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What are the typical issues of business services SMEs?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of business services SMEs?

April 11, 2018

Typically, white collar businesses rely on professionalism to stand out ahead of the pack. Most common issues faced are: Finding quality staff Expensive staff not providing adequate return on investment ...

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What are the typical issues of hospitality businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of hospitality businesses?

April 5, 2018

Typically, hospitality businesses rely on great customer service to get repeat patrons. Most common issues faced are: Finding great, reliable chefs or senior cooks Finding young, enthusiastic front of house w...

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What are the typical issues of trades businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of trades businesses?

March 26, 2018

Typically, trades businesses rely on trust to stand out ahead of the various competitors. Most common issues faced are: Finding experienced tradesmen Finding young, enthusiastic apprentices with a care factor...

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What are the typical issues of industrial/wholesaling businesses?

Quick Business Tip – What are the typical issues of industrial/wholesaling businesses?

March 20, 2018

Typically, Industrial/Wholesale businesses rely on great manufacturing processes or efficiencies in importing/exporting to get great repeat customers. Most common issues faced are: Finding great factory labour ...

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Secrets of Successful Retailing

Quick Business Tip – Secrets of Successful Retailing

March 14, 2018

I often get asked this question. What I have found is the most important factor is location. Too often I see business owners seeking to skimp on rent by being at the fringe of shopping strips and shopping centres, only to find themselves un...

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Just go for "It"

Quick Business Tip – How to spot a leader in your business

February 27, 2018

Most business owners want quick fixes and little issues and disruptions. That is not the reality in an SME organisation. One of the areas that business owners want is either no resignations, no issues with employees and if someone leaves, b...

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Is the "Tall Poppy Syndrome" dead in Australia?

Quick Business Tip – Is the “Tall Poppy Syndrome” dead in Australia?

February 14, 2018

I believe there has been a shift in our community. More and more I am sensing people appreciating successful small to medium business owners without the jealousy that was so prevalent for a long time. There seems to be a trend of acknowledg...

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Similarities between top sporting organisations and top SME businesses

Quick Business Tip – Failure is easy, Success is hard

January 23, 2018

The reason for this is that success requires discipline, commitment, investment, patience and learning. Most of all, successful business people learn how to get up again after being kicked in the guts. The pursuit of greatness is often prec...

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When is the best time to plan for 2018?

Quick Business Tip – When is the best time to plan for 2018?

December 12, 2017

That depends on your industry. I'm signing up clients right now for half day planning days as some industries want to get organised before Christmas so that it is all in place for them to hit the road running in the new year instead of just...

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Does working harder really work?

Quick Business Tip – Does working harder really work?

November 28, 2017

Business owners often fall for the trap of making up for other shortfalls in their business and themselves by working longer and harder. Those shortcomings may be financial or skill based. The problem with working harder rather than smarter...

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