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Lessons for Business from the World Cup

As the Spanish celebrate, and the rest of us commiserate our team’s losses at the Football World Cup, it is a good chance to look back at some of the lessons that we can take forward into our businesses. • New Zealand’s undefeated run against Slovakia, Paraguay and the reigning world...

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Does Your Business Have A Cookbook?

I recently attended my weekly BNI meeting in Perth, Australia and had the privilege of being able to listen to Rey Chan from Websmart Design present on the topic of “Usefulness” in relation to websites. As Rey said “Bells & whistles wear off, but usefulness never does”. But there was one...

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SME Revenue Grows with Social Media

According to a poll taken in Australia by Melbourne IT eBiz Review, small businesses using social media to leverage online business are likely to achieve greater revenue. This is great news for those of us with a SME and a social networking addiction! Click here to check out the full article...

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The Silent Customer

Last week I had an amazing meeting with Jeanette Forma of Card Services Hawaii. In that meeting she brought up the idea of the Silent Customer. You know whom I am talking about; in fact I bet you have been a Silent Customer a time or two before. A Silent Customer...

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Small Fish Website

Check out this website article! We were included in an article on BRW (a big Australian business magazine) in March. We didn’t even know. Today, we found out that a website marketing company ranked all the Corporate Mentoring Companies (their words) featured in the article and they ranked us at number...

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Overwork- The Curse of the Small Business Owner

Suffering from overwhelm? Consider this: Jon likes to say that “work will multiply to fill the time you give it and then some,” but Mark Barrett from CIMarketing gave us this excellent line the other day: “The only person to get everything done by Friday was Robinson Crusoe.” Jon Dale Small...

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Business Coaching and our Washing Machine

We keep on getting asked to explain what this funny thing we call our “Washing Machine” is all about. To explain this better, especially for those that appreciate something a bit more visual, we have created an online video. The washing machine is a little device that we use to explain...

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