Thinking

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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Cancer in your business is unhealthy.

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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Reality dictates future actions and outcomes

Reality dictates your future actions.

The basics of any venture are important The journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step. If you wait until you’re ready, you’ll be waiting for the rest of your life. Work with people you like, who treat you well and forget the ones who don’t. Stay focused on the solutions, not the…

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Building reality futures

Building reality into your decision-making.

Will your toolkit take you to the future Be sure you are not running away from your problems because it is a race you’ll never win. While it’s never too late to start over, be sure you are doing it for the right reasons. Once start moving from your current reality and commit to building…

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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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Micro-businesses growing communities future

Small, medium and Micro-businesses make up 97% of all buisnesses.

What are micro-businesses? The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) classifies a micro-businesses as a sub-set of the micro-businesses category with 0–4 employees. Small businesses have 5-19 employees. There are well over 3 million businesses of all sizes trading in Australia. Of these, 97% are small businesses, and within this category, 85% are micro-businesses. There are…

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Confusion, or is it just me?

Is it bureaucracy causing you confusion

Are we losing sight of what is really important? No wonder our children are confused, or is it just me? Think for a minute how we would be placed today if all the time money and energy had been better directed. For one in the last seven or eight years, we could have been a…

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Removing self-doubt, don’t let drought stop you

Removing self-doubt with better planning.

Trust your gut feeling you might be on the right road For the majority of people experiencing drought, it’s difficult removing self-doubt. Their business strategy is called ‘Hope or Luck’. They are continually praying for rain and constantly worrying where the next opportunity to move forward is going to come. Often the problem is they…

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Innovative ideas create better businesses

Digital marketing and innovative ideas work well together.

Without appropriate technology, employees leave New innovative ideas are becoming harder to find and more expensive without the aid of technology. Without a modern digital strategy, existing efforts are yielding fewer new ideas. When employees are always thinking about what’s wrong, but don’t have access to the right digital technology to solve their problems and…

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