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Ready To Scale? The Exact Steps To Make That Happen

Ready To Scale? The Exact Steps To Make That Happen

It is easy to think that the difference between a startup business and a successful, profitable company typically boils down to time and experience. But, certain factors play a big part in how those companies grew to be successful — things like developing the right...

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5 Gifts The Internet Was Saving Up Until We Were Ready

5 Gifts The Internet Was Saving Up Until We Were Ready

So much of our lives have been moving online recently. We are working from our kitchen tables, our bedrooms, our home offices. I even heard of one person who’s working out of their ensuite to try to get a corner away from their kids! We’re all connecting, and it’s all...

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What’s Really Happening In The Culture Of Your Company?

What’s Really Happening In The Culture Of Your Company?

Surviving the early days in your business can open significant opportunities for growth if you manage to establish a viable profit model and get some quality hands on deck to help out. From this business growth comes scaling, where processes and procedures need to be...

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Did COVID-19 Catch You With Your Business Pants Down?

Did COVID-19 Catch You With Your Business Pants Down?

I have a bit of a light hearted question for you today. I wonder, has COVID-19 caught you with your business pants down? This whole situation lately has been quite random, completely unexpected, and really caught a lot of us off guard. Some of the things you might...

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Hidden Costs Of Poor Business Management

Hidden Costs Of Poor Business Management

As they say, if a business is not growing it is dying. Business growth is always the aim for the entrepreneur but often you can find yourself in a plateau that is difficult to pull yourself out of. As you go about with a business process analysis of the day to day of...

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Where To Start With Creating A Happy Productive Workplace

Where To Start With Creating A Happy Productive Workplace

In this day and age, it’s more important than ever for businesses to have happy and productive employees. When employees are loyal and engaged in the company, profits are higher. On the other hand, when people feel unmotivated or not appreciated, the business suffers....

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7 Essential Systems To Scale Your Business From Home

7 Essential Systems To Scale Your Business From Home

Today we’ll be looking at seven essential systems you need to build up your business, even if you’re working from home. The thing I love the most about building a business is that it’s so raw and real. By developing better ways to help and serve people, every business...

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How To Build An Action Plan For New Business Zest

How To Build An Action Plan For New Business Zest

It’s easy to emphasise accountability with your team, but not so easy to tell them how to be accountable. It’s even harder to make them want to be accountable — especially since many business leaders forget they are the role model for accountability. Many owners don’t...

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How To Keep Your Business Mission Alive In Crisis

How To Keep Your Business Mission Alive In Crisis

Building business in crisis is something few of us would volunteer for, but all of us need to be able to do. If you want to be truly successful in business, you will undoubtedly face times of hardship that you need to work through. There will be seasons, in business...

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How To Keep Your Team On The Boil For Good.

How To Keep Your Team On The Boil For Good.

What can I do to get my team to perform consistently well? In the never-ending search for improvement and excellence in your workplace, you will come across various programs aimed at making your organization faster, better, and stronger. This only means you’re going...

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How To Truly Embrace Uncertainty

How To Truly Embrace Uncertainty

We all know we are experiencing a crazy time in the world right now. Lately, I’ve been speaking to lots of owner-operators who are literally in a panic. Some have needed to put off staff, some are in a financial breakdown. Some are even questioning whether they can...

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How To Keep Staff Accountable Without Being A Control Freak

How To Keep Staff Accountable Without Being A Control Freak

As the leader of the workplace, you need to set expectations and hold your team members accountable for results. It is truly hard work requiring focus and clarity. It’s not so comfortable with difficult people, but accountability is an essential leadership skill. The...

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5 Essential Principles Of Delegating To Remote Staff

5 Essential Principles Of Delegating To Remote Staff

A lot of businesses are working from home right now, and if this transition is not managed well, it can create problems with leadership and connectedness. It’s really important that we care for our staff, even when they are not working in-house. As leaders, we must...

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What Kind Of Business Do You Really Have?

What Kind Of Business Do You Really Have?

I caught up recently with a business owner friend who is doing well for herself. Running a service-based business from home suits her lifestyle perfectly. From here she can manage her business and her family with ease. She loves being able to fit her clients in around...

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5 Things in Business That Will Always Stay The Same

5 Things in Business That Will Always Stay The Same

It is really important to study ourselves, particularly as business leaders, and remember that uncertainty is actually a normal, natural part of the world. We can always expect the unexpected will happen, in fact, it’s the only thing that we can guarantee will happen....

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Eye Spy A Half Dozen Hidden Profit Spots

Eye Spy A Half Dozen Hidden Profit Spots

We are all looking for ways to make more with less. Generate more money with less expenditure. Get more work done without adding staff. Make more out of our time because we certainly can’t create any more of that. Here are some super easy processes you can set up in...

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Making The Most of a Bad Situation

Making The Most of a Bad Situation

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in business and life, it’s that nothing ever stays the same. The only certain thing you can rely on is that even in the best of times, change is just around the corner. Sometimes the change comes out of the blue, but in all things,...

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When Not To Delegate In Your Business

When Not To Delegate In Your Business

You will always hear me singing the praises of the business owner that manages their business by delegating the right tasks. Effectively delegating means you clear the work off your desk, clear your headspace, create time, and grant the opportunity for growth. In her...

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Struggling To Delegate? The 7 Essential Ingredients

Struggling To Delegate? The 7 Essential Ingredients

It was reported in a 2019 study that 83 per cent of business owners have experienced real stress in the past six months, with almost half (49 per cent), saying they have been more stressed than normal, and 17 per cent admitting they are ‘highly stressed’. One survey...

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How to Develop a Delegation Mindset

How to Develop a Delegation Mindset

One of the most challenging things that business leaders need to learn is how to let go of workload. If you’re building a business that’s bigger than yourself, it’s absolutely vital that you get proficient and comfortable with letting go of jobs. This can be quite...

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How Systems Make Your Business More Human

How Systems Make Your Business More Human

Sometimes I run into people who are cautious about developing their systems and processes to streamline their business operations because they have this idea that it will create a stifling environment, and they want to continue enjoying a flexible and creative...

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How Systems & Processes Make You Money

How Systems & Processes Make You Money

Often business owners can have a mindset that investing in finding a better way of doing things is simply an expense. They don’t realise how much of a difference it can make to gain more efficient ways of doing things in the business. This can mean that chaos is...

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How To Make Your Future Plans Into Reality Now

How To Make Your Future Plans Into Reality Now

Being a business owner can be a little overwhelming. Setting goals for your business is a great way to break down your work into more manageable pieces. Amazingly, those businesses that have set themselves goals are 10 times more likely to succeed. Unfortunately,...

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Are You Sure You’ll Remember What To Do At Work?

Are You Sure You’ll Remember What To Do At Work?

Your short term memory can only hold up to five to seven items but typically people operate better, remembering only three or four things at any given time, your short term memory also has a limitation of about 20 seconds, which means that if you remember you need to...

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Why You Need To Drop Everything & Organise Your Filing

Why You Need To Drop Everything & Organise Your Filing

There are a lot of urgent priorities that come with being self-employed or running a company. Managing and organising resources should be one of them. Bringing some order to your business files gives you increased clarity about what you have (and what you’re missing)...

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How To Craft A Journey Of Success For Your Staff

How To Craft A Journey Of Success For Your Staff

It’s a simple concept. Take care of your employees and they’ll take care of your clients and customers. Losing staff incurs massive costs for small business owners. Retaining top talent should be a priority as it cuts spending, creates a tight-knit company culture,...

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What The Best Employees Are Looking For

What The Best Employees Are Looking For

Experienced, knowledgeable employees are your company’s most valuable asset and something you can’t afford to lose. Given that reality, you should be looking at ways to reduce your staff turnover any way you can. Failure to prioritise employee retention is the...

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The Real Reason Business Owners Don’t Delegate

The Real Reason Business Owners Don’t Delegate

Successful delegation in business is the elusive secret sauce of your lasting business success. If you were asked to reflect truthfully on your business leadership over this past week, how many times would you have to admit that you said something like this to...

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How Building A Team Brings Out The Best In You

How Building A Team Brings Out The Best In You

As I look around I'm inspired and motivated by all of the other really great business artists, doing an amazing job of building up their teams and making a real difference in the world. Building a successful work team can be tough and challenging because it brings...

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What To Do When You’re Seeing Gaps In Your Customer Service

What To Do When You’re Seeing Gaps In Your Customer Service

Customer service is the golden key to any successful business – if you don’t have it, act fast and make it a priority. It doesn’t matter whether you are a product or a service oriented company. It doesn’t matter if you are targeting consumers or businesses. If your...

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How To Stand Out From Your Competitors Every Time

How To Stand Out From Your Competitors Every Time

I wonder … from your experience, how have you been able to stand out from your competitors? “If you deprive yourself of outsourcing and your competitors do not, you're putting yourself out of business.” Lee Kuan Yew In a world where the competition regularly claims to...

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Get Back To Your Business Values

Get Back To Your Business Values

As the leader of your growing company you are ultimately accountable for everything that happens in and through your business. From finances to branding, sales to site management, even to company culture, the buck stops with you. If you are serious about living up to...

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When Do You Get Paid?

When Do You Get Paid?

The obsession that business owners have with sales often confounds me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a profitable sale as much as the next entrepreneur, and there are few things more euphoric than closing a big deal. But I sit on the operations side of the equation. I...

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Golden Triad Of Scaling

Golden Triad Of Scaling

The ability to successfully scale a business is the holy grail of entrepreneurship. Research shows that startups who are willing to redesign the way their core business functions can enjoy massive benefits from scaling even in the early days. Techstart.com tells us...

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How To Start Scaling Your Business

How To Start Scaling Your Business

Scaling your business through to exponential growth relies on streamlining your daily workplace operations. If you are ready to level up in your business, it’s time to step back to get a clear view of exactly what is happening in the current day-to-day. Your...

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Do Your Staff Have You Hostage?

Do Your Staff Have You Hostage?

One of the most common things I hear business owners say about improving their processes and procedures is that they fear the resistance they think will come from their team if they make too many changes. It is not changing itself their teams will resist, but the...

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The Business Process For Your Business Process

The Business Process For Your Business Process

Documenting your core Business Processes has endless benefits, but these are the six headliners: Streamline your workflow by creating procedures that mean you never forget a task, never miss a component of a task, and always minimise the time it takes to switch...

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No Pong Case Story

No Pong Case Story

When we came to Kerry Anne about getting help with our systems management, we had a lot of great processes, but they were all inside our heads instead of written down. This made running and growing our team much more labour intensive than it needed to be. We would...

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