Explain your product like you’re explaining it to your Grandma

It’s easy to overcomplicate your product concept, marketing and future direction. When you’re super passionate about the problem your product solves, and you’re spending all of your time building your business, you forget about the perspective of the…

What’s your exit plan?

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The best advice I could possibly have received, something I wish I had heard 14 years ago when I started my first business was from one of my greatest mentors, 3 years ago. One simple question that I initially found a little offensive and glum, in a time when…

Why Most Good Employees Leave

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Most managers have never been taught how to develop their people. In the current business climate, with its brutal hours and aggressive markets, a precedent is often created that can be damaging for most businesses. Most managers are concerned about their department’s…

Is Your Business Just Another Glum Statistic?

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There are approximately 2.5 million small businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Over 800,000 of these businesses have employees and two-thirds of the 2.5 million businesses are non-employing, in laymen’s terms a ‘one-man show’. Approximately 81% of these businesses…

Starting a Business Can Be Lonely

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You have a great idea, you start developing it and think you have a clear view of the path you want to follow, but sometimes you get stuck. It could be because you didn’t realise that the journey would be so long and stressful. You didn’t realise that no matter what…

Fastest Frustration Diffuser: Break. It. Down.

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Science proves that when we are stuck, we lack the motivation required to solve the problem we face. My nine-year-old son has a solution… A few weeks ago I faced a task that involved mathematical work. Everyone who knows me knows that maths is not my strong suit, so…

Still looking for a magic formula to make your business successful?

I would love to tell you that only a few years ago I was living in a one-bedroom apartment, that I was struggling to support my family, and that I was living from day to day — but, that now I have the winning formula, a magical one, and I can show you how you can earn…

“No!” to “Yes!” People

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Starting a business is not easy and there are some characteristics we all need to work on as owners. When you start a new venture, leave your ego at the door – for business owners who hire, fire, and rule with egos is a recipe for disaster. I know there are many…

How to charge your worth

Why is it so hard for some people to charge their worth? This is something I’ve seen a lot over the last 16 years of helping businesses grow — where people find it particularly hard to demand, charge, or discuss their value. The most implausible part is that most of…