Archive for June, 2008

budding entrepreneurs are willing to give it a crack

“INsolvencies soar” TheAge reports this morning… same story, my headline reads “More budding entrepreneurs are willing to give it a crack!”… which do you prefer? Poor strategic management, insufficient cash flow and trading losses are among the most common reasons why companies fail, and in most cases, unsecured creditors receive less than 10 in the dollar back, statistics from the corporate regulator indicate. The figures suggest that the vast majority of failed companies have fewer than 200 employees, almost 65% of them have less than five staff members, and that more failures occur in the construction, business services and retail…

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Sex and the City

Yes… I went and saw the movie last night… and you know what? I really enjoyed it. I must admit, I was one who used to look forward to my weekly session with the ladies, and do kind of miss them. Last nights movie reminded me why… with all their made for the screen persona’s, they are all so delightfully flawed, and these flaws are not hidden. Which is why I think we enjoy living vicariously through them, and if not that, then at least we take a little time out to reflect on our own lot… well I do/did…

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It’s all about action

Justin Herald reminds us… Whilst it would be great if we all woke up one day, decided to achieve our financial goals, reach them and then went on with our lives operating on our new financial level, but realistically the chances of that are fairly slim. So why is that? Why do some people continually struggle to get to where they want? Is it because they just don’t have what it takes? Is it because financial prosperity is only for a select few? Why is it? Creating a better financial position for your life is much more about who you…

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Education as Travel; Travel as Education

OzSee; OzDo; OzLearn “education as travel, travel as education”… Improvements in business partnership arrangements between Indigenous enterprises and Australian corporates could significantly enhance the economic development of Indigenous communities, particularly those in remote areas. This desire to enrich the relationships in communities by encouraging a strong role for new organisations and approaches is a major opportunity for Australia. (Australia 2020 Summit report) What? As members of the SolvePoverty Group Alliance, OzSee and Reho Travel wish to bring together a network of multicultural, multi-age student entrepreneurs around Australia. Why? In response to the Australia 2020 Summit, this is about empowering students…

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Your Biggest Obstacle: You

Regardless of your role within your business, you have goals. You may own the place and set them yourself or you may have a boss that walked in and laid them out for you. Either way, there are things that need to be accomplished before year’s end or within a few years. Reaching some goals is pretty easy so I’m not going to talk about low hanging fruit here. I’m going to talk about a goal that either scares you to death or exhilarates you. Take a moment to think about that big goal and answer these questions… And to…

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