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Who's Batting at No 3?

Batting-No-3

It's not always who's first on the list that matters.  Look at cricket for example.

The start of spring brings warmer weather and the start of the cricket season.

Whether you like cricket or not, it's hard to ignore as Australia’s number one summer sport.  It's a bit like doing your tax; businesses either look forward to this time of year or try to ignore it for as long as possible.

The No 3 batsman is critical to success.  And as a business owner, using your accountant for the right purposes is extremely important.

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Nightmare Competitors

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Business today can be tough.
Check that. Business today IS tough.

With innovation happening in almost every industry, many business owners are looking at lower returns from their traditional business model.

  • Price Pressure
  • Non-local Competitors
  • Rising Costs

This leaves some of us awake at night, wondering what the future holds.

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A Successful Business

Successful_Business

Cash flow or profit? Brand recognition or longevity?

What determines if a business is successful or not has many elements, that of themselves don't make a business successful.

But successful business tend to exhibit 5 characteristics.

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Your Challenge - save $15 a week

Your Challenge - save $15 a week

Sounds pretty easy doesn't it? Just save $15 a week.

If that's true, why aren't more people doing it, and getting the advantage in retirement?

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Stress Change

Stress Change

Lately there's been a fair bit of stress in my life; enough to potentially drag me down and bury me underneath it.

But it's not been of my doing, and this morning listening to a podcast by Barbell Shrugged (who's have thought, huh??) on diet and nutrition, I realised why I've been able to work through it.

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Growing Online

Growing Online

More and more businesses are thriving through clever online marketing.

And many businesses push into this strategy without getting the first things right.

Online marketing is generally a cost-effective way of increasing your exposure and expanding your customer reach.

What do you need to get right first?

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Shoot and Reload

Shoot and Reload

I've just finished reading Killing Fairfax (review here).  A very interesting chronicle of the demise of Fairfax; especially so for someone who grew up and got his professional start in print media, with a bit of ink still running in his veins.

And it has some excellent lessons for businesses that face pressures due to change.

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Get Your Day In Line

Get Your Day In Line

Life is busy. Balance is a challenge. Time and attention are valuable and limited.

Often we wonder how some people spread themselves thin but get it done.

Answer – Organisation.  And with technology these days it should be easier than ever.

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