwner at SEIVA
Great article Vincent, one thing i will add is how important is is to prepare your business to grow or scale before your turn the marketing tap on. Too often I see businesses putting the 'cart before the horse' so to speak and look to market and grow the business but can not sustain it . Understand your capacity and have a plan in place that will cope with an influx of more business. A good starting point is to ensure all your systems are in place and your staff are clear on their role within the business.
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Do you see the need for a writing coach?

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Jennifer,I think that is an interesting proposition. I know that having a writing coach is beneficial to a professional at any career level (but especially to higher level business executives). I'm less sure of how many professionals are interested in writing and selling a book. Is that a fairly big target market / demographic?I think the idea you have is sound. I'm not sure about the pricing because that may depend more on your target audience and location. It doesn't sound like a terribly high price, but I would test that with potential clients (to help ensure you finding the pricing sweet spot).I also believe that you may need to educate (via a website or video) the benefits that writing a book could have on their career. I think proper positioning of this will go a long way in growing the client base. There may be interested professionals that aren't really sure if their topic or approach would be embraced. Perhaps they don't know where to begin the process.I would do some research with your intended customer base to validate the pricing. The rest of the idea sounds solid to me.
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The Hottest Franchise Categories of the Year

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How long were you in business before the website you launched with needed a complete redesign?

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I am about to redesign my site for the third (? fourth maybe?) time in 15 months. It is not giving me the results I am after, I am DIYing, constantly learning and evolving, and while I was happy with my site 6 months ago, now I realise how much better it can be. Also, I will be launchign my first Google Adwords campaign later in the year so will optimise the site for that too.
Jef LippiattCo-founder at Startup Chucktown
Steve,I think you touched a variety of reasons that websites should be updated. My bias will come through on cost, because any updates we make to ours are made by myself or my co-founder (so it is really just time spent for us).The reasons we've changed our sites in the past do include, shifting our focus, tweaking our demographic and coming up with a better idea on how to present the content and information.I believe that the reason so many websites aren't up-to-date or accurate can happen do to cost. Small budgets make it hard to justify a website refresh if they have no assurance it'll drive more traffic and create more sales. Other ventures may not give enough thought to their website and the frequency at which it should be updated. This may happen because of a small team that is covering a lot of work that is more directly tied to sales or profit. It could also result from a mostly offline venture not understanding the value of their online presence.I think it is important that anytime you create a new product or service or even make noticeable modifications to your existing business, review your site to see if it still reflects the right message. Revisiting should be done for all key moments. Do you have your team posted (is it up to date)? What about product shots? Press Releases? When something major changes, revisit your current website.Look for clues that would show clients and/or customers you haven't updated your site in a while. Do you still have job openings posted from 6 months to a year ago? If they were filled remove them. If they weren't filled, revisit the job post, refresh it and repost with an updated date. Eliminate things that will make your clients and customers see your website as a virtual ghost town.
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After you've conquered the world of wine, which industry do you see potential for disruption?

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Is "No Buyer's Remorse" scalable ?

Vinomofo promises "If you’re not 100% happy, you can return your order to us ANY TIME for a... read more

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Can Fast Food Be Healthy? One Franchise Is Proving the Point and Profiting.

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What is your favourite breakfast?

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It’s actually my favourite meal of the day! I LOVE free range poached eggs on sourdough with smashed avocado feta. Oh and coffee, very good coffee.
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