Preparation – Procrastination or Essential in Business

Up until last Friday – I would have said, preparation is necessary, but don’t go over the top. Realise this is said from experience and a business perspective. However an experience last week, taught me a whole new slant on Preparation, that I had honestly never considered. My perspective was...

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E-Marketing = Transparent Understanding

After 30 years in business I have seen “Marketing Experts”, and frankly 95% of them are a waste of time. However, that 5% are really worth their weight in diamonds to a business. A few years ago, I was so dissatisfied with what marketing cost my business and what...

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Risk Management – How to Survive the Heatwave

Here in Adelaide, South Australia, we have survived an unbelievable heatwave. For many companies this means, tools down. It costs more, staff are lethargic, and customers are just not coming in. However, for others it is a boom time. It all seems that we all want the almighty dollar....

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The Natural Selection of Good Staff

How often have I stayed up at night considering what a staff member said or how they acted? How to handle a situation? Even now after 30 years of employing people, I still get curve balls from new staff members. So what is the solution? The solution is to...

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Tips on how a small business can improve Cashflow

Cash flow is the blood of small business. Without it, you go out of business. It doesn’t matter how good you are, how great your products are and even how great your customers and staff are. Cash flow is the essential item to staying in business. So your business...

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How MYOB Can be an Easy Timesaving Tool

MYOB is a great value accounting package. However for most of us, accounting is the way of recording the financial transaction although it really does very little to increase sales. When selling, we are generally looking at 2 options: 1. Selling more to existing clients. 2. Getting new clients....

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Have Databases Helped or Hindered Life Balance

After 30 years of writing databases, employing programmers and owning a software company, I question if databases actually help or hinder our lives. Today, data is power. Those who have access to data and can use data information to get an advantage, can take a pivotal position in the...

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