Refocusing training will make a difference if entrepreneurs are involved.

Every regional town needs to support entrepreneurs It often seems like everyone is putting a lot into supporting startups and entrepreneurs in our regional, rural and remote communities. Alas, much of it is misdirected and even unhelpful when it comes to refocusing training to improve communities and halt the decline.  Entrepreneurs are renown for generously…

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Virtual assistants improve productivity.

Virtual assistants help you and people in your community Hire virtual assistants to do mundane tasks and save your valuable time to work on crucial, high impact tasks for your business. Being your own boss and having control over your future is the ideal situation for many. However, it can become a nightmare if you…

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Avoiding future shock requires entrepreneurs.

Will you be like a rabbit, darting here, darting there? Leaders in all walks of life, including businesses, must be able to respond to change and future shock more quickly than ever before. You will find there is a need for flexibility and the need for agility if you are going to continue to prosper.…

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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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Strengthening services for better outcomes

How will your health organisation cope with strengthening services? Strengthening services delivery is critical to managing health-related issues when dealing with drought and adversity. For the seven million people living in regional, rural and remote Australia, future health care and prevention programs are fundamental. Goals must include the delivery of interventions to reduce the impact…

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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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Don't start without business building criteria

Can you build a great business? Innovation is often the ‘catch cry’ of business building criteria, but it’s not the only thing. In building a great business, you must be patient. It can take you several years to learn all the ropes and put them into play so that they work well all day, every…

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Don't let cancer kill your business.

Don’t overlook cancer in your business during drought. Cancer in your business or your community can be just as hard to spot as a cancer on the back of your leg. A cancer diagnosis can turn anyone’s life upside down, but for business owners the diagnosis can put their business at risk.  Cancer in your…

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Healthy people equals healthy communities

Or is it healthy communities build healthy people In my experience healthy people is one aspect of community and business development often overlooked, leaving the problems and frustrations to the health professionals who are so overworked in smaller communities they become reactive, not proactive. The solution lies in having the business and non-profit organisations working…

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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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