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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, 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 have no structure, no…

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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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Handling drought adversity

We must all learn more about drought.

Sometimes life is never easy Handling drought is common, but difficult with more frequent occurrences. Without adequate mitigation and response, it can be very destructive. If you can’t make enough money to make ends meet, then you could be in real trouble without outside assistance. In handling droughts, more than just you are looking at…

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Digital enhancement strategies matter

Involve employees in digital enhancement .

Getting the messages out to your customers Endless discussions take place concerning vision, values, and culture in our businesses, but are they resonating with our customers. What do our customers know about them and what sort of impact are they having. Everyone knows we need them. Unfortunately, few take them, to reality and time an…

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Future rethinking delivers opportunities

Future rethinking should be a high priority.

Future rethinking should be a high priority What is motivating the future rethinking of community members behaviour and how are your community and its businesses preparing for the online shopping boom in our globalised world, driven by technology. Business today is noisy, complex and fast-paced. Expectations around convenience, value and choice have driven a higher…

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Outsourcing digital technology advisors

Outsourcing digital marketing improves performance.

Outsourcing digital technology stops the struggles As you start to evaluate what you can do with modern digital technology, do you consider outsourcing digital to an advisor? You begin the engaging process, often without understanding your current situation. It will determine the profile of the individual or organisation for the best fit. Every business has…

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Hard times requires feedback commitment

Good leaders are prepared for hard times.

At the heart of hard times is feedback Feedback is the breakfast of champions, and in hard times that is what is needed. When you give others feedback, it should be brilliant, caring, and helpful. When they provide you with feedback, it’s irrelevant, uncaring, and unhelpful. It is interesting how your feedback is right, but…

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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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