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Marketing Strategy: Do you know why you are doing the marketing?

Megan Barrow

Marketing strategy is a vital ingredient when working on your marketing plan and tactics. Deciding what you will do as part of the marketing for your business is not necessarily difficult. Marketing is not new; there are thousands of books you can read on what to implement. Deciding on why you are going to [...]

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A message for women in business: Back yourself!

Johanna Baker-Dowdell

This week while judging a selection of entries for the 2014 AusMumpreneur Awards I was struck by something I've considered before, but had never thought about seriously: women business owners don't back themselves. The last question of the 11 the mumpreneurs entering this competition were answering was, "Why do you deserve to win this award?" [...]

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Bringing Your Events to Life Through Experiences

Alicia Beachley

Bringing your event to life through experiences. How to ensure that your event is more than just a drinks and canapés affair. I find it very refreshing when someone actually does an event well, engages the audience, has a purpose for the event, thinks about the attendees and creates relevant experiences. It’s pretty simple stuff [...]

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Following Up on Interviews – staying ahead of the pack when looking for work

Kristy-Lee Billett

After you have done all the hard work preparing your resume, applying for the job, researching the company thoroughly and then completing a fantastically good interview, don't just leave it and hope for the best! Give yourself the best chance of being shortlisted for second interview – and potentially secure the role, by following up [...]

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Seven Ways to Get it Wrong

Natasha Hawker

I meet with business owners every day and guess what? The same employee issues keep them all awake at night. The headaches are the same and the time involved is always more than they counted on and the outcomes are usually less than satisfactory. The vast majority of business owners don’t start their businesses because [...]

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RESPONSIBILITY – A Cornerstone of Leadership

Alison Vidotto

I really like Jack Canfield's suggestion of taking 100% responsibility. Even when things are seemingly not a result of your actions, you can take responsibility. "But what if it’s not my fault?" I hear you say. Well, you can still take responsibility, and you’ll feel so much better for it. When you take responsibility, it’s [...]

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Are you Retirement-Ready?

Amanda MacLean

When asked to nominate their favourite business book in a recent survey by the Australian Businesswomen’s Network, ‘How to Retire in 12 Months” by Serena Star Leonard was the clear favourite. Retirement represents a significant change – not just financially, but in terms of lifestyle and purpose. Many small business owners and entrepreneurs choose to [...]

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5 Reasons Small Business Owners Should Better Understand Their Finances

Suzi Dafnis

Understanding the finances in your company is important for any small business owner - regardless if you're a 'numbers person' or not. I'm not a natural 'numbers' person but I've trained myself to be on top of this very important aspect of doing business. In fact, I'm very passionate about supporting small businesses to succeed [...]

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Your favourite books - My Favourite Business Book Competition

Cheryl Hayman

A crucial part of business success is continuous and fresh learning. That initiative is in your hands. The Australian Businesswomen’s Network (ABN) recently closed its “My Favourite Business Book” competition - a month-long look at knowledge and advice from our valuable membership base; what better way to learn, than from each other? ABN community members told us what [...]

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Are You Leading or Managing Your Small Business?

Alison Vidotto

We often hear about the differences between a Manager and a Leader. Usually with the leader highlighted as more positive than a manager. The truth of the matter is that we need both skill sets, especially when we are running a small business. We need to be both a leader and a manager. So what [...]

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