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Busy-work & billables; how it affects your revenue

When you first start your business, it’s exciting when the phone rings – it might be a client- hooray. But as your business grows, it’s like the phone starts to interrupt your train of thought, so, you think, you’ve reached a point where you finally have the finances...

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Making headway in 2019

Now that we’re all back at work, fresh from the holidays (you did take one, didn’t you!!), it’s time to get serious about those business projects you mulled over during the break.   You might have thought about introducing a new product or service, opening up...

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How decision fatigue holds you back

Should you take on that new client; which button should you press after the green one on that new app so you don’t lose your post, which accounting cloud package should you use, what will you do if you choose the wrong one, who will you choose to help sort that out....

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Regaining work-life balance this Christmas

Running a small business is hard work. For many, both men and women, the work seems to outweigh the reward.   But It’s okay because running your own business delivers a great big dollop of work-life balance, doesn’t it? Actually, according to the ABS, no, no it...

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Procrastination and getting past it

It’s March – did that just strike fear into your heart? Yep, depending on what day you read this, it’s more than 1/6th of the way through the year. Remember those plans you had for new projects, growth, taking ‘Fridays off’ just to show that you really are in charge...

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Should you automate your customer point of contact?

Should you automate your customer point of contact? The other day I was talking to a client, and she runs a reflexology clinic. Her customers love her. She told me a marketing ‘guru’ had suggested she remove her phone number and just add an automated booking app onto...

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Getting Past Social Media Overwhelm

Getting past social media overwhelm Social media’s delivery of a daily highlight reel of your competitors’ wins makes it easy to think you’re falling behind. And then there are the stories of the unicorn founders who went against convention, dropped out of university,...

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Want a better 2019? Learn to say “No”.

  Yes, it’s the season to be jolly and most of us are flat out with Christmas shopping, finalizing holidays, hosting/attending parties – personal and professional. Oh and then there’s the crazy business ‘miracles’ that need to be performed before the world...

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Balance, schmalance: Swedish Lagom for your business

Balance, schmalance: Why Swedish Lagom is better for your business Now you’re probably thinking what the heck is Lagom? Lagom is a Swedish word meaning ‘just the right amount’ (aka enough, sufficient, adequate). In other words, rather than ‘balance’ which is almost...

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Sydney study guts open plan offices

Private Offices with open plans come out on top   You may have read my previous post about the failure of open offices. This was based on a Harvard study, which found that the key ingredient to the whole scheme was unwarranted. Open-plan offices do not increase...

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Flexibility – the huge strength SMEs aren’t using

As an SME owner, the idea of flexibility can be both enticing, in that it looks great from the outside, and terrifying at the same time.  I mean, if you try something new and it doesn’t work, often there’s no walking away without taking a serious hit to your...

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