Business Growth

Kick start your budget


First published on the ABN Her Business Blog So it’s nearly end of financial year and you start to think, goodness I need to set a budget for next year. But, where to start? It’s quite easy really. The basic template you start with is your current year results. Simply, run a current year profit and loss by month report, export to Excel and you have the beginnings of a new relationship with a budget. Read More »

Are you sabotaging your business decisions?


Business is all about decisions. And the speed at which you can make them effectively has a direct impact on the growth and stability of your business. So let me ask you this? Are you sabotaging the big decisions in your business by not having all the relevant information at your fingertips? Read More »

Success is Predictable


The workshop was a great refresher on the model, and its components. But it also cemented the concepts further through examples and attendee discussion. I was in mind heaven working through the concepts! The link between the personality styles - visionary, operator, processor and synergist - and the stages on the Predictable Success growth model were covered at length. Read More »

Kick Start Your Marketing


Starting in New York, I attended Fabienne Fredricksen’s Get More Clients Tour, which was a short afternoon event. Fabienne is someone I have followed for some time and, you may recall, I even suggest her product “the client attraction system” in this blog, as it is something I own and value. It was fabulous to meet her in person, and ... Read More »

Do you need help to be your best?


We need someone to clear the tracks, provide a solution to the lack of movement and get our momentum going again. Just like my trainer is able to see what I am capable of achieving in my fitness, so is a business coach for your business. They can often provide ideas and solutions to your non movement that you can't see, simply because you are the one stuck there, trying hard to move, but unable to see the situation from the outside. Read More »

Plan your break, rather than it breaking you


Holidays of any sort, be they school holidays for your children or family vacations, all require planning when you have a business. With my business we have monthly, quarterly and yearly deadlines to met. As such, it’s imperative that I map out when all the school holidays are for the year on a wall planner at the beginning of the year. That way I can see if any of those super important deadlines occur during school holidays and present a conflict for the schedule I have with my children. The same goes for scheduling in vacations. They are often booked around ongoing commitments that can't be moved. Planning plays a big part in ensuring your transition from work mode to play mode is successful. Read More »

Missed some baby steps?


When a child is learning to walk sheer determination kicks in. Regardless of how many falls or mishaps, once they have a taste of it they need more and are single-minded in achieving the goal to walk. They continue to try over and over again until they succeed. One focus, one aim; achieve, tick; onto the next goal. And think about it - they literally take baby steps (hence the expression) to achieve walking. The first step is crawling, next standing, then walking. Single, focused baby steps achieve the end result. Once we’re adults we tend to “rush over” baby steps, anxious to get to the end result. And often, as the end result is slow coming, we are left feeling disappointed, unmotivated and doubtful of our intentions. I have been guilty of this many times. In this fast-paced world we live in, we have forgotten about taking single, focused steps to achieve the end result. So, how can you maintain your motivation, drive and focus to achieve your end results, without sabotaging yourself along the way? Read More »

It’s Not You, It’s Me. How do you know if you’ve outgrown your system?


How do you know if you've outgrown your system? You love the new software system you implemented, but you are officially over the honeymoon phase. You're now working with and using the system extensively and have figured out some of the quirks, but have also discovered some things you'd like it to do but are not a feature yet. This system is ingrained in your daily activity, yet you're beginning to get frustrated because you can't do something with ease. Read More »

Be an Action Jackson


Could you tell me right now exactly what you will be doing for the remainder of the week? Some of you will give me a resounding yes. Others will say no, I don’t work like that Alycia; I’m too creative or I go with the flow. How's that working for you? Have you achieved all your goals up until now? Have you made progress on those fab ideas you've had? Your business is growing purposefully? No? I thought so. Being fluid and in the moment is just not going to push you - or your business - forward purposefully, regardless of how spiritual and connected to source you are. Read More »

Are you lacking inspiration or enthusiasm for your business right now?


Are you lacking inspiration or enthusiasm for your business right now? It happens. Sometimes it can all feel like such a drudge that you wonder why you're in business! It’s totally normal. Some will say this feeling is leading to a breakdown of sorts, and once this occurs you can look forward to the breakthrough. I tend to believe this. Often running a business can become a drudge when we are totally overwhelmed, have too much to do and no one to help. It's like a spiraling effect; there doesn't seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel. Read More »