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When It Comes to Business Advice, WHO Do I Listen To?!

November 21, 2014 | Dianna Jacobsen

Not everyone will agree with you

Have you ever noticed that when it comes to your life, everyone has an opinion?! That all of your friends and rellies are suddenly ‘experts’ on time management, parenting, business development, marketing, financial strategy, relationships, personal health and well-being, and so on? And yet, when you look at their lives, they aren’t really doing anything […]



Partnership and Shareholder Agreements – Why You Shouldn’t Go Into a Franchise Business Without Them

October 31, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Going into business with a friend? Make sure that you are prepared legally in the event that everything heads south.

When going into business with a friend there is generally a lot of excitement and the belief that as friends you know each other and will be able to complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. What happens when a business partnership breaks down? While I have seen some friends build up fantastic businesses and win […]



Time – The Most Valuable Currency We Trade With!

October 13, 2014 | Dianna Jacobsen

Trading Time

Wow, it’s October already! Where does the year go?!!? Where does every month, week, day, hour and minute that you spend, actually GO??? It’s a trade-off, you see…. You are trading TIME for ACTIVITY, regardless of what the ‘activity’ may consist of. It’s not like money, where you can sit back and think about what […]



Franchisee Sales – Maintaining the Confidentiality and Minimising Disruptions

September 30, 2014 | Simone Pentis

Selling a Franchise

Selling your franchise business? While you may have made the decision to sell your franchise business, until you have an unconditional contract you may not want to unnecessarily cause concern or raise questions you are not ready to answer. This may be particularly important in situations where you do not want suppliers and/or employees to […]



Protect Your Family – Because Things Do Go Wrong

September 5, 2014 | Janet Culpitt

Insurance what is covered

It is an age old saying that there are only two guarantees in Life – Death and Taxes.  Recently an article highlighted the funeral industry as dying, due as people living longer. No financial plan is guaranteed. Therefore, you need to ensure you have a solution in place to cover any unforeseen events. Having a […]



The Insurance Every Mobile Business Should Have

June 11, 2014 | Kate Fairley

Under roof or mobile make sure you are clear on whether your belongings are insured.

If you run any kind of business which involves travelling to offer your products or services, chances are you have some property that goes along with it. It might be something as common as a laptop or mobile phone, or it could be more specific to your trade like your kit if you’re a professional […]



Does Your Business Need More Empathy?

May 23, 2014 | Ingrid Cliff

It's imperative that your customers feel loved and cared for if you want to retain their business.

If you believe the research, women are naturally more empathetic than men. But why is that a good thing in business? Empathy is defined by Simon Baron-Cohen as “Our ability to identify what someone else is thinking or feeling, and to respond to their thoughts and feelings with an appropriate emotion.” (1) Researchers suggest that […]



Why You (and Your Business) need a Soul Goal

March 27, 2014 | David Solomon

Money isn't always the end game in business - be wary of the trap of pursuing someone else’s goals.

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 […]



I’ve Lost Yesterday’s Takings

February 19, 2014 | Kate Fairley

If cash is part of your business - make sure you insure it for loss.

I love insurance, I’m not being sarcastic here, I really do. How many times have you lost your car keys and thought to yourself, geez I wish I could ring my car keys right about now! Losing your marbles is also a pretty common occurrence for most business owners, which can sometimes result in you […]



Insurance: The Most Important Contract You’ll Ever Enter Into

November 13, 2013 | Kate Fairley

There are many options available for those businesses considering the franchising path.

You’ve probably read the title as Insurance: The most boring, costly, pain in the butt topic someone could ever write a blog post about… am I right? And I don’t blame you. Insurance for most people is just something you purchase because it’s on the list of responsible things one does when starting a business, […]