Entrepreneurship

Trickle-down economics and drought

Trickle-down economics and non-profits are poor substitutes for entrepreneurial action.

Livestock feed farmers, farmers feed businesses, they feed employees who feed citizens. Why are governments so obsessed with non-profits, when those who generate jobs and ideas for their communities but are disqualified from funding grants because of inappropriate policy settings? Is making a profit still a dirty word? Why should businesses spend their earnings helping…

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Future-proofing towns in regional areas.

Future-proofing towns must never be ignored.

Future-proofing towns move farmers and communities away from the breaking points. Much has been said about droughts and flooding rains since Dorothea Mackellar wrote her famous poem. Unfortunately, in recent years little has been put in place towards future-proofing or drought-proofing our regional, rural and remote areas. There is never enough action to match the…

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Supporting regional towns and villages.

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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Planning wisdom produces better plans

Structure plays significant role planning wisdom.

Planning wisdom quotes can enhance your future. A Case Study by Peter Sergeant Yes, planning wisdom helps you to get control of your business and your life. I have found it’s important to know and understand what motivates you. Over the years I have collected thousands of quotations by famous, and not so famous people…

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Entrepreneur’s drought roller coaster

Entrepreneur's drought experience can be both good and bad.

A case study by Peter Sergeant Here is a snapshot of my entrepreneur’s drought experience, from a ‘real job’, successful business to devastation and back to reality. I now believe entrepreneurs are born, not made, even though many can have some of the characteristics. Drought certainly brings out those characteristics. Everyone will make mistakes and…

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Innovative ecosystems in regional towns.

Innovative ecosystems are what is needed to deought-proof towns.

You build great towns and villages on innovative ecosystems. Innovative ecosystems play a vital role in a town or village’s innovation, economic viability and resilience. Often the first place entrepreneurs will look at is innovative ecosystems which can support and impact on the communities prosperity. Entrepreneurs create innovative ecosystems and environments for new businesses to…

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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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Targeting sectors giving poor customer service

Are competitors targeting your business?

Targeting with poor customer service gets results To provide excellent customer service, you need to understand targeting and who your customers are. Their problems, frustrations and what they want and need. Gather information about as many of your customers receiving lousy service as possible. When trying to understand their wants and needs, it may be…

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Improving leadership creates opportunities

Make improving leadership a priority goal.

Improving control of your leadership future Improving your leadership journey requires you to take control of many things. Worrying about not being able to implement a few changes in your lifestyle is just one tiny example of fear, the sort of doubt that causes us to procrastinate. Leadership is about making others better a result…

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Growing communities requires key pieces

Growing communities requires entrepreneurial activity.

In growing communities, every town and village will improve if you plant the right seeds, fertilise and water them. Dreams are the forerunner to community growth It can be hard to start growing communities, mainly if it has been stagnant for an extended period. It can be even harder to find an appropriate starting point.…

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