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LinkedIn Research Ranks Top New Roles

April 11, 2014 | Robyn Henderson

LinkedIn has announced the highest ranking job titles. Some didn't even exist 5 years ago.

Thought you might be interested in some recent research conducted my LinkedIn. This appeared in the Weekend Australian newspaper February 8-9, 2014. “Online networking site LinkedIn has examined more than 250 million profiles to determine the 10 most popular job titles that barely existed five years ago. The LinkedIn research found sports related and information technology […]



Are You Ready to Start Building Your Franchisor Foundations?

April 9, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Don't hit the start button on your Franhcise operation until you do your homework.

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 […]



Protecting Your Most Valuable Asset – your people (Part 1)

March 18, 2014 | Sarah Savvas

The secret to business success is hiring staff who have the right skills and a 'can do' attitutde.

Don’t you ever wonder what happened to the days when employees worked for one company for life or at least for the better part of their career, when companies treated employees like part of the family and employees were unwaveringly loyal to their employers?  With this era being as good as over, and with employees […]



10 Most Common Fears of People in Business

December 9, 2013 | David Solomon

Check your FEAR rate and see if you're sabotaging your own success.

One of the things I’ve come to learn over the years is that all of us have things that can easily prevent us from achieving our potential. Sometimes these things are tangible such as a lack of knowledge, skill or experience. Sometimes they are much more intangible but no less real. This group includes psychological […]



Digital Christmas Anyone?

December 3, 2013 | Danielle MacInnis

Consumer turn to online purchasing for gifts this Christmas.

We are all taking up the opportunity to shop online this Christmas. Let’s face it, time is tight and we can shop and buy from any where in the world, sometimes cheaper so why wouldn’t we? Australian businesses have recognised this trend and so have increased their marketing spend online. Using content as a key […]



Are You Up To Speed With New Technology?

November 14, 2013 | Robyn Henderson

Use these technology platforms to network and be more time efficient.

One of the joys of being a speaker, is that I get to experience many great conferences and learn heaps from the speakers. Let me say upfront, I love LinkedIn, but would never call myself a techie! However, here are some ideas I picked up at a recent technology session: 1. One of the simplest ones […]



9 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Start a Business

November 8, 2013 | David Solomon

Check out if you have the ticker to start your own business.

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 […]



3 Simple Ways to Streamline Your Business

October 9, 2013 | David Solomon

Become the architect of your business, not just the builder.

Everyone knows you should work on your business, not just in it. But what does that actually mean? Essentially it means you should be the architect of your business, not just the builder. Here are 3 great ideas on how to do just that. 1) Do not do that which does not serve you or […]



Building a ‘Higher Purpose’ Business

September 9, 2013 | David Solomon

Business success - here's how to discover the soul goals that are housed in your heart.

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. […]



Move Over, Gen Y is Here and Will Make up 75% of The Workforce in 2025!

August 21, 2013 | Danielle MacInnis

They live a digital lifesytle and breathe social networks and mobile devices. Step aside Baby Boomers those born in the 80s and 90s, otherwise known as Gen Y (totalling upwards of 80 million people), now represent the largest and most influential group of purchasers today. Many grew up with an internet connection and PC; today […]