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Small Business Conditions

5 Things CrossFit taught me about business ownership

By |2018-11-11T22:40:22+00:00February 29th, 2016|Goals and Goal Setting, Mindset, Podcast episode, Small Business Conditions|

I’m not a big fan of labels. Not the ones on my clothes or the ones we all seem to attach to ourselves and others. There are two labels I’m happy to have attached to me however – Crossfitter and Small business owner. I wear these two proudly but sometimes, they can both weigh heavily

It Took 70 Years For This Email To Arrive

By |2014-10-08T21:26:25+00:00October 8th, 2014|Business Planning, Mindset, Small Business Conditions|

My dad was never much of an innovator. He was great at fixing things and turning sows’ ears into silk purses but you wouldn't consider him somebody who really kept up with or stayed ahead of trends. Whether with technology, music, health or within his field of work in the building and construction industry, Dad

Springtime Allergies Or Winter Blues?

By |2014-09-29T13:34:32+00:00September 29th, 2014|Business Planning, Goals and Goal Setting, Mindset, Small Business Conditions|

Watery eyes? Dry Throat? Short of breath?  No, I'm not talking spring time allergies. What I'm talking about are those horrible feelings you get when you look at your financial performance or sales figures - if you even look at them, after the winter break. Here in the southern hemisphere, everyone's excited. We're coming into

Personality branding – The third brand your business needs

By |2014-08-22T11:14:44+00:00August 22nd, 2014|Business Planning, Sales and Selling, Small Business Conditions, Small Business Marketing|

This blog has been re-posted with permission from Daniel Priestley and the team at www.keypersonofinfluence.com.au Personality branding - The third brand your business needs. There are three layers of branding your business needs to consider: Product - The brands we associate to a product or service we can buy e.g.: "iPod" Company - The brands

What A Stupid Dog Taught Me About Regret

By |2014-08-17T21:14:58+00:00August 17th, 2014|Goals and Goal Setting, Mindset, Small Business Conditions, Uncategorized|

[I hadn't originally planned to publish this post. I actually wrote it partly to capture my memories of these events and partly to help me make sense of my thoughts and emotions. While this is not strictly 'business' related I do believe we would all enjoy greater success, fulfilment and quality of life if we learned to

What If I Was Your Next Customer?

By |2014-07-30T22:49:43+00:00July 30th, 2014|Customers and Service, Mindset, Sales and Selling, Small Business Conditions, Small Business Marketing|

I don't know about you, but it seems that a lot of businesses are struggling to attract new customers.  I hear many business owners talk about how customers are price focused, that competitors are driving prices down and that customers aren't loyal to shops or brands or businesses anymore. The ironic thing about this is