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Human beings are strange creatures. As soon as we set a goal, the average human being will automatically start comparing where we are at now in contrast to how we perceive we should be travelling towards the goal. Whilst this can be very motivating for some, for others it can have the exact opposite effect […]
Before you go to print on your new ‘flash’ advertising that you are now offering franchises or sign on your first franchisee, you should have commenced laying down your franchisor foundations. What makes up your foundations may not be a simple matter and I strongly recommend getting a lawyer and an accountant, with substantial franchising […]
So much has already been written about goals and planning, do we really need yet another tool / approach? Well yes, because most of them miss the most important element! The goals that really count are the goals from your soul. JV Crum, author of The Conscious Millionaire wrote: “By paying attention to what is […]
For those who franchising is not the right way to go, don’t despair, you still have numerous options and opportunities to grow your business yourself and/or with other parties. This may include granting another party the right to franchise the business themselves (where you may have no involvement or retain a certain percentage ownership). In […]
There are lots of people who will give you many reasons why starting a business is an incredibly worthwhile exercise, and I’m one of them. But I think we also need to be pragmatic – starting a business isn’t for everyone. The reasons why NOT to start a business are equally as plentiful. Here are just […]
Do you recall when and why you got bitten by the entrepreneurial bug? Perhaps it came from a need to make money – a pretty good reason – but it might also have been from a need for family flexibility, turning a passionate hobby into more, not having a boss or funding a social cause. […]
Every day we are faced with dozens even hundreds of decisions from the moment we wake up until the moment we fall asleep after a long day. And for some people, decision making can be stressful, confusing and a potential sabotaging tactic for their business success.
With the advancement in technology we’re no longer restricted to just doing business with those in close proximity. Many of us have clients not only interstate but often we find we are dealing with customers around the globe. This article discusses strategies you can use to develop and connect with your network of clients who are scattered far and wide.
Celebrities and sport stars are constantly being plastered across the media as a result of their alleged involvement with drugs, alcohol and cheating scandals. This exposure usually leads to a very private life away from the often obtrusive media eye. In an effort to keep matters private, responses to the media are usually kept to a dangerous “no comment”, creating a public relations nightmare.
Everyone is finding the current economic climate tough. It’s times like these that sort out those who are serious about business success from those who are not prepared financially or skill wise to make a go of it. It can be really disappointing to be forced to let go of a business idea that you […]