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Would I Have a Drink with You? Yes or No

Natasha Hawker

Recently I had an experience with a new client that shocked, amazed and even frightened me - and I should have seen it coming. I met the business owner for just 10 minutes but the signs were there – he said proudly that he had never hired women in his previous role as they were [...]

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Are You Holding Back Your Business?

Dana Burrows

What if the biggest obstacle in reaching your business goals is you? There are many signs of self-sabotage in business. Here are the top five traps I find myself falling into at times and tips to win over the inner enemy. Do any sound familiar to you? 1. Perfection paralysis Many of us hold off [...]

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Why Every Consultant Needs to Be Part Bloodhound

Nadia MacLeod

Anyone who exchanges time for money needs to get the most out of every working hour. Few things sap your time (and energy) like dealing with conflict or misunderstandings. The best way to reduce confusion in your working relationships is to get clear about the scope of the project from the beginning. You need to [...]

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Lessons from an Unexpected Snow Storm

Amanda Fisher

I grew up in Canada where snow was normal. Snow-ploughs cleared the main roads, sand and salt were spread on the side roads to reduce the ice and provide more grip for driving, snow tires were put on cars and people shovelled their footpaths. Everyone was prepared and took the appropriate action to ensure that [...]

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Strategic Leadership – 6 Lessons Learned

Alison Vidotto

We all make mistakes, it’s a fact of life. Heaven knows I’ve made my fair share in the four years since I left my teaching job to run this business. Talk about a steep learning curve! But mistakes can also be seen as opportunities to grow and learn, and that’s certainly been the case. Five [...]

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Social Media’s Double-Edged Sword

Johanna Baker-Dowdell

Social media is fantastic for both business and personal use. It can be used as a marketing tool and a place to share photos from your latest beach holiday concurrently. But what happens when the fine line between getting personal on social media and becoming a target is crossed, and the interaction becomes a little [...]

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Has Your SEO Lost Its Puff? Here are 7 Reasons Why…

Bianca Board

I made the trek to Sydney last Thursday to attend the Traffic & Conversion Summit by the team over at Digital Marketer from Houston, Texas to learn all about the latest in SEO for small business. I didn’t go with any expectations -- I even thought about cancelling because I was so busy with other [...]

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6 Ways a Testimonial Can Help Grow Your Business

Nicki Walsh

It's easy to get caught up moving from one sale or project to the next and not take the time to go back and get a testimonial from a client. However, taking that time can really help you grow your business by increasing brand creditability, driving leads, closing sales and selling more to existing clients.

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Judge Finds Emails are Valid as a Contract

Nadia MacLeod

I don’t normally mention court cases in this blog but I will today because it affects something we do every day - sending email. In this case, the Supreme Court of Queensland ruled that a series of email communications involving the sale of a business amounted to a binding contract. It did so because it [...]

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Small Business Takes on Big Business “Club”

Victoria Taylor

When Peter Strong, the CEO of the Council of Small Business Organisations of Australia, claimed big business and the unions do deals on industrial relations, he had a vocal ally in the Minister for Small Business, Bruce Billson. During his National Press Club speech, Mr. Strong inferred collusion on industrial rules that favoured big businesses, [...]

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