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We work with lots of startups, and as a starting point, I want to mention that it *is* important to have a business plan in some form or other. But as some of the other responses have mentioned,...
The simple answer is Yes, you need a business plan if you’d like to have a successful, sustainable business. The longer answer is that the type of business plan you need depends on...
I am known as Australia’s Number 1 Business Growth Strategist (profit increase and owner lifestyle improvement specialty), and have been recognised on CNN, Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC. I am also a Chartered Accountant in the UK and Australia and have been practicing for the last 22 years. I run three businesses. I have worked with over 3,500 businesses in Australia, America, UK, Japan and Europe. I work with small to medium enterprises to improve their profits by up to a staggering 2000%
Neil is the CEO of Wardour Capital Partners, leading emerging growth & mid tier advisors. He is also a Non Executive Director of Family Planning Australia and The Australia Asia Business Alliance. Neil is an experienced director & corporate mentor and has chaired or served on numerous board committees including finance & audit, governance, compliance, strategy, acquisition, remuneration & ethics.
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An experienced business owner, entrepreneur, strategist, author and presenter. Multi-award winning marketing consultancy established in 2001. Have written 4 books on marketing and communication, spoke to over 10000 business owners, benchmarked 1000 SME's on their marketing practices and consulted to over 50 companies. I'm also about to start a new social enterprise which aims to change the lives of mature age workers and entrepreneurs socially, economically and emotionally called Silver & Wise.
Ben Fewtrell, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at MaxMyProfit and author of the Business Exceleration™ Blueprint, is a sought-after advisor, keynote speaker and trainer. He has been featured in ‘Secrets of Top Business Builders Exposed’, Virgins in-flight magazine and in-flight entertainment, Sky Business and many more. Ben is also the host of the popular Business Brain Food Podcast.
John believes in strategy-first, then aligning content with intent. Having worked for 40 years across multiple marketing disciplines and in all creative media, John understands the value and roles of informed and persuasive engagement. His wide ranging skill set, and the experience he shares enhances the strategic advice and practical marketing assistance he provides. Importantly it ensures that what you gain from Bells and Whistles actually aligns with your real-world commercial possibilities.
Jeremy is a business and leadership coach passionate about helping people realise their true potential and lead amazing lives through developing their leadership skills and knowledge. Having worked with over 500 business owners on improving their businesses, he has learned what it takes to achieve success and believes that growing the leadership skills of business owners, executive managers and even junior employees delivers significant improvements in revenue and bottom line profit.
I'm a digital media producer and the director of my own small business, called Eleven & Twelve. We enable our clients to communicate effectively, conversationally and simply, using video and interactive multimedia content, social media, and clever web strategy. I publish an online magazine, produce a digital radio station, make documentaries, and I'm a comedian. I've been a prominent character in Melbourne's coworking and start up community. Now setting up my own small office & growing my SME!
I remember when I first took to leap from full-time employment to self employment. It is always a challenging and rewarding experience. My first client challenged me to create new technology for an industry I had little experience in. As a result I found myself interviewing some very passionate people in the industry who were very pleased that someone was taking an interesting in finding solutions to streamline their industry. I have been fortunate enough to have been invited to assist some v
To challenge, inspire and support entrepreneurs. We've created a global community of accountability. Ronan Leonard is a Mastermind facilitator, connecting entrepreneurs and small business owners together to create the perfect virtual Mastermind group. Small business owners are often overwhelmed with to-do lists and need impartial advice to get the right support to help them achieve their goals. Ronan believes that 99% of your business problems are already solved and will connect you to a tribe that has the answers and to help you accelerate your learning. He believes that there is more value in making real peer-to-peer connections than paying for external contractors who have no vested interest in your success Passionate about helping others he is committed to giving away 1 in 6 spots on the platform to social enterprises and entrepreneurs from developing countries to create a global community. Ronan loves seeing the benefits that Mastermind groups have on each person who participates and has helped 100’s of business owners increase clarity, confidence and productivity by creating the support network for them to achieve their true potential. 9 Million YouTube Views! Ronan was just 23 he helped rescue passengers and fellow staff when the cruise ship he worked on sank off the wild coast of South Africa. For 9 years he continued to work on cruise ships sailing the world as a casino manager. His 1st business (a casino party company) grew from just 2 casino tables to over 50 and the largest gaming events company in Australia. With a casino background he understands risk vs reward and where the true value lies in where you put your time and money into (hint: it’s not gambling!). In his spare time he enjoys red wine and playing poker (but not at the same time) You can find some of his musing and thoughts here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ronan-leonard/ https://twitter.com/eccountability https://medium.com/@ronan_leonard/
Leigh Cummings is a registered BAS agent and the owner of Account Aspects www.accountaspects.com.au based in Newcastle. Established for 15 years, Leigh has been passionate about empowering business owners with their numbers to making strategic business decisions for growth. Working collaboratively with accountants and other business professionals, her clients results are improved and the overall goals achievable.
Adam Flynn is the CEO and Director of Biggin & Scott Knox, an Award winning Sales Agent, Auctioneer and Property Investor. Adam is recognised as one of Melbourne’s most successful Agents, having grown his franchise from one office to four in just 5 years after developing the $1M Agent System, an innovative methodology designed to take an Agent with limited experience to writing approximately $1M within 12 months by providing a system which helps them achieve a 90% listing conversion rate.
I am a cloud computing expert and Managing Director of Cloud Made Simple. My team and I aim to make cloud migration a simple and cost effective choice for Australian SMEs. A competitor at heart, I work hard to give my clients winning cloud solution packages for their business. While the field of technology and online services is ever changing, I have enjoyed learning an developing my skills in the technology solutions industry over the past 15 years.
I am a virtual PR Consultant who loves to work with start ups, SME's and entrepreneurs. I have worked in PR for many years for medium and large companies. I always wanted to help small to medium size companies create brand awareness and obtain media exposure. I work with limited budgets to create the most PR bang for little buck. My website is www.candicepr.com. I can also be emailed at email@example.com You can also learn more about me on Linked In: Candice Meisels
Senior enterprise planner with experience across a range of industries, Brett provides authentically innovative, cap raise, deal architecture and growth strategy ensuring ambitious enterprises, their clients and teams achieve their highest potential. Insight driven, Brett leverages his background in strategic planning, communication planning, campaign planning, project management and finance to innovate, optimise and promote healthy growth activity in business. Experience incl. 17 yrs in APAC
Ever heard of the story of the rice crop? The older and riper it gets, the more it bends downwards. Living by this principle I believe that life is a never-ending learning process and the more I learn the more I'm humbled by it. Keeping my nose low and helping others are my priorities. I'm no successful entrepreneur nor an excellent sportsman. However, I do aspire to reach for the stars and when I do; it is of utmost importance to be grateful to everyone around me.
eCorner™ is the Leading Australian provider of secure eCommerce solutions with over 2,600 customers. We are experts at design, development, implementation and hosting of online stores for merchants; and online store systems for service providers. Organisations as diverse as Weight Watchers Australia and New Zealand, Queensland Government (Translink), Australian Institute of Sport, Commonwealth Bank, Mitch Dowd use eCorner. We deliver Multi-Channel and Omni-Channel eCommerce for Online Retail.
Entrepreneur Executive Thought Leader with a career spanning over 25 years, as Founder, CEO, HR Director, Executive Coach and Business Mentor. Jeromine is using her experience and expertise as a catalyst to empower female excellence for gender equity, inclusion, diversity, happiness and peak performance.
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