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Come to the next Ruby Connection Learning Series event…

Thinking of starting a business or in business and being kept awake at night worrying about cash flow and where your business is headed? Then this half day workshop is for you! Whatever your situation or objective, writing a business plan can make a huge difference to your chances of success. It’s like having a map of where you want to go and how you’re going to get there. This seminar will highlight the difference a business plan can make, and then show you how to develop and use your own plan to gain a real competitive advantage. With the…

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Very Excited to be Westpac Ruby Connection W@W of the Month…

W@W Denise Hall Smart ways out – starting with the end in mind can make a real difference to your bottom line, says business strategist Denise Hall. “ This is how the piece about me is introduced in the latest Westpac Ruby Connection enewsletter starts, and it goes on to say… “We discuss the business lifecycle and we talk about start-up and growth. Maybe, we get a few tips about exiting the business. In my opinion finishing unfinished business – starting with the end in mind – deserves the same consideration as birth and growth or you risk losing out…

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You SELL Your Business, Now What?

I came across this article recently, making the very valid point that: “Selling your business is a landmark event, often accompanied by emotions ranging from sheer joy to deep regret.  Proper planning can help ensure this is a time to be celebrated—years of hard work have paid off!—by alleviating the stress and anxiety related to your exit.” And then it went on to discuss the virtues of this, but from a purely financial position only. There is so much more to selling a business than just the financials! The very reason you’re selling it would indicate that. If it is…

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Are you sick of 7 Steps this, and 5 Secrets that?

I know I am! Especially when there appears to be no substance behind the claims. No doubt, rolled up in amongst the stuff are nuggets of truth, and even a little real life experience. But across the board, most are guilty of well-intentioned theory at best. As for execution based on actual practice, seems to be sadly lacking. Succession Planning is a case in point. By virtue of the use of the word “planning”, it is theory based – it has to be. What you need to be really mindful of is: o       Is it actually a plan that can be executed?…

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Pick your (personal) Exit Strategy….

Reading this “Pick your Exit Strategy” article in the Weekend Australian on Sunday had me reflecting on how much input I want to have in my own personal Exit Strategy… How planned do I want to be? How much easier do I want to make it for my nearest and dearest? Is it actually making it easier, if I plan what I want and how? Is it really about shielding others, or being in control for one last time? Who knows? I’m definitely a big one for Estate Planning, as I think that is only fair given I am the solo parent. But…

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Ten Must-Do’s When Selling Your Business via a Broker…

Using this great article from the Boston Post (Ten Must-Do’s When Preparing to Sell Your House) as a base, I’ve adapted it to fit in regards to your Business… 1. Hire a trusted, experienced Broker. (Full disclosure: I am one.). A great broker is worth the commission, which, after all, is built into the market pricing. Good brokers know how to market and price a business, know the other agents, and should be able to offer valuable insider information. Plan to interview three or four candidates. Don’t make decisions based purely on what listing price suggestions they give you. Hire…

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International Womens Day… You Ought to be Congratulated!

I could not let this day go by without acknowledging International Women’s Day. Whether the role we play is large  or small, no matter, we play a very important role nonetheless. I want to personally thank you for your contributions, and long may they continue in the future. Why not take time out today to reflect on what you’ve done and what you’ve achieved… And give yourself permission to be Proud. I know I am.   Happy International Women’s Day… Cheers Denise

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“Thinking is the Hardest Work a [Wo]man can Do”

This quote applies as much today as it did when Napoleon Hill originally said it… Especially during the life-cycle of building a Mother of a Business, it makes perfect sense to ask a number of provoking, asset-protection, risk-minimisation questions to get YOU, the Business Owner, thinking along the lines of Starting with the End in Mind TODAY, regardless of how old the Business is. Taking such initiative is paramount for ALL Business Owners who seriously wants to successfully transition the Business while YOU are in the best position to do so. In most cases however, Business Owners will not have…

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