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Steve Gray

Director at Gray Capital Investments

Member Since June 2013

Grovedale, VIC, 3216

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You're in business, you want to win, not fail, you want success not struggles. You have an idea, you have spent a lot of money and time getting started but now what! Get a strategy in place, develop a plan, call me and get an outsiders view on what you are doing well and what needs to happen next. In the meantime check the articles on my website. Cheers

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Startup

My Story: "I Never Sit Still for Very Long..."

It all started when a friend dropped in to suggest we use my technical skills and his "gift of the gab" to create a design and T-shirt print business, with a BIG focus on the T-shirts. We learnt a...

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Neil Steggall
Neil Steggall, Partner at Wardour Capital Partners

Asked this question - Business planning

Will SME's spend & invest in consultancy skills to help build their businesses in 2014?

To place this into context two recent comments have caused me to pause and really think on this...

Customer acquisition and retention

Service garbage again...

Something about bad service that I love… having the chance to moan about it. the chance to look at gaps in the system, the chance to moan some more and put forward some ideas that could help allev...

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Training and development

People are only so good

I love chatting to people about business. Recently a discussion came up with a person put in to handle the Human Resources in a smallish business, little experience just the desire to do the job and...

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Steve Gray answered a question

Liz edgecombe
Liz edgecombe, owner at sheoak trading pty ltd

Asked this question - Branding

How should I rebrand my business?

Hi, We have been trying to work out our best brand strategy for growth of our herbs and spices...

Steve Gray answered a question

Scott Brown

Asked this question - Attracting talent and recruitment

What were your experiences when hiring for the first time?

Hi all, I am researching a book an hiring for the first time, and want to know the biggest problem...

Sales and marketing

Touch people, at the right time

I like to touch people, and I see that many others do too! Oh don’t get me wrong, I mean touch them in the marketing sense, what did you think I meant? Some great marketing material has been create...

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Advertising

Frequently missing out

Are you missing out on customers through lax marketing? It can be too easy to let your marketing efforts go and miss out on opportunities to get more of the right people. I'm a talking about the freq...

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Research and Innovation

Your business - You failed

I always wanted to interview business people who have failed, the type that opened up a shop and six months later BAM they’re gone. No luck as yet, most of the people who have failed like this in bu...

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Startup

My Story: "I Never Sit Still for Very Long..."

It all started when a friend dropped in to suggest we use my technical skills and his "gift of the gab" to create a design and T-shirt print business, with a BIG focus on the T-shirts. We learnt a...

Read more
Customer acquisition and retention

Service garbage again...

Something about bad service that I love… having the chance to moan about it. the chance to look at gaps in the system, the chance to moan some more and put forward some ideas that could help allev...

Read more
Training and development

People are only so good

I love chatting to people about business. Recently a discussion came up with a person put in to handle the Human Resources in a smallish business, little experience just the desire to do the job and...

Read more
Sales and marketing

Touch people, at the right time

I like to touch people, and I see that many others do too! Oh don’t get me wrong, I mean touch them in the marketing sense, what did you think I meant? Some great marketing material has been create...

Read more
Advertising

Frequently missing out

Are you missing out on customers through lax marketing? It can be too easy to let your marketing efforts go and miss out on opportunities to get more of the right people. I'm a talking about the freq...

Read more
Research and Innovation

Your business - You failed

I always wanted to interview business people who have failed, the type that opened up a shop and six months later BAM they’re gone. No luck as yet, most of the people who have failed like this in bu...

Read more
Business coaching

You may not be suited to business, but then again...

Let’s face facts, many businesses fail in the early stages. Perhaps because many people have never experienced business before, and some just don’t become committed to the idea long enough to get ...

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Business planning

Your Incredible Business

Is  your business incredible? These eight pointers show you how you can create an incredible business. It may take some time but you can get there. I suggest you grab a pad and a pen and start addin...

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Sales and marketing

It's a numbers game

In business it’s all about the numbers. Profit, turnover, number of customers, quantity of stock, sales per customer, number of times the prospects see your adverts and so forth. Great to have a pr...

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Steve Gray answered a question

Neil Steggall
Neil Steggall, Partner at Wardour Capital Partners

Asked this question - Business planning

Will SME's spend & invest in consultancy skills to help build their businesses in 2014?

To place this into context two recent comments have caused me to pause and really think on this...

Steve Gray answered a question

Liz edgecombe
Liz edgecombe, owner at sheoak trading pty ltd

Asked this question - Branding

How should I rebrand my business?

Hi, We have been trying to work out our best brand strategy for growth of our herbs and spices...

Steve Gray answered a question

Scott Brown

Asked this question - Attracting talent and recruitment

What were your experiences when hiring for the first time?

Hi all, I am researching a book an hiring for the first time, and want to know the biggest problem...

Steve Gray answered a question

Derek Logan
Derek Logan, Director at DAC Solutions Pty Ltd

Asked this question - Customer acquisition and retention

How much would this be worth to your business?

If someone walked up and offered you instant access to 30.000 loyal customers that wanted to shop...

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Paul Zisson
Paul Zisson, Founder & CFO at mobileCFO

Asked this question - Social media

How do you publish an article on social media?

I would be interested in the step by step process and tools available from writing the content,...

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Cassidy Poon
Cassidy Poon, Head of Digital & Social Media at LogicalTech Group

Asked this question - Social media

What questions should every CEO ask his CMO about social media?

Questions I've been asked so far: 1. How does our social media strategy layer into our key...

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Wendy Huang
Wendy Huang, Full Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes

Asked this question - Business growth

What is the most useless piece of advice you received?

There are so many people out there giving great advice, but I want to know what advice have you...

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John Belchamber
John Belchamber, Owner & Senior Consultant at Invoke Results

Asked this question - Business coaching

Where have all the perts gone?

As a small business owner I'm constantly bombarded by people wanting to help me grow...

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