Planning

Declining population future outlook

Do not suffer a declining population

Some communities defy declining population Larger well-managed inland centres are enjoying growth and prosperity. Rural and remote towns need little reminding of their declining population. It is on the slide as big cities, inland centres, and coastal lifestyle hubs expand. However, some are bucking the trend. Some places are matching the population growth of major regional…

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Business case needs one-page simplicity

A business case clarifies communications.

Keep the business case simple, so other’s will understand No one ever said it was easy to write a successful business case. Whether you are starting a new business, securing funding for expansion or a  new product launch, there will always be asking yourself if the whole project is worthwhile. Instead of giving up, keep…

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Improving teams capacity building

Improving teams productivity enhances capacity.

Improving your capacity High productivity does not have to be complicated when looking at improving teams capacity. You do not need to start by attending elaborate courses, implementing fancy systems or spend months reading time management books. Adjusting old work habits could be the best place to start. In my many years of experience, I…

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Struggle indicates overhaul required

Struggle takes the fun out of business.

Signs a business or community needs an overhaul Often you can fail to realise just what is holding you back and what to do about it. Maybe you were never taught the signs of trouble or even how to go about creating the life you wanted. Stop the struggle in your business community, and you…

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Service levels need better managing

Measurements help you manage customer service levels.

Measure what you manage to improve service levels There is nothing like wearing a well-fitting suit, which has been carefully measured to fit your shape and personality. There is also nothing like a well-fitting customer, which is why you should manage customer service levels as an important aspect of your marketing mix. Measuring helps to…

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Education helps strengthen communities

Prosperity comes with practical education and knowledge.

Education helps you to keep promises Do what you said you would do before you get too tired, too old, or too busy doing something else. Education sessions help the community to keep up with the leaders and better understand what needs to be done to make things happen. It does not matter the style…

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Service excellence really counts

Service excellence keeps employee morale high.

How do you build trust into service excellence? Customers need to be comfortable and certain of the decisions they make about service excellence. No one makes a buying decision when they are uncertain. A buyer who lacks trust will usually stall the buying process until they come to grips with what they see. Trust to…

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Value chains become crystal balls

Value chains improve performance.

Value chains increase capacity to get things done Value chains are also known as supply chains. Let’s say you are a small regional community. Imagine your businesses are competing against genuinely global, multi-service, and low-cost digital manufacturers. Customers access their accounts through their mobile phones, paying with a tap on their wearables and learning heaps…

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Tourism builds greater communities

Build better tourism attractions.

Start increasing tourism with what you have In the past, governments and others have badly misjudged the value of tourism. Tourism is now the fourth largest industry in Australia.  It is a crucial forerunner to advancing economic development as it touches such a broad spectrum of business in the community. People are unlikely to relocate…

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Prosperity creation small regional towns

Prosperity creation is not about luck.

Doesn’t matter where you talk as long as you talk A key to the prosperity creation issues of smaller communities and villages is they choose to stay comfortable. Moreover, when they want to stay comfortable, the status quo remains and, the community never moves forward. An individual’s actions and words can enable others to be…

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