Being a business owner is often a lonely place. Business owners seem to be confronted daily with new or recurring issues in running their businesses. All too often these business problems feel insurmountable with no simple solution. Whether it is the business failing overall, parts of it not … [Read more...]
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How much and how well do you use social media for business success? Probably not as much or as well as you could! Far too many leaders and managers of small to medium businesses lack a solid social media plan. And you may be one of them. I’m just too busy to maintain a strong presence on social … [Read more...]
Stamping Out ABN Abuse Following the Black Economy Taskforce investigations, Treasury has released its discussion paper on the proposed changes to the ABN system designed to stamp out ABN abuse. By way of background: What is ABN abuse? The Treasury discussion paper says that in many … [Read more...]
Why Your Annual Budget And Your Strategic Plan Make Such A Great Combination... It is that time of year when your business should be finalising details of your strategic plan for the year ahead. The financial impacts of that strategic plan are represented in your annual budget, which needs … [Read more...]
Are you using marketing emails as part of you marketing plan? Are you generating good sales or wondering what you can do to get better results? A marketing email MUST immediately create an interest, just like your website, blog posts. When using emails as a marketing tool you only have between 5 … [Read more...]
To sell your business was never your primary objective when you created it enthusiastically. Yet there are some “inevitables” in life: • Death • Taxes • And Exiting Your Business All business owners will have to exit their business at some stage of their life. Not all of us are like Rupert … [Read more...]
Do you get frustrated that some clients do not enthusiastically rush to apply your professional business advice? Are they slow in recognising the value of your recommendations? Why your clients don’t always listen to you It’s true! Your clients or staff don’t listen to you at times because you … [Read more...]
Have you taken the opportunities offered by key grants for small - medium businesses? Or are you, like many business owners, unaware of the grants aimed at helping businesses like yours grow? Or are you reluctant to apply because you expect a lengthy application process? Maybe you fear the risk of … [Read more...]
Does the detail in the startup business plan template really matter so much? Or do you realize that nothing happens until a sale is made? Is Your Business Plan Your Best Starting Point? I've done a lot of mentoring of new (consulting) business start-ups recently. In most cases the new owner was … [Read more...]
Written Contractor Agreements Can Create Risks Did you know that having written contractor agreements often creates a fictional not substantive relationship? Many businesses use outsourced HR & IR companies to provide expert employment advice on how to engage an independent contractor. We … [Read more...]