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Numbers – Understanding more than Knowing

Numbers, numbers, numbers! We’ve heard it all before. And so many times. We have heard much of it before, but did it make sense? Did it resonate with you? Did you hear the message? Or did the very word ‘numbers’ put you off? The thing about numbers is that they are...

Listening – Really Listening, for greater successes

Listening is one of the many aspects of doing business which is vitally important. If you want to run a business which provides good service and has good relations with prospects, customers and staff, listening – really listening must be at the top of the list of...

The numbers you need to know in sales to attract the revenue you need

Business is all about revenue and knowing exactly what is needed to be hit, and when it is needed, is critical to the success of the business and when it comes to sales there is a ratio of numbers every business owner needs to know.  The number of Contacts to Sales...

Counting to Improve Efficiency

Business growth is often the biggest priority for every business operator. After all, growth equals more revenue, right? Well yes, but you want to understand how your business is operating to give you the best chance of growth. Of course, you need a plan. Growth...

Digital disconnection – How to achieve more in business and life by switching off

There’s no doubt mobile technology has been one of the biggest contributors to business growth in recent times. But at what cost? In a world where boundaries between work life and home life have become blurred and 24/7 contact has become a standard service...
The legacy of toxic staff members

The legacy of toxic staff members

At some point in our career most of us have worked with a toxic staff member. And if you’ve had that misfortune you are well and truly aware of the damage just one person can cause when it comes to culture and morale in a business. But what should the business leader...

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Business growth through scalable, repeatable success

Business growth through scalable, repeatable success

Taking a business to the next level is not without its challenges. Chances are it involves the owner stepping back from the front line while extra staff right be required to carry the load of day-to-day operations.

Meanwhile, adding extra services, products or locations to your business offers the potential for both an increase in revenue and earnings, but also for costly mistakes.

That’s why it’s important to ensure you have the foundations for growth right from the outset. So, let’s talk about how this happens through scalable and repeatable success.

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Five things you need to have in place for business growth

Five things you need to have in place for business growth

Business growth is often the biggest priority for every business operator. After all, growth equals more revenue, right? Well yes, but only if you have the correct structure in place before you take the next step.

So, let’s examine the five things you need to have in place before your business can grow…

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Five business lessons from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos time at the helm

Five business lessons from Amazon founder Jeff Bezos time at the helm

As Amazon founder Jeff Bezos readies to transition from his role as CEO to executive chairman, it’s a timely opportunity to reflect on the business legacy he leaves behind.

After all, this was a man who started an online bookstore in his garage before going on to run one of the largest companies in the world.

With that in mind, here are five business lessons from Jeff Bezos time at the helm

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The P words (Process and Procedure), and why they matter.

The P words (Process and Procedure), and why they matter.

Process and procedure – it’s the fine print of business; it’s the nuts and bolts of how we go about business and an often underrated essential ingredient for business success. These are the three reasons process and procedure matter and why no business should be without them.

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The secret seven – the biggest issues in business

The secret seven – the biggest issues in business

After 30 years as a business mentor and as a business owner myself, I’ve encountered some common themes along the way when it comes to issues in business. From poor communication to lacking clarity there’s a number of pitfalls that business owners don’t even know they are sliding into. So here is my short list of the seven issues likely to affect business.

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Why goal setting is important to your business

Why goal setting is important to your business

Each day we set goals in life, the little lists that run through our heads at 4am, or the big aims we hope to achieve like buying a house, paying down a loan or taking the kids on a well-earned holiday. In business hopes and dreams are no less important, but often fade into the background of day to day management. It’s all about goal setting, and it’s something a coach can help you with. Here’s why it’s so important to your business

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Where to from here? Identify growth, and movement in your business

Where to from here? Identify growth, and movement in your business

One of the greatest challenges for any business owner is to take a big picture approach. With demanding schedules, competing needs and the daily routine of working in your business it can be hard to step out of the management role and see the wood for the trees, to ask and effectively answer that all important question; where to from here?

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Exiting your business – Planning for when it is time

Exiting your business – Planning for when it is time

Whether it’s time to sell or time to hand over the reins to the next generation, successfully exiting your business is just as important as entering it. It’s a process that requires planning, preparation and organisation to ensure the asset you have built truly displays its worth.

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The most important questions in business

The most important questions in business

When it comes to business, too often business owners become bogged down in the day-to-day running of things. We get caught up in the operation but fail to look at the big picture of what we hope to achieve and how. Success can be whittled down to a number of factors by answering some pertinent questions. These are the questions a business owner should be asking in order to achieve success.

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