Survival economically is now our biggest concern.

Survival economically after business destruction caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of your feelings towards a crisis and future success were defined since you were born? Established by your family, teachers, friends, the media and your work colleagues created the many life experiences you have had. However, survival economically following the COVID-19 pandemic is a…

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Adversity accelerates beyond your control.

Adversity accelerates worries only if you allow it. Anxiety doesn’t discriminate; having wealth doesn’t mean you are safe from distress, just as having less doesn’t make life any easier. We live in challenging times, where adversity accelerates both as individual and business worries and stress. Money-worries can make things even worse. Many people experience financial…

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Capitalise on the home office.

Maximise working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Minimise risks to your health, your business and finances associated with the COVID-19 virus. Stay put, learn the lessons and look to focus on life returning to something near norman in 6-12 months, maybe longer. Set up your home office for the long haul. The business will…

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Recession depression or drought, what's the difference?

Is there is a difference between a recession depression and drought? In times of prolonged drought, agriculture and all those associated with it suffer recession depression. They might as well be in a recession, even a depression when it doesn’t rain.. Most financial people agree that a recession happens when the economy shrinks for at…

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Written proposals work.

How to prepare written proposals Success will often hinge on your ability to write a sound plan or business case. A proposal is designed to get your message across in such a way you will receive the positive responses you are looking for: If necessary meet with the person or organisation you are targeting. You…

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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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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, struggling with drought, securing funding for expansion or a  new product launch, there will always be asking yourself if the whole project is worthwhile. Instead of…

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A customer success journey is action orientated.

Personal service can make all the difference to customer success Personal service can be your key point of difference when it comes to creating customer success. When you are serviced personally by the business owners, from the initial phone call, through to the successful settlement of the sale, it can be most gratifying. Unfortunately, it…

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Struggles can lead to failure.

We all seek to overcome the struggles in our lives A mistake or continuing struggles can be devastating but can be averted. Unfortunately, there is a flip side to success; it is called failure. I believe one of the things which cause setbacks in regional, rural and remote communities is the much-dreaded word ‘failure’ as…

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Too much success can lead to problems.

Success is usually very exciting Much fanfare with people talking, and sharing stories is often the result of success.  The actual process of achieving great success, however, is far more circumspect.  It is the processes happening quietly, behind-the-scenes, which makes all the difference. We can sell our way to failure if we do not have the finance…

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