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Warren Harmer
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Owner at The Business Plan Company

Member Since November 2012

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Small, fast growing and entrepreneurial businesses are my passion. I like to write business plans for them, grow them, advise them and write about them. My experience now spans over 17 years, including 3 businesses of my own.
My objective is to offer instructive, hands-on, ‘how to’ information to make business ownership easier, less stressful, more successful and more enjoyable.

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Top 25 ways to be a bastard boss.

I work in a utopian workplace. A place where my colleagues are helpful, friendly, supportive and challenges are solved through open honest discussion. People are valued and appreciated, communicatio...

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Sales and marketing

Small-business clients: the good, the bad and the ugly

Small businesses collectively add up to big business, with about 2 million of us in Australia. Journalists and governments love talking up the importance of the sector, whilst corporates drool at th...

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Finance and accounting

Back to Financial Basics: Profits, Markups and Margins

Any business needs a proper financial management not only to spend their money wisely, but to also analyse based on previous actions and see whether your efforts are leading to your business's financi...

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Business planning: The When (Part 6 of 6)

In the past 5 articles I have described many different activities that could all be categorized under Business Planning and keep telling you that it is a practice not a once off activity. To keep on t...

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Business planning: The How (Part 5 of 6)

In today’s installment I want to delve deeper into a business plan and describe some of the common sections to give you a clearer understanding. This list is by no means exhaustive but will cover mo...

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Business Planning: The How (Part 4 of 6)

There are many ways to skin the proverbial business planning cat which will depend on the size of your business, how long you have been operating, who is involved and how much revenue you have. The es...

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Business Planning: The What (Part 3 of 6)

Hopefully by now you are feeling like you should be doing some kind of business planning. So what next? I have spoken about business planning practices in this series, so I would like to go through th...

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Small Business Planning: the Why, What, When and How. (Part 1 of 6)

Consulting is an interesting profession, not least because you are granted permission to look where others aren’t allowed. Small business owners are extremely private about what goes on behind the c...

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Public relations

What I really meant to say was...

Wayne Swan would have to be awarded Salesman of the year for his delivery and after-sales effort of the 2013 budget. It’s like listening to a salesman that has rote learnt the company patter and j...

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Sales and marketing

Trick yourself to sell without selling

How much do you love sales? If I guessed "not much"', I think I would be right for most of you. Picking up the phone to make cold calls sends shivers down the spine of most people. Small business owne...

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