Category: Running a Business

Preparing for the Holiday Season: the Christmas Cash Jingle

Angus Sedgwick is the CEO of leading Australian financing company OptiPay and has some great advice on avoiding cash flow challenges during the busy holidays ahead. Whilst some SMEs are preparing to wind down over the holiday season, for many Australian businesses this is their busiest time of the year and they’re preparing to make their biggest profits.

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Building Momentum Towards Embracing Risks: The Path to Genuine Gladness

Embracing risk can be a daunting journey, but it’s one filled with valuable lessons and rewards. This article explores the steps to build momentum towards being genuinely glad you took that leap of faith. It emphasizes the importance of a clear vision, a supportive network, and learning from failures. Persistence and patience are highlighted as essential virtues on this path to achievement.

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Business Bloopers: Embracing Mistakes on Your Business Journey

The Fear of Messing Up – It’s Real! Today, we’re diving into a topic that plagues both new business owners and seasoned pros – it’s the fear of messing up.

Let’s dive in… we’re going there because let’s face it, we’ve all done it (messed up in some way!).

It’s an unspoken thing among entrepreneurs and business owners, it begs the question… Why do so many fear failure in the first place?

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Beyond the Numbers: The Intangible Factors in Business Planning

In the intricate tapestry of business, success isn’t solely woven with threads of profit. Beyond the tangible numbers lie intangible goals that define an enterprise’s true essence: time, mind, and financial freedom. Why did you step into the business arena? Is it solely for financial gains, or is there a deeper call resonating with your core values? In our quest for business growth, it’s imperative to strike a balance between the measurable metrics and the intangible objectives.

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5 Common Mistakes Made by Wooden Shed Owners in New Zealand

Are you the proud owner of a wooden shed or do you intend to get one soon? While these lovely structures provide beauty and functionality to your home, you should be aware of the common blunders shed owners make.

In this blog post, we’ll go through five typical mistakes that New Zealanders with wooden sheds should avoid. So, let’s get started and make your shed owning experience nothing short of extraordinary!

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Business Interruptions Explained: An Entrepreneur’s Guide

When you’re managing your own business, it’s all too easy to feel like there are a plethora of business interruptions that you’ll need to account for. From staff shortages to client loss and even to planning in the event of a natural disaster, ensuring that you can keep your enterprise afloat in unexpected situations can often feel like half the task of business management in itself.

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How to Run a Business When You’re Disabled

Running a business is always hard, but especially so for those that are disabled. Disabled entrepreneurs face additional challenges, such as barriers to investment, accessibility issues and a lack of understanding in terms of what disabled people are capable of. In this article, I will share my own experience of being disabled in business and also share some ways I’ve learned to make running a business easier.

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Under Pressure – Small Businesses Struggling Under Weight of Inflation

A new survey of 200 small businesses in Australia has shed light on the profound impact of rising costs on entrepreneurs across the country – with over 60 per cent of respondents reporting challenges in paying bills for essential products and services. With prices on the rise and with little sign of cost increases easing, business owners are implementing creative strategies to keep their heads above water.

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Goal Setting – using a goal book

An interviewer doing a business podcast with me recently, asked this question:
“What is the one thing, most people would disagree with you on”?
I believe that to be a successful businessperson, you must be a goal setter in the written form and utilise an actual Goal Book.
All my business goals have been driven by my personal goals.
Unfortunately, not many people in business, actually use a goal book, utilising their personal goals, as the catalyst to achieving business success.

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