One Page Plan

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First you need a plan.   If you don’t set the direction you want to go in the business goes around in circles (each one feeling harder than the next)….

Turning into Extra-Ordinary (just to stand out)

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So, in a previous article I talked about why it is okay to be ordinary. And in this one I am going to tell you to be “extra”ordinary. So that’s…

Rabbit in the Headlights of Social Media (And the secret you need to know)

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  Social media – you either understand it and embrace it, know you have to do it so do it anyway, or stick your head in the sand and wait…

Why we love to be Ordinary (and why thats okay)

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How often in business do you need to look at your competitors? Be better than them to attract clients and business? How often do you look online and see the…

3 Tips For Breaking Business Blocks

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    As a full time writer and blogger I am on very close personal terms with Writer’s Block. The Dreaded Block (cue sinister music) is not confined to the…

Small Business Insanity

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Just recently someone asked a question of me on Facebook “Why do I keep expecting a different result when I keep doing the same thing?” I thought she was having…

10 Rules For Sales Calls

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10 Rules For Sales Calls   As a small business owner you are often the top sales person in your company. You need a result every time and need to…

Stop Spending Money – Sales Management

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Get the Basics right before you throw money at a ‘Sales Solution’. In business today we see any number of expert solutions to the selling process. These are sometimes a…

Do you need that MBA? Really???

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  Well actually all qualifications have value and some may help you secure a job, but what I’m talking about is that they aren’t always necessary to have to develop…

Feel the Fear of CHALLENGE

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        Sometimes you cant see the wood for the trees – meaning you cant see the obvious until someone else can take another look for you. A…

The Wonder Business Diet – lose fat make money

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        Admit it – we’ve all been on a diet or health kick or fast at some point in our lives. Some of us constantly live this…

Make Shit Happen

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        Seriously MAKE SHIT HAPPEN and if you are offended by this then I’m not the business mentor for you. So what am I talking about here?…

Writing for your local

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  I’m in the news! I’ve enjoyed a bit of exposure giving advice into the local community. This article is about how to increase your prices and retain clients –…

Confidence – Use the magic

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        I’ve talked in the past about the power of 5. (Contact me if you want to know more!) This is about how 5 clients in one week…

Getting Excited to Set Goals!

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I decided to feel the fear and do it anyway! I booked and paid for accommodation and space in Mount Maunganui to take away entrepreneurs who were ready to plan…

Business Coaches Are An Expensive Waste of Money

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Or why this festive season you could have made more money…. In fact for most small businesses hiring an outside consultant can get down right ridiculous cant it? What did…

Easy Business Planning

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There are ten things to put into your business plan. But lets not get into overwhelm! So start a draft thinking of it as a facebook post or tweet for…

Why we F**K*D up the economy

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“The Budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled,
public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be
tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be
curtailed,…

Business Coaches are an expensive waste of money

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      Do you agree? I often hear “coaches are expensive and they sign you to a long term contract”. So how do you tell the good from the bad? And…

Raise your income by 86%? Impossible?

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Copy Carats Shines Even More Brightly with Business Turbo Booster Having worked with Sarah Lochead-MacMillan for just ten months, Copy Carats was delighted to realise an 86% increase in revenue,…

The Power of the Secret Diary

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  This blog is mainly for the female entrepreneurs. I’m not saying it cant be used or wont be helpful to the males but, I have found, that it’s most…

Whiteboard Wisdom

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(In conjunction with Small Black Cat Media)         I’m always fascinated by what people think they need to invest in when setting up their business. Regardless of…

Time Saver Seven You cant do it All [video]

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        Quite often we get so stuck controlling our business that we forget to get help. The right help can free you up to make lots more…

Time Saver Six – Driving [video]

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        If you have to drive a fair bit for your business then here are some of the things you can be doing with your driving time…

Calendars are not just for client appointments, they are for life[video]

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By showing you how to schedule everything in you’ll never miss another birthday, anniversary, child’s show again – and you will still get EVERYTHING in your business done.  

The Fourth Business Time Saver – Lists!

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        What do lists and traffic lights have in common? Both are physical items! However, if you use  traffic light system within your list you will save…

HOW TO GET AN EXTRA 90 MINS IN YOUR WEEK PART 1 [VIDEO]

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Need an extra hour in your week to get more done? This video shows you how 🙂

Have more time to work ON the business, timesaver number three[VIDEO]

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Get yourself organised with how the work flows across your desk/business so that you can be more productive or go fishing if that’s what YOU want to do!

How To Get An Extra 90 mins In Your Week PART 2 [VIDEO]

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Think that you have NO TIME? I call INCORRECT! This time saving tip will give you an extra 30 mins every week at least and when you combine it with…

Beat your Banker?

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And sometimes we’d like to do that, but this isn’t about violence! So put the bat down. When you go to your Bank to ask for more support and funding…

What type of Finance can I get for business?

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How can you understand the many types of business finance available? Do you know why you would access venture capital rather than an angel investor? Why would you choose asset…

Shareholder, director, manager – they are all me I’m confused!

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Every business owner has to juggle a number of roles or “hats”: §  Shareholder/Owner §  Director §  Manager/Employee §  Leader Do you know the difference? Can you manage the individual roles and responsibilities of Directors,…