Archive for June, 2009

Lead by Example – Note to SELF

In bathrooms, boardrooms, buses, bagel shops, and everywhere else, we all need to imagine a little girl following us around, repeating everything we say and everything we do. Think about all the things you want for yourself and your daughters, granddaughters, and girls everywhere – and teach them by living it yourself. Nell Merlino in “Stepping Out of Line: Lessons for Women Who Want It Their Way in Life, in Love and at Work (Broadway) What a quote. What a reminder. What a fact, worthy of that constant consideration Are you living it?

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Self_Employed exceeds 2 million!

There’s a growing movement afoot…are you a part of it? The latest from the Independent Contractors of Australia… * The latest labour force survey released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (June 2008) shows a steady increase in the number of self-employed people. The number of self-employed people in the community is over 19% of the workforce. That¹s 2.03 million people (2008) up from 1.9 million (2004). It¹s also clear that as people mature they gravitate toward self-employment. 50% of the self-employed are aged 35-54. 28% are older than 55. This could predictably result in larger numbers of self-employed as…

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What aCE talentNET will be offering to help 2009 kind to you… YOUR AdvantEdge

…as featured in this months AdvantEdge. What we do… For those of you who wish to find more work, we actively continue to source projects in a shrinking market. For those of you looking to build a business, then we are prepared to teach you everything we know, and more …yes, that’s right! What we are in the process of doing… We have been in discussions with a technology driven DIY version of a Corporate Talent Agent, with the view to being able to offer ALL consultants and consultancies both a DIY service and a full service (like aCE talentNET)….

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Frugality is the new Black…

I really like where Bernard Salt for The Australian is going with this article. And I suspect, so will most mothers as it resonates around the values stuff that we would like our children, and in turn all those around us quite frankly, to not only understand but to demonstrate… Especially when sometimes we feel like we’re the only ones trying to live and breathe such a message. As we have all come to realise at some point or other, sometimes consistent role-modelling can be tough! THE media has gone into a frenzy in recent months tracking the minutiae of…

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Should Women Marry for Love or Money?

An interesting question I think… What? I’m not jumping up and down on the spot saying “you have got to be joking!” I hear you cry… well no I’m not actually. As discussed in the Age this morning (for love or money?), there is some merit in raising this question, if it suits you to do so. I for one can not and have not ever been able to seriously go down this path, but hey, horses for courses I say, and here’s why… 1. Most marriages for love don’t last (and good luck to those that do). 2. Many…

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Design YOUR Business workshop…

Yesterday, I was very pleased to have delivered the entrepreneurial mother “Design YOUR Business, and the lifestyle to make it work” program for 10 participating businesses in the Mornington Peninsula and Frankston shires. The program went particularly well, and the response from the participants was very warm and thankful. For some, it was the first time they had encountered “mind mapping” for example, but they came through with flying colours. Yesterdays 1 day workshop (in school hours!) is designed to analyse what your business/life aspirations were when you started out in your business, and then look at where your business/life…

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One Flaw In Women…no, REALLY!

Women have strengths that amaze men, and each other. They bear hardships and they carry burdens, but they hold happiness, love and joy. They smile when they want to scream. They sing when they want to cry. They cry when they are happy and laugh when they are nervous. They fight for what they believe in. They stand up to injustice. They don’t take “no” for an answer when they believe there is a better solution. They go without so their family can have. They go to the doctor with a frightened friend. They love unconditionally.. They cry when their…

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GFC Credit Crunch Solved !

Given how resourceful us entrepreuerial mothers are, I thought you’d appreciate this rather light piece, but nonetheless a big fat maybe!… It is August. In a small town on the South Coast of France, holiday season is in full swing, but it is raining so there is not too much business happening. Everyone is heavily in debt. Luckily, a rich Russian tourist arrives in the foyer of the small local hotel. He asks for a room and puts a Euro100 note on the reception counter, takes a key and goes to inspect the room located up the stairs on the…

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LADIES LEAD AUSTRALIA OUT OF RECESSION…

I bet there are a lot of savvy women and mum’s with their own businesses that could be this year’s Telstra Business Woman of the Year! LADIES LEAD AUSTRALIA OUT OF RECESSION With their ability to multi-task and their focus and determination, recent research has shown that women are proving to be a critical element in the health and recovery of the Australian economy. Aussie ladies are set to lead the country through the recession, recent research by Telstra for its Telstra Business Women’s Awards has revealed. 88% of women feel confident about leading their business successfully through the downturn,…

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