Running a small business

Running a small business can be hard yakka. It takes grit, determination and the understanding that success does not magically happen over night. And who better would understand this than those who have experienced it – and succeeded. Business Insider spoke to successful Australian entrepreneurs to find out the advice they have to help others […]

Singletasking

7 Secrets to Success and Sanity at Work and in Life. by Devora Zack. Multitasking makes you feel like you’re getting lots done, but are you really?  Here are seven tips to help you stop the multitasking madness and embrace single tasking to become more productive and less stressed out. In our culture of multitaskers, […]

A Presentation You Have To Do

We’ve all been there.  In the audience at a dry pitch event, or witnessing a lackluster presentation in a work meeting and counting the minutes until you can stop pretending to listen. It’s alarming how common the expectation is for a presentation to be boring, especially when there are simple and concrete tools you can […]

Referral Networking in Hobart

Here’s something for you to do… Write down the number of clients you have. Yes, go on do it – you’ll be surprised with the outcome. Now above that number write down how many of those clients ACTUALLY refer business to you every single year. Now divide the top number by the bottom number and this will […]

Successful Entrepreneur

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, here are eight things you should never say: 1.     “It’s not a good time to start a business” We’ve all met those budding entrepreneurs who’ve got a great idea for a business but the timing just isn’t right.  The economy isn’t going so well, they’ve […]

10 Things All Customers Want

Running a small business or a large corporation, selling dollar-store items or luxury products, every customer has the same desires.  Take a look at this top 10 list to see how your company rates in the area of customer service.   Involvement: Customers want to feel like you care about their needs and that you’re emotionally […]

A Good Referral System

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe” Preparation is the key to productivity.  Abraham Lincoln suggested here that his rule of thumb was to spend two-thirds of your time preparing and one-third actually doing.  Employ a similar mindset to achieve comparable results. A […]

Business Planning Success

Here are some tips on successful business planning Is this a great idea? Research as many aspects of your business as you can before you start it.  If you did not, it’s not too late to do it. For example, is there a market for your product/service?  Who are your competitors? Do you have the […]

Networking Tips

When you arrive at a networking event, avoid gravitating to people you know.  You should immediately find someone new to introduce yourself to.  This will help keep you in the right frame of mind as to why you came to the meeting. Stop selling and start listening.  When you meet someone for the first time, […]

10 Tips for Relationship Building

Power networkers know that building relationships starts by helping others. Here are my networking tips for easy ways to help others Take time to find out how you can help others Listening is the highest form of respect you can show someone. Show genuine interest in someone’s business and find out: What services and benefits […]