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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 […]



How To Set SMART Goals

June 12, 2017 | Caryn Walsh

Are you achieving what you want out of life, love, business and relationships? There is much research around achieving goals and how to do so, with a specific emphasis on following the SMART goals format and sticking to deadlines to achieve what you need to. Yet so many of us want to achieve things in […]



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. […]



Book Writing – Why Would Anyone Be Interested In What I Have To Say?

March 14, 2017 | Dyan Burgess

The fact that you are in business suggests that people are interested in what you have to say, and would be interested to read a book written by you. Understanding what you have to say goes to the heart of your brand. It’s why you get out of bed every morning and why you do […]



Want Your Business to Thrive? Rediscover Your Spirit of Adventure.

February 21, 2017 | Sue Lester

You may be thinking, “I don’t have TIME for adventure! Who’ll do all the work while I swan off to the Himalayas?”  Or perhaps even the mere idea of “adventure” is exhausting?  The thing is, adventure comes in many forms, and it’s exactly what you need to get over the relentless grind and stress. The […]



I Don’t Have Time To Publish a Book!

February 20, 2017 | Dyan Burgess

The key to any new project is to prioritise its importance. There are times in our lives when we really don’t have time to take on a new project. If this is the case for you right now, it’s probably best to put your book on hold. However, if you’re really keen to get your […]



Speakers – Being Prepared

February 9, 2017 | Pix Jonasson

At a recent function where I was the MC, I was given a pretty rudimentary ‘Run Sheet’ from my client. In fact, I was told I was to start at 12:45pm and as it turned out, I was actually “on” from 12:00pm. This obviously came as a surprise to me!. However, I also had to […]



The Year Ahead….and a Year in Review

January 26, 2017 | Dianna Jacobsen

January. The time of year when many of us set our goals for the year….and berate ourselves over what we did not accomplish the previous year. Whilst goal-setting is a good thing, it is important not to later use it as a means of reflecting on what you failed at, on what you didn’t achieve. Many […]



Top 10 Concerns People Raise About Book Publishing

January 13, 2017 | Dyan Burgess

Top ten concerns when publishing

Guiding people through the process of writing a book can be a rewarding process. But while people are usually excited about the prospect of becoming a published author, there are a number of common doubts. Over the coming months, I’ll address the top ten concerns people raise about publishing their own book, namely: Where do I start? […]



You Don’t Have to Come Home Empty Handed from your First China Buying Trip

October 6, 2016 | Lindy Chen

I can imagine some entrepreneurs consider an initial exploratory visit to China as a pleasure trip, mixed with some business.  The trip can be treated as sunk costs in starting a business, an investment in the learning process or par for the course.  If however, you want to make the most out of your initial […]