Having grown up in the military, with my dad working his way up through the ranks of the Australian Army throughout my childhood, I am very familiar with the concept of the Chain of Command. Have you ever heard the saying “up the chain”? Well, that saying comes from...
Business & Leadership
Don’t forget to train everyone in using your task management software and get them in the habit of using it. Otherwise you won’t get the full benefits of all your work
I know some people think cloud storage isn’t secure, but there are many risky practices happening in everyday business. You might want to have a look at your own. Really look, and make sure you haven’t fallen into these traps. Awareness is the first step in creating a safer, more secure business environment.
I’m a big fan of hard work. I think it’s essential for businesses to work hard to move forward, yet if success in your business is reliant on hard work alone, you’ve got a real problem. Because you also need to work smart, with effective, rock-solid systems in place....
As a leader, your job is not about building followers, but building more leaders. Managing your managers is an absolutely crucial part of expanding your capacity for exponential growth. If you’re building a successful thriving business you need to build up leaders to help to support that expansion. Remember, in business your managers are a vital piece of your business success puzzle.
If you try to grow without building the structures needed to support that growth, you will provide less of a service than what you promised, which is exactly what we want to avoid!
Make your vision real in the day to day. Keep it real in the days, weeks, months and years to come. Invest in the time, money and effort it takes to build the things you need for growth and we guarantee that you will not regret the time you spent doing it!
Do everything you can to connect with the humans on the other side of the supplier equation, and it will come back in turn in favors and special treatment that you could really do with right now.
A good strong leader will be the solid foundation that their team needs. Working through these three points will help you move towards becoming the leader your business needs you to be.
The better shape your business is in, the more likely you are to sell it quickly for a premium price. Some of the simplest steps you can take are the most effective – build your team, outsource and automate. Take a long, hard look at every aspect of your business and start taking action to maximise its value right away.
A checklist is more than a simple efficiency tool, it will actually help bring everyone onto the same page and guarantee that regardless of the differences between people, the performance of all of your team will maintain high standards every single time.
The best way to increase that revenue is by learning and learning and learning, and then applying that knowledge to creating a sustainable model for money-making.
The truth is these things have always been there. We haven’t been looking for them, so we haven’t found them. Crisis truly is the mother of innovation, and I’m so grateful that we live in the time of the internet.
This new season has really put the condition of our business under the microscope. Right now we can probably see the strengths and weaknesses of our business better than ever before. Developing systems to scale can be done from absolutely anywhere. Let’s make sure this time of crisis, challenge and possibly panic is not an excuse to to pull back. Now is the time to advance forward with boldness and determination!
The goal of your business hasn’t changed despite the pathway having veered a little. Here’s 5 key steps to keep you pursuing your business ambition
Success with business growth is what we all want, but gaining an accurate understanding of the true nature of our business model is one of the foundational building blocks of this pursuit.
Business success minimises expenses and maximises output. Putting efficiency at the core of your business is about doing more with less.
We are all looking for ways to make more with less. Here are some super easy processes you can set up in your business this week to make more time and money out of your time and money
Even in these uncertain times, we as leaders can bring certainty. Hold true to your core values, because the sun will shine on your business again, and now time to prepare to make hay.
Taking risks is right at the heart of the spirit of the entrepreneur
In a sea of competitors that all look the same, small business owners have to find a way to stand out, be heard and more importantly, be remembered favourably.
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...
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...