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Process Driven Success for Business Owners

June 13, 2017 | Ingrid Bayer

There is a saying which I’m sure you’ve heard at one time or another – “Failing to plan is planning to fail” and this is indeed very true when it comes to running a successful business. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s fabulous when businesses (no matter how large or small) have a documented […]



When Business Founders Fight and Have a Falling Out

June 9, 2017 | Simone Pentis

Over the last few months the media has picked up on the court fight that erupted between two founders of Grill’d, the burger chain group operating throughout Australia via a network of company and franchised operations. Unlike, many franchise systems, this network has more company owned than franchised stores in its’ 140 outlet chain network. […]



Why You Can’t Fix Cashflow With Cash

June 8, 2017 | Dianna Jacobsen

So often, business owners say that their biggest challenge is cashflow, and that if they only had a big pile of money, their problems would be solved; but I say that you can’t fix cashflow with cash! Enigmatic, right? True, it is a bit of a paradox. But it simply means this: that the current […]



The How And Why of Great Goal Setting

June 7, 2017 | Sally Dooley

One of the greatest privileges and responsibilities of leadership from my perspective is helping teams and individuals grow and develop. Unfortunately, though, this isn’t an automatic process: it takes intentionality, focus and energy, but the rewards are worth it! Think about leaders you have worked for who have been invested in your growth. Did you […]



Welcoming Strangers into Your Home for Business

June 6, 2017 | Guest Blogger

The thought of starting a business can be overwhelming. Aside from all  paperwork to fill up, you must also take into consideration that you should invest not just in people but in a convenient workplace as well. People have started opening their doors to strangers in exchange for services. Whether they provide home care services […]



Financial Enlightment – Understanding The Numbers

May 11, 2017 | Dianna Jacobsen

When running a small business, much emphasis is put on [ominous music….] the ‘dreaded financials’!  These two words are designed to strike terror into the hearts of small business owners everywhere! We are meant to ‘make friends’ with our Financials, to use them to make informed decisions, to feel empowered, and for leverage towards some […]



Company Owned vs Franchised Operations – What Does This Mean?

May 8, 2017 | Simone Pentis

Generally, from my experience if you operate within a franchise system, most stores, outlets and/or operations will be franchised rather than company owned. While a few franchise systems take a different approach and have relatively equal numbers of franchised and company owned operations, this tends to not be the common practice, especially as a system […]



Business Structures – Sole Trader

March 24, 2017 | Katherine Hawes

In Australia, there are four main business structures commonly used by small businesses.  They are; sole trader, partnerships, companies and trusts.  Each structure has its advantages depending on the needs of the business in the areas of tax, asset protection, control and succession, flexibility as well as set-up and ongoing costs.  In this blog we […]



Marketing Shortcuts For Small Businesses

March 21, 2017 | Danielle MacInnis

Marketing done well does require insight, research and a real understanding of your ideal customers. However there are a few great tools to use as marketing short cuts: Value proposition template – Helps create a value proposition that is compelling. Marketing Plan template – A quick plan for setting out goals for 2017. Quarterly Review template […]



The Story of The Chinese Bamboo Tree

March 8, 2017 | Pix Jonasson

The parable of the Chinese Bamboo Tree teaches us lessons about patience, faith, perseverance, growth and development and importantly… human potential! Like any plant, to flourish the Chinese Bamboo Tree requires nurturing – water, fertile soil, sunshine. In the first year, there are no visible signs of activity or development. In the second year, again, […]