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Success In Relationships

April 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

There are many keys to successful relationships - communication, trust and making time for each other are some of the most important.

I am sure you all understand that communication is one of the keys to successful relationships.  And remember, we have two ears and one mouth…use them in that order. Whether it is with co-workers, friends, family or partners, some relationships are worth nurturing. Sadly, often unintentionally, people tend to ruin some of the most precious […]



Are You Well Groomed On The Inside?

April 10, 2015 | Sue Lester

Invest in yourself

Imagine if your best friend always smiled and paid you a compliment or said a kind word each time you met. You can imagine how fantastic you’d feel then. So imagine what it would be like if you were consistently met with a frown, a sigh, and even harsh critical words from this person whose […]



Latest News From LinkedIn

April 2, 2015 | Robyn Henderson

When opting to start your own business online networking is just as valuable as face to face networking.

One of my networking tools is reading newspapers and staying abreast of the news – knowing that what makes the news can create opportunities as well as challenges for small business today and people in my network. There was an article in the Weekend Australian that made me realise why so many women are starting […]



Is It Time To Overhaul Your Approach To Networking?

March 17, 2015 | Catriona Pollard

Networking is not about getting business cards, it's about connecting through conversation.

Have you ever wondered why you aren’t making more business connections or increasing your clientele? Do you ever attend an industry event and mingle with colleagues or industry friends and not end up talking to anyone new?  If you answered yes to one or both of these questions you need a networking overhaul. Networking isn’t […]



Forget ‘Public Speaking’, Just Share Your Message

March 16, 2015 | Sue Lester

Change your mindset and relax! You are NOT public speaking - you're sharing.

The fear of ‘Public Speaking’ stops many people in their tracks, and hinders them from sharing their expertise and growing their businesses and careers. Whether you like it or not, you are walking, talking business card and advertisement, so you might as well make the most of it. A warning though, if you don’t reflect […]



Give First Impressions A Second Chance: Great Customer Service At Events Matters

March 13, 2015 | Pix Jonasson

Never burn your bridges. Regardless of the reception you receive always be the bigger person when networking in the community and at events.

It’s amazing how things can turn around if you continue to work on building relationships, are ethical and provide good customer service.  Upon first meeting a prominent local businessman, he asked what I did and if I was a member of a certain business organisation.  After explaining what I did and that I was not […]



Part 6: 3 Ways to Fail-Safe Your Prized Relationships – At Home and at Work

February 16, 2015 | Sue Lester

Relationships at home

It’s easier to mend a relationship than to find a brand new one and start afresh.  Consider the emotional and financial cost of divorce, of sacking and hiring staff, of ‘breaking up’ with a joint venture partner.  Are you wincing at the thought? Relationships are to be valued and nurtured to remain gold. There are just 3 […]



3 Ways to Effectively Cold Call on LinkedIn

February 5, 2015 | Robyn Henderson

Have some class and etiquette when following up on social media or you will find yourself always having to say you're sorry. Now that's an image you certainly don't want to convey!

Within the space of two weeks – I had two very different experiences with cold calling on my LinkedIn account and I want to share both with you – as I learned a lot from the experience. As fate would have it I happened to be presenting at a Women’s Network Australia (WNA) lunch in […]



How To Plan Your 2015 Foundations

January 19, 2015 | Janet Culpitt

Planning your business strategies and foundations for 2015

A new year begins so it’s time for all business owners take time to do some serious planning. It’s a good idea to spend a day or two preparing your business plan and then take some time off, to digest your plans, and then come back into the office refreshed with a new direction, ready […]



Silly Season Change

December 1, 2014 | Janet Culpitt

Don't let your Christmas spending send you broke

Do things change for you in the ‘Silly Season’?  Effective Debt Management and keeping your cash flow under control are important at this time of year or you could spend the next 12 months paying for it. Many of us begin to wind down from work and start ‘End of Year’ partying, gift shopping, and […]