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Have You Entered The Brilliant Biz Mum Awards and Conference Yet?

Time to get onto it! The Brilliant Biz Mum Conference & Awards is a celebration of amazing mums in business – by way of showing off their products and services, listening to their amazing stories and celebrating their achievements. The Conference & Awards will be held on May 14th, 2016 featuring approx 40 stallholders, amazing speakers, workshops and networking galore in the day! The Awards night is a fun night of celebration and networking directly after the Conference – culminating in awarding 13 amazing mums in business as the best in their field. The Awards The Brilliant Biz Mum Awards are all…

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ARTICLE: should I Start or Buy a Business? that is the Question!

An excerpt from my article featured on www.startsatsixty.com.au talking about popping Buyers Goggles on to investigate all the different buying opportunities there are… Many people think that the typical small businesses offered for sale are only those such as cafes and other food or retail outlets, however almost all types of businesses do come up for sale at some point in time. (There is of course the option of tapping an existing business owner on the shoulder and asking them to consider thinking about selling as well). I strongly encourage you not to make a decision about starting a business until you have…

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#OpportunityAlert: would what you do work in the New Heartland?

Is Your Brand Missing the Mark with 60% of U.S. Consumers? By Paul Jankowski Published Feb. 18, 2015  “There’s one part of the country where, I think, many brands are completely missing the mark: it’s what I call the New Heartland. It’s made up of the Southwest, Midwest, and parts of the Southeast and is home to 60% of all U.S. consumers. It’s a massive and influential cultural segment that is largely misunderstood and underserved by advertisers—and a huge opportunity for brands willing to make the effort. So how do brands effectively reach the New Heartland?” Read all about it at ChangeThis.com

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what does “generating profit” from a website really mean?

Sounds pretty obvious I know, but in my experience it’s not! Websites have the capacity to be profit centres in their own right. I repeat that. Websites have the capacity to be profit centres in their own right. So when I’m approached about selling an “online business”, I will always ask about: the traffic the database the profit Usually the answers come thick and fast about the first two and only muffled silence on the 3rd. If your website is not making money in its own right, is it really an online business? What invariably happens is that the online part is the…

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what does “generating traffic” really mean for your website?

So, the last 3 days I have spent with Liz and Matt Raad, coming up to speed with the latest in Buying and Selling Websites. Three days well spent I might like to add! Now reflecting on the time got me thinking about the average Business Owner I meet and how well they understand the Internet and Online space. Fundamentally, the majority of them don’t. Nor do the advisors they seek the advice from. And they don’t know what they don’t know. It’s rather scary… Just today, I read where a body I’m associated with is going to spend approx. $50,000…

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the Magic Triangle of company and career health…

“While giving speeches, I began to wonder why some companies had blasted out of the recession in fine shape while others had not yet escaped, as if sick or dysfunctional. When a human being is sick or dysfunctional—or just not thriving—the root cause is always found in one of three areas. Picture a triangle. One side is physical health. Another side is emotional. A third side is social. If you are thriving on just two sides but not on a third, your entire health is at risk. Ask an otherwise physically and mentally healthy person who is struggling with social…

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how does progressive, collaborative Consulting sound to you?

What a day… It started out by taking our Sophia Mundi marketing committee through their paces! Which is to say, with the website now well and truly ticking along, what activities do we need to participate in to drive traffic both to it and the school in general? Lots of ideas, with plenty of research to follow. Following closely on was a revisit of a continuing conversation, which has been in train for nigh on 3 years now. It started out when interest was conveyed in buying my business, aCE talentNET. Nothing eventuated from a sale point of view but we…

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12 myths that lead to a busy, unfulfilling Life…

“15 years ago, I quit law school to pursue one overarching question: ‘Why do capable people fail to breakthrough to the next level?’ The answer to the question, to my great surprise, is success. I first noticed the phenomenon while working with executive teams in some of Silicon Valley’s most innovative companies. When they were focused on the right few things it led to success. But the success bred options and opportunities which undermined the very focus that led to success in the first place. In other words, I found that success can be a catalyst for failure. If we are not careful,…

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make your company Smarter…

“The unspoken beliefs that wield the most influence over business behavior are the metaphors that people use to envision the following major aspects of the work experience: What is business all about? What is a corporation all about? What is management all about? What role do employees play? What really motivates people? What is the nature of change? What’s the role of technology? What is the essential nature of work? The answers to these questions define a company’s corporate culture. So, then, what type of culture allows companies to pursue strategies that work today? What makes a corporate culture smart,…

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Flowing to the river of Ultimate Performance: the science of productivity…

“Researchers define flow as an ‘optimal state of consciousness,’ a peak state where we feel our best and perform our best. … If you’ve ever lost an afternoon to a great conversation or become so involved in a work project that all else was forgotten, then you’ve tasted this experience. In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. All aspects of performance—mental and physical—go through the roof. We call this experience flow because that is the sensation conferred. In the state, every action, each…

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