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Is Your Business at the Top of the Game?

Over a decade ago a young cricketer at the Australian Cricket Academy was approached to bat whilst the Australian team were practicing in the nets nearby. The team's fast bowlers were asked to try and bowl out the 16 year old star of the future.

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Time for a Business Health Check

Caught in the economic downturn?

The key to operating a successful business and making money in an economic downturn or recession is to know where your business performs well and where it can improve.

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Sales are Down, but Profits go Up

In uncertain times or slowing sales, you need to move quickly to protect your bottom line.

Ignoring or delaying a decision to 'cut' the fat from your business will significantly impact your business' performance, cash flow and future survival.

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What is Means to be a "Baby Boomer"!

Given that the average age of business owners within Australia is currently 56, it is more likely that you will be a "Baby Boomer" business owner yourself.

This can pose a number of issues for you and your business.

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Sellers Beware!

For Sale By OwnerWhen selling a house, real estate agents will always advise that a little preparation and planning will assist in achieving your desired sale price.

Selling your business is no different.

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Mind The Gap

Mind-The-GapI reckon there's a gap that business people don't pay enough attention to until it's too late.  And that's the gap in what they need for retirement and the value of their business.  So there's no time like now to see how big that gap is.

 

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Leadership vs Management

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I've been going on a bit lately in my blogs about leadership.  And I'd planned on making the one on Focus the final in the series.  Then it occurred to me that we often think of leadership and management as being the same thing.

But they're not.

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Make-Up and Mascara

When was the last time that you took a critical look at you business premises?

I suspect the answer, unless you're in a franchised business or a shopping centre, is never.

So what do your customers think when they come to buy from you or make use of your services??

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