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Disconnected community business advisors

Disconnected businesses continue to suffer.

Where is the practical experience? Two extremes plague ineffective community leadership and community developers. Either they nod their heads in agreement with the person at the head of the table. Or a dominant person ends the conversation, and the status quo remains. Disconnected people and businesses need to be brought into the fold. We all…

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Handling drought adversity

We must all learn more about drought.

Sometimes life is never easy Handling drought is common, but difficult with more frequent occurrences. Without adequate mitigation and response, it can be very destructive. If you can’t make enough money to make ends meet, then you could be in real trouble without outside assistance. In handling droughts, more than just you are looking at…

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To-Do List Bethlehem Steel’s Inspiring Story

Use a to-do list to imporve action orientqation.

An inspiring story about the humble To-Do List Bethlehem Steel Corporation was America’s second-largest steel producer and largest shipbuilder. Bethlehem Steel and a subsidiary company, Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation were two of the most potent symbols of American industrial manufacturing leadership. This is the story about how they were introduced to the humble To-Do List, and the impact…

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Local businesses often need supporting

Sometimes local businesses need all the help they can get.

When local businesses are in trouble Snap non-performing local businesses out of it. Stop any procrastination, inaction because of fear, or because of drought and start them taking action. To turn around a business might be easier than you think, but it must happen. Many communities ignore their struggling companies; they believe businesses in trouble…

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Small communities entrepreneurial action

Small communities taking an entrepreneurial approach Entrepreneurship in small communities is the art of finding profitable solutions to problems. Every successful entrepreneur, indeed every successful business person has been able to identify a problem and come up with a solution. And they do it before somebody else does. I believe this is the best time…

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Sustainable living choices really matter

Sustainable living means better lifestyles.

Taking responsibility for  future generations Take time to do something which enables survival and underpins our very existence. Whether it is gardening, consume local foods, recycle or use reusable bags, sustainable living should top of mind in the day to day activities of our communities and our lives. There are so many things everyone can…

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Breakthroughs can happen every day

Put your heart into making breakthroughs.

Ways to accomplish breakthroughs If you want to make breakthroughs, show up every day. If you are not on the field, you cannot expect to win the game. There is no such thing as an overnight success. Breakthrough stories come from individuals who consistently show up every day. It is not easy, but you must…

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Healthy hearts mean healthy communities

The incidence of heart attack can be minimised.

Prosperous communities promote awareness of good healthy hearts The more hearts we keep going, the more healthy and productive the community. Healthy hearts mean fewer people are dying and their close relatives and friends leaving the community I am not so sure most people understand the importance of such simple things as drinking enough water…

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Backup, recovery challenges stop failure

Backup files to avoid business failure

Without appropriate backup, your business is at risk How exposed are you to data recovery after data corruption, hackers, employee theft and fire?  Across regional, rural and remote communities I have come across many who have every confidence their data, information and knowledge is safe. Can you rely totally on your backup and recovery procedures?…

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Future communities require change

The future communities are here, don't waste it.

You can be sure the future communities will be different Ten years from now, how much will energy cost? What will happen with the climate? Most importantly, will you be more satisfied with your community and your role in it? Have you, or can you fully recover from a drought? Perhaps it is time for…

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