Staying motivated when you are self employed

Transitioning from employed to self-employed is a lot more difficult than some might think.  Apart from the obvious like sacrificing a regular income and enjoying paid holiday and sick leave there is another big hurdle self employed people must learn to overcome to be successful.  Discipline! If you don’t display a high level of discipline at […]

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The One Page Business Plan

One page business plan template

Do you really need a business plan? Less than 10 percent of the small business owners I have spoken with have a business plan and if they do often it had not been updated in years. Many women tell me their business plans are in their heads, or they started one but never got around to […]

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7 Habits of Crappy Sales People

1)  It’s all about ME, ME and ME! As a sales person your objective is to provide a solution to a problem for your customers.  How do you sell a solution if you haven’t stopped talking long enough to find out what the problem is?  Sales people who go in with the “its all about […]

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How do I register a business name?

 Need to register a business name?Finally the Australian Government has gotten it together and established one place where you register your business name regardless of where you live in this fine country. Previously businesses needed to register their names in each state individually which was not only bound with red tape but also expensive. Now all you […]

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The worst sales mistake you can make

Lets keep this short and sweet – the worst sales mistake you can make is to tell a customer that if they are interested in your product or service they can contact YOU. No no no!  If you are interested in providing that customer with a solution via the product or service you sell then YOU need […]

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