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If you are feeling stressed, then you should start delegating

- February 1, 2013 3 MIN READ

Sitting in an office thinking about sales will not generate revenue. You have to get up and get moving! So get out on the road and kick up a storm. Without taking action you are doomed to a fate of inaction and flat or declining revenue. The good news is that YOU don’t have to be the one that increases sales all the time! Look internally at your team. Do you have someone that you could delegate some responsibility to for this? If not, then look to your mentors. What can they do for you?

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Always get EVERYTHING in Writing!

- January 30, 2013 2 MIN READ

Running even a small business comes with a lot of dealing with customers, contracts, suppliers, and many types of people. Always look for the best people to deal with, trust that these people will deliver what was agreed upon, but make sure that everything is put into writing. Take time to put every transaction detail into writing before coming up with any agreement.

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Jeremy Liddle

- September 5, 2012 2 MIN READ

Jeremy is an entrepreneurial maniac, passionate about inspiring other entrepreneurs to plan and launch successful new businesses, and maximise growth in existing enterprises. He is currently Chief Entrepreneur Officer of The Enterprise Network for Young Australians (ENYA – www.enya.org.au), a non-profit organisation established in 2003 to create Australia’s future enterprise leaders by providing access to… Read more »

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Always keep a positive mindset & Be Proud of Your Achievements

- August 15, 2012 2 MIN READ

Successful people have two characteristics: they believe in themselves and they are always maintaining a positive disposition in everything. We hear a lot about these two things, yet somehow, these two things hide in the shadows when things do not go according to the plan, especially when emotions come into play. Yet when you look at genuinely successful people, these two things are predominant. To maintain these two powerful characteristics, you must be always proud of your achievements, regardless of how big or small they are. This should be your mindset.

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What does it take to be Influential?

- August 7, 2012 3 MIN READ

Billionaire John Huntsman once said, “There are no moral shortcuts in the game of business – or life. There are, basically, three kinds of people: the unsuccessful, the temporarily successful, and those who become and remain successful. The difference is character.”

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Sweat Equity is a Great Tool for Startups!

- July 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

A new business is often built on sweat equity and financing from investors. It is the term used to define the contributions of a member of a company, whether it is an employee or investor. In most cases, the term is used for the owners of new businesses who often work without compensation in the early years before the company is profitable. Sweat equity can also be applied to employees of a company who accept reduced wage or no pay at all in exchange for a level of ownership in the company.

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Hire People more Experienced, Smarter and just Generally Better than You!

- July 24, 2012 2 MIN READ

If you have a vision and passion for a business, you make it bigger than yourself and you aim for the best even when it means hiring people who are better than you. Here is an opportunity to put the ego aside and learn. Lose your ego and understand that as the founder you need to build the strongest possible team around you. Look for people who bring complementary skill-sets to your business and know more than you in particular areas.

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Protecting Yourself from the Competition & the Leaches

- July 19, 2012 2 MIN READ

A good business requires constant innovation and market adaptability. Strategic marketing also sometimes requires collaboration with other establishments to capture your market’s attention, especially when your business is new. Before being able to establish this collaboration whether with other establishments, potential investors, and even the media, you will have to divulge some information about your business to lay the outline of your goal for such collaboration.

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How to be an Effective Leader …

- June 26, 2012 2 MIN READ

Being successful in business requires good leadership skills. One of the main characteristics of a good leader is aggressiveness. Aggressive leaders know how to get things done in a productive and efficient way. A good leader is not only aggressive. Being competent is equally as important as being aggressive.

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How to find a Quality Accountant

- June 18, 2012 2 MIN READ

Whether we’re talking ordering, inventory, P&L statements, payroll, tax requirements, or sales totals; if you don’t have the precise numbers to begin with, how can you possibly plan for the future or do damage control for mistakes of the past? Accurate numbers are not only desirable, they are mandatory if you are going to succeed. Hire a good accountant or your numbers will put you in hot water.