Local imports kill local jobs.

Achieve sustainable jobs and community prosperity. Start by examining current local imports of goods and services into the region, town or village, and develop the conditions to produce those goods from local resources with local labour. It is the best way to achieve sustainable jobs and community prosperity. Is import replacement, the solution to scarcity,…

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Watering Australia must become our highest priority.

Water security, one thing the COVID-19 virus won’t let us forget. Watering Australia must become our number one issue. It should not become overshadowed by the COVID pandemic crisis. We must keep it top of mind if we want life in the bush to return to some normality. If you politicians are not pushing for…

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Lessons well learned satay with you forever.

Lessons you can share during times of adversity. When you want to achieve big things in life, listen more than you talk and learn the lessons. Seek good advice which will help you to cope better with this life-changing crisis. One day you will die, and some people will cry, while many will forget you.…

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Aussie made must be a high priority.

Australians should be buying local and ‘Aussie Made’. Local growers, manufacturers and craftspeople need all our support as Australia’s COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold. Admittedly, we have learnt our supply chains (value chains) have been at risk. It has caused many unnecessary hardships because there was a lack of Aussie Made products. Local purchasing is…

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To predict future outcomes is too hard by yourself.

Predict future outcomes beyond COVID-19 with proven techniques. When you want to predict future outcomes, specific attributes of practical people are more likely to predict future success, in every aspect of life. Stanford University did a study; academics gave children a marshmallow. They also told them they would get a second one after they returned…

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Initiatives needed to invigorate regional communities.

Initiatives needed usually start small. What if you produced beer locally, kept the money locally so initiatives needed can stay local? When you can, everybody might start to understand it’s not us versus them. Thriving communities are those helping each other to adapt to wants and needs Do you need help to make a decision…

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Valid concerns must be addresses ASAP.

Decision-making becomes hard without wasting time. Of course, you will save time in the short-term by not doing anything. Which is fine if it’s a well-considered strategy, Be beware, putting off valid concerns can lead to bad mind-traffic which is to be avoided. The good old days and ‘normal’ operations are over as the bad…

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Tough times don't last, tough people do.

Don’t stop marketing during tough times. Businesses everywhere are confronting a new reality. Tough times which has been forced upon us by the COVID-19 pandemic. For some, it has meant an unprecedented reduction in sales and a disruption of day-to-day business operations. For others in harder-hit areas, it means a near, or complete shutdown of…

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Lock-down refinements will always need to be made.

Lock-down refinements help employees refocus as they work remotely. To the untrained eye, people who are working remotely at home looks a lot like doing nothing. A sure sign lock-down refinements are needed. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re almost all working from home, and most are inexperienced with the home working environment. Having worked…

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When buying existing businesses, be patient, never rush the process.

Buyer beware Be careful, buying existing businesses awareness might look good on the outside, but… It is good business to involve someone who is experienced in buying and selling businesses. Put your emotions to one side, be patient and exercise your right to examine every aspect. It is unwise to rely on sellers statements. Buyer…

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