Be cautious when buying existing businesses

What are the fundaments of buying existing businesses? Be careful, buying existing businesses, they might look good on the outside, but… Buying an existing business can be a great thing. But the process can be daunting, especially if you’ve never been in business before. Or you are buying a distressed company in a drought, or…

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Take a chance with external advisors, you might even like it.

You will find external content writers (sometimes called coaches, advisors, facilitators, consultants, mentors) can help you make your dream come true. They can act as your planning, marketing and training coordinator. Good content writers are good listeners, not a talker. How well do you think your football team would go if they didn’t have a…

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Economic Gardening programs are customised to each town or village

Economic Gardening programs are customised. Economic Gardening programs are tailored to address particular situations and to meet the community, business and personal objectives. Programs can be designed to meet goals for such things as: Creating and supporting small, micro, home-based and lifestyle business start-ups Creating new jobs Growing businesses and non-profit organisations already existing Improving…

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Supporting regional towns builds our country.

Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages Many forget about supporting regional towns and villages struggling with globalisation, new technology, sponge cities, drought and other adversities, many of them impacting at the same time. We must act, or many will cease to exist and where will be when it comes to food, fibre and…

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Self-confidence increases with action orientation

Self-confidence increases with each new day, if your give it a chance. Build your confidence to avoid an ‘average’ life Action orientation is the key to building your self-esteem as your self-confidence increases. The more actions you take, the more practice you get and so the better operator you become. Even when you are coping…

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Building technology successfully requires planning.

Building technology solutions can be frustrating As someone who has been looking at building technology solutions for decades, I can tell you first-hand disappointment comes in abundance both in vendors and the technology they offer. It can prevent you from growing your business by holding you back from taking on client work as you spend…

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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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Try not let people reject your good opportunities.

Look for reasons people will reject your idea or opportunity After reviewing thousands of ideas and opportunities over the years and listening to countless pitches, you get an instinct for those which people reject. They are either pie-in-the-sky or are not ready to commercialise. It doesn’t mean it’s not an excellent opportunity, but it does…

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Eliminating you technology worrys and frustrations.

Stop technology keeping you awake at night The biggest worry most business people have is to be successful (whatever it means to them) while keeping up with the exponential growth of new digital technology? Eliminating technology pressure is an excellent place to start. If you’re new to marketing, digital technology or running a business and…

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Good leaders are prepared for hard times.

At the heart of hard times is feedback Feedback is the breakfast of champions, and in hard times that is what is needed. When you give others feedback, it should be brilliant, caring, and helpful. When they provide you with feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It is interesting how your feedback is right, but…

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