Archive for June, 2011

Announcement: Farewell to aCE talentNET, it’s been a fabulous ride…

As announced in the latest aCE talentNET Professional Edge; Well, the time has come to bid a fond farewell to all friends and colleagues of aCE. From this day forward, Denise Hall (ie me!) will no longer be part of the aCE inner sanctum! After 15 years approx, it is time to move on and expand my horizons. Be safe in the knowledge though that Deirdre Gruiters is not going anywhere and aCE is operating business as usual. The only real difference is that I will no longer be behind the scenes. It has been a pleasure and an honour…

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KidSpot group SELLS to News Corp for $45 million…

Now here’s a Mother of a Business Sale… News Corp has purchased web entrepreneur Katie May’s online parenting portal Kidspot for a reported $45 million, in a move that represents a rapid rise for the six-year-old business and highlights how much media companies now value established websites with strong communities… as reported in Smart Company by Patrick Stafford, click here to read the full article.

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How to Buy and Sell Websites!…the Perfect Mother of a Business

Looks good doesn’t it? What perfect online business opportunities. What progressive business ideas. I know how excited I got when I first understood the power of the possibility… My friends Matt and Liz Raad are running their last “How To Buy and Sell Websites” Workshop for the year, and I have secured some special guest tickets that I thought you would be interested in. Why do I think you should be paying attention? 🙂 Given the level of interest I’ve seen in selling websites over the last months, and what I’ve since learned from Matt and Liz, the online Buy…

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How to Buy and Sell Websites! the Perfect Mother of a Business… Find out how…

Would you like to learn the quickest way to start making money online? Looking for online business ideas? And how you can buy a website for as little as $1? What a particularly entrepreneurial way to do it… My friends Matt and Liz Raad are running their last “How To Buy and Sell Websites” Workshop for the year, and I have secured some special guest tickets that I thought you would be interested in. Why do I think you should be paying attention? 🙂 Given the level of interest I’ve seen in selling websites over the last months, and what…

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School’s hard knock over field of dreams…

Ah yes, fun and games at Daughters school… hhmmmm (Her) STEINER school operating out of the historic Abbotsford Convent faces closure after local residents successfully rallied against its expansion into an adjacent paddock. The Sophia Mundi Steiner School sought to build five new classrooms on Abbotsford Convent land next to the Collingwood Children’s Farm. Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/schools-hard-knock-over-field-of-dreams-20110611-1fymz.html#ixzz1P209kwKJ

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#sellbusiness; What’s the Business You’re Selling, Exactly?

Starting a business is a BIG deal. Building it to become more than your hobby is even bigger again. In fact, building your business into an asset may result in it being possibly the largest asset you’ll ever own, or second maybe to your home. So what about when you want to Sell your Business, what then?  As discussed on Westpac’s Ruby Connection… If trying to sell it is what you eventually want to do, then get strategic about WHAT it is you’ve got, how it is someone else could do it and therefore who that special someone might be…

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Going out with a Boom Boom…PrimeTimers

The following recent article raises the question of Boomer spending, once they start spending post-workforce, and what that timeframe might look like. I’m sure it’s fairly typical of the held view in the market also. Only one thing missing is…. No mention of Boomer (or as I like to affectionately refer to them – PrimeTimers) Business Owners. What about those who are still toiling away in their own businesses, and are looking to EXIT over the same period. The Business Sale Tsunami is about to hit us allegedly. So what happens when the value they thought the business was worth…

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“Mummy, what’s a job?” – The future of employment

or Daddy?…There was a time in history when no one had a job as we think of it. It was only in the last century that the modern concept of a “job” as work exchanged for wages and benefits was invented. In the past three decades the social and economic fabric that created this employment system has frayed and now is rending before our eyes. Around the world floods of young people face economies in which there may never be a sufficient number of jobs by the standard definition. In older industrialised nations the ability of employers to pay both…

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People’s Choice Award, Huggies MumsInspired Grant Winners… have you voted?

The next exciting stage of voting is the ‘People’s Choice Award.’ Huggies are asking the Australian public to vote for their favorite idea and the mum with the most votes will win an additional $10,000 grant. Voting has opened and will be running until June 12th. I encourage you to vote for your favourite idea. I have! Huggies announced the 5 winners of the $20,000 MumInspired grants. The ideas range from hearing aid devices to top of the range breastfeeding bras. Check out the winning entries here: http://www.huggies.com.au/muminspired/winners-2011/. I hope you are one of them? Please let me know if…

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Is YouTube the future of training?

If you want to learn how to prune an apple tree you could take out a book from the library, sign up for a course at your local college or spend a few minutes on YouTube watching how it is done. The first two learning methods – reading and instruction – have been with us for millennia; YouTube is new. There has been some use of video in learning, but it was expensive and hard to access. YouTube is universal. Most of the “how to” videos on YouTube are aimed at people’s personal life; topics range from how to make…

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