Archive for July, 2014

productivity commission draft report into CHILDCARE…

Further to yesterdays post, it just so happens that we, the public, can comment on this most important matter… The Australian Productivity Commission has released a draft report into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning, and has invited the public to comment on it via written submission or by attending public hearings. Find out details here.

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when a gathering of influential women leaders get together…

  WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GATHER JUST ABOUT EVERY INFLUENTIAL WOMAN TOGETHER TO TALK ABOUT WORKING FAMILY ISSUES? THIS… “Setting the tone for the Summit, President Barack Obama penned a blog for the Huffington Post in which he wrote, “Family leave, childcare, flexibility and a decent wage aren’t frills. They’re basic needs. They shouldn’t be bonuses–they should be the bottom line.” Read on Most entrepreneurial mothers have become just so because a job environment could not address their needs/wants over: length of time, quality of hours, etc (family leave) cost and availability of childcare working hours to do what needs…

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How to Do Retail Right from the Inventor of the Apple Store…

I’ve just finished reading a great article about “How to Do Retail Right from the Inventor of the Apple Store“… and they would know! Whilst it talks about it from a Start-Up perspective, there’s too much gold here for current retailers to disregard. “The most important thing startups need to understand is that there’s a big difference between making a sale and creating an experience. Beyond pop-up shops and marketing gimmicks, there’s a profound advantage to creating a lasting commercial space where people want to spend their time — not just their money.” As a retailer, can you honestly say…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Did some website renovation work today, including adding a few plugins in and changing some wording… even found an eBook to add to sell, which appears to be right on the money for what I’m looking for. Phew! Thought I’d end up having to writing it myself. Will get that added and see what happens. It’s all test and measure, lets face it! Spoke to website owners again this week. They want to sell but when I…

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“I can make you famous…”

  Is it about being famous? Or is it about doing good work and becoming famous as a result? As a senior editor at National Geographic for 37 years, Mary Smith worked with prominent research grantees—including primatologist Dian Fossey, paleoanthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey, and conservationist George Schaller—to produce illustrated articles for the magazine based on their work. Is it true that Leakey—who started Jane on her life’s work with chimpanzees—tried to get you [Mary] to work for him too? “Mary, I can make you famous,” he told me. He wanted me to give up my career at the magazine to go…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Did some website renovation work today, including adding a few plugins in and changing some wording… even found an eBook to add to sell, which appears to be right on the money for what I’m looking for. Phew! Thought I’d end up having to writing it myself. Will get that added and see what happens. It’s all test and measure, lets face it! Quite a number of Business Buyers starting to make themselves known. In addition to…

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to Buy or Not to Buy, is timing the question?

Navigating our first acquisition was terrifying and thrilling, all at the same time. It taught us that you’re never too small to take advantage of opportunities that will benefit your business. For other startups and companies (of any size), here are a few lessons we learned along the way. Read on… Buying a business is not as scary as one may think. Especially if you’ve got someone in your corner, like the likes of myself for example. That said, regardless of how it happens, buying a business is the quickest way to growth. The upward impact it has on the…

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Did some website renovation work today, including adding a few plugins in and changing some wording… even found an eBook to add to sell, which appears to be right on the money for what I’m looking for. Phew! Thought I’d end up having to writing it myself. Will get that added and see what happens. It’s all test and measure, lets face it! Not much happening on the Business Sale front, as most businesses comes to terms…

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“the glorification of busy” – are you guilty?

Let’s Stop the Glorification of Busy from Guy Kawasaki Thank you to Guy Kawasaki and Adriana Huffington for this enlightened SlideShow… please pay attention. A great reminder for us all (Yes, me included), about this nothing of “busyness”. Does anyone ever tell you, when asked how they are, that they are not busy? “Oh, I’ve got a lot on”, or “busy, busy, busy”, or “always” seem to be a fairly typical type response when asked “how goes it?” STOP

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TEMpting; How Business Buyers and Sellers Have Been Tempted This Week…

How Saleable is Your Business in 2014? How Saleable do you want Your Business 2014? What are you waiting for? GET YOUR SCORE… Spent 3 days learning further about all things Buy and Sell Websites and wasn’t it worth it! Sometimes you just have to DO to work it out and DOing I am! There are so many things happening in the Buy and Sell Website space, it’s hard not to try and play in them all at once. So I spent the 4th day locked away, plotting and scheming in terms of how my revived learning impacts on my…

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